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How is Puppet Up! not in trouble from using Disney Muppets?

Discussion in 'Henson Alternative' started by backpackmina, May 10, 2015.

  1. backpackmina

    backpackmina Active Member

    I've noticed that some puppets they use are from Bear in the Big Blue House and Statler and Waldorf: From the Balcony. How is that possible?
  2. Bliffenstimmers

    Bliffenstimmers Active Member

    My best guess is that the characters you're talking about are just generic animals and creatures, who aren't protected by copyright...
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  3. backpackmina

    backpackmina Active Member

    Ah, I see. I didn't know those were excluded.
  4. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Which characters are you talking about specifically?
  5. backpackmina

    backpackmina Active Member

    I don't know all by name, but Penelope the Tortoise, the armadillo, Pokey (Today Show takeovers, Muppets Tonight), the beaver, and some others I can't remember now.

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