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Do you like Disney owning the Muppets?

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Disneys Muppets, Jul 11, 2004.

  1. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Active Member

    If they put out these DVD's out thats great i would love a new Muppet Style Show i just love Pe'Pe OKey!!!!!
  2. McFraggle

    McFraggle Active Member

    I would say the DVD's (the various movies) will come out shortly after MWOO premieres.
  3. Emerald

    Emerald New Member

    I don't know if anyone mentioned this yet, but here is what I fear is in store for the Muppets.

    Disney has a nasty habbit of releasing its movies on DVD for a while and then pulling them off the shelves for what seems like a decade. So we're all saying, "Hooray for Muppet DVD's! Hooray for Muppet plush toys! Hooray for Muppets on TV!" But what happens if this is sadly temporary? What happens if they indulge us for a few short years (or even months) and then take it all back? What if we're in the stores a few years from now, and there are no "Muppet Movie", "Muppet Treasure Island", or "Muppets Take Manhatten" movies to be seen? Sure it may not happen, but they've done it with their own material in the past. Do we have a guarentee that they won't do it with this stuff now? :sympathy:
  4. Maybe they'll stagger the releases so there'll be something else released when they're ready to put the other stuff back in the vault.
  5. baby sinclair

    baby sinclair New Member

    Well sweetie there only two words i can tell uBuy Now!!!When ever they release something buy it that day dont wait around for later.The best thing about this place is that we all work together and keep each other informed on new happenings.I also like that because it gives me time in ADVANCE to save up money.Also but extras if u need u never know when something disastrous could happen to your collectibles.
  6. McFraggle

    McFraggle Active Member

    Except for the fact that Disney has always had an ownership stake in "MCC" and "MTI" and those films have always been readily available since their respective releases. ;) The moratorium is usually just reserved for the animated films and occassionally films like "Mary Poppins." :)
  7. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    Disney bought The Muppets and "Bear in the Big Blue House".

    What's next? Warner Bros. buys "Sesame Street"? Universal buys "Fraggle Rock"? :smirk: :p
  8. Well Bear in the Big Blue house was pretty much a Disney production anyway. It was aired on Disney and they paid for it.

    I actually would like it if Disney bought Fraggle Rock. The JHC has done nothing with the license. Sure, there are some DVDs now, but nothing much else out therre. At least Disney would do something with them and try to incoporate the characters into the park.
  9. McFraggle

    McFraggle Active Member

    I would like to see that as well. Although the HIT! partnership has done more for the brand than anything in probably a decade. :)
  10. Your retatarded! Frankly I like many am pleased with Disney and the Muppets, I also wish Disney got the Fraggles, Henson will do nother but DVD's Disney would have made them into a huge thing that will never die. Like Mickey, Pooh, now Kermit, and what if Gobo or Red?
    It would be very cool!
    Ty
  11. Handy Andy

    Handy Andy New Member

    I think I'd like the idea of Disney owning the Muppets alot better if they would actually DO SOMETHING with the franchise.

    But, in true Disney fashion, it would more than likely be GREAT right out of the box, followed by a long series a poorly produced crapola that goes straight to DVD.

    So, no, I probably don't like the fact that they own them.

    Muppets 3D is cool, though. I think, however, that if they took it, and expanded Sesame Place (the park) and added a Muppet themed park, it would do just as well.......

    -James
  12. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    So far, I'm okay with Disney owning the Muppets. I mean, obviously Jim thought it was a good idea at one point. Like many of you though, I just HATE that they're not all under the same roof. It's so sad. Jim ultimately did as he wanted and left the world a better place when he left from whence he came, but how devestating a loss it was that all has gone so... kooky. Those in power are doing a job well done and I commend them highly and graciously for fighting so hard and keeping the Muppets Legacy alive and well, but d*** if the loss of such an amazing mind didn't seriously hurt the company.
  13. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo New Member

    I'd wait until 2007 when Disney is on their own with the franchise. Right now The Jim Henson company is providing strategic and creative advice and guideance, while developing new productions and products. In 2007 the Disney/Henson deal states that Henson steps back compleatly from the Muppets. It's at this point that we'll see if Disney is able to handle them. Right now Henson is giving a lot of help and support in keeping the Muppet the same and alive. Let's hope that Disney can do the same when on their own.
  14. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    What do you mean "on their own?" Henson is like completely abandoning the Muppets to Disney? I'm not sure I understand, can you elaborate?
  15. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    Handy Andy, if you think about what you said and then think about all the recent appearances The Muppets have had on TV, they've been in the spotlight a LOT more lately since Disney bought 'em than they were before. They've hosted parade shows, did the red carpet interviews at some award show, they're showing up on all the news programs and as guests on talk shows, SNL, and more. Next year, we get Muppets Wizard of Oz, and I know we'll be seeing a LOT more. Heck, Disney's cashing in on them with something we all wanted: Season Sets DVDs of The Muppet Show! So, for now, I'm glad to see Disney own the Muppets. Also, Disney cant' do anything with Sesame Place: They don't own them. The Sesame Street Characters were sold outright to Children's Television Workshop, now Sesame Workshop, while The Muppets were under control of EM.TV.

    "On their own," though, is after the 7 (?) year agreement between Diz and Henson that the JHC will stay on board as advisors on how to use the Muppets, and then Disney takes full control.

    So, here's who owns what:
    Sesame Workshop/Sesame Street characters
    Jim Henson Company/Fraggle Rock and non-Muppet puppets
    Disney,Muppets Holding Company, LLC/The Muppets/Bear In the Big Blue House
  16. DanDanStrawberry

    DanDanStrawberry Active Member

    Good grief, that's this year! :excited: :excited: :)
    Wow!
  17. McFraggle

    McFraggle Active Member

    I agree Kevin. :)
  18. ravagefrackle

    ravagefrackle New Member

    im with andy here, lets be honest look at the material disney has donr on thier own(not the pixar stuff, because they only produced it, with out disney pixar still ROCKS)

    they produce lots of shows and movies that are worth the time to watch, from the so called afternoon cartoons (like KIM POSSIBLE)to movies like(HOME ON THE RANGE), the current structure of thier brand is such that anything even vaquele interesting or original wont be seen, they just want to produce lots of shows that simply dont push the boundries, safe is the only way disney knows how to play any more.
  19. You mean an upcoming TV movie isn't something? It may not be as much as we all want, but it is a heck of a lot more than they've done recently with, say, The Fox and the Hound.
  20. ravagefrackle

    ravagefrackle New Member

    a half baked tv movie that was already in development before the disney buy out really doesnt count as somthing.

    besides before that you had that other tv movie


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