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Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by TimmyMonsterIL, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Or maybe copyright holders are just greedy and want WAAAAYYY too much to license out their property, or maybe some of them are GASP outright refusing to let Disney use their property. As copyright holders, they do have a right to refuse their stuff from being used.

    Oh wait. I forgot. That's just what the aliens want us to think. *puts tinfoil hat on*
     
  2. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    I still think we haven't gotten Season 4-5 yet is because of celebrity estates like John Denver & Tony Randall and also music right holders for Macho Man & Stayin Alive.
     
  3. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    When you do check it out, please tell us if the songs are closed-captioned. That's my big compliant with the original box set.
     
  4. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    They don't have to worry about Stayin' Alive. That was performed in Season 3.
     
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  5. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    And please try to find out how close they are to finishing getting all the legal clearances for Seasons 4 and 5.

    Heck, please try to find out why they broke their promise to release Season 4 in 2010 as originally announced.
     
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  6. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah I forgot but, in all honesty I haven't watched the Muppet Show in a while so just a honest mistake.
     
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  7. Tordwashere

    Tordwashere Member

    The trailers are all the same and the songs are sadly not captioned. It probably is just the same disc with a new label and box.

    I don't know if this idea has been stated before but I do believe it's because of the Christopher Reeves episode due to the heavy mentions of superman (Especially in Miss Piggy's dressing room)
     
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  8. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Where did you get that idea?
     
  9. Tordwashere

    Tordwashere Member

    Not sure which one you're referring to but I'll do both i guess.
    For the first one, since all the trailers and captions are the same as well as the special features it wouldn't be unlikely that they're just reprints of the first season 2 release with different labels and a new box (Which is plastic unlike the nice cardboard box the first release had).

    For the second one it's just a theory, seeing as Marvel is owned by Disney, and DC is still trying (And failing) at building they're own line of movies leading up to a big crossover movie, just like Marvel did. There are a lot of other ideas as to why season 4 and 5 still hasn't come out, but I'm just putting this one out there.
     
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  10. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Here's a list of all the celebrity estates Disney may have to deal with from Season 4-5 of The Muppet Show: Marty Feldman, Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Gene Kelly, John Denver, Señor Wences, Doug Henning, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Victor Borge, Dudley Moore, James Coburn, Johnny Cash, Tony Randall, Christopher Reeve, Beverly Sills, Lorene Yarnell, Wally Boag, Andy Williams, & Jonathan Winter. That's 19 & counting estates so far.

    Also on a side note: Music right holders Disney way also have to deal, and I think the Chris Langham episode may be cut due to his child pornography arrest.
     
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  11. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Wow, are there that many guest stars that have passed on? I guess sometimes I forget just how long ago the show was.
     
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  12. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    I very highly doubt that.
     
  13. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    I saw a comment by JD Hansel on the Muppet Hub Facebook page regarding the releases of Seasons 4 and 5 and he says that it's a bit more complicated than just clearing the music rights but he's not at liberty to say any more than that.

    He also says that we are not close to seeing the Season 4 and 5 DVDs getting released.

    Please tell me that JD is wrong.
     
  14. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Okay, JD is wrong. There, that fixed everything!
     
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  15. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    What exactly is JD Hansel's profession?
     
  16. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Sporadic Muppet blogger and podcaster.
     
  17. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    Not funny. :mad:
     
  18. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Nor is your constant bothering people with questions about this subject.

    I don't have much faith that these will be released any time soon, so let's give it a rest until some factual information comes about.
     
  19. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I agree i love your passion about this, but getting mad and angry aint going to help anyone.
     
  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    He wasn't getting angry at anyone.
     

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