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The Muppets in Entertainment Weekly

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Mykol Gantt, Nov 15, 2002.

  1. Mykol Gantt

    Mykol Gantt Member

    Next weeks issue of Entertainment Weekly (#683 on sale Monday) features a fantastic article about the Muppets return to prominence. It talks about the Henson Co. comeback campaign, the new $10 million dollar It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, and another in development TV movie for a yet-to-be determined network. Also included are brief interviews with Henson CEO Charles Rivkin, who says, "We've had more activity in the last six months than we've probably had in the last five years." Tom Martin, co-writer of the new NBC movie, explains that there were arguments about whether the movie should have a lot of heart or should it be funny. But the director, Kirk Thatcher, made a good point: He said, "Look, these Muppets have enoung heart. They may have too much. Let's just concentrate on funny.

    Highlights to look forward to:
    Scooter cage-dancing at a rave

    a bit were Animal funnel-chugs eggnog

    and the implication of frog-human romance!

    One particular comment from Tom Martin is most poignant: "This could be the turnig point fot the Muppets. Otherwise, Kermit becomes Mickey, the symbol of a company rather than a viable character."

    How true. It really is a fantastic article and with more goodies in it. It hits all good newsstands Monday.

  2. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Thanks dude! I'll keep my eyes open for that!!

  3. murgatoad

    murgatoad Well-Known Member

    Oh, well, THAT'S something to look forward to. Really, you'd think the Henson folk would have learned SOMETHING from the demise of "Greg the Bunny".

    Those of you who were dismayed by some of the unsavory stuff on "Craig Kilborn" have LOTS be happy about, I'm sure.
  4. trekkie1701E

    trekkie1701E Well-Known Member

    One thing the article mentions is the new Muppet Show premiering in the Fall.
    I though that it was to premiere in March.???????
  5. murgatoad

    murgatoad Well-Known Member

    Very likely it's not going to premiere at all. All the commentary about the Fox show is mostly waffling. The Fox network is in no shape to do anything experimental - or foolish - in the near future. And any new Muppet show is definitely a long shot for success.

    Now the Xmas movie is another matter. Because of nostalgia, it could do well. :)

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