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Tinseltown News

Discussion in 'Henson Alternative' started by Barry Lee, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. Barry Lee Active Member

    Seeing that there is nothing about this topic, Greg has written on his Muppet Newsflash blog that the project Tinseltown which we heard about in November will be a web series supposedly launching in 2008, heres the dirt:
    Source: The Muppet Newsflash
  2. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Hey Barry. This intrigued me too. I'm looking forward to it.

    I suppose the Jim Henson Company is tapping into an edgy niche market. I'm sure Disney won't be doing this sort of project. And it's a smart way to build more of a fan-base after the departure of the Muppet Show characters.

    Has anybody seen some art on this? :confused:
  3. TheJimHensonHour New Member

    i cant wait for this it's gonna be allot of fun.
  4. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Puppets Revealed For Tinseltown!

    Thought I'd bump this thread up again seeing that Henson.com relaunced with a new blub and photo on Tinseltown. It's a thin line they will be walking here, but I think it has promise. :)

    Link to Henson.com's Tinseltown Press Release ;)
  5. GelflingWaldo New Member

    Tinseltown to be a televison series

    Just to clear something up -- Tinseltown is being developed by the company as a television show for the LOGO network. It is not going to be a web series. Henson signed a deal with LOGO to produce a pilot (no word on when we'll see it yet).

    Henson showed another project at Comic Con that is in development for the web called Sam Plenty - things god jumbled in the madness of the jillion panelists that day and some wires were crossed -- but after posting the initial report I quickly corrected myself.

    From what I've heard/seen of this project, I think it will be great fun and very entertaining.
  6. TheJimHensonHour New Member

    ugh thats great for henson and all but hardly anyone gets logo....blah
  7. BeakerSqueedom Active Member

    I don't even know what Logo is..XD
  8. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Logo is a cable network that caters to the gay market. Think Lifetime, but the same demographic (he he). Hey, I'm allowed to make that joke. ;)

    They have some new original programming. One new animated program contains figures that resemble the Fischer Price "Little People" in their own Will and Grace-like sitcom.

    Tinseltown seems to be walking the edge of what could offend all different types of Muppet fans, but if anyone can handle this material with the right perspective, I think it's Henson. :)
  9. a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    we get LOGO here couse we have that time warner cable... I've NEVER watched the channel (really never had a reason too!) but NOW i will couse of "Tinseltown" :) I see on Henson.com that pic of the Pig & the Bull... the Pig sorta reminds me of "Howard the Pig" from IAVMMCM (Its A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie). :smirk:
  10. BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    This is actually looking pretty good! I had worries about this at first, it didn't sound Henson-like, it sounded like some ridiculous adult sitcom like South Park, but this is really shaping up! The puppets are a lot more Muppet-like than I pictured, I thought they would have been really photo-realistic puppets.
  11. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I think that is the same pig. I tried to imdb the project but came up with zilch! Does anybody know who will be performing/voicing these characters? I hope Bill Barretta does one (Howard/Bobby Vegan probably if so) and it would be great if Brian Henson performed the other. Don't know if he'd like to get back into doing series TV, but I'm sure he'd do a fantastic job. :D
  12. GelflingWaldo New Member

    Although the design of Bobby Vegan is somewhat similar that of Howard Tubman (of Muppets Tonight and It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie fame), it is not the same. Here's a picture comparison of Howard and Bobby:
    http://bp3.blogger.com/_9d2U1aoLo7U/RtyF-nvbUXI/AAAAAAAAAsE/s3n9K1uPxd8/s1600-h/Howard_v_Bobby.png


    I know Brian Henson is one of the puppeteers -- he joked at ComicCon that one of the main reasons they were developing a show with a male couple was because he can't do female voices.
  13. TheJimHensonHour New Member

    Doesn't sound henson like? oh my how people so soon forget miss piggy shaking her tatas on the muppet show, how soon people forget how the muppets acted in jims movies, let's also not forget the land of gorch that jim henson did, along with the jim henson hour.
    To say that the muppets where only for happy little kids well I'd say you're living in a Sesame Street world.
    I'm not speaking just to you though so please don't think I'm attacking you I'm just trying to make a point.:)
    I'm more than sure Brain will be doing a character most of his characters come off as gay to me anyways.
  14. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Eeeek! How un PC of me!

    :o I must state that I do not think that all pigs are alike! He he. But they do look similar. I wonder if Howard is related or will make an appearance? :mad: (hardly ever get to use the Piggy pic)

    It's cool Brian is doing a voice. He does do VanNeuter (the Andy Dick Muppet...we won't delve into Andy's recent problems...eeek). :eek:

    Thanks for the info! And again, love the new site shinyness!
  15. BeakerSqueedom Active Member

    O_O Brian sooo does not swing that way!
    Neway, like Van Neuter...I consider him metersexual...XD
    LOL!

    To get off the queer topic to more appropiate conversation that does not point directly to the muppeteers but the puppets themselves...

    I think this is great! :D

    A pig and a moose...HAHAHA!

    GENIUS!
  16. GelflingWaldo New Member

    Actually it's a pig and a bull. :o
  17. TheJimHensonHour New Member

    I think a pig and a bear would have made more sence hahahahaha
  18. BeakerSqueedom Active Member

    XD That's why I specified towards only the puppets. Not to Mr. Brian Henson LOL!

    :)

    OOPS!

    XD Bull...

    heeheee! Funnier!
  19. Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    Can we not speculate on the sexuality of the puppeteers?
  20. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I think it's best we don't...And I think it's actually in the MC rules that we do not. Of course we can speculate on the coincidence that made the pig appear so similar to Howard...

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