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Christmas Movie News

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Smig, Jun 11, 2002.

  1. Smig

    Smig Well-Known Member

    According to the DARK HORIZONS website, the NBC tv movie, A VERY MUPPET CHRISTMAS, begins a six-week shooting scedule in Vancouver July 15th.

  2. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks for the update Smig!
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    As the famed TV detective Columbo would say... One question! Will the Muppet Movie be available on video (like Jim Henson's Jack and the Beabstalk), or will I have to tape it off the air? I might as well, but it never hurts to ask.
  4. Thog

    Thog Well-Known Member

    I would tape it. You never know how they are going to butcher it if they do put it on DVD or VHS. Like they did Muppet Family Christmas. Or it could be like the John Denver special, and never relesed!

  5. Thog

    Thog Well-Known Member

    Here is more news on that.

    A Very Muppet Christmas Starts Shooting Next Month

    According to Production Weekly, the NBC-made-for- movie is scheduled to begin a six week shoot starting July 15th in Vancouver, British Columbia. The telefilm will be directed by Kirk Thatcher, who served as second unit director on the 1999 Muppets from Space, and wrote the 1996 screenplay for Muppets Treasure Island. Actors Steve Whitmire (Kermit the Frog) and Frakn Oz (Miss Piggy/Fozzie Bear), who have both previously lent their voices to the 1992 The Muppets Christmas Carol, are expected to return. The story written by veteran Muppet writer Jim Lewis, will incorporate parodies of classic Christmas films and feature guest shots and cameo appearances by NBC stars and will mark the first significant kiss between Kermit and his longtime love, Miss Piggy.
  6. BoyRaisin2

    BoyRaisin2 Well-Known Member

    Frank Oz? Really?
  7. MuppetQuilter

    MuppetQuilter Well-Known Member

    We probably shouldn't get too excited about the possiblity of Frank just yet. It says 'expected to return' which may mean they are assuming Frank will be a part of the production because they know Piggy is in the movie and Frank has traditionally been a part of Muppet productions. It is possible the person who put the blurb together doesn't know about Eric. I'm not saying Frank won't be there, I'm just saying we shouldn't count on it.
  8. BoyRaisin2

    BoyRaisin2 Well-Known Member

    I never count on anything; I'd just end up disappointed. :-*
  9. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    AT LAST....the Muppets have come back to Canada!

    (doing my best Rock impersonation)
  10. MrTheFrog

    MrTheFrog Well-Known Member

    Frank won't be there

    Word in the NY puppeteering community is that Eric has been signed to play Piggy in the upcoming Christmas movie. Not sure who is doing Fozzie, Animal or Sam.
  11. danielromens

    danielromens Well-Known Member

    Sweet, good for Eric, I personally think he is more Frank's piggy than even frank as of late. Kermit's a little more Kermit because of it as well. To bad we couldn't have seen this in Cali. New York maybe. Lets hope.
  12. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Well-Known Member

    I would think Eric would do Fozzie as well.

    Zack)Rowlf the, it would be cool for Eric to do Piggy's voice and Frank to do Fozzie's, Animal's, and Sam's,but most likely,no...Dog.
  13. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member


    Someone has now taken over Fozzie, Us in the UK will be able to hear him on a Radio Show this sunday ! And Animal sounds good too, i heard him and a bit of Fozzie in the Advertisement for it !

    see ya
  14. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    RE FRANK OZ...

    NOTE the key words there "lent their voices," so it would likely be Oz's voice, and another puppeteer. I hate to say so, but at this point he might as well just leave it alone if that's all he is going to do. I'm mad at him. That and the fact that they could do a LOT more with Fozzie if they just would hire me for the role! that's all!

    I own a rubber chicken, I own fuzzy nose glasses, I own a horn, I own a plastic banana...just like Fozzie. How much more could one guy be into doing that character than me??

    Oh, well, I suppose that would be the guy they actually hired to do it, huh? hmm...

  15. radionate

    radionate Well-Known Member

    Give the boy some Rogain and he'll even look like 'em!
  16. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I'll even dye my fur orangey brownish! All I need is a magenta colored nose...

  17. radionate

    radionate Well-Known Member

    Dude, you have fur? I have two words for you:

  18. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member


    No, man; I don't have any fur...yet! But, if someone gets me that Rogaine...
  19. CrockAlley

    CrockAlley Active Member

    As for the "lent their voices" thing. I'd chalk that up to reporter ignorance. You know how they're always doing that. Like when articles are written about the old Star Wars movies, they always say Frank is the voice of Yoda, ignorant of the fact that he also performs Yoda. Besides, it says, "...lent their voices to to the 1992 The Muppets Christmas Carol..." which has no bearing on who will perform what in this new special.

    Either way, I can't get that "Race the Truck" commercial out of my head.

    Is anyone worried about this alleged kiss? I fear for Kermit's sanity if he were to actually do this. I mean, he doesn't actually like Piggy like that, does he?

    "...first significant kiss..." Muppets Take Manhattan's kiss wasn't significant? Or is this a "real life" thing?
  20. Foreignman

    Foreignman Well-Known Member

    Kermit does like Piggy like that!!! Kermit may be resistant at times, and Piggy does come on too strong for his tastes, but Kermit is in love with her. Ever since that beauty pagent Kermit has been in love with her, and I think, he always will be.

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