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Steve Whitmire has left the Muppets, Matt Vogel to continue as Kermit

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by GonzoMan, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Matt’s performance is Kermit is fine but, the Kermit puppet he’s using doesn’t seem like a correct fit
  2. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

    I honestly think people will be used to Matt's Kermit once he's in a Muppet production (i.e. the potential TV show). I just think he hasn't had a lot of time to shine.
  3. GrouchFanatic

    GrouchFanatic Well-Known Member

    DarthGonzo, honestly, I couldn’t agree with you more. Sellin the Muppets to Disney was the worst mistake that Jane & the kids ever made.
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  4. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I’ve said this before, but can people just stop bringing up and mentioning the thread?
  5. Prof Bunsen

    Prof Bunsen Well-Known Member

  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Hey, guess what? The Henson family sold the Muppets to Disney, did you guys know? Oh, and Disney fired Steve Whitemore as well, can you believe it? I can't believe all of this is happening right now!
  7. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Ah, the sarcasm in that post. :laugh:
  8. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    Wait Steve Whitmire was Kermit?

    What Happened to Jim Henson????
  9. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    He retired after having enough with the muppets for 50 years.
  10. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    Not so! Jim wanted it that way anyway! :mad:
    DMHFan likes this.
  11. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    When did this all happen? Wish the home page of MC would have been updated to keep us in the know.
  12. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    The funny thing is, if the Muppets had been sold to another company like Warner, you probably wouldn’t be saying that right now.
  13. DMHFan

    DMHFan Well-Known Member

    Yes, Disney would respect The Muppets.
  14. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Jim wanted a deal with Disney, but I do not think he wanted Disney to have complet creative control. The thing is the deal with Disney was literally killing Jim, because of everything it entailed. If he had lived till the deal was finalized it would have been completely different then what we have today.
    So yes Jim wanted a partnership with Disney, but he would have still owned the characters.
  15. Prof Bunsen

    Prof Bunsen Well-Known Member

    He did want to do a deal with Disney, as long as Disney would have creative output from his characters and not the Sesame Street ones which he felt were entirely different entities, which he was right.

    Disney may have had a different way of handling the Muppets than Jim, as well as make some blunders en route, and they're kind of in the shadow of all of Disney's first-party content and others properties like Marvel and Star Wars, but that doesn't mean they haven't done a good job with them.
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  16. CBPuppets

    CBPuppets Well-Known Member

    Whoever's the Admin, please close this thread! this is old news
    LittleJerry92 likes this.
  17. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

  18. CBPuppets

    CBPuppets Well-Known Member

    I'll remember that thanks
  19. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    No problem.
  20. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Please just close this thread already.

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