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Disney blocks Muppet Babies videos on YouTube

Discussion in 'Muppet Babies' started by Schfifty, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    Just when I thought it couldn't happen, this suddenly happens. I was searching for a Muppet Babies episode last night, but I didn't get the results I expected. After some more searching, it turns out that Disney has blocked some of mbfan07's videos. If you don't know who mbfan07 is, he is a user who uploaded every episode of the show back in 2007-08, and his channel is where I watched episodes I haven't seen before.

    I am just shocked. Never have I thought that his videos would get blocked after seven years. Not all his videos are blocked, but that doesn't make the situation better.
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  2. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    I was told Disney has been going around and doing this with Muppet Show episodes too, which is so horribly annoying. I don't even see Disney doing anything with Muppet Babies anytime in the future, so this whole thing makes me sick. I wish they would just leave them up for us fans to enjoy since they aren't doing anything with the episodes either way.
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  3. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    They've also blocked MultiMumpitz and MuppetMusings, which have been uploading so many things in the past ten years. I think by now they uploaded every episode of The Muppet Show and Muppets Tonight plus more. What a bummer.
  4. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    Maybe this is a sign that they plan on doing something with the episodes (#crosses fingers #wishful thinking). With the upcoming new Muppet series this fall maybe, just maybe, they plan on doing something with the new interest generated by that. One can dream, can't they?
  5. backpackmina

    backpackmina Well-Known Member

    MultiMumpitz is still there, I just checked
  6. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    The channel is there, but all of the Muppet Show videos are blocked.
  7. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Come on really, so you do not bother to release any of them, but you block them on Youtube, come on seriously.
  8. Aaron

    Aaron Well-Known Member

    Just speaking for myself as someone who writes and publishes, if i create something i wouldn't want someone else to take it and display it for free without my permission. Regardless of what my intentions with it might be.
  9. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Well maybe at the very least they could be planning to release them on I Tunes or Netflix or something like that. I have a feeling that once the new show airs Disney will be releasing all kinds of stuff, to keep people's mind fresh and full of Muppety goodness.
  10. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    That is true, but technically Disney never made TMS, but you make a good point.
  11. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    Dwayne, I hope you're right. I agree the new TV show would be a great opportunity to cash in and finally officially release some of the Muppet stuff we've all been waiting for. But if two new feature films didn't push them to release the rest of the Muppet Show seasons on DVD, I don't have high hopes. :(
  12. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    :sigh: :rolleyes: *and folding my arms in the process*

    I honestly don't know what to say right now.

    @dwayne1115 Like several others on here, I hope you're right about that thought. Because, honestly it seems like a waste for Disney to just go ahead and block every episode of both shows without some kind of warning. This better mean we'll be getting Muppet Babies and the remaining 2 seasons of The Muppet Show on DVD/iTunes/Netflix later on this year!
  13. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Well-Known Member

    Fact is Disney owns it and if they don't want their copyrighted material on YouTube, than they have every right to take it off, regardless if there are plans or not to release them on DVD or streaming or whatever.
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Exactly what I was about to say. They aren't going to release these because they don't feel they can profit from them, yet refuse to let anyone share copyrighted material they want no part of. They took down an entire account devoted to Pepper Ann. A show not currently on television, nor ever released on any format, not even VHS when the show was still on. By all means a show they don't acknowledge or bother to profit from. And they still had to get rid of it because someone was not making money off of something they didn't bother to utilize in years because principles.
  15. LaRanaRene

    LaRanaRene Well-Known Member

    Holy crap, they deleted the video for "The Muppet Show Sex and Violence"
  16. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Well-Known Member

    Well at least that one IS available on DVD...
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  17. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Take it off and then hide it from the public forever it would seem. Copyright isn't protecting artists anymore. It's just a way for cheap executives to save money and throw their weight around.
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  18. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Thing is, this kind of blocking isn't protecting the artist. Just some overpaid Disney execs who may have no intention of ever legallly releasing Muppet Babies. Nowadays, it just feels like the only purpose of copyright is to take things away from audiences.
  19. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    Exactly what I've been thinking.
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  20. Aaron

    Aaron Well-Known Member

    Yes but not a single person involved gets any royalties when you view an illegally uploaded youtube video.
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