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It's Official: Disney completes Muppet acquisition

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

  1. McFraggle

    McFraggle Well-Known Member

    They were of mine too. I think that is one of the reasons I am looking forward to seeing what comes out of the deal.
  2. MuppetVision

    MuppetVision Well-Known Member

    I excited...I think Disney will do cool stuff with the Muppets, I'm all for it!
  3. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    Same here bother! :)
  4. McFraggle

    McFraggle Well-Known Member

    Totally! :) ;) :excited:
  5. BeekerJoe

    BeekerJoe New Member

    lets see what happens before we assume the worst

    Some disney movies are geared toward adults. We may be surpised at what they can offer us. Hopefully some new adventures for our muppet friends. :eek:
  6. funkydoo

    funkydoo Active Member

    :cry: thats all i have to say =o(
  7. McFraggle

    McFraggle Well-Known Member

    Wait and see. :D
  8. DanDanStrawberry

    DanDanStrawberry Well-Known Member


    hehe...im lovely really!!!

    But how can you say those movies are bad? Any bit of Hunchback with the gargoyles in was awful; but the rest is perfect. Beauty and The Beast is fabulous too!
  9. Lisa D

    Lisa D Member

    I think most people, even the most vehement Disney haters, would have to admit that there's at least one Disney movie that they love that fires up their imagination and is smarter and more sophisticated than they expected. I would love to be in the optomistic camp when it comes to this buyout--especially since it's a done deal and there's nothing I can do about it so being upset is kind of a waste--but there is another side to Disney's history. Yes it is a company that encourages creative and fun projects, but Disney also has a legacy of sanitization. Mulan may be a fun cartoon, but it sure isn't the legend that I heard growing up or read as an adult. Disney's history is also not filled with stories about the company's they buy up maintianing any real sense of idividual spirit. A company like Pixar had to struggle for every scrap of independence even though it was their unique approaches to animation and fantastic writing that made them good enough to catch Disney's attention in the first place. It isn't ignorance or fear of change that makes people concerned about the takeover (well, not entirely) or the belief that Disney is evil (well, not entirely) so much as it is the sorrow of seeing what we love be altered to suit Disney's purposes instead of through natural growth and development.
  10. McFraggle

    McFraggle Well-Known Member

    I agree Tutter, the 90s are probably the best decade any animation studio ever had. "Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin," "The Lion King," "Hunchback...," "Mulan," and "Tarzan" are all in the upper tier of the company's features. "Beauty" was nominated for Best Picture for crying out loud, how can you say it is an awful picture. :crazy:
  11. DanDanStrawberry

    DanDanStrawberry Well-Known Member

    Actually, what I can see happening is that Disney will release a few
    straight-to-video filmd but they will be little spinoffs about the lesser known (but commonly used) characters; ie. Electric Mayhem, Pepe and Bunsen and Beaker. Which I think sounds great!
  12. McFraggle

    McFraggle Well-Known Member

    That idea sounds interesting. :)
  13. Kazzie

    Kazzie Member

    I went to the Disney shop in Brighton, UK yesterday and wasn't very impressed with the stuffed Muppet toys, they somehow didn't look right. I think one of the reasons was thay had big fat lips, I don't remember many Muppets having big fat lips. Looked odd. Hope that they improve and don't change the Muppets to much. :o :attitude:
  14. DanDanStrawberry

    DanDanStrawberry Well-Known Member

    Oh contraire, Janice has humongous lips!!! How sad am I, I made her and Floyd on The Sims 2 a few days ago. They look great. And my only fault with the stuffed muppets at the Disney Store is Statler and Waldorf! How bad did they look?
  15. McFraggle

    McFraggle Well-Known Member

    This is certainly true. :D
  16. Stulz

    Stulz Well-Known Member

  17. mb22

    mb22 Member

  18. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo Well-Known Member

    That's awesome! I'd love to see pictures if possible.
  19. McFraggle

    McFraggle Well-Known Member

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