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"Disney Drive On" possible new web series?

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by galagr, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Episode 2. Around 6:22. We'll probably get a better look at it in episode 3.
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  2. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Actually, Quongo isn't one of the monkeys, the monkeys are the "Muppets Tonight" Writers from the Andie MacDowell episode of MT. Wow, this is more of a MT reunion than I thought, and Carter or recycled Carter is coming in the next episode, WOW! Who's next, dare I say, JOHNNY FIAMA!! :fanatic:
  3. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Well, Carl has eaten a bunny in both episodes so far. Might be a "once an episode" thing.
  4. Mad Monty fan

    Mad Monty fan Well-Known Member

    I hope Uncle Deadly makes an appearance in the third episode. I'll just have to wait and see which batch of muppets they choose for the next episode.
    FrackleFan2012 likes this.
  5. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I doubt it. They only people working on this are Steve, Peter, Bill, Bruce, Alice and the other guy who's name escapes me.
  6. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Matt Vogel wasn't involved with the "Disney Drive On" series.

    Perhaps, Uncle Deadly would make later appearances with Bobo (or without) in the near future since he had a supporting role in The Muppets (2011).
  7. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Though then why would they credit Kermit in episode 2 when he wasn't even in it!
  8. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Why does the bunny always sound so much like Mokey from Fraggle Rock? Is it the same performer doing the bunny?
  9. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    No. Alice Dinnean does the bunny, not Kathy Mullen.
  10. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

  11. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Ya' see, where you're wrong is that the people over at the TP forum are realistic about these things. Believe it or not, the Muppets are capable of producing less-than-quality material.

    Did you know we're not allowed to like each and everything the Muppets put out? The sooner you realize that, the better an argument you can make.
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  12. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    Don't mistake pessimism for realism. And the things said in the stuff I mentioned ARE pessimism and NOT realism! :mad:
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  13. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    That's one of the DUMBEST articles, I've ever seen, why, half of this is a lie! Here are the mistakes I found in this foolish article.

    1. Frank Oz didn't leave the muppets, because he despised Segal's script.
    2. Nick said that Disney IS working on a new TV show.
  14. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Not really a lie, so much as not completely well-researched.

    The Frank Oz deal is a common mistake among not-so-hardcore Muppet fans. Frank leaving the Muppets didn't really get a lot of people's attention until the TM11 came around (because it actually caught the media's attention). Prior to that, only us obsessed Muppet fans knew about Frank retiring.

    Either way, it would have been nice if the author had done all of his homework, but whatareyougonnado?
  15. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Well, don't mistake criticism for pessimism.
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  16. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    The truth is: Disney is rethinking their plan for the Muppets. This all comes down to bean counting.

    I won't defend the negative nellies (like Disney fanatic and novice reporter Jim Hill) who seem to hate everything about the Muppets post 1990. But the future for the Muppets is unclear.

    I wouldn't have gone with film right off the bat. I wouldn't have gone with a Lady Gaga special where the Muppets are guest stars.

    I'm going to be very specific.

    I would have gone with a summer series of specials with the Muppets just being the Muppets, singing and dancing with current superstars. "ABC's Muppet Show On Tour!" 6 episodes ranging from thirty minutes to an hour. There's no huge overhead for effects or sets. Just The Muppets out on the road meeting famous singers and actors, interacting and performing with them without the post production magic. Spontaneity and anarchy of the fuzzy variety.

    Give auds a reason to care about a Muppet movie plot before putting down a chunk of money at the box office. American auds tend to wait for video unless they're given a compelling reason. MMW didn't seem to do that for them no matter how good it was (and it was excellent!). Maybe Disney Drive On will.

    At least, I hope so. :)
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  17. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    The only problem I find with these is that the Muppets have been trying to get the classic core like Fozzie, Gonzo, Piggy, Rowlf, Scooter, and the band out in the spot light. With these Walter is really the only one in the main spotlight.
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  18. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    That's the one reason that this show is something I love and not overly obsessing over. Hopefully, some of those guys will at least cameo in the next few episodes, but for now all we had was a brief Kermit cameo, but these are just small amusing web shorts, not a big prime-time variety muppet show.
  19. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    There's so many characters they can do things with, I don't mind letting some of the ones who aren't the big stars getting a chance at the spotlight. Notice how great those Toyota ads and videos were without having any Piggy, Fozzie and basically no Kermit.
  20. fozzieisfunny

    fozzieisfunny Well-Known Member

    I agree. They should really have more obscure characters in this, such as The Electric Mayhem ( they're making a comeback!) and other characters that staged a comeback in the Toyota ads.
    Duke Remington likes this.

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