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Disney Will Do Anything..

Discussion in 'Muppet Babies' started by jamminjake, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. jamminjake

    jamminjake Active Member

    Since Disney owns the right to Muppet Babies (along with other Jim Henson properties) I wonder if they will do anything to "bring back" the show i.e re-airing on Play House Disney, new shows, etc. I read that they are devoloping a new CG version of the show. I am not quite sure what to think of this, but as long as the show is still is around in some media what do I care. :)
  2. Giar Fraggle

    Giar Fraggle Well-Known Member

    At least a CG version of the show would be doing SOMETHING with the Muppets.
  3. muppetsforlife

    muppetsforlife Well-Known Member

    A CG show of muppet babies may be ok. But for them to change the actual muppets to CG would just be wrong.
  4. Giar Fraggle

    Giar Fraggle Well-Known Member

    Well, remember that at MuppetFest, they were talking about how they were developing a CGI puppetry system--not to replace the actual puppets, but as an additional medium in which to work. Dave and Steve even demonstrated the system with a CGI Kermit and Gonzo. So no, I don't think that doing CGI things with the Muppets is blasphemy if it's done right, in moderation, and with respect to the fact that foam and fabric beat polygons and pixels any day.

    I'm looking forward to hearing more about this new show, and only hope it does justice to the enjoyability of the original. Maybe they'll even use the CGI puppetry system for it; that would be pretty cool.
  5. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    My bigest concern is that I hope they don't target this show to just preschoolers, beacause thae would be a waist and a shame to see them reduced to that.
  6. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    I agree, then it wouldn't be worth it.

    That reminds me of when Muppet Babies was on Nickelodeon. Just before it would come on, sometimes they'd have the voice of Doug (from the old Nickelodeon cartoon) saying, "I just want to say, Muppet Babies is NOT a show for babies! Real baby shows just have stuff like "goo goo ga" in them!" That says it all!
  7. Teheheman

    Teheheman Well-Known Member

    lol, yeah that sounds about right. But people are forgetting that Muppet Babies wasn't a show with puppets anyways. It was a cartoon, unless you're referring to one of the Muppet Movies(I think it was Manhattan, but it could have been the original) where Piggy has that flashback to them as babies. But I agree as well, if you have something like the original Muppet Babies consept(Where it wasn't targeted for little kids) or something like Spongebob(Something for kids and adults) then you got something there.

  8. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    I remember that heralde. That was so funny!
  9. Giar Fraggle

    Giar Fraggle Well-Known Member

    I know the original Muppet Babies wasn't puppetry--I was just speculating on how cool it would be if the new series was CGI puppetry instead of regular CGI.

    And Muppet Babies not targeted toward little kids? That wasn't the case at all--I remember watching it on Nick Jr. It's just that it wasn't targeted solely at the older age group either. (Which is what makes the Muppets so great.)

    And the flashback scene was in Muppets Take Manhattan.
  10. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    I mean, I was in elelmentary school when it was on, but I still find it so well written and funny now. and It's even more funny now because I get so many more references and jokes now then I did then.
  11. Teheheman

    Teheheman Well-Known Member

    Thank you, I thought it was Manhattan, I just didn't wanna look like an idiot and reference the wrong movie. But, I agree. It would be kinda cool to see something like that considering that I don't think that anything like that has been done. All I think that you'd have to do is make blue puppets and put it in front of a blue screen, and animate overtop of the puppets. The hard part is the computer imaging. At least for me it would be.

  12. Robin

    Robin Well-Known Member

    I think Disney through the Deed to the Muppets into some closet, sometime two years ago, and today sadly are unaware that they even own the Muppets, or even know who or what, the Muppets are? let alone the "Muppet Babies!":mad:
  13. Giar Fraggle

    Giar Fraggle Well-Known Member

    That's why I want to watch the show again--I'm sure there are so many references I'd get, although the show already introduced me to a lot of them (I also want to see the Star Wars parody, because I intentionally missed out on that one when I was little because I was afraid of Star Wars...haha). And also for good old nostalgia.

    By the way, the CGI puppetry process is a bit different. It's more akin to animatronics, in that the puppeteer has a set of controls with which they perform the character, who shows up as a low-quality model on their viewscreen. After movement is recorded, detail, shading, etc. are added in. It's a lot like conventional CGI, but with real-time puppetry being used for programming movement.

    (At least, I think that's how it's done. Don't sue me if it's not.)
  14. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    The CGI rumor has been goin for a few years, so I doubt that will ever happen. Plus, Disney is to stupid enough to give us new stuff,,, :rolleyes:
  15. Infinity Sirius

    Infinity Sirius Well-Known Member

    If this CGI show ever did happen I am afraid they would make the Muppet Babies look like the monsters the Care Bears have become when they made the transfer to CGI. I saw Care Bears and Joke-a-lot and I wanted to throw up from the amount of pastel colors and how the characters looked like someone stuck a bicycle pump in them and blew them up.

    What next CGI smurfs? CGI Rainbow Brite? CGI Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? CGI Muppet Show? Disney loves the CGI stuff.
  16. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Actually, yeah. The next Ninja Turtle movie (titled "TMNT") looks to be completely computer animated.

    I'm so sick of CGI stuff I could puke. I absolutely LOVED Curious George earlier this year. Yeah, it was kinda kiddy, but so what? The animation was good, and it had heart.

    Three Cheers for Traditional HAND-DRAWN Animation!!!

    Hip-hip, HOORAY!
    Hip-hip, HOORAY!!
    Hip-hip, HOORAY!!!
  17. Teheheman

    Teheheman Well-Known Member

    Aren't they doing a CGI Smurfs movie? I know that they were doing one, but I didn't know if it was CGI or not. But yeah, of course they love CGI, I mean, look at how much money Pixar made them at the box office. Also, Chicken Little. They know that that's where the money is right now. In computer technology. I guess if you got it, flaunt it.

  18. gigi

    gigi Member


    You think about it.....Disney can do anything bad and get away with it well. It's sad. when you think about. i'm sorry if i'm off the subject, that's me.:cry:
  19. MustangRockstar

    MustangRockstar Well-Known Member

    Feel the same, which is why it's on my short list of cartoons from the 80's I really want.

    At this point MB and Real Ghostbusters in season set forms is my last hold out.

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