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Muppet 3D- opinions

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by SamEagle 000, May 18, 2003.

  1. Jonathan

    Jonathan Well-Known Member

    The SHOW
    Warning: If you have never seen the show you really shouldn't read the following, but if want to remind yourself of the BEST 3D movie ever made...read on!!! (but I'm still not going to talk about the surprises)
    You enter a large theater that looks quite a bit like the theater on The Muppet Show...complete with Statler and Waldorf in the theater box on the right of the stage. The film begins and Kermit tells you that you are about to see a demonstration of Muppet*Vision. Kermit introduces the Swedish Chef who is running the film in the projection booth behind the audience. He says that there is going to be a "little" song by Miss Piggy and a big production number coordinated by Sam the Eagle. He then introduces you to the people who perfected Muppet*Vision, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his assistant, Beaker.

    Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker then create the "World's first living breathing 3D effect"...Waldo. Waldo springs to life and demonstrates all he can do with himself, but when Dr. Honeydew decides that he has had enough of Waldo, he can't get rid of him. Waldo then escapes as Muppet Labs gets sucked up.

    Kermit finds you again and introduces Miss Piggy. She is sitting by a pond and starts singing "Dream a Little Dream". Soon Bean Bunny pops in and starts "enhancing" her little song with his 3D effects. She tries to get rid of him, but Bean keeps coming back. A penguin in the pit helps Bean torment Piggy. He hands her a waterski tow rope and she gets dragged into the pond. Sam the Eagle shows up and runs Bean off. He meets Waldo and they decide to runaway together

    Gonzo sees Bean leave and asks where they are going. Bean says that he is running away forever. Gonzo says, "Great! While you are out, could you get me a sandwich?" Then he realizes that Bean is not going to be coming back and he runs off to find Kermit. Sweetums walks across the screen and pauses to show off his paddleball skills to the audience. Kermit, Fozzie, and Gonzo come back on screen and organize a search party.

    Bean is found in the theater box on the left hand side of the theater. He says that he is not going to come back unless he has something to do. Fozzie suggests that Bean could be put in charge of the fireworks in Sam's big production. Bean agrees and Waldo announces that he loves fireworks too.

    So now it's time for Sam's Production. He calls it "A Salute to All Nations, but Mostly America." The fanfare starts and a bunch of soldiers start marching. But of course, this is the Muppets and not everything runs smoothly. One soldier in the marching band falls and gets his tuba stuck on his head. He starts wondering around pleading for help, but really getting in everyone's way. Sam yells at Bean to start the fireworks and Bean pushes the plunger. Fireworks start going off. Then Waldo makes himself into the shape of a rocket and zips around. The film starts to zoom out and you see Miss Piggy dressed as the Statue of Liberty on a podium. Waldo zips in and flies around her causing her dress to fall off. Then Waldo still out of control flies straight into the penguin's orchestra pit causing a fire.

    Sweetums sees this and runs out screaming at the Swedish Chef to stop the projector. He then dumps a bucket of water on the fire and is quite proud of himself. The penguins think poor Sweetums was the cause of all of thier problems and they raise a large cannon out of their pit to fire at him. Sweetums says that he didn't do it, but then his concern goes to the audience and tells them to duck. Waldo turns himself into a duck and starts quacking. The penguins fire their cannon and the cannon ball flies across the audience right into the projection booth with the Swedish Chef. He is not happy with this at all and comes to the booth's window with a gun and starts shooting at Waldo.

    I'm not going to tell you what happens next. In fact, I've probably already said too much. But the show isn't over just yet. There is still a huge ending.

    :)
     
  2. Jonathan

    Jonathan Well-Known Member

    The SHOW
    Warning: If you have never seen the show you really shouldn't read the following, but if want to remind yourself of the BEST 3D movie ever made...read on!!! (but I'm still not going to talk about the surprises)
    You enter a large theater that looks quite a bit like the theater on The Muppet Show...complete with Statler and Waldorf in the theater box on the right of the stage. The film begins and Kermit tells you that you are about to see a demonstration of Muppet*Vision. Kermit introduces the Swedish Chef who is running the film in the projection booth behind the audience. He says that there is going to be a "little" song by Miss Piggy and a big production number coordinated by Sam the Eagle. He then introduces you to the people who perfected Muppet*Vision, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his assistant, Beaker.

    Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker then create the "World's first living breathing 3D effect"...Waldo. Waldo springs to life and demonstrates all he can do with himself, but when Dr. Honeydew decides that he has had enough of Waldo, he can't get rid of him. Waldo then escapes as Muppet Labs gets sucked up.

    Kermit finds you again and introduces Miss Piggy. She is sitting by a pond and starts singing "Dream a Little Dream". Soon Bean Bunny pops in and starts "enhancing" her little song with his 3D effects. She tries to get rid of him, but Bean keeps coming back. A penguin in the pit helps Bean torment Piggy. He hands her a waterski tow rope and she gets dragged into the pond. Sam the Eagle shows up and runs Bean off. He meets Waldo and they decide to runaway together

    Gonzo sees Bean leave and asks where they are going. Bean says that he is running away forever. Gonzo says, "Great! While you are out, could you get me a sandwich?" Then he realizes that Bean is not going to be coming back and he runs off to find Kermit. Sweetums walks across the screen and pauses to show off his paddleball skills to the audience. Kermit, Fozzie, and Gonzo come back on screen and organize a search party.

    Bean is found in the theater box on the left hand side of the theater. He says that he is not going to come back unless he has something to do. Fozzie suggests that Bean could be put in charge of the fireworks in Sam's big production. Bean agrees and Waldo announces that he loves fireworks too.

    So now it's time for Sam's Production. He calls it "A Salute to All Nations, but Mostly America." The fanfare starts and a bunch of soldiers start marching. But of course, this is the Muppets and not everything runs smoothly. One soldier in the marching band falls and gets his tuba stuck on his head. He starts wondering around pleading for help, but really getting in everyone's way. Sam yells at Bean to start the fireworks and Bean pushes the plunger. Fireworks start going off. Then Waldo makes himself into the shape of a rocket and zips around. The film starts to zoom out and you see Miss Piggy dressed as the Statue of Liberty on a podium. Waldo zips in and flies around her causing her dress to fall off. Then Waldo still out of control flies straight into the penguin's orchestra pit causing a fire.

    Sweetums sees this and runs out screaming at the Swedish Chef to stop the projector. He then dumps a bucket of water on the fire and is quite proud of himself. The penguins think poor Sweetums was the cause of all of thier problems and they raise a large cannon out of their pit to fire at him. Sweetums says that he didn't do it, but then his concern goes to the audience and tells them to duck. Waldo turns himself into a duck and starts quacking. The penguins fire their cannon and the cannon ball flies across the audience right into the projection booth with the Swedish Chef. He is not happy with this at all and comes to the booth's window with a gun and starts shooting at Waldo.

    I'm not going to tell you what happens next. In fact, I've probably already said too much. But the show isn't over just yet. There is still a huge ending.

    :) :) :excited:
     
  3. electricmayhem

    electricmayhem Well-Known Member

    If you do only one thing in your life, make sure it is to go to WDW and see MV3D.

    ;) :D
     
  4. WiGgY

    WiGgY Well-Known Member

    Muppet 3D is really cool! I really loved the animatronic muppet characters. I hope one day an animatronic ride is done somewhere.
     
  5. Aerosmith

    Aerosmith Well-Known Member

    Muppet Vision 3D kicks ***! I got a friend that can get me into MGM for free! YAY!
     
  6. SamEagle 000

    SamEagle 000 Well-Known Member

    It's all coming back to me now! I remember! Thanks to Jonathan and Bean Bunny!:D
     
  7. Aaron

    Aaron Well-Known Member

    actually jim's last muppet project was muppets at walt disney world
     
  8. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member

    now my life is complete

    Sarah
     
  9. Green Gelfling

    Green Gelfling Well-Known Member

    MV3D is great!...but the gift shop is only...6 out of 10.
    i was all a flutter about going because i wanted a few of the figures but all they really had were the busts (which i really loved but were out of my wallet range), a few tshirts, keychains ($7 a piece!), piggybanks, beachtowels, stickers, etc. the shop looks big from the out side..but only about 1/3 of it is muppets..the rest is all mickey mouse (as if there wasnt anywhere else in the park you coulnd't go and find mickey hats).

    ok...enough corporate disney ranting.

    i've been on mv3d about 5 times now..and i still see new things i never noticed before, each time i go
     
  10. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    You've seen it?
     
  11. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member

    3 times....in 99 in 00 and in 02......I love it, and dragged my parents to it each time!

    Sarah

    and even if you can get in without seeing the preshow.....don't! wait until the next show...I didn't see the preshow until last year, and loved it! and was sad I missed it before!
     
  12. Kermielovah

    Kermielovah Member

    muppet film at wdw

    The show at Disney was awesome. I loved Waldorf and Statler and the fountain outside (which I HAD to have my picture taken by). I was disappointed the picture I snuck didn't come out there. It's been awhile but I was somewhat disappointed with the selection of merchandise. Things are picking up here and there though, as my Muppet pjs and the Kermit photogrpaher figure that I got for Xmas.:D

    And I am 28 and gladly in my pjs and Kermit slippers from Wal-Mart! :)
     
  13. Sweetums74

    Sweetums74 Well-Known Member

    Jonathan,
    Great description of the show. I couldn't have said it better myself... actually, I did. That is my description (word for word) of the show off of my old and pretty much abandoned MV3D website.

    I'm not mad, but when using another source, it really should be credited. Without the acknowledgement of where you obtained that description, it appears that you came up with that yourself. Of course, I don't expect anyone to know that that is my site, but including the URL would have been sufficient acknowledgement.

    Anyway.......

    Muppet*Vision really is a great show overall. Like many Muppet Projects, it does hold up over time with all of the little details and stuff that happens in the background that isn't noticed on the first viewing.

    It really is the forerunner of many of the 3D movies that are in the parks today. It took the in theater effect concept that appeared with captain EO and ran with them to the next level (granted in theater effects with 3D movies really wasn't new with EO-- William Castle packaged them with his cinema films in the 50s/60s). Take a look at the Terminator 3D movie that is at the Universal parks-- CGI 3D character, animatronics, live actors. All of these appear in MuppetVision. T2-3D added the moving seats (although it could be argued that something similar exists with Honey I Shrunk the Audience, but it isn't quite the same effect).

    I really should do something with my old MV3D site. I just have too many other sites to mess with that the last thing I want to do is use my "off time" to build another website.

    C
     


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