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Pre-Order "Dog City: The Movie" on DVD

Discussion in 'Family Worlds' started by Phillip, Mar 13, 2010.

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  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    "Jim Henson's Dog City: The Movie" will arrive on DVD for the first time on Tuesday June 8. Here are all the details on this anticipated release. Check it out and let us know what you think.

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  2. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

  3. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    Dog City coming to DVD? And with Rowlf not cut? Yay! Lionsgate is just on a roll, it's great that they are getting all this stuff out there that Sony and HIT never thought of putting on DVD. :sympathy:
  4. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Woo Hoo! This has been on DVD in the UK for some years now, but this is really good news! We have nearly all of the second half of the Henson Hours on DVD!

    I think it would be worth us emailing Lionsgate and asking them to release a 3 in one DVD set of Lighthouse Island, Monster Maker and Living with Dinosaurs!

    If anyone agrees with me please let Lionsgate know!

    http://www.lionsgateshop.com/contact_us.asp
  5. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Wow that looks great because Rowlf is on the Cover! that is awsome! This may mean that they may one day be able to put The Jim Henson Hour on DVD!
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Not that I'm not excited, and if Rowlf is on the cover, that clearly means Lionsgate Henson and Disney have a better relationship (hopefully this means we'd see an Emmit Otter uncut rerelease at some point... and Lionsgate did distribute Disney's bleh early 00's sitcoms)... but I wonder if there will be any special features of any kind here. Plus, I'm REALLY hoping this opens the door to getting the complete animated series on DVD at some point.
  7. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    It's definitely a good start.:)
  8. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    The news item says we can expect a behind-the-Scenes Gallery, Original Concept Art, "and more!" So who knows what we'll get besides that. It seems fairly comprehensive though compared to say, the Song of the Cloud Forest DVD.
  9. matleo

    matleo Active Member

    I have been waiting for this for so long! I can't wait. This is my favorite Henson project ever!

    --Matleo
  10. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    The only problem with that is Monster Maker and Living With Dinosaurs are both hour-long specials. So you'd need to tack on another half-hour special to fill it up to a three-hour DVD release, and the only one left is Miss Piggy's Hollywood. Besides, Monster Maker was released as a stand-alone video, so I'd say they'd probably release MM and LWD separately.
  11. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Yeah I definitely would love seeing this(had no idea at the time these werent Storyteller segments, just assumed they were)
    I loved Monster Maker:)

    And yeah I was surprised to see Rowlf featured prominently:)

    The cutting out the Muppets from specials to me is as silly as WWE Wrestling censoring out all references to "WWF" from archival footage.
  12. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Also wanted to note, there's a complication with releasing "The Jim Henson Hour". It has the JHC company in the title...but everything in that show would be under Disney.

    What Disney could do is release it as "Muppet Television: The cult hit series from 1989" or something. Sadly, Lionsgate seems to be wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy more on the ball with Muppet related dvd releases now days than Disney.

    I mean come on: Muppets @ WDW AND Muppets Tonight were both Muppet/Disney productions pretty much, yet nada tostada...perhaps ever on the dvd front. If Lionsgate was in charge of that, we'd already have seen these out by now or soon to come.
  13. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    Great artwork!:excited:

    I will be picking this one up:D
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Here's what I think the problem is. With Henson, they haven't really had a project that was very successful yet (with the exception of those 2 PBS shows and maybe Puppet Up) so they're best bet is releasing all their back catalog. Disney to date hasn't even released any of their own specials (Muppets or otherwise) and the only Muppet "specials" we got were the pilot films and the Muppets on Puppets as backup features on DVD season sets. I'd love to see some sort of Muppet special compilation set/disk at some point, but I don't know what Disney's policies vis a vis releasing TV specials (again, Muppet or otherwise).
  15. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't be surprised if an episode or two of the animated Dog City showed up as a bonus feature.
  16. Kiki

    Kiki Active Member

    Oh wow, Dog City! That brings back memories. :) Hope I can get it!
  17. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I am excited about this. And I'm glad that Rowlf won't be edited. I am a bit surprised they put him on the cover. I thought I read that the removal of Kermit on other Henson DVDs was because Disney had a policy of not licensing its characters... Maybe it was just their most notable characters (but if things have been worked out, then I hope it leads to rereleases of Emmet Otter and Christmas Toy). Maybe our chances of getting the Animal Show "Bald Eagle" episode will be better now.

    It would be great if the other Henson-owned JHH specials were to be released, but I wonder if Lionsgate got those rights or not (Sony does still have distribution rights for some of the creaure shop stuff). I think Monster Maker and Living with Dinosaurs could be released on their own, but Lighthouse Island should probably be included as a bonus feature (though I do like Lighthouse Island better than Monster Maker).
  18. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    This might lead to someone relessing Muppet Family Christmas sometime!

    Think about what Disney has allowed the Muppets to do with there extended famly just this year. Kermit was on the first show of season 40 of Sesame Street, and now Rowlf on the cover of Dog City! I think things over at Disney are changing for the better if you ask me.
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Disney owns the special completely. They could release it if they really wanted to... but as I said earlier, Disney hasn't really released ANY of the old specials on their own.
  20. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I tried contacting them, but saw that providing ones phone number is mandatory, and didn't want to do so. I don't mind providing my full name or e-mail to them, but not my phone number. Hopefully there are other fans who want those on DVD and aren't like me.


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