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Hypothetical: The Muppets Are For Sale

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by pjtoadie, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. pjtoadie

    pjtoadie Member

    Let's say that Disney decided to sell The Muppets, who would you want to purchase them? Would you want another large company like NBC/Universal to purchase them and then in turn they'd utilize them at their parks or maybe someone not as big but they will try and put them #1 rather than just being another IP? Or would you want the Henson family to purchase them back? I just want more Muppets and I want them to be a big focus for whoever owns them.



    *There might have been another thread on this so I apologize in advance if there is.
     
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  2. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    Probably universal or Warner Bros.
     
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  3. pjtoadie

    pjtoadie Member

    Yeah those two companies are huge so they'd be able to throw a lot of money and resources into the Muppets.
     
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  4. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    As long as it's not HiT, Lionsgate, or Weinstein, perish the thought.
     
  5. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    Or EM-TV if they are still a company
     
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  6. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I could see Warner buying them tbh.
     
  7. ErinAardvark

    ErinAardvark Well-Known Member

    I don't know who I'd want to buy them, but I can tell you, I definitely don't want Warner Brothers to buy them, mainly because I have issues with them when it comes to Hanna-Barbera.
     
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  8. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    Idk, but I know one thing:I don't want it to be Viacom. Because if they were bought by Viacom, we could no longer make Muppet YouTube Poops. I think we have enough forbidden YouTube Poop sources already and I hope my favorite franchise is never owned by those YTP hating people:
    A Day at the Viacom Offices
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    We've got to censssssor YouTube, you foolsssssss! Now follow my orderssssss!
     
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  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Universal would be a terrible choice.

    Back in the mid 90s, Bagdasarian Productions sold the Alvin and The Chipmunks franchise to Universal on the grounds the Universal promised to make the Chipmunks bigger in the 90s and 2000s than they were in the 80s and 90s - this was to include TV shows and specials, movies, albums, merchandising, and even theme park attractions (many of the same things Disney said they were going to do with the Muppets). After the sale, all Universal ever did with the Chipmunks was two direct-to-video movies, and that's it; they didn't follow through with any of the other promises they made. So because of this, Bagdasarian Productions sued Universal for breach of contract, and to also buy back control of the franchise, which they were able to do successfully, and since then, Bagdasarian has retained an iron grip on the franchise and continue to do so to this day.
     
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  10. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    i think hallmark should buy them, they did such a great job with them, when their network was teamed up with Henson.
     
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  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but Martha Stewart took over Hallmark Channel several years back and pretty much turned it into a frou-frou channel.
     
  12. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Oh, how about Fox?
     
  13. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    well i would say PBS should buy them, but i would like it if a channel that is like what hallmark channel use to be like, would buy them, if their is such a channel, that is like what hallmark use to be like.
     
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  14. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    i don't know about that, they might try to turn the Muppet's into a puppet version of the simpsons, or worse another family guy, which i think, are both getting old, and boring.
     
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    FOX Network or Twentieth Century Fox?
     
  16. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    okay now, twentieth century fox might be a good studio to buy the Muppets.
     
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  17. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I'm not so sure about that either.

    Going back to the Chipmunks franchise, those live action/CGI movies have been produced by Twentieth Century Fox, and have given Bagdasarian Productions very, very little creative input, hence why the characters sound and act very differently from the rest of the franchise's titles (like the recent Nick show). Granted, there wouldn't be any secondary company involved, so Twentieth Century Fox could call all the shots they want - including probably bringing in celebrities to dub the characters' voices so the movie will sell better with more recognizable names.
     
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  18. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I was thinking Fox Network.
     
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  19. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    well, there has to be a good network out there somewhere.
     
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  20. pjtoadie

    pjtoadie Member


    You know a lot about the Chipmunks, I LOVED them growing up!
     

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