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DVD Wishes

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by GelflingWaldo, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo New Member

    As we all know, there are some films, specials, shows, ect. that we would do anything for to see again on DVD. Here is my list of "Dream DVDs" in no particular order, if I could get all these DVDs in my collection I would die a happy man. I hope one day we see them all get made. If you have any "dream DVD" releases please post.

    From The Muppet Holding Company
    The Muppet Movie 2-disk Special Edition
    Tales from Muppetland: Hey Cinderella!
    Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince
    Tales from Muppetland: The Muppet Musicians of Bremen
    Tale of the Bunny Picnic
    The Muppet Show - The Complete First Season Box Set (w/ the 2 pilots)
    The Muppet Show - The Complete Second Season Box Set
    The Muppet Show - The Complete Third Season Box Set
    The Muppet Show - The Complete Fourth Season Box Set
    The Muppet Show - The Complete Fifth Season Box Set (w/ Of Muppets and Men)
    Muppets Tonight - The Complete Series Box Set

    From HIT Entertainment
    Fraggle Rock - The Complete First Season Box Set
    Fraggle Rock - The Complete Second Season Box Set
    Fraggle Rock - The Complete Third Season Box Set
    Fraggle Rock - The Complete Fourth Season Box Set
    Fraggle Rock - The Complete Fifth Season Box Set
    The Christmas Toy/Secret Life of Toys DVDs

    From Sesame Workshop
    Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
    The Best of Sesame Street: 1969-1974 (a new collection of best moments)
    The Best of Sesame Street: 1975-1979 (a new collection of best moments)
    The Best of Sesame Street: 1980-1984 (a new collection of best moments)
    The Best of Sesame Street: 1985-1989 (a new collection of best moments)
    The Best of Sesame Street: 1990-1994 (a new collection of best moments)
    The Best of Sesame Street: 1995-1999 (a new collection of best moments)
    The Best of Sesame Street: 2000-2004 (a new collection of best moments)
    Bert & Ernie's Greatest Moments (a new collection of their best moments)
     
  2. christyb

    christyb New Member

    I'd like to see season box sets of Muppet Babies and some Dinosaurs released.
     
  3. Oliver

    Oliver New Member

    Don't forget "The Muppets Valentine Special", "The Muppets Go Hollywood" and "The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson"...
     
  4. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan New Member

    You also forgot "Great Muppet Caper" and "Muppets Take Manhattan".
     
  5. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo New Member

    I didn't forget it. It is listed with "The Muppet Show - The Complete First Season Box Set (with the 2 pilots)". The Valentine Show was one of the two pilots for the show.

    They already have DVD releases - but I would not object if they made a special edition re-releases with new bonus features of the two films.
     
  6. Oliver

    Oliver New Member

    I didn't know that the Valentine Special was a part of the regular season of The Muppet Show... did it have the same opening segment or some sort of introduction?


    Were "The Muppets Go Hollywood" and "The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson" sepearate productions?
     
  7. matleo

    matleo Active Member

    "Muppets go Hollywood" was a specil they produced to celebrate the release of the muppet movie. THAT would be an awesome addition to a Muppet Movie DVD same goes for seeing 'muppet go to the Movies" and Great Muppet Caper".

    I'd also like ot see them rerelease a better DV version of MTI. the first one sucked. the MCC DVD could have been done better too but the MTI DVD was horrible. better special features for an MTI DVD. And put it in widescreen!!

    --Matt
     
  8. erniebert1234ss

    erniebert1234ss Active Member

    The Valentine Special was a PILOT which introduced Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, Piggy, Link Hogthrob, Strangepork, and others made specifically for TMS.

    BJ
     
  9. sanfranciscogrl

    sanfranciscogrl New Member

    I was just looking around some Disney websites and i stumbled upon... "ultimatedisney.com" they have a list of DVD release schedules. And although it is totally vague, it says there are rumors of The muppet show complete first season set in 2005/2006. Although the details are really slim, it gives us hope!

    http://www.ultimatedisney.com/comingsoon.html it is number 54.. Check it out.
     
  10. sanfranciscogrl

    sanfranciscogrl New Member

    after looking at other posts i realize this is old news to ya'll
     
  11. Rowbes

    Rowbes New Member

    My wish

    I have reluctantly accepted the inevitable truth that the "Jim Henson Hour" will never see video store shelves.

    Having said that, I have one grand Dvd wish:
    Gorch.

    Did'nt hear me? I'll say it again:
    GORCH!

    It wouldn't need any fancy treatment, just slap it on a disc like the Ed Sullivan stuff.
    NBC, HEAR MY PLEA!!!
     
  12. matleo

    matleo Active Member

    that was Sex and Violence. The other TV pilot. it featured Sam Eagle, The Electric Mayhem, Swedish Chef, Nigel, Statler and Waldorf, Crazy Harry an early Piggy (played by Fran Brill) and an early Strangepork. Kermit and Bert also made cameo appearances.

    The Valentine Special featured George the Janitor, Kermit, Mildred, Droop, and Crazy Harry (known as Crazy Donald there).

    Hope this helps.

    --Matt
     
  13. Stulz

    Stulz Active Member

    DVD Dreams

    In additon to the things already mentioned:

    The Jim Henson Hour: The Complete Series

    The Muppets at Walt Disney World

    The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show

    Dinosaurs: The Complete Seasons 1-5

    The Ghost of Faffner Hall: The Complete Series

    City Kids: The Complete Series

    Dog City: The Comple Series

    Brats of The Lost Nebula: The Complete Series

    Henson's Place

    SS 1st episode

    SS XMas Special from 1979 (Not Xmas Eve on SS)

    SS 20 and Counting

    Uncut Emmett Otter

    Uncut Muppet Family XMas (region 1).. (yeah right!, not bloddy likely ...)

    Muppet Meeting Films

    The Muppets on Puppets

    An evening with Jim and Frank

    Collections of Muppet Guest Appreances

    Muppet XMas Carol - Widescreen with any deleted songs and footage

    Muppet Tresure Island - Widescreen with any deleted songs and footage

    Very Merry Muppet XMas - Widescreen with Snoop Dogg & EM footage

    Follow That Bird - Widescreen

    Elmo in Grouchland - Widescreen

    Muppets From Space - with songs and a much better script (I Kid!) :p

    Oh and the entire 3 episode run of "Little Muppet Monsters"
     
  14. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    They were actually 18 episodes on Little Muppet Monsters produced, only three aired though.
     
  15. Stulz

    Stulz Active Member

    hmmm

    OK then,

    The the entire 18 episode run of "Little Muppet Monsters"

    ;)
     
  16. That Announcer

    That Announcer New Member

    I'll be very detailed

    I am an avid DVD collector (Henson and otherwise) and so far have about 150 discs. Here's my Henson DVD wishes:

    The Muppet Movie- Collector's Edition

    DISC 1- The Muppet Movie
    with Digitally Remastered Widescreen Transfer (no pan and shlock)
    5.1 Dolby Digital (in whatever languages)
    Audio Commentaries with: 1) Brian Henson, James Frawley, Jerry Juhl, Jack Burns, Kenny Ascher and Paul Williams
    2) Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Steve Whitmire, Brian Henson, and Frank Oz (a big wish here)
    Infinifilm treatment with interspersed interviews
    Kermit & Fozzie menus

    DISC 2- Bonus Features

    "Muppets Go Hollywood" featurette
    "Looking Back on The Muppet Movie" featurette with all listed in Commentaries 1 and 2
    "The Music of The Muppet Movie" with Paul Williams
    "The Muppets Speak" with Kermit, Fozzie, Piggy, Gonzo, Camilla, Sweetums and the rest
    "The Muppet Movie's Cameos" with as many cameo stars as are still alive, James Frawley and Jerry Juhl
    "The Muppeteers On The Muppets" with Oz, Goelz, Nelson, Whitmire and archival Hunt and Henson interviews
    Photo Gallery

    The Muppet Christmas Carol- Collector's Edition

    DISC 1- The Muppet Christmas Carol

    Digitally remastered WIDESCREEN transfer
    5.1 Dolby Digital sound as well as original mono/stereo/whatever
    Commentaries: 1) Existing Brian Henson track
    2) New track with Jerry Juhl, Paul Williams and Michael Caine
    3) New track with Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Louise Gold, Jerry Nelson and Frank Oz

    Disc 2- Bonus Features
    Existing "Unwrapping A Holiday Classic" featurette and "On The Set" short
    "Adapting The Classic" featurette with Brian Henson, Jerry Juhl, Gonzo and Rizzo
    "The Puppeteers Speak On The Muppets" featurette with Whitmire, Goelz, Nelson, Oz, Gold, David Rudman and whoever else
    "On Playing Kermit" featurette with Steve Whitmire and Kermit
    "The Music Of The Muppet Christmas Carol" featurette with Paul Williams, the puppeteers, Caine and Meredith Braun
    Photo Gallery

    :eek: Whew! Your friendly neighborhood critic
     
  17. That Announcer

    That Announcer New Member

    Some more wishes:

    The Muppet Junk Drawer: Assorted Specials and Appearances Guaranteed to Please the Muppet Fanatic (3-Disc Box)

    Disc 1: Feature Length TV Specials

    "The Great Santa Claus Switch" special
    "Muppet Show- Sex & Violence"
    "Muppet Valentine Special"
    "Gorch"
    "Elmopalooza!"
    "The Christmas Toy"
    "Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas"
    Any applicable Fraggle specials

    Disc 2: TV Episodes & Disney's Stuff

    AT LEAST 3 episodes of "The Jim Henson Hour"
    AT LEAST 5 episodes of "Muppets Tonight!"
    AT LEAST 1 episode each of "Ghost Of Faffner Hall", "Secret Life of Toys", "Big Bag" and "Animal Show"
    First 3 SS episodes
    Muppet Vision 3-D with new inserted puppet footage replacing robots (possibly converted to red/blue 3-D?)
    The Muppets Go To Walt Disney World

    Disc 3: Meet the Muppets! (Kinda)

    Muppeteer Interviews with Frank, Dave, Steve, Jerry, Louise Gold, Bill, Brian, Fran, Kathy and Karen
    "An Evening with the Muppeteers and Their Muppets"- A panel style discussion like those at Muppetfest
    "The Muppets' Music" with Paul Williams, Jerry Juhl, Kenny Ascher, Brian Henson, Frank Oz, the Muppeteers & 'the other' Ray Charles
    Muppet Trivia Quiz to unlock a bonus surprise: your choice of "The History of Mahna Mahna" or "Oz vs. Jacobson"

    What do y'all think? A collaboration between the three Muppet companies, with the profit divided equally. Reply to let me know what you think!
     
  18. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo New Member

    The properties you listed are split between more than just three companies, there are about 6-7 owners in the productions listed), and although it would be cool for the small group of hard-core fans it is not a very marketable product to the general public (as it covers such a diverse target-audiance) nor would it be overly profitable to the producers. I would personally enjoy owning such a collection on DVD, but I am pretty sure it will never happen. But it is very possible that each (or at least most) of what you listed will be released on DVD in the future, just not all in the same product (for logical reasons). Also the content you listed would fill up more than three DVD discs (I mean, disc two is 20+ hours)


    Of the feature length TV specials you listed:

    "Muppet Show- Sex & Violence" will most likely be on TMS-Season 1 Box Set.

    "Muppet Valentine Special" will most likely be on TMS-Season 1 Box Set.

    "Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas" is being released by HIT in October.
    Any applicable Fraggle specials are being worked on by HIT to be released.

    "The Christmas Toy" is up to HIT, and I hear they are considering it for 2006

    "Gorch" is under NBC-Universal's control and it does not look like they care to release it.

    "Elmopalooza!" is already out on DVD.

    "The Great Santa Claus Switch" this is under Ed Sulivan (SOFA Productions) control, as of now they do not seem interested in it.


    Of the TV Episodes & Disney's Stuff:

    Parts of "The Jim Henson Hour" are coming to DVD (or already are on DVD), but sadly with the ownership split full intact-episodes are not likely ever.

    Sources say that a complete box set of "Muppets Tonight" may be released by Disney if The Muppet Show box sets are a hit.

    HIT Entertainment is considering and working on releasing episodes of "Ghost Of Faffner Hall", "Secret Life of Toys", and "Animal Show"

    Big Bag is under Cartoon Network and Sesame Workshop's control, as of now there are now DVD plans.

    The first 3 SS episodes are under Sesame Workshop's control and as of now they are not interested in releasing the old episodes.

    Muppet Vision 3-D is under Disney control and being it is one of their most popular attractions they are not interested in selling it (yet)

    The Muppets Go To Walt Disney World, this TV-special is under Disney's control and they say they are looking into releasing some of the older TV specials and productions on DVD in the coming years.


    As for your third disc "Meet the Muppets!"; alot of that kind of content will be found on the upcoming box sets and/or future releases or re-releases of productions.
     
  19. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Actually peices of 13 episodes were made. Only 3 entire episodes were complete. Although the rest of the episodes could still be put together.
     
  20. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I woud like to see the complete season sets of Muppet Babies (in case this was not already mentioned...)
     

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