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Stop Being a Fool Disney: Release The Muppets at Walt Disney

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Muppet Master, Jul 20, 2014.


Do you think Disney'll release the special?

  1. Yes

    6 vote(s)
  2. No

    12 vote(s)

  1. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    I don't think there's a thread for this, anyways, when Disney got the muppets in 2004, I highly expected them to release the 1990 special on DVD considering it had something to do with Disney. A decade later, I'm still wondering, why aren't they releasing it? It's literally the most foolish thing not to do. IT'S A TIE-IN WITH DISNEY FOR GOD'S SAKE! At least maybe sell it at Disneyland near the Muppet Vision***3D ride I mean come on. It'd seem like such a no-brainer. Why haven't we got the special yet?
  2. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Well-Known Member

    I don't think Disney sees that tv special as having too much of an actual demand to warrant an actual DVD release, i.e they don't see it as profitable, and the fact that it was a tie in with Disney, really matters very little. Since a) they now own it all and b) it's not like their are people (at least not much) who know the Muppets, but DON'T know Disney. And as much as it pains me to say this, I can of would have to agree.
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  3. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    And it is very dated. They'd have better luck doing a more current version and even then I don't know if it would be popular enough to be profitable.
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  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    Does Disney release any special regardless of who's in it? I have never seen them release any television special, unless you count Mickey's Christmas Carol.
  5. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    That special was basically a commercial for Disney's acquisition of the Muppets...before Henson died and the deal fell through. From a fan point of view, I'd love to have a better DVD than the one I made by burning YouTube videos onto a disc. However, from Disney's point of view, why would they release that? It's so dated and the message is not the one they want to get across now. They aren't acquiring them, they have them, they're firmly a Disney property now. Plus, during the closing credits we see puppet bloopers, including the puppeteers letting the puppets fall multiple times. NO NO NO! Mustn't spoil the magic!
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  6. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Well-Known Member

    I have a really good quality copy of this somewhere. If anyone would like it, let me know. Anyway, it would be great to finally see a DVD of this. But I honestly doubt it.
  7. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    Any Muppet sepcial ought to be released on DVD, and this was a neat one! Especiallly the bits with the Seven Dwarfs!
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  8. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    On VHS? You want to trade it with another muppet item?
  9. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Well-Known Member

    It is very dated, especially with what Mickey is wearing.

    Don't get me wrong as a Muppets fan, sure I would enjoy seeing this get a DVD release, along with a wide catalog of Muppets specials. But I don't see it happening in the least. And let's be honest here, we're talking about Disney they own tons of franchises,not just Muppets, meaning that they have tons of things to release, rather it movies or tv shows that would much more profitable than this special.
    Pretty much if it's a special that is more current like the Muppet ones that did get their own DVD, like Wizard of Oz or Letters to Santa, or those Phineas and Ferb ones.

    Plus Mickey's Christmas Carol wasn't a a TV special, it was a theatrical short, first being shown before, I believe, the re-release of the Rescuers and was the first Mickey Mouse short film in over 30 years. So it's a part of Mickey Mouse film history, which is why that has gotten a few DVD releases over the years.
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  10. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Well, then does anyone think it could be a bonus feature on a muppet blu-ray? (I'm thinking MMW will be the last muppet production to be released on DVD)
  11. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking Muppets Most Wanted will be the last for some time, but not the last one ever.

    As for the special being released as a bonus feature. Who knows? I won't say flat out no to that, but I don't see it happening anytime soon.
  12. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    I do hope though that TMS S4 and 5 (if ever released) will get a DVD release along with Blu-Ray. Probably not though, since DVDs are already quite obsolete, heck I see more Blu-Rays then DVDs at Walmart nowadays. The good news is that DVDs are now a heck lot cheaper, new releases can be as cheap as $15, the bad news is they get stripped of most or all their bonus features so all you have is a music video that's already on YT *cough* MMW *cough*.
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Current specials are treated like movies anyway, with the DVD release planned usually before the actual air date. They're more like telefilms that are destined for a release anyway. It's things that are much older they turn a blind eye to. It's obvious that the Music Video specials are lost forever. Totally Minnie... well, does anyone even want that is the question. I don't see any of those older ones, especially something promotional. If they released any of the Disney World based specials (like the anniversary ones), I'd agree that it sucks that it isn't out. But since none of them are, this isn't a specific Muppet Snub.

    And yes. Mickey's Christmas Carol was theatrically released. But it reached more audiences as a Christmas special... but even then, it was padded with other things to make it a full hour long TV program.
  14. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Well-Known Member

    Actually I got it from a VHS. I'll see if I can upload it in the next few days.
  15. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Well, you don't have to go through the trouble of uploading it, because there are already several ones on YT, but if you want to, go ahead ;).
  16. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Let me just say if Disney isn't even releasing TMS seasons 4 and 5 what makes you think their gonna release this? And considering how MMW flopped I doubt were gonna see anything from them for awhile. Mind you I said awhile not forever!
  17. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Well-Known Member

    Well, from the whole point of view of music copyright laws, I think this special would actually be easier for them to release. I'm pretty sure all the songs were original. But, make no mistake, there is MORE money to be made with the Muppet show DVD sets than they would ever make with this TV special.
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  18. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Honestly this isn't a special that I would be rushing out to buy.
  19. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Well-Known Member

    I would pick it up, but that's cause I would pick up anything Muppets, which is why I have Muppets Wizard of Oz and Letters to Santa in my collection, though I wasn't a fan on those specials. Though, I wouldn't if the price was wrong.

    But yeah, this is something that only the most hardcore/loyal of Muppet and/or Disney fans would buy. It honestly isn't hard at all to see why this doesn't have a DVD release.
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  20. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I would much rather see AMFC get a DVD uncut release then the Disney World special.

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