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"The Muppets" first preview screening

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by hiho2themuppets, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Ruahnna

    Ruahnna Well-Known Member

    (I don't want to drag the topic off-topic, but the obvious answer about the lack of Rizzo that occurred to me is that this is a very Kermit-centered movie, and we have not really had a movie yet where both Kermit and Rizzo had prominent roles AT THE SAME TIME. I truly adore Rizzo--he and Gonzo have amazing buddy chemistry--but the closest we've come to all-Steve-on-camera-all-the-time would be The Muppet Christmas Carol, and even that had lots of Scrooge time without the classic muppets. I understand Steve does a SMASHING job with Kermit in this movie--it may simply have been too hard to have a lot of Kermit and a lot of Rizzo. But I AM a little sad, I think, because Rizzo was STEVE's original break-out muppet, and I'm sorry he had to lay that down for this movie.)
  2. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Well yeah, it's sounding like performers are mostly sticking to one primary character, instead of the round robin Oz would perform.

    Regarding the puppet builds, after having watched the blu ray quality OK Go video and rewatching the trailers; it may just be the newness/digital camera throwing people off. Thog and everyone else looks fresh out of Muppet workshop, so there's no worn look. But I think it works. Even Gonzo to me looks much better than how he did in the Cat Cora videos.
  3. TSSD

    TSSD Well-Known Member

    So basically you want the entire movie spoiled for everyone reading this thread?
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Actually no.

    Yogi Bear was directed by Eric Brevig (whom should NEVER direct anything again... not even traffic)...

    Smurfs was Raja Gosnell.
  5. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I wonder why I thought Tim Hill directed those movies (because they're the kind he would direct...)?
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Considering how the Smurfs movie was a "let's make fun of the source material" type of movie (thankfully it wasn't THAT heavy handed with it), they got the guy who did both Scooby-Doo movies...

    The Yogi bear movie was only the second movie that director directed. The other being the totally forgotten piece of garbage Journey to the Center of the Earth in 3-D.
  7. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    ok im sorry i just became a muppet fan in 2008 when i watched Studio DC Almost Live on disney and this will be the first muppet movie i will see on the big screen and im really excited and want to know more
    :super: :rolleyes::concern:
  8. Ruahnna

    Ruahnna Well-Known Member

    Excitement is GOOD! And a warm welcome to muppet fandom! Us, er, mature folks are delighted to see a younger generation embrace our favorite felt friends. Wander around and see what all we've got here at MC--we're really very friendly!
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  9. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Welcome! It's good to know that Studio DC inspired new fans. There's lots of great stuff to check out in the Muppet archives until the movie comes out.
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  10. TSSD

    TSSD Well-Known Member

    Sorry if it came off rude, I just found it kind of funny. Great to hear that Studio DC attracted people to the Muppets and great to have you on here.
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  11. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    yea believe it or not the muppets used to scare me so much until studio dc lol
    and im getting into the spirit Season 3 of the muppet show is on its way here
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  12. chudman1000

    chudman1000 Well-Known Member

    Glad you are getting into the spirit. Even as an old school fan I actually enjoyed the Studio DC specials, so Im happy to hear that they brought in new fans. And as for being scared of the Muppets, no worries. As a kid I used to be completely terrified of Animal (though in my defense old school Animal even by today´s standards seems a lot scarier than the current almost cutesy Animal.) I couldn´t look at the tv screen when he was on, or even at photos of him without freaking out. Now he is one of my favorites, and I even have the Master Replicas photo puppet. Its actually kind of ironic that the thing I used to have nightmares about as a kid is actually now standing on my bedroom dresser, towering above me while I sleep! :halo:
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  13. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Also on the welcome wagon, excited to see newer fans being brought in from relatively recent projects. And being scared by the Muppets can be a good thing! Since they were always for all ages including and especially adults, a lot of us oldtimers' fave memories are actually of being scared by Muppet Monsters or other freaky bits!
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  14. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    what is muppet archives?
  15. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    and i could not watch sesame street when :) was on it was freaky lol
  16. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    He means old Muppet stuff.
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  17. Studmeister17

    Studmeister17 Member

    I'd say: leave it to the people who have seen the screening. You stated in a comment previously that you haven't even seen it. I think its best to let the people who KNOW answer the questions.
    No offense.
  18. Studmeister17

    Studmeister17 Member

    Calm down, dude. Its not that big of a tragedy. As they said: the screening was a raw cut. Its not the entire thing. So just cool it and wait for the movie to come out.
  19. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Well it's what we expected though...there will not be a retweaking to the point of major line inclusion. My point is that Disney has really put a spotlight on the newer characters in the 2008-2011 viral videos online; but have pretty much scrubbed them from the big shining theatrical vehicle. I am not the only one who finds it bizarre some of the main Muppets post JH are missing in action as much as I understand their wanting to turn the time back to pre Jim Henson passing.
  20. Muppetfan44

    Muppetfan44 Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much to the people who saw the screening and who are answering these questions!

    Ru- so glad you aksed about the Kermit/Piggy dymanic and was estatic when I read the answer! I didn't think it was possible for me to be more excited about this movie but I definitely am!!!!

    For the people who saw the screening, I have a couple of questions:

    Does Piggy have a lot of great costumes/outfits?

    Is Kermit really sad/down/depressed for most of the movie?- After seeing a lot of the trailers one of my main concerns is that Kermit is really down, depressed and sort of weak all the time now where before he was a lot more witty, teasing and more agressive instead of giving in to everyone all the time.

    I know you have expressed difficulties with comparing Piggy's character in this movie to her other movies but what I would really like to know is if her character in this movie is more of the one-dimension diva-ness with Piggy being highly agressive and rude that we have been seeing lately or is her character finally more that just one dimension and contains some of the wittiness and genuine sweetness that we used to see in Piggy's performances. I loved her when she was witty and histerical during TV show appearances in the 80's and 90's where there were so many dimensions to her character so I was wondering if you could give us your opinion on Piggy's character dimensions from what you saw at the screening.

    Thank you so much for answering all of our questions! I can't wait to read your response and so jealous that you saw a preview screening!!!

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