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The Christmas Toy & Secret Life of Toys on DVD!

Discussion in 'Family Worlds' started by GelflingWaldo, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo New Member

    I recently E-mailed a bunch of my friends at HIT! Entertainment about the possibility of a DVD release of “The Christmas Toy” and the subsequent TV Show, “The Secret Life of Toys”. Here is what I sent to them,

    Quickly I got a response, and it was full of some general good news. Here is the repsonce I got from Simon Forrest, the Director of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations for HIT Entertainment. He sent me the following:

    It sounds like HIT! may already have plans for a DVD releases for the Toys! Hopefully by next Christmas we’ll see some products released.

  2. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Active Member

    i have two words for that

    WHOO & HOO
  3. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder New Member

    That does sound like good news, hopefully its true.

    I wonder who would be the company incharge of DVDs of this show aswell as fraggle rock in Australia because I'd like to get intouch with them to see if theres any chance of any releases in Australia.
  4. Infinity Sirius

    Infinity Sirius New Member

    Does Disney or Jim Henson Company own the rights to the Toys productions?
  5. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo New Member

    "The Secret Life of Toys" and "The Christmas Toy" are part of the Henson Family Showcase. The Jim Henson Company owns the shows and special, and currently HIT! Entertainment has the distribution rights (until 2009). Disney does not have a hand in the ownership of these.

    There were a few rumors that in "The Christmas Toy" special, the opening and closing narrations by Kermit would be edited out or replaced due to conflict with Disney's ownership. But their has been no official word one way or another if that was true and Kermit will be gone; or if just some fans making broad asumptions after the deal with Disney.
  6. Oliver

    Oliver New Member

    Wonderful news!!!

  7. Infinity Sirius

    Infinity Sirius New Member

    I hope they leave Kermit in, but the broad assumption is probably correct. Disney will probably not let Kermit's image be distributed outside of their own deals.
  8. lowercasegods

    lowercasegods Member

    Allow me to briefly get only slightly off topic: Does is frustrate anyone else that Pixar's Toy Story got so much popularity and attention for its theme of toys come to life and the consequences of being caught out of place, when The Christmas Toy introduced the concept a decade earlier and with a far more heartfelt story and characters? Sure, it can be argued that Johnny Gruelle's Raggedy Ann and Andy dealt with the issue of living toys before either of them, and toys coming to life has been a popular aspect of mythology for generations, but no one has ever developed the concept as perfectly and sweetly as the Muppets. I guess this argument is about ten years outdated since Toy Story came out in '95 (I may be off by a year), but with Christmas just a day away it kinda got brought to mind. Plus it comes back to my frustration over CGI characters pushing puppetry (let alone the Muppets) out of the pop culture spotlight. So this Christmas as cable channels rerun Toy Story I and II and Disney rushes to complete Toy Story III without the input of Pixar, let's not forget The Christmas Toy, a tender and terrific little story and the ultimate toys come alive show that all others should be judged by.
  9. Violia

    Violia New Member

    Kermit was left in "Follow that Bird".
  10. Rugby

    Rugby Member

    Awesome email you sent, GelfingWaldo! You really put into words so eloquently what I could not. Thank you! But, but, BUT.....if they don't leave Kermit in The Christmas Toy DVD release, it would ruin the whole thing for me. Didn't they leave Kermit in the special in the Region 2 DVD release of The Christmas Toy that was released with Muppet Family Christmas?

    The email you received certainly does sound like great news. Much better than the response I got, which I believe is the same response you initially got the first time you emailed them about this. I have never seen The Secret Life of Toys, so to get those episodes on DVD would be awesome!
  11. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan New Member

    No, Kermit won't be edited out.

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