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The New Movie: The Muppets

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Psammeadboi, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yes, but There are 2 things about it that bug me.

    1) Disney has been distancing themselves from that, knowing that it is indeed profitable and keeping it up, but not as to turn everything into a commercial for those shows specifically. In fact, walk into a Disney Store. Other than some music videos on screen, there isn't an avalanche of Jonas/Hanna Montana/whatever the heck else there is shirts and toys. Nope. Even outside of that, Tween pop stuff is either going at deep discount clearance (even DVD copies of High School Musical) or just non-existant. Let's all remember, it wasn't all that long ago where even Mickey and Donald... even Pooh bear hisself were given the back seat to the tween pop stars. Disney realized there is more to marketing than one small focus group, but rather many different kinds.

    2) It isn't so much about forcing a tween star into there as cross market promotion. Now, again NBC does it ALL the time, having stars of their shows do voice work in Despicable Me for instance. The film and the tween coms should both be strong enough that they don't need to advertise each other. Even if I liked the tweencoms, I'd still feel this was essentially the same as Mater driving up, onscreen and saying "YEeeHAWWW! Our second movie is out on DVD! And if ya'll git the Blu Ray, you gits 3 hours of bonus footage."

    I guess it really isn't all that bad (though I still hope it's a rumor), but this movie doesn't need to advertise anything. They wouldn't let Jason walk around wearing a T-Shirt that says "Watch How I Met Your Mother: Mondays on CBS, daily in syndication, and on Hulu."
  2. terrimonster

    terrimonster Well-Known Member

    James Carville ... I wonder if he'll be hosting a political Crossfire-type show with Sam the Eagle.
  3. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Exactly what i was thinking too, Terri. I think it's actually really cool that someone i admire that i never thought would end up in a Muppet movie will be in one.
  4. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Just wanted to say, not all teen comedies on tv are bad.
    I submit: Saved by the Bed, Boy Meets World, Clarissa Explains It All, All That, Keenan And Kell, etc. All fine programs of which I would gladly own the boxsets of. Yet, you're right...there's something so artificially bright and garish about the 2000's tween star stuff. I couldnt STAND Muppets Studio DC or whatever it was called. Saw both episodes and couldnt get into it, and I certainly wouldnt buy the dvd. (And I usually buy any dvd with Muppets stamped on it)

    Also, why hasn't Russel Brand been officially announced yet? Or Jonah Hill? I mean come on
  5. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Yes! I swear, the rise of the conservative talk show/cable network
    media in the last few years and Sam the Eagle has never been used to spoof that...strange. Though we did get that grouch Muppet guest on Bill O'reilly
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Those were GOOD, though. Well, I'm not a hufge SBTB fan, but I enjoyed it to an extent... but Keenan and Kel? Sigh, I still lament the day they split up. And Kel's like only the token black in SNL! He's like the most talented guy on there now.

    Even Stevens was pretty good though. Caught a few episodes on ABC kids. Even that Hillary Duff thing had its moments... but I find these pop star shows to be garish and only out to make a double deal with said pop music. And of course, that stuff became so popular, it Wal*marted the competition until they came up with lousy clones that no one actually watched. I'm glad Disney (and in cases, the stars themselves) are distancing themselves from that now and getting onto things for everyone. But really, those were some DARK times. Even Pooh was left in the lurch... and we all know how they love to overexpose Pooh.

    Yeah, and have :crazy: as Glenn Blecck. but enough of that stuff.

    JEANYLASER Well-Known Member

  8. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    So did anyone ever determine if Gaffer is going to have some lines in the new movie?
  9. Muppetplus

    Muppetplus Well-Known Member

    You mean Keenan, right? That's okay. I'm sure everybody got Keenan and Kel mixed up at some point.
  10. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    LOL! It would be odd if all of a sudden Gaffer had an English vocabulary as opposed to the noises she's always made previously.
  11. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    [like] :coy:
  12. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Actually theres a few black comedians on SNL, heck they even have an Arab girl on there now. Keenan strangely STILL looks like he's 15, even tho he's about my age. I hate to say it, but I LOVE "Good Burger", heh

    Ha, even stevens...never knew how big Shia would get
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Facepalm... WHY do I keep getting those two mixed up every fifth time I mention them? I swear... every so often I accidentally say Keenan when I mean Kel. I KNOW I meant Kel, but I say Keenan every so often. AAARRGH!

    And he keeps P&Ming about how he's in bad movies. Well, he's GOOD in bad movies... and I still think Indie 4 didn't deserve half the crap it got. It's like, COME ONE and Make Ghostbusters 3 so we can say how terrible it was already. :rolleyes:
  14. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member


    Filming is finished! As of yesterday February 11, the filming of The Muppets is finished! I hope this means a trailer isn't too far off! :)
  15. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    :) woooohooo! (confetti, streamers etc) :cool:
  16. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    The lovers, the streamers, and WHEE!
  17. beakerboy12

    beakerboy12 Well-Known Member

    Whoop-di-doo! This will really be a Muppetational movie! It's probably going to be a big phenomenon!

    The Snowths: Do, do, do, do, do!
  18. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    so exciting! its really happened!
  19. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    No, it did not and yes, that's probably what will happen.

    IN OTHER NEWS! :excited:

    *Does Happy Nerd dance*

    Bring on the trailer (and hopefully a title change)!

    Rat: And a sedative, please!
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Slightly on topic, I hate when a stalled franchise finally makes a movie, everyone looks great forward to it, they talk endlessly about it on chatrooms and buy all the merchandise on the day it comes out, then they see the movie and AUTOMATICALLY it sucks because it isn't EXACTLY like the greatest one in the franchise. And they NEVER let it go. And half the time the fans EGG them on to make the movie when every little rumor pops up.

    So what would it be? A sequel to a classic movie franchise that isn't quite as good as the originals but still relatively decent, or sitting on their thumbs whining that there ISN'T a sequel? Really, IF Ghostbusters 3 gets off the ground, they're gonna complain that it's been made, if it doesn't, they'll whine that it doesn't.

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