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Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by smalltimecrook, Jan 31, 2017.
This sounds pretty exciting!
I wonder which five it'll be, besides Frank Oz. I could see Dave Goelz and Steve Whitmire being involved. Maybe also Louise Gold and Kathryn Mullen. But I don't think it says they are all Muppet performers. It would be a surprise if John Lovelady was among them. I also wonder if this might be like the behind-the-scenes feature on TMS Season Three which included performers who never worked on the show (like Bill Baretta and Kevin Clash).
The picture shows Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Fran Brill, Jerry Nelson and Bill Barretta.
How long ago was this in development if Jerry and Fran were involved?
It's probably Frank Oz' passion project that he's been developing over time.
This is really big news. And it's premiering in March too. The fact that Frank Oz is directing the movie certainly makes it sound like it been well taken care of.
This is going to be very special, seeing new footage of Jerry almost 5 years after his death. It's also awesome to see Frank Oz be talking openly about the muppets again, as there was a long period of time when he wouldn't speak of that time of his life.
I'm so excited!!
I'm super excited, but it will probably be a long time until I'll be able to watch it after March. Although, if it somehow finds itself in a film festival over here, you'll bet I'll be jumping in the car for a road trip.
Yeah, it's really frustrated that so many of these films about the Muppets and/or the people involved with them get such limited releases in film festival circuits or only certain theaters in cities like NYC or LA . . . I only got to see BEING ELMO when PBS aired it as an episode of INDEPENDENT LENS (I think), and I AM BIG BIRD when Comcast had it On Demand for just one weekend.
This is very exciting news. As D'Snowth mentioned I am not sure exactly when I'll be able to see it. We'll need all the posters here to be vigilant if they learn of any showings, because as D'Snowth pointed out these films can have very limited i.e. one weekend runs. On a side note (that D'Snowth did not point out - see I have original thoughts too) those chairs the five are sitting in look mighty comfortable.
Oh my gosh, this is amazing! It's wonderful that the other Muppeteers are getting some spotlight. And i'm really glad they were able to make this before Jerry passed.
And hey, this is in Austin, I only live about a couple of hours from Austin, so maybe i'll be able to go. And since this is the premiere, maybe some Muppeteers will actually be there. Maybe i'll actually get to meet Frank Oz or at least see him in person!
If I go, I will definitely tell you guys every single detail of the event, so it'll hopefully feel almost like you were there. Although, I really need to look into it first to see if it's practical for me to go. And I need to check ticket prices and all that.
Update: Ooh, dang, look at that price! It's times like this that I wish I had a job. :
Even normal people with jobs don't have that kind of money to blow.
Welp, so much for that
It's likely it'll be like "I AM BIG BIRD", where it'll get an eventual public release; really excited for Oz be doing something Muppet related.. as far as I'm concerned, he should be the one frontrunning future Muppet projects, instead of Disney just doing as they please.
So much for copious notes. I would have thought there would have been at least a daily pass option (which still would be about 125.00) but if you did a full day of events and screenings and such it could be worth it.
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