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Muppet Babies DVD Box Sets

Discussion in 'Muppet Babies' started by erniebert1234ss, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. mimitchi33

    mimitchi33 Well-Known Member

    I see what you mean. They never got around to finishing any other series they put out on DVD due to low sales. But maybe Muppet Babies could change their thoughts.
  2. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    i need to get these
  3. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Well-Known Member

    I may start restoring Season 1 in a few days, doing a episode every day or two. Season 1 is 13 episodes I believe. I may start episode 1 now actually.
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I don't buy the "Low sales" bit. They put in so little care in the Disney Afternoon sets that they could afford to have them sell sluggishly. No special features, a very amateurish menu....minimal restoration. Looked like something bootlegged.

    Though, the Muppet Show DVD's were always high sellers. There's no excuse for the wait between season 3 and 4, other than pesky music rights.
  5. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Well-Known Member

    It's probably just more copyright problems. If they could sell MB, I have a feeling they would. I wasn't around during the show's airing, but i would still buy it. I really do enjoy the show. I am actually restoring Noisy Neighbors right now! I may do 3 a day until I'm done with Season 1.
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Disney is doing the Muppets a service by not reviving Muppet Babies just yet. While I think they're being overly cautious about the brand overall, tossing Muppet Babies into that would complicate things. I really think that, in time, Muppet Babies can be a viable brand. I'd love to see DVD's, but there's the possibility nostalgic 80's cartoon fans would flock to Muppet babies instead of the actual Muppets.

    And overall, I'd rather season 4 and 5 of the original show first
  7. mimitchi33

    mimitchi33 Well-Known Member

    That could possibly be why. But I rarely see the Muppet Show DVDs anymore-at my Target, they've replaced them with Tiny Toon Adventures DVDs. The last time I saw them was Easter 2012, when The Muppets DVD/Blu-ray combo pack came out. My copy came with a sampler disc of the show.

    Good luck with your project!
  8. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I have 2 episodes done so far.
  9. gregishere

    gregishere Active Member

    Hi Everyone,
    Been awhile since there wasn't any news on the Muppet Babies and I still hope enough fans bombard Disney to release the series from the 80's! Rumors were-they needed to 'pay for' the numerous film clips used..but I was told there were contracts to run the clips all they wanted,when the show made their deals. Now there is talk of something political behind the delay.Sorry to see the discussions haven't been plentiful as other forums ..glad the faithful core exists...Fans may need a campaign.
    Also...Aside from finding me here on MC, I am on Facebook as time permits.
    thanks again MB fans! Greg Berg
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  10. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Well-Known Member

    I am currently fighting for a complete widescreen copy of The Rugrats Movie WITH the extra 4 minutes of deleted scenes. Muppet Babies seems a little too difficult with all the clips from other shows and movies, but I can still contact Disney and see what they say!
  11. Sprocket77

    Sprocket77 Well-Known Member

    I've always wanted a DVD boxset of Muppet Babies.
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  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't doubt there would be political things behind a delay. As I've said often, Disney hates DVD box sets. They love movies, and shove even the very popular Phineas and Ferb episodes into movie length and sell them that way. But a multi-disk set of a cartoon, either created under Disney or acquired in some buyout, is usually out of the question. Even the ones they did release are incomplete (Gummi Bears, Ducktales, Talespin, Darkwing Duck, Rescue Rangers, and The Tick).

    I wouldn't doubt there's also a problem with a subbrand. Disney is still establishing the straightforward original Muppets, and Muppet Babies would throw a wrench into that somehow. Even if they did clear that away, I'd tend to think we'd get one or two "Best Of" releases with a few episodes on each disk. I wouldn't put it past them to just release DVD versions of the 1990's VHS collections.
  13. muppet baby

    muppet baby Well-Known Member

    Hey Drtooth really like what you have said that they might just release the best of the muppet babies i have only seen that in the past with Disney with other shows really sad or they just make a overseas release of something and leave the USA out of the loop .
    I hope that they do not do that with the Muppet babies and make it world wide weather it just the best of the Muppet babies on DVD or Blu ray what ever comes first or complete season sets hope Disney does better in general in better release over all of the rights that they have to TV shows either there own made or ones that they got the rights to .
  14. SesameFever

    SesameFever Well-Known Member

    With disney owning star wars and muppet babies it would make a better chance for dvds
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  15. mimitchi33

    mimitchi33 Well-Known Member

    I agree. Now that they own the franchise, they have a higher chance of being able to re-release the show, since that clip was in the opening.
  16. SesameFever

    SesameFever Well-Known Member

    Exactly. Thanks.

    MBPRODMAN New Member

    Unless Henson lost the contracts, Disney should be able to use the clips for Muppet Babies in perpetuity - i.e. forever. Those clips couldn't have been used in the first place without a contract like that. I suspect that one of the problems in creating the digital files to make DVDs of the shows requires going back to the original elements used to make those episodes and it could be that Marvel Productions saw fit to lose some of that material, when they went through the various changes in the studio that occurred in the nineties or possibly even before that.
  18. SesameFever

    SesameFever Well-Known Member

    Thanks but I hope not.
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Unless Disney didn't get everything after the buyout of the Muppet characters, I doubt that's the case. Even if it were, we'd at least see digital versions of the VHS releases they themselves did back in the 90's.

    I'd say that Disney wants the Muppet Babies out of the franchise so far. They've put in little inklings like the Baby Animal in the Lipton Tea add, and Piggy's fantasy babies in MMW... so they might change that down the line. I really feel the time is now to start up the Muppet Babies again, but as a line of baby items first.

    Plus, like I said a trillion times before... Disney hates TV box set DVD releases. If we can't get one for major current hits like Phineas and Ferb, Gravity Falls, and any of the Marvel shows (the Ultimate Spider-Man DVD was a 2 disk mishmash of out of order episodes... way to stave off piracy), I doubt they'd be going for anything from the 80's or 90's.

    Didn't even finish freaking Ducktales off. What does that tell you?
  20. SesameFever

    SesameFever Well-Known Member

    I agree. Disney needs to change.

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