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Disney Channel Preps for Muppet "Mini Movies"

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by mrsieve, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. mrsieve

    mrsieve Well-Known Member

    This is taken from The Muppet Newsflash site dated June 22nd, 2007. (http://muppetnewsflash.blogspot.com/)

    Not sure if anyone has seen this but:

    "It has been confirmed that Disney is getting ready to film a series of Muppet-centered interstitials (also being called "mini-movies") that are intended for airing on the Disney Channel. The films are being designed to introduce a new generation of fans to the Muppets characters and humor – while keeping the classic feeling and tone the Muppets are so well known for. The interstitials will star the Muppets, along an occasional cameos by some of the popular Disney Channel stars. These short films are expected to start airing later this year (with some "insiders" hinting at an "August" time-frame). No further details are available at this time, but I assure you that I will keep you updates as more information is released.

    On a somewhat related note, Dave Goelz mentioned at yesterday's "Muppet, Music & Magic" event that there is a movie script for the Muppets in the works, along with a brand-new web-series "coming soon"."
  2. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    *screams!* YES! This is it! This is what we need! Go Muppets, go! :excited:
  3. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Interesting! But I'm not going to comment either way until I see them. :)
  4. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I can sum up all our feelings in one word:

    FINALLY! :)
  5. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    With the release of Season 2 of the Muppet Show and now the Muppet mini-movies later this year it's getting to be exciting!
  6. BeakerSqueedom

    BeakerSqueedom Well-Known Member

    I Feel Hope! :d
  7. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    Yeah! It sounds interesting, and this could work pretty wall with the Mini

    But what mentioned about the movies script the web-series sounds so!:excited:
  8. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I'm excited. I just hope we get to see them over here!
  9. tiggergirl19

    tiggergirl19 Well-Known Member

    I like this idea!

    I think that this is the right kind of television show that more families need to watch together. I watch tv with my mom, and at times, with my family, and I usually channel surf to see what's on that's good to watch. Ususally there's nothing good on in the day, if it's the weekend :( . But I usually tend to go with Disney Channel more on the weekends because they have better programming on than anyone else does :) .

  10. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I wonder if "Mini-movies" actualy means television special or could it be something else? It's been a long time since there have been any non-Jim Henson tribute/ non-Sesame Street Muppet specials (we almost had some during the 50th anniversary...).
  11. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Oh I'm all jumpy and jittery with the possiblities of what this could lead to if it actually happens! I won't count chickens before they hatch but boy, this is exciting! :excited:
  12. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I really like this idea. In the thread about Jim Hill's article, he hinted at that, and I thought it sounded pretty good. Now that we've got The Muppet Newsflash reporting it, I am very excited! That means things are rolling, and that we will actually see them come to fruition this time.

    One small problem: Canada doesn't get the Disney Channel. However, the Family Channel plays tons of Disney Channel shows, so maybe they will play these interstitials in between shows? I really hope so! Family Channel, take the hint ;)
  13. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    I hope Scooter will the in one of them, as well as The Electric Mayhem, Rowlf, Swedish Chef, Sam Eagle, and various Whatnots of several "Muppet Meeting Films", modified versions of various Frackles and other Monsters, and Animal Show animals.
  14. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    I gathered these are vignettes, or "bumpers" they put between shows. It sounds a good thing to do, as well as the comics and webisodes. I don't get the point of it not promoting a show thats about to start though, it needs something for them to follow on and watch.
  15. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    see i knew Disney was going to do somthing it was just going to take time they want to do it right.
  16. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah...and obscure Fraggle Rock characters Brool, Murray, Aretha, Mudwell, Begoony, Beastie, Blustering Bellowpane Monster, and some Inkspots.
  17. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Yeah I know, I hope so too, since they were making the effort as of late.

    I'll try to keep positive, but as I said, I won't judge until I see them. :)
  18. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Scooter was beautiful sounding in Muppets Wizard of Oz. I hope they use the same performer again.
  19. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Oh, definitely, Rickey Boyd did a FANTASTIC job as Scooter in MWoO, at fist I didn't like it too much, I preferred Brian Henson's, but watching it again and again, I really, really like Rickey's Scooter.
  20. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    Well, Disney Channel used to air Fraggle rock.

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