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Sesame Workshop Sues STX Films over Happytime Murders Trailer

Discussion in 'Henson Alternative' started by Pig's Laundry, May 25, 2018.

  1. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

  2. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    ^Eh, that's kind of nonsense, and more than a little insulting to the Henson Co. Like I said, I'm not a fan of what this movie seems to be, but it's not like they said "From the makers of Sesame Street."
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  3. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Well-Known Member

    I called this would happen when they used the tag line of “No Sesame and All Street. “

    Honestly the fact that they mention the previous Muppet films in the trailer maybe a bit problematic given how Disney uses the Muppets these days.
  4. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

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  5. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Well-Known Member

  6. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    But they DIDN'T take those words away.
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  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Sesame Workshop suing over something created by The Jim Henson Company? This is some deep, post-modern shitaki mushroom.
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  8. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Well who knew this day was sure to come Sesame going up aginst the Jim Henson Company, who still helps them with Muppet building and such. I would have possibly expected Sesame and Disney to butt heads from time to time, but never fight with Henson. I am also surprised that Henson has not been mentioned since they are the ones producing the movie.

    Also someone correct me if I'm wrong but don't a lot of the puppeteers whow are in the movie also work on Sesame?
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  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Probably because it's not Henson they're suing, but rather, the promotional company putting out the trailers and what have you that use the tagline, "No Sesame. All Street."

    As for Sesame puppeteers, I'm not sure, but I think I read Kevin Clash may have performed in this, but I think it's mostly the JHC Henson Alternative puppeteers who performed in this.
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  10. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    I think they are suing STX Films rather than the Henson Company
  11. Bliffenstimmers

    Bliffenstimmers Well-Known Member

    Just to make things easier and to bypass the censors, here's a shortened link to the article. Still be aware that all of this is surrounding an R-rated movie, so no peeking, minors! Or do, I'm not the boss of you. In fact maybe it would be best to inform yourself here that Happytime Murders has nothing at all to do with Sesame Street.

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  12. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Why do I feel like this is going to end up ruining future releases for Kermit the frog skits?
  13. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Why do you say that? As far as I can tell I don't see how this would effect Disney or Sesame's relationship with Kermit in any way.
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  14. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    If the workshop has this going on with the Henson company, it just makes me nervous if this could take away the privilege of them being allowed to release Kermit skits on DVD and online.
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    But why? Kermit's owned by Disney, and Disney isn't involved in this.
  16. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Well, the Henson company is a part of Disney, isn't it?
  17. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    No. Disney just owns the Classic Muppets (as in the TMS characters).
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  18. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Oh.... Whoops.

  19. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

  20. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Ooooof course. :rolleyes: :p

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