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Speculation: CW interested in Muppets?

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Beauregard, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, and Christmas is the only time they even run specials. They have those old classics, sure... and an endless parade of lame new stuff that doesn't have any imagination or fun (excluded: the AWESOME Prep and Landing specials).

    Sigh... I really miss when they had TV specials for no reason. Like Garfield and his 9 Lives, It's Flashbeagle Charlie Brown, and the only time they made a cartoon of the human baby version of Garfield, Marvin. Heck, even when they had TV specials for other holidays. Only reason they even air Charlie Brown specials anymore is because ABC paid a pretty penny for them.

    The dream? A Muppet special for EVERY holiday.
    MJTaylor likes this.
  2. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Yeah and Christmas seems the only time they feel like running specials. :p
  3. Vincent Liu

    Vincent Liu Well-Known Member

    They have The Muppet Valentine Show pilot.
  4. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    What ever did happen to the Muppets Halloween Special? I was really looking forward to it!
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  5. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    It kept getting pushed back because of the new movie. Now that the new movie is said and done, they haven't mentioned it again.
  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    They were talking about the Halloween Special before Segel even pitched his idea for a movie to them, so I doubt the movie really had anything to do with why that project was shelved, I'm sure it was another example of Disney's oh-so-wonderful handling of the Muppets at the time.
  7. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    They said it was. Disney had previously announced that they were moving the special because of the new movie. Possibly the first time they moved it had nothing to do with ti, but the second time they moved it, I'm positive they called that the reason.
  8. Sequelcast

    Sequelcast New Member

    Are either of the made for TV Muppets Christmas specials any good? I've only seen the theatrical THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL.
  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    There were a NUMBER of Muppet Christmas specials over the years, though I think the one people are discussing in this thread is Letters to Santa, which was pretty decent enough, considering it was really the first new Muppet project Disney had actually done since acquiring the Muppets years earlier.
  10. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    The only Muppet Christmas anything I purely and 100% loved is MFC. MCC- I don't like when muppets role play, VMMC- definitely had issues but it was tolerable and it put Kermit back in the spotlight, and LTS- is the movie Frank should've said was too cute. The dog is stealing the cheese, Kermit's mad at Piggy and it's really only 4:30. :p
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  11. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry, but what exactly do you mean by "the dog is stealing the cheese"?
  12. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Watch the Lynn Redgrave episode and you'll understand
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  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It was postponed the first time for good reason. They would have given it a rush job. There wasn't the time to write a solid script and film the thing with the luxury of a nice long, loose schedule. That's the question... would we really want a rushed project? I think LTS was very good, but the ending petered out worse than the last film. It really should have had at least 2 more rewrites before it went to air.

    Then the second time around, they postponed it because that's when they thought they were going to start filming the next film. This would be the year to do that special, but then the writers are working on next year's film. Who knows when that's going to start filming.

    And I wonder... will this project happen either? If they want the film by next year, they kinda have to start filming by the end of this one.
  14. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    The sequel coming out next summer is more then likely out of the question. Nick said that wasn't being realistic despite Disney wanting a summer release. But if Disney really wants a 2013 release I think your gonna be looking at another holiday release which is fine by me. Although an early 2014 release at this point might be more realistic.

    I have no doubt a new movie is coming though. No doubt what so ever.
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    That's a problem with some studios, is that they get anxious for the movie to be finished and released that it becomes sloppy and rushed: on average, when you're working on a typical movie, you're looking at a good year and a half to two years' worth of work, and that's just for the actual production, filming, post-production, editing, etc. So if Disney's wanting a summer release for the sequel, we're looking at possible problems like rushed/sloppy story telling, plot holes, etc.

    We should be glad this isn't an animated movie, because those can sometimes take upward of five years to finish.
  16. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I don't think Disney is gonna get a summer release at this point anyways. If Kermit said they were hoping to start filming early next year your highly looking at another holiday release. But who knows all I know is 2013-2014 release I am still excited and ready for a new muppet movie. :)
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  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That's why LTS had such a truncated ending, and the fact that the other Muppets pretty much disappeared for most of the project. We'd HATE to see that happen in the next film. I do not by any means mind waiting till 2014 for a quality Muppet film. The last film had at least a few years in gestation. Probably could have used just a little more time to hammer out a stronger ending.

    If that's the case, I think that there could be time for them to film the Halloween special, but I doubt they really finished the script they had.

    Still, we'll probably get that Christmas thing instead.
  18. zoebell

    zoebell Active Member

    i hope we start to hear some news about this going forward soon. it's been fairly quiet recently, and i actually heard james bobin is directing some other movie now. i hope the sequel hasn't been pushed to the backburner
  19. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I'm still keeping an optimistic attitude that 2013/2014 a sequel is coming. And I still think regardless it's gonna be a great film.
  20. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Was this the article you had read?
    http://collider.com/james-bobin-agent-zigzag/174325/


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