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The Muppets Character Encyclopedia coming Feb. 7 2014

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by minor muppetz, Oct 2, 2013.

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  1. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    That would be awesome indeed! But hey- I'll take what I can get.:)
     
  2. DutchMuppet

    DutchMuppet Member

    Website is down. Saw it this afternoon on my mobile phone and it looks very nice/ I'm happy, I pre-ordered it so I will get it soon!
     
  3. galagr

    galagr Well-Known Member

    I find it odd that they included Sketches/Acts...I thought this book was gonna be strictly about the characters and their back stories/fun-facts. Ah, well. I guess without the sketches, they wouldn't be too well known anyway.

    I also realized the boundaries of this book...I mean, it's gonna include characters like Afghan Hound, Angel Marie, Fleet Scribbler, and the Fazoobs. This pretty much confirms characters like George the Janitor, Annie Sue, Hilda, Marvin Suggs, Mildred Huxtetter, etc. The fact that they are even acknowledging these characters in a 2014 book gets me immensely excited. Who would've thought Disney would even acknowledge the fact that those characters exist?

    Also, I pre-ordered the book off of Amazon. So, will I receive the book on the 7th, or will it ship out on the 7th?
     
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  4. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Looking at the "Gonzo's Great Acts" page, it seems like his motorcycle act is the only actual act represented, with the others pictured not coming from any actual productions. Why not acknowledge/picture his tire-eating. cannonball-catching, piano-balancing, or hypnotism acts? But maybe those will be mentioned on the Gonzo page.

    It won't surprise me if there's going to be a "Fozzie's Jokes" page. Or an Electric Mayhem section (in addition to each individual member getting a page). There'll probably be pages for Pigs in Space and Muppet Labs. It would be cool if there were sections on The Muppet Theater, Muppet Central, and KMUP.

    I wonder if any celebrities/live actors will be pictured. Not exactly a big deal, just wondering if they'll be pictured or mentioned in any pages, aside from first appearances on shows named after the hosts (the pages for Mahna Mahna and the Snowths should list their debuts as The Ed Sullivan Show).

    At first I thought all the character pages would list likes and dislikes, but looking at them again, some of them do leave out likes and/or dislikes.
     
  5. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Well, the book comes out in just a few days. I hope that a review comes out before the book is released. Don't know if Tough Pigs or The Muppet Mindset or even Muppet Central will get (or has gotten) an early copy to review, but that would be nice (and I expect both sites to give a great review regardless of whether they get it early).
     
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  6. galagr

    galagr Well-Known Member

    Has it been said if the new information in the book is canonical or not? If it is, and I REALLY hope it is, we're gonna have to do a lot of updating on the wiki.

    AHH! Two days! I can barely stand the wait!
     
  7. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member


    Well the Muppets don't have canon, so it probably doesn't matter. But it would be interesting if any new facts come up in future projects (I don't really expect any new info on the long-time main characters like Kermit or Miss Piggy, they already have plenty of existing info that can be included).
     
  8. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    There really is no Muppet canon. They are just hired players with murky personal pasts.
     
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  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Trying to cobble it all together is madness. best not to bother.

    Though, to their credit, you got to love how the last movie tried to do canon... then basically said that those were movies anyway. :smirk:
     
  10. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Looking at these sample pages, it looks like these might not include characters who were more-or-less exclusive to the Tales from Muppetland specials. Looking at the two-page spread with Cactus Quartet and Camilla, it's obvious the book won't include Caleb Siles. I'd be surprised if the other Muppet Musicians of Bremen villains were included at least.
     
  11. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    I believe that Bremen and the Muppetland specials are Henson-owned.
     
  12. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Actually, Disney does own the rights to Hey Cinderella, The Frog Prince, The muppet Musicians of Bremen, Tale of the Bunny Picnic, and Mr. Willoby's Christmas Tree.
     
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  13. SkeetScootSquat

    SkeetScootSquat Active Member

    Wow. I cant wait to see this amazing slab of muppetiness! Skat scoot sciddelly skeeee!
     
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  14. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member


    Is there any documentation on that? I know there were some pages floating around for a while...
     
  15. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    Man all I know is im excited for tomorrow! Between this and the muppets on jimmy fallon!
     
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  16. galagr

    galagr Well-Known Member

    Just to think. This book will introduce all the really old, obscure characters to a whole new generation of Muppet fans. Some kids will grow up with this book. Just imagine it...hundreds and hundreds of kids spouting information about characters like Lips, Angus Mcgonagle, and Mildred Huxtetter. An army of new, obsessed Muppet fans!

    Okay, that's probably an exaggeration. But, nonetheless, I'm REALLY excited for tomorrow. Well, I'm excited for the rest of you. I won't get the book until Wednesday (ordered it on Amazon). If any of you get the book tomorrow, feel free to share with us how it is!
     
  17. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    Im really interested to see if there are any new charcters for MMW in this book other then Constantine. Because the description says featuring charcters from the 2014 movie
     
  18. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member


    Yeah, those document pages list those productions among the Muppet Film and TV Library that Disney got the rights to (as well as Muppet Meeting Films, Little Muppet Monsters, and Muppet Time, but I don't expect any characters created for those to be included). Also, henson.com has a Muppets section, with pages on various Muppet productions The Jim Henson Company worked on, and The Muppet Musicians of Bremen is listed there. Don't know why those other specials aren't (they're not listed in the Muppets section or the family worlds section).

    I was just reading on the Muppet Wiki forum that the book won't have many characters from The Jim Henson Hour. I expect Bean Bunny, Clifford, and maybe Waldo C. Graphic, and I'm really hoping Digit and Leon get to be in the book. But it's a shame we won't be seeing more of those characters. I guess I shouldn't hold my breath on finally learning the name of the Solid Foam drummer (I could already see that Flash isn't in the book). Hopefully that won't ruin my enjoyment of the book, but it sure is disappointing that MuppeTelevison isn't as important to them as The Muppet Show and Muppets Tonight.
     
  19. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Well, it's supposed to be out today. Does anybody have a copy yet?

    I probably won't be able to find a copy for a few weeks (I know, I should have ordered), but it feels like Christmas morning, just waiting to know what all's in the book and how good/bad/surprising/disappointing it is.
     
  20. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    I know barnes and nobles have them now... stores like wamart and target should have them
     
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