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Muppets.com relaunches with Disney XD

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by RKUNKLER, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    You would think it would not work because they both seem to be a little slow.
  2. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I think Bobo is more sly than slow. He gets his way by playing dim. Beau is just slow. ;)
  3. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    Bobo is am ix, he's certainly dim witted, but the kind of dim witted where he thinks he isn't. Beau is just plain simple and more good natured.
  4. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    There is a new Newsman video.
  5. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Oh man, I LOVED the "Whatnot/FAO Swartz" skits, especially with Kermit and Pepe going up to random people on the street. And hey, was that Denise from France's Muppet TV Pepe was chasing after?

    This is amazing...there's a TON of new skits Ive missed since last going to Muppets.com

    I just wish there was a list of them in order so I know where I left off
  6. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    ya that would be nice i kind of wish that Disney would send out an e mail when they update the site.
  7. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    There is a new video with Bobo and Beauregard.
  8. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    That was hilarious!

    Was that Rosario in the background? *from Will/Grace*
  9. GuySmileyfan

    GuySmileyfan Well-Known Member

    I just hope they put up Rowlf soon.
  10. ohtherain

    ohtherain Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised. Hopefully they haven't gone back to their days of not updating for two months; there is no Sam the Eagle intro and it's the Fourth of July. However, Sam the Eagle isn't in any of the XD videos anyway.
  11. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Hey i can't understand why no one has played the remix game. It's kind of cool
  12. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I have. It's kind of cool, but once is enough for me.

    On another topic - the volume level resetting to blaringly loud with each new page on Muppets.com is an issue the designers should address. It's a fantastic site, but I would log in more frequently if the sound didn't just start up like that. I surf a lot at work, but never to Muppets.com. That and the main stage reload that takes the user back to the "Say Cheese!" portion every time too. It's a little clumsy in the architecture, but the comedy is always golden! :)
  13. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I know what you mean. I have a lot of ideas for Muppets.com I just wish I could get my foot in the door to pitch them to someone. I had a real cool idea for the Muppet Whatnots and get Muppets.com some money at the same time. I piched the idea to Jim Lewis he loved it but that's about as far as it went.
  14. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Oooh, what were these ideas (if you don't mind me asking)?
  15. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Well i don't want to post them here but I'll send them to you in a PM because I don't want anyone to steal them.
  16. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Cool, I gotcha. Funny enough, I just signed a nondisclosure form this week pertaining to some client work. But that's all I can say, of course. :shifty: It's non-Muppety work though.

    Muppets.com uses Flash in some very good ways and in some trickier, stickier ways too. I always try to make my own Flash work friendly. Maybe one day I will apply over at Disney, but I've always been afraid to peek too far behind the curtain there.

    I like the content of Muppets.com and some of the art direction, but the set up is rather clunky. Still better than their old Muppet Studios site that looked more like an abandoned prison than a Muppet theme park. I wish the clips were easier to access on the new site and didn't require so much clicking around. That back pack element is always covering something I'm trying to look at and a little cumbersome to move at times. They really should get rid of the elements that get between the user and the clips.

    These days I'm just happy to see new Muppet stuff on the web!
  17. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I agree I think Muppet.com is great and has some very wonderful content. I think it just needs a more Muppet Show feel to it. Do you remembre muppet world.com that had cgi Muppets. I kind of liked it but it ran so slow.
  18. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    That was an interesting site. The CG element was a bit strange, but that site had so much potential. I think the Muppets significantly dropped their marketing push after MFS until VMX. That really was a dark time for Muppets, but this site flourished. ;)

    The web is littered with ideas that don't get off the ground. I'm glad that Disney decided to keep Muppets.com active. I just wish they had devoted fans designing the format. The Muppets are a very different sort of property than the rest of Disney. It would be a great help.
  19. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I know i mean i know that they have the imput of people like Jim Lewis and the Muppeters to some extent or maybe not, but If the Muppets try and get to modern then we could see another MFS, and that would not be good. That's kind of what I fear with Jason Seagl's script. He has talked a good talk about it, but we wont really know untill we see it.
  20. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I agree with you. All the Muppets need are a good dusting off and a shine on their classic roots. Segel's passion and ideas have given me hope, but I believe a good Muppet project would be somewhere inbetween Lewis and Segel. Could be like chocolate and peanut butter. :o The thing is, we don't know how much follow-through is really happening. The Halloween special makes me hopeful.

    Muppets.com really just needs to keep up the funny clips and craft the site to easily facilitate the viewing of them. Everything after that is icing. Some of the icing (site structure, clip loading and volume settings) they're using now does hinder viewing the clips. It also seems that they are spending time making the site look Muppety, but aren't using real Muppety reference.

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