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"Muppet Rockumentary" in the works

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by GelflingWaldo, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. erniebert1234ss

    erniebert1234ss Well-Known Member

    give us our mayhem

    I can see it now...

    :halo: PLAY ROCK! PLAY ROCK!

    :D hey Animal. Seems we need a guitarist

    :sing: Ya looking for a guitarist?

    DT: Why, yes, we were.

    FP: Yeah, man. I just got out from my last gig as a guitarist in the orchestra pit of a big-time musical: the sound of music. I wanna rock, man!

    DT: wow, a real cultured guitarist (looks at Animal) where there is no culture...

    Animal: CUL-TURE! CUL-TURE!

    Sorry, got carried away...

  2. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    I can't wait, sounds cool.
  3. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    Is this still ago with all the changes at Disney?
  4. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I thought it was 7 years?
  5. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    I will have to do some research on that I could have sworn it wasa only 3 but you know your stuff. I will try to find it.
  6. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I will probably be proved wrong, though. I have been known to be wrong on many occasions! :)
  7. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    where would I find that information?
  8. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Probably in the articles section of the MC Website.
  9. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo Well-Known Member

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The deal includes a four-year consulting arrangement with the Jim Henson Co. to provide strategic advice on the use of the characters and a three-year production deal to develop movies and television shows. However the terms of the partnership could be extended if both parties agree.[/FONT]
  10. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    Thank you for clarifying Gelfing
  11. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Thanks for letting us know that!
  12. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Well-Known Member

    Does that mean that after these deals are up (and, for the purposes of this question, are not renewed) that they go back to the JHC, or stay with Disney?
  13. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo Well-Known Member

    In April 2008 the four-year consulting arrangement with the Jim Henson Co. will end. Until April 2008, Disney is obligated to work with Henson to get strategic advice on the use of the characters. This was to help keep the character integrity intact for the transition and to help the new people treat the Muppets "right". After the consulting arrangement ends Disney can either a) renew it and keep working with Henson for advice and overseeing; or b) they can stop working with Henson and make their own decisions on the characters and production plans.

    In April 2007 the three-year production deal to develop movies and television shows ends. This means until 2007, the people at Henson are obligated to help with the production and development of new movies/TV shows. After 2007, Disney can choose to keep working with Henson to make Muppet productions (which seems likely as of now; unless Henson does something to tick Disney off). But come 2007, Disney could choose to develop and produce things on their own, with a diffrent production company.

    After these deals are up the characters, ownership, and control stays with Disney (they bought the Muppets), these were set up to help in the transition period. Henson was legal obligated to help transition the characters and continue to support, develop, and oversee things while Disney got to know the Muppets. This was to help Disney get a proper persepective on the characters, productions, and works; without the Muppet world coming to a hault for the new owners to get onboard.

    Even after 2008, its pretty certin that the two will still work together. It is unlikely that The Muppet Holding Company will break all ties with Henson (even if it is just to make puppets, film productions, and gain access to the archives).
  14. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    That all makes sence. My worry is that Disney just stops using the Muppets all together

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