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The Muppet Movement: 50 States 50 calls to Disney

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by dwayne1115, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    And it's still just as frustrating that Ryan Dosier is too chicken to ask his Muppets Studio sources for updates on the releases and to give us official reasons as to why they've been delayed for so long. It seems he hasn't asked them for so long and I wish he would stop with the usual rhetoric of shouting "Release the sets already, Disney" like all the other fans and sites do and just ask them since he has the contacts and to truly remain in touch with them. It's the only way.

    I'm not trying to force anyone to do anything. I'm just sharing how I feel, that's all.
     
  2. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    Also, I think we should try to get D23 to do another Muppet presentation hosted by Lylle Brier at their next Expo just like the one they did in 2009, so they can give us updates on all of their broken promises, including releasing TMS Season 4 in 2010, and to apologize for the delays and reassure everyone that all of the announced things are still in development and on the way.
     
  3. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I'm going to send you a PM on that one.......

    Trying to get Disney to do anything is a lot harder then it sounds. The reason they would do anything at a D23 is if they would have a lot of things to promote. I'm still thinking that even after two movies Disney is still trying to figure out what direction they want to take the Muppets in. For us fans the direction is clear, get the Muppets back on TV in Prime-Time, and release all of there old material that Disney owns. However getting that done is easier said then done.
     
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  4. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    If no one wants to say why there is a delay, then it may be a private matter, we may have no control over it, maybe even Disney has no control over it, the thing that I hate is Disney will not let the public be aware of the reasons.
     
  5. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Would it not be kind of funny, and sad if Disney only owned seasons 1-3 and the other two seasons where trapped in some legal mess,
     
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  6. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    That would be pretty amusing, I mean no offense, but while I love season 4 and 5 of TMS, I feel that there was a slight quality dip, nothing too big, but if I were to choose I would watch season 2 and 3 over those two, season 1 is a different matter, but let me just say that I love every season, but I think that the strongest were the second and the third ones.
     
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  7. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    That's exactly what the problem is, except the legal mess is the music. Disney doesn't want to release a butchered version of the season that the fans will hate, so they have to work around the musical legal problems.
     
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  8. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Is it that big of a deal if a few songs are not intact, I mean as long as the sketches, backstage stuff, and the guest star moments are in the episode, then it is not that big of a deal, unless there are way too many songs they are not allowed to use, then they should just release the episodes that can be uncut on a DVD of five episodes, that would probably sell greatly.
     
  9. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I seriously think it's more then just song rights though. I mean I could understand if it where like a major part of the episode or something, but there has to be more to it.
     
  10. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    It would probably mean chopping down like, half of the season, and it would be horribly butchered. It's not something you would want.

    I'm pretty sure it's just music rights. For a while I had this theory that George Lucas was holding it up bec of the Star Wars episode, but now that Disney owns Star Wars, that theory goes out the window. Still sure it's just music rights
     
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  11. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    I wonder which episodes are being held back, maybe it is a few songs from a lot of episodes which would make sense.
     
  12. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Are we still doing this or have we given up already, I mean we need to do something bigger, how about we put up flyers wherever we are or just spread the word and ask anyone we know to call Disney, come on guys we got to do this for justice for freedom for honesty.
     
  13. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    No we have not given up, I'm just taking time off from it during the holidays, and then I can kind of regroup and plan our next form of attack.
     
  14. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Ya we should do something bigger than phone calls, maybe commercials on the internet or something like that to get people aware of the movement everywhere.
     
  15. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Well if it is Music rights that is the main and major hold up I'm wondering what we can really do at all, but that being said maybe a large fan uprising would get the music company's to act a little nicer. If only we knew which Music companies where giving Disney such a hard time, then we could go from there.
     
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  16. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    So, are we still doing the contest with the poster, because we need one.
     
  17. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Your the only one who seems to be excited about it. So if you come up with a good one, I'll gladly buy you a Muppet DVD of your choice.
     
  18. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Haven't you people learned? Disney doesn't like releasing anything Muppet to the home market unless it's just the repackaged Muppet Movie, Caper, Carol, Oz or the two new movies. Funny they don't own the rights to Manhattan or MFS.

    Though it would be funny if we got Muppet Babies and Muppets Tonight on the home market before TMS Season 4 and 5. But bottom line is Lionsgate cares more about Muppet fans than Disney.
     
  19. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Disney owns virtually every main franchise on the planet...Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, Muppets, etc. Noone can surely believe they can't afford to clear the music rights for the remaining seasons or the clips used in Muppet Babies. Come on now.
     
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  20. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    That is what I've been trying to say for some time. I seriously doubt that the only reason for them not to release these is due to the music rights. Most everyone else is convinced that it's just the music rights, and that I'm crazy for even trying this movement at all.
     

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