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TMS Season 2 coming summer 2007

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by King Prawn, Oct 30, 2006.

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  1. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter New Member

    Yup. That's what it is. Cuz then Disney can't make anymore money off the Muppets! haha! We've caught onto their secret plans to bankrupt themselves. That'll learn 'em! :)

    In all seriousness, so long as TMS season 3 isn't this delayed, I'll be happy... I don't want to be 30 before I get to see all of The Muppet Show! HA! :D
  2. SarahOnBway

    SarahOnBway Member

    Wait, what? What does that even mean?
  3. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo New Member


    I'll start by getting the big news out of the way: "The Muppet Show: Season Two" has officially been put onto Buena Vista Home Entertainment's schedule for "Summer 2007" (you can find moure information about the 24-episode, 4-disc "special edition" release right here). Whoopie! I talked with people at Disney, it is true. It is coming!

    Now you may wonder what took so long here. We all know there are a lot of legal clearances needed for this show. No one back in 1977 thought about home video releases of television episodes – and especially not a simultaneous home video release of 22 complete episodes. All the music has to be cleared (and some licensed). The season one set suffered from some edits because they were just not able to get some of the rights; and as the show progressed from season to season the problem of music rights only gets stickier as the show used more and more songs (and more well-known and expensive songs). Let's hope the extra time allowed them to get everything in line for these episodes. But aside from the legal stuff, they have to digital-transfer all the episodes and clean 'em up (unlike modern shows, putting these episodes on disc and having them look good isn't a simple drag-and-drop process). They also have to create bonus features, menus packaging and such. For example, with season one they had to write all the Muppet Morsels for each episode (which written by Jerry Juhl, Craig Shemin, Dave Goelz and Michael Dixon). Plus there is the whole marketing aspect of such a product. Disney knows what they are doing when it comes to making money with their creations. They know when is the right time to release a product so it can do the best. They study consumer buying trends, market competition, and their entire slate of releases to find the best time of year to release a title on DVD. Their may have been some hold ups and delays, but they know what they are doing. They know waiting 20+ months is better than pumping out shoddy release quickly and they know that waiting 5-years and spending millions of dollars to make a DVD so cool your head explodes isn't the way to go either. It's been a frustrating, and long, wait, but in the long run it will be worth it.

    Also the wait we've had to "suffer" from season 1 until season 2 isn't that outrageous to begin with. Many TV shows on DVD have just as long (if not longer) waits between seasons. "Mad About You" has had a 4-year wait between the release of season 2 and the upcoming season 3 release (set for next month). "Malcolm in the Middle" is going on 5+ years since its season 1 set was release and there no future releases in sight. "The Simpsons" had a little over a year between seasons sets early in its DVD run. Things take time. And remember when the episode first aired back in the 1970s there was a 19-month gap between conclusion of season one (episode 24) the conclusion of season two (episode 48). So a 18-22 month gap for the DVD releases is not far off. It took 345 months from conclusion of Season 1 until the release of the complete first season appeared on DVD. And it looks like it will be about 345 months from the end of season 2 until it comes to DVD too.

    And for the record, Disney didn't lie when things in development didn’t come to be. It is very common for projects in development to not come to fruition. There are tons and tons of projects, even from the days of Jim Henson, which never came to be. It's just in today's day and age we know about these "in the works" things long before we probably should. Many of Disney's unfulfilled projects weren't ever officially announced to begin with. There have been tons of Muppet pilots that never saw the light of day, and tons of movies have been written that never came to be. It's part of the business.
  4. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    Well how old are you now? 29 1/2?;)

    Anywany, thanks GelflingWoldo! I'm looking foward to the relase of season two and am so happy that it's coming out!
  5. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I think disny made a new years resalution about doing some really cool stuff with Disney. i know i have made one for doing some cool things on MC, but they are TO BE CONTINUTED...........
  6. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    That's great new, Greg! I can't wait to hear of the extras! And I hope we get exact dates...and dates for UK release...soon!
  7. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter New Member

    Ha ha! I'm 19. I just would prefer not to wait 10 years before I get to see The Muppet Show in it's entirety. I will if I must, but that's one of my goals. To see every episode of The Muppet Show. :)

    Thanks for the more "official" update, Greg. Anxiously looking forward to it!
  8. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    I agree, in the past we just weren't in the know about these things. Now we're given at least a partial look into the process of producing movies and DVDs, and we're a little spoiled. :halo:
  9. Skye

    Skye Active Member

    I'm really looking forward to this, too! Thanks for the update, Greg. Can't wait to see what the extras are as well!!
  10. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Greg. I can't wait to see the cover art and pretty much everything else.
  11. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    I feel lucky to have seen every episode of the Muppet Show! But I really want to see that all again!:)
  12. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I really want to see how they do on bonus featuers, lets face it with other muppet DVDs they really did a poor job with that.
  13. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    True. Though I'd be happy just to get some unreleased footage, or specials. It would be great to get Muppets at WDW one day as a special feature.

    But, frankly, I'd be happy just to get the Muppets Show Episodes with no special features at all if necessary!
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Then again, they haven't released Rocky and Bullwinkle season 4 yet, either...

    It would be stupid NOT to release this, since they already suink the money into it, and quite frankly, this was the ONLY success that Disney had with the Muppets as of late.
  15. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    yea that wasthe only sucess they had with the muppets but wow how well they did. that should tell you a few things. People love the Muppets and they love the muppet show.
  16. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Very true, you would think they'd take a hint about their nostalgic appeal. Heh :)
  17. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Disney has had other successes. The Muppets Wizard of Oz was number two in the ratings when it premiered, and I think Kermit's autobiography and the christmas album were both successful (well, those two were at least successful to us... does anybody know if they were a success to the general public?),
  18. DarthLarry

    DarthLarry New Member

    this was posted on dvdfile.com's forums.

    And now for a Muppet news flash: We've done some digging and have been told by sources in all the right places that The Muppet Show: Season Two is currently being planned for DVD release by Buena Vista and The Henson Company this summer. It's listed as a "special edition" so look for more cool extras that will presumably make the set worth the wait.

    apparently this was originally posted on thedigitalbits.com

    its not necessarily news, but at least there's still talk about it!

  19. SarahOnBway

    SarahOnBway Member

    Sigh. I am watching Season 1 right now and oh-so impatient for Season 2. And for the completion of Dinosaurs, but mostly for Season 2. Really that's all I wanted to say. I'm impatient, and also not doing my homework, haha. I have major senioritis -- *coughcough* -- see? I'm watching S1 looking for all of the goofs on the wiki. I can't wait to do it for season 2, but I have to wait, which I can't because, like I said, I'm impatient.

    I hope there are chapters within the episodes in Season 2.

    Moral of the story: procrastination is bad. It succeeds in completing nothing but rambling posts about nothing.

    I think I need help. Or Season 2.

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