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Disney's New Muppets Logo

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Phillip, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. terrimonster

    terrimonster Well-Known Member

    It would be nice to give Jim Henson some credit, but there are legal issues with "created by." In television, a "created by" credit goes to the writer(s) credited on the pilot episode. Things would get a little murky since some characters were pre-Muppet Show and some were post-Muppet Show, but since they're largely from that series, Jack Burns would probably be included in a "created by" credit. I would guess the lack of credit comes down to a host of legal issues, not the least of which is the fact that there's a company that bears his name. Still, you're right; it would be nice to find a way to give some recognition to Jim Henson.
  2. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    My friend from Denmark (some of you remember minidoozer) adds that it just looks like its missing a head.
  3. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I like the logo, though I'd prefer the "Disney" part left off. This logo sort of reminds me of the 1980s "Henson Associate/Jim Henson Production" logo sequences with animated Kermit hand. Hmm, it'd be great if Disney could create a "Muppets Studio" logo sequence remincient of those (though not until there's a steady stream of new Muppet content).
  4. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I totally remember all the "HA!" credits. Im so glad JHC resurrected the same logo for their "Henson Alternative" brand(not to be confused with Comedy Central originally being called HA!)
    And on a somewhat related note, many may not know that HIT Entertainment(behind Bob the Builder, Barney, Thomas and Friends, etc) stands for "Henson International Television" and until 1990 was part of the JHC franchise.
  5. seradarkness

    seradarkness Member

    I'm not really a fan of this either. I think one of the other main problems is that whilst the rest of it is in a really bold black font the M actually stands out less. I keep reading it as 'The Uppets'.

    I also agree that it reminds me of the Monsters Inc logo. Hopefully it won't be a permanent thing although even if it is I won't mind too much as long as the content is still good :)
  6. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Oooooo....hmm....well, it's cute...but as other people have said it looks like...well...a plant. I think if the rest of the "M" hadn't been green, the collar would look a lot better.
  7. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I wonder if it'd look better if the collar was inside the M instead of on top.
  8. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Yeah I could see that, it would potentially look more stylish.

    JEANYLASER Well-Known Member

    the Muppet Logo is too Bland and they need to make it brighter Muppet Logo!
  10. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Disney's branding the "Muppets" name with the image of Kermit in order to distinguish it from Sesame Street. They're also sneaking their name into the mix so that people know that they own Kermit and the Muppets:

    I hope they'll go back to something like the classic logo once they are satisfied that the public gets it (without Jim's name for legal reasons, of course):

    I hated that ugly, childish purple logo with the googly P's:​
    But I always liked the last logo under Henson ownership because it was old-meets-new:
    Yet logos like this are crisp and attractive enough, but make it seem like they're not even trying:
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    JEANYLASER Well-Known Member

  12. Scooterfan5

    Scooterfan5 Well-Known Member

    Not a fan.
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That one screams: HOLY COW! We have SEEN the Office! We're relevant! That's probably the exact same font.
  14. Brantley

    Brantley New Member

    I think it's pretty cool and recognizable. If you see the M by itself it kind of says it all. What I find really interesting is how critical the reception of just the M itself is. That makes me think the movie is DOOMED! The nit pickers are gonna have a heyday. LOL :sigh:
  15. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Welcome to MC Forums. :) I get what you're saying, but some of us longtime fans are also graphic artists so we're going to give voice to our critical eyes. Also, just because criticism is offered doesn't mean that it's not constructive or that we won't be able to turn all that off while watching the movie. Deconstruction of the things we like is part of why people join a forum. It's actually a good thing. :cool:
  16. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    I actually like it a lot
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  17. Muppetgirl1

    Muppetgirl1 Well-Known Member

    I love it I think it's the best thing ever
  18. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I can see that, mainly becuase it's your avatar picture
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  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Plus this thread was started quite a while ago. I have to admit, since then this logo has grown on me. Not the best, but not the worst. I still hate that weird
    and the poser looking Kermit illustration too.

    The logo's look has nothing to do with the movie's enjoyment factor or even the direction of the project. A logo's a logo. And chances are, it will be changed in time. I'd love a classic Muppet Show font logo as well... maybe in time. But it's better than that weird "The Office" font they had in

    Which I still don't get. And we only saw that one once.
  20. NaomiTheFrog

    NaomiTheFrog Member

    I really like the logo. :)

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