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It's Official: Disney completes Muppet acquisition

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Phillip, Apr 28, 2004.


    JEANYLASER Well-Known Member

    its' Official: disney completes Muppet acquisition

    this is the great happy day in disney because disney buy the muppet i love disney and the muppets. i hope disney will change the great movie ride to the great muppet movie ride.
  2. BoyRaisin2

    BoyRaisin2 Well-Known Member

    That WOULD be nice. Never been, but that would be nice.
  3. McFraggle

    McFraggle Well-Known Member

    I agree, the current great movie ride has kind of gotten stale, it needs to be freshened up. The Muppets would certainly make it a better attraction.
  4. Mark Filton

    Mark Filton Well-Known Member

    Hey I am only trying my best to dump on Disney. I am not a fan of Moore, just a hater of Disney :D

    A hater of Disney for good reason!

    What good stuff has Mickey done lately? What more can I say?

    Here again is the sad mouse :cry:
  5. McFraggle

    McFraggle Well-Known Member

    900th Post

    While Disney may not be perfect, the company has done plenty good over the years. Until products and films start coming out, we will not have any idea how successful the Muppet and Bear acquisitions were. Personally, I am hoping for the best and hoping that these characters are given all the help that they need to be successful.
  6. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    Hey, did anyone notice that muppets.com is now on Disney's servers? Not terribly significant, since it's still the same site, but it does say "Disney" at the bottom.
  7. McFraggle

    McFraggle Well-Known Member

    No, I hadn't noticed that yet.
  8. BoyRaisin2

    BoyRaisin2 Well-Known Member

    Well, how about that. That's probably the first "update" that site's gotten in over two years. :)

    Unfortunately, Muppet World seems to have disappeared. I should have used it more often.
  9. Rowlf's Roadie

    Rowlf's Roadie Well-Known Member

    At the bottom of the page, it also says copyright Muppets Holding Company. What's the Muppets Holding Company?
    P.S.: In this thread are comparisons of this situation to Very Merry Xmas. I just watched my tape of it this afternoon.
  10. King Prawn

    King Prawn Well-Known Member

    Muppets Holding Comapny???

    They're probably refering to Disney. Anyway I wonder what Disney's first announcment as the Muppets Holding Company will be. I'm very excited to open MC and find the headline reading "Disney's first act with the muppets..."
  11. McFraggle

    McFraggle Well-Known Member

    When Disney completed the transaction, they formed the Muppets Holding Company, where Chris Curtin basically oversees everything involving the Muppets and Bear.
  12. Mark Filton

    Mark Filton Well-Known Member

    "While Disney may not be perfect, the company has done plenty good over the years."

    What, like the teenage sex comedies, the abandonment of 2D animation and driving Pixar away?

    You have hope? Disney makes kiddie crap. How can you hope for good old edgy Henson style Muppets from kiddie crap Disney? You like Lion King 1.5?

    Can you hope for water from a rock?

  13. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    While Disney as a corporate empire may have made some bad moves over the years, they still employ a lot of talented and creative people. My eternal optimism is telling me that the Muppets will find a way to shine at Disney!
  14. McFraggle

    McFraggle Well-Known Member

  15. Mark Filton

    Mark Filton Well-Known Member

    "The Muppets will find a way to shine?"


    Give it up, guys :D

    Jim is dead, and his own children don't want the legacy of Kermit. I can't believe it, but there you go. Their dead bodies have been sold off to a giant crap company headed by goofballs and idiots. Mr. Henson's special New York offices are being closed, hacked up, and sold off. Smell the coffee and read the writing on the walls: IT IS OVER.

    Yes, I am willing to eat my words if Disney makes something good, but are you willing to eat YOUR words if Disney makes a piece of crap?

    Daydreaming of happy times coming from Disney? AS IF THEY CARE?

    Don't hold your breath :sleep:

    Don't be surprised when they deliver garbage :boo:

    Not even Oscar will want it :grouchy:
  16. McFraggle

    McFraggle Well-Known Member

    I don't know as I ever said Disney wouldn't make a piece of crap. But has everything that ever came out of Henson been perfection, uh no. Mark, I think the jury is still out. Will Disney produce some crappy things? Yes. But that doesn't mean the acquisition doesn't have benefits.
  17. KGJC

    KGJC Well-Known Member

    Disney bought other shows like Doug. That was just fine. Disney also bought Fox Family and turned it into abc family. That was just fine. The muppets will turn out alright. :) :p
  18. BoyRaisin2

    BoyRaisin2 Well-Known Member

    Well not that fine financially. Of course it wasn't doing well before, thus the sale. But hey they got the Power Rangers out of it! Heh heh, :sympathy:.
  19. JimmyDeanDog

    JimmyDeanDog Well-Known Member

    Does Disney also OWN prevous MUPPET material?

    Someone explain to me about all the Muppet merchandise:

    The toys, games, movies, recordings with Seseme Street (et al)...

    Would Walt's grave STILL be turning? Does Disney now OWN the past?

  20. McFraggle

    McFraggle Well-Known Member

    It doesn't own anything related to Sesame Street or Fraggle Rock, as far as the toys, etc. I don't really know.

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