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Disney Muppet Babies Season 1 Episode 1 - Sir Kermit the Brave / Animal Fly Airplane

Discussion in 'Season 1' started by Phillip, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Today's the day! Disney's new "Muppet Babies" series premieres on Disney Channel at 10 am eastern, 9 am central with two all-new episodes.

    The show features pre-school classic Muppet characters Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo and Animal. Disney Muppet Babies also introduces Summer, a young female Muppet penguin.

    Expected guest appearances include Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beaker, Rowlf the Dog, Dr. Teeth, Rizzo the Rat and Statler and Waldorf.

    Be sure to tune-in and let us know your thoughts on this anticipated premiere!


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    If you've seen Disney's reboot of "Muppet Babies", please like this post and share your thoughts below.
  2. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Episode 1 - Sir Kermit the Brave; Animal Fly Airplane
    Disney Channel Premiere: Friday March 23, 2018

    The Muppet Babies use their imaginations to take off on an epic adventure to find Miss Nanny, and Kermit helps a dragon get over her fear of the dark; no one lets Animal take the controls on an imaginary flight to Paris.

    If you've seen "Sir Kermit the Brave; Animal Fly Airplane", please like this post and share your thoughts below.
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  3. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Well-Known Member

    I saw a bit of Animal Fly Airplane and it was an interesting revive take on :halo: character on the show.

    Also Easter Egg abound for sharp eye Muppet fans.
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  4. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    So far, this show has been good. It definitely captures most of the spirit of the original, including the wit, while doing some things of its own. The first episode is reminiscent of Beaker conquering his fear of the dark, except with Kermit, and doing much of its own thing quite well. Also loved the Indiana Jones rolling ball clip, which incorporated the babies quite seamlessly. So glad to see that important element hasn't been forgotten.

    Summer as a character has endeared me, balancing out Piggy's girliness like Skeeter but as more of an artistic and adventurous type, avoiding being an expy. And another thing that's interesting is that Camilla is a sentient being in Gonzo's imagination, unlike the original. And Fozzie's jokes seem to be enjoyed by others this time. Guess they weren't allowed to be too cruel to him or something.

    Also, am I the only one who thinks Miss Nanny's got some hot legs here? Her new stockings which change depending on the episode are really working well on her. :D
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  5. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    And another thing: the theme song is pretty cool, using all original footage of the Babies running around the backyard (which is kinda venturing outside the nursery like I hoped) with a nice remix by Renée Elise Goldsberry. Looks very dynamic compared to the original.
  6. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    So it appears that the show is still using old video clips just like the original show.
  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    So far, so good. I have to say that one thing I really like about this version of MB being CGI is that the characters have texture that make them really look like Muppet Babies - I feel like Jim would be thrilled with this.

    This new version is charming in its own right, and even though it's hard to say with just two episodes so far, I think everybody will really enjoy it from age-old Muppet fans, to preschoolers the show is aimed at. The cast may be downsized from the original, but in today's preschool market, it's kind of a necessity. Each of the characters bring their own thing to the show, and their interactions with each other are nicely done. Much like the original, this version visualizes their imagination and fantasies, making the stories more appealing and engaging; and of course, there's also the lesson we learn.

    "Sir Kermit the Brave" is, so far, perhaps the most MB-flavored episode we've seen yet. The Babies' adventure of traveling down a dark and spooky cave to reach a dragon's castle while Kermit is afraid of the dark was a really good opening episode, and having Kermit encounter the dragon who's also afraid of the dark is a nice way of tackling the subject of fear. The brief Indiana Jones reference very much captures the irreverent fun of the original series as well.

    "Animal Fly Airplane" was also good, but I must admit, it was totally predictable: I had it all figured out that Animal would turn out to be an excellent airplane pilot, and that the others would learn the lesson that Animal isn't always wild at everything he does. Nevertheless, it was still good, and I really enjoyed Fozzie and Summer taking turns in the cockpit, between Fozzie telling jokes to the control officer, and Summer swaying the plane to the music she was listening to.

    That's pretty much my feeling as well.
    Something else I can agree with; she's a wonderful addition to the cast of character.
    Uhh, not quite . . . you'll see in "Fly South." ;)
    Speaking as the resident leg man of MC, I approve this message. ;)
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  8. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    I felt it was a nice touch that Animal felt awful that his friends didn't trust him, and that he can be more than just the wild card. It added a nice bit of depth to his character.
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  9. snichols1973

    snichols1973 Well-Known Member

    On the wall in "Animal Fly Airplane", Mahna Mahna and the Snowths are featured on a poster.
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  10. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    I have to say, I really do like this series so far. There's no talking to the audience like I'd thought there'd be, the humor is very good, I liked Kermit getting dizzy. Overall, I think fans of the original Muppet Babies will be happy.
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  11. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    To me, that's the most important takeaway. There's no need for MB to be like a computer game or mobile app you can't interact with. It's a cartoon first.
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  12. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    I really did enjoy it. I was glad and just shocked but surprised (even tho I had heard they were going to use different types of animation or even use stock footage too) but LOVED the Indiana Jones thrown in there too.

    Did anyone else watch the other two shows? My showing had four shows. Two 11 minute shows and then there was another one with two more 11 minute shows. Everyone is only talking about Episode 1 and not 2? I really liked both. Yeah they didn't use any stock footage in the 2nd Episode but it was still a soild episode.

    I just love the design of them. It makes them really look like real Muppet Puppets and not just animated characters. And they move and act like their counterparts. Really good animation with the CGI. I loved it. Can't wait for more and to see other characters come in too the show. Oh also Statlar and Waldorf were on the 2nd Show.
  13. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

    Is there any way to watch this online? I missed the episode on TV. :smirk:
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  14. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    The DisneyNOW app.
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  15. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

    Thanks. :)
  16. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    It’s on the DisneyNOW app
    You’re welcome. :)
  17. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Well-Known Member

    Oh my God; that was obscenely easy.

    http://disneynow.go.com/marketing (link at bottom of page)

    All I did was click on Muppet Babies and say I had Spectrum... didn't have to enter any information or anything!
  18. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

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  19. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    The link you provided was not valid.
  20. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Well-Known Member

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