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NY Times: Fuzzy Renaissance

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Phillip, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    A new article highlighting the past and present of the Muppets is in Sunday's edition of the New York Times. There are a few new tidbits that haven't yet been announced publicly. Check it out and let us know what you think.
     
  2. Katzi428

    Katzi428 Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately (as I stated before) my 8 year old niece is more into "Hannah Montana" than Kermit & his buddies.:rolleyes: Even before she was interested in Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus, I showed her my stuffed Kermit. No luck. Hopefully when her little sister is a bit older (she's almost a year & a half) she show some interest in the Muppets.(she already has a small Elmo doll..so I hope she can work her way up.)
     
  3. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    That article... seriously nearly brought me to tears. That is the most exciting thing I have read in a long, long time. It's really happening people! If you don't see that now, you never will. It's really actually happening. Fuzzy Renaissance indeed.

    GO MUPPETS! ! ! !
     
  4. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    I still say if a child in exposed to the muppet movies and such from an early age they do not even need a tie in with some other stars on tv to love the muppets IMHO.
    And "the age group between 6 and 12?" Ack, most of the kids I know that are into those things are at least 14...No wonder they say being kids as kids is 'out of style' now if that is how low they are aiming :p...

    Anyway, it is great that the muppets are coming back, but sad to me that little ones are so ruled by whatever the media puts out at the moment that they can't be reached any other way but idol dropping...
    I mean, the muppets where over ten years old when I first met them, and I liked them for themselves, not because my parents liked them or of who they guest stared with...
    *sigh* I am so giving up cable and living off of DVDs when I have a baby...all the muppet thingies will most likely be online, and there is nothing good on most of the time anyway but brainwashing for the next fad *lol* :) (Golly, you can tell I was raised by the hippie generation -.-)
     
  5. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    It all sounds so good! Especially that Make-Your-Own-Muppet thing.
     
  6. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    I would love to make one of those :excited:
     
  7. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    I agree. A very good read as far as what Dizney has planned for the Muppets. Let the FUZZY RENAISSANCE begin! :attitude:
     
  8. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I liked the article, but they should have also interviewed parents whose kids do like Muppet Show (they do exist). Instead they made it look like Disney is the only way.
     
  9. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I know I'm one of them! when i bought the Muppet Show season 3 all the kids whos ages are from 8- 4 where very exited to watch it with me. I don't think they cared about the guest stars but loved when the Muppets where doing something wacky.
     
  10. bazooka_beak

    bazooka_beak Active Member

    That F.A.O. Swartz thing is awesome :O I would be in heaven if I could have my own Muppet! Too bad I don't live in New York :/ Do they have one in Chicago?

    I can't wait to see their float :D
     
  11. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    I agree, there should have been more balance..They always make it seem like a 'kids these days with their newy pop idols, yes sir, the only thing we can do is put them in with the muppets, that's the only way they'll even look at them :sympathy:'
    It's not that uncommon for children to like the muppets for themselves..maybe not the whole generation, but then the whole generation does not love High School Musical ether..They do have minds of their own ;).
     
  12. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Well i can see how Henson would think that the Muppets would do better over at Disney. They are one of the Biggest family entertainment companys in the world, and could do with them. Not just the tweenys but as a whole the Muppet when being themselfs can prove to stand the ageing of time. As they are trying to do now.
     
  13. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Yup, it's the old story, the popular kids get catered to and the kids who follow their own drummer get left behind.
     
  14. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Oh come on people! Give me a froggin' break! HOW can you BELIEVE all this crap? ! How can you ALWAYS believe this CRAP? ! When has Disney ever actually done what they said they were going to do other than The Muppets' Wizard of Oz and that TV special a while back? ! How can you stand always getting yourselves worked up, then only to discover you've just worked your way to major disappointments? !

    These are all the EXACT same things Universal promised Ross Bagdasarian Jr. they'd do with The Chipmunks when he sold them to them back in the 90s! What did we get? Those two direct-to-video monster movies and that's it! Lucky Ross sued them for breach of contract, and when their contract expired, he got The Chipmunks back, hence the recent movie with Jason "My Name is Earl" Lee as David Seville! There ain't going to be no "Fuzzy Renaissance", there ain't going to be no new TV shows, specials, movies, attractions, etc, there's NOTHING to get excited about! Again, it's all talk and no do!
     
  15. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    A bit negative are we?
     
  16. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    Um...aw...:eek: *hands him radish shaped lollypop*
    We'll see?:cry:...
     
  17. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Your Right! I hate the Muppets!

    What no way why in the world would i say that i love the Muppets and they will be great once again.
     
  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I'm not being negative, I'm being REALISTIC!

    Look at the big picture, people.
     
  19. MuppetQuilter

    MuppetQuilter Member

    Okay, everyone take a deep breath. Hollywood has always made plans that don't work out. That's the business. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it was planned with the best of intentions and failed and sometimes it was just talk. If people want to get excited about plans, that's their right. If people don't want to get excited about plans, that's their right. But if you want to stay here and continue discussing plans, you have to do so in a respectful manner. There's room for all opinions here-- but there is absolutely not room for insisting everyone must share a common opinion. People can disagree-- just do so politely.
     
  20. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    I saw this article last night, and I thought it showed a lot of promise! Now, that's not to say that all of that promise will be fulfilled, but it's clear that Disney really wants to do big things with the Muppets. I hope it has the follow-through to get there.

    On a side-note, I've been teaching 7th graders for the past few weeks, and I'm constantly pleasantly surprised by how many of them know and appreciate the Muppets. A few have even been sporting Kermit the Frog T-shirts. I think the time is right for this Fuzzy Renaissance.
     


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