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Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Drtooth, Apr 7, 2009.
Is there an echo in here?
Well I hope that they are postphoing it to focaes on other things.
I missed that post.
Lucas is far from perfect these days, but he's always had a soft spot for Muppets, Jim Henson and Disney. I still think this delay has to do with timing. Buena Vista Home Video releases many things - the Muppet Shows are just one of them. I'm certain they want to complete the set and will, but they don't see an urgency like fans do.
You know, for special features, I've been thinking that it would be great for seaosn 4 to include a number of guest appearances, even though it would cost Disney money for some of them. Some of Rowlf's appearances on The Jimmy Dean Show and Our Place, excerpts from Kermit's 1979 appearance on The Tonight Show, excerpts from The Muppets Take Over Today, and some of their 1992 appearances on Good Morning America (I think Disney owns the rights to the latter).
At least we know that Disney is working on the release of Season 4. This will also give time to think of the following...
1. WHO WILL MAKE THE COVER OF SEASON FOUR?
2. WHICH MUPPETS WILL BE ON THE DVD MENU?
3. WHAT WILL BE THE BONUS FEATURES FOR THIS DVD SET?
Here are some of my thoughts for Bonus Features for Season 4.
- A Frog is Born: The Kermit The Frog Documentary that was suppose to be on Season 3.
- The Two Muppet Segments from The Steve Allen Show
- More Muppet Show Promos
- Rare Muppet Commercials from The 60s
- More New Interviews from the Muppeteers, Writers and Designers
- Tales of The Tinkerdee pilot
- The Original Unaired Pilot version of the Juliet Prowse episode
Just to name a few.
I think popularity dictates that Gonzo and Animal will be the cover Muppets for seasons 4 and 5. Who will be on which is yet to be seen. I really really think "Of Muppets And Men" is the no-brainer to put on one of these sets.
I would bet that "Of Muppets and Men" will be on Season 5 since most of the behind the scenes clips are from season 5.
I bet that Gonzo will make the cover for season 4.
It would be nice if Kermit and Gonzo will be on the disc menus of this set.
You know, it would have been nice to have themed menus for each season - Electric Mayhem, Muppet Labs, Pigs in Space, Muppet Monsters etc. It would be so cool to have Dr Teeth and the band banter in the menus.
Anyone know why "A Frog is Born" isn't on the 3rd season?
Maybe they just didn't have enough space on the disc.
That would be neat if we had Carol Channing on the cover. hahah kidding.
There was another post at Mupet Central, somewhere, from somebody who got to talk to Craig Shemin at an event, and learned that "A Frog is Born" was dropped due to some kind of rights issues. It wasn't said what the issue was, but I would think that they could easily cut something from an original documentary (and shouldn't clearances have been mad ebefore production?).
I've talked to Craig Shemin before at some past events and he told me that he gave Disney a list of Bonus Feature suggestions for the next Muppet Show season DVD sets.
Craig is a great guy to talk to. He also told me that The Muppet Show is a very expensive show to release on DVD because each song has to be cleared for the DVD release and it takes a lot of time. I can definitely understand that.
Oh yeah. If anyone remembers that, there was an extensive 5 page list (exaggerating) of all these amazing bonus features we had lined up, and most of them were cut for clearance reasons. Even a phone call from Pigs in Space to astronauts because NASA didn't want to clear it, or they charged too much... I know they're strapped for cash, but come on!
I say no wonder why it's going to be another year wait... but they couldn't have worked on this since the second season release? Something tells me they had, though. These industrialists that buy up song rights for the sake of buying up song rights (see above) like to make anyone who isn't using the songs they just bought for hemorrhoid cream commercials is going to have to put up a lot of money and struggle to get that stuff out there.
I'm more inclined to think it will be Scooter for season 5 myself.
And it's been said that "Of Muppets And Men" is slated for season 5 because it's such a fitting wrap-up to the series.
Man, it seems like the special features on these sets are a bit unredictable. Most of the seaosn 1 features had to do with the development of the series (well, I guess that was a bit predictable/expected..), then season 2's features were mostly thigns from the late 1990s/ early 2000s, and then season 3's features were mostly black and white productions made long before TMS began, and weren't pitches/ pilots for the series. Who knows, maybe season 4 will have features from the 1980s.
im still trying to build my muppet collection. im kinda glad that we have to wait for season 4. that gives me time to get the money for other things first. and i am definatly not made of money. i recently forced my parents to let me do chores so i can start saving up. i get 3 dollars a week, but ive been finding money all over. im srry. im rully off topic.
Hello fans! Did this subject die out? What is Disney up to? Anyone knows? Cheers. K2
I don't have a link, but there is a thread somewhere around here in these forums that states that Season 4 will come out in 2010.
Why it is taking so long to come out between releases is anyone's guess. Maybe it's the economy? Then again, we're talking about DISNEY here.
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