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Video: The Muppets at San Diego Comic Con 2015

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by muppetlover123, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    So now that we know that we know that the clips in the New series trailer is just a 10 minute Pilot Presentation and not episode 1 of the series, I hope we all get to see the Pilot Presentation eventually!

    I maybe jumping the gun here, but hopefully if they release the show's 1st season on DVD in the future it will include the 10 minute Pilot Presentation. ;)
  2. LaRanaRene

    LaRanaRene Well-Known Member

    They said in the panel that Denise is currently being built. So that means either 1.) they've filmed all of the scenes except the ones with her in it, 2.) they haven't filmed the show yet (unlikely) or 3.) the episodes they've filmed don't include her in it (also unlikely).
  3. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    They haven't started filming the show yet. In the panel, they say the sets are being built.
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  4. PuppetMad

    PuppetMad Well-Known Member

    I love watching things like this, when everyone is put on the spot and their ad libbing, it kinda brings out the best lines in the Muppeteers .
  5. Muppetlab

    Muppetlab Well-Known Member

    Its great to see the performers with the puppets without all the cloak and dagger shannanigans that Disney normally insist on during public appearences
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  6. It would be quite the gun to jump. Prady made it clear during the panel that because of legalities (with the actors and so forth), the pilot footage can't be publicly shown, broadcast or distributed. The Comic-Con presentation was a one-time thing.
    Here's hoping though!!! :)
  7. WalterLinz

    WalterLinz Well-Known Member

    I also liked what Dave said about Jim Henson's legacy being kept alive to this day.:)
  8. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    I agree. I understand if they're doing a public appearance geared towards children specifically to keep that "magic" alive, but for a crowd of convention goers, mostly those of age who grew up with these characters I think it's a real treat for folks to see the performers alongside the characters, since most people don't get that opportunity. People like myself who live in the NY/Tri-State area have been fortunate enough to attend many Muppet events over the years and see this in person, but most don't.

    Speaking of Disney, does anyone else here besides me think it's a big mistake if the talk about them closing down the 3-D attraction in Disney World is true? I mean, this new show is premiering, why wouldn't they want an attraction at the park to tie in with this?
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  9. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    In regards to the second paragraph, please just ignore that rumor.
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  10. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    Who said it was a lie? This is not the first time I've recently heard about this and they already closed down the one in Disneyland . Disney in the past few years has been revamping their classic attractions to tailor it to the newer popular stuff. Pirates of the Caribbean has new animatronics to look like the movie characters. I heard they are redoing the haunted mansion to make it all nightmare before Christmas. This is not implausible
  11. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    Actually, it IS implausible. The truth is that the area surrounding Muppet Vision in Florida will be transformed into the Muppet Studios as part of the big overhaul of Disney's Hollywood Studios, in addition to the likely Star Wars and Pixar additions.

    Also, a lot of the things you've just said are slightly inaccurate.

    First off, they are not redoing Haunted Mansion into Nightmare Before Christmas permanently. They only change it to Nightmare theming temporarily for the Halloween and Christmas seasons at Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland.

    And just because DL's Muppet Vision closed does not mean WDW's will follow the same fate. This would not be the first time something like this has happened. For example: the PeopleMover, Carousel of Progress and Country Bear Jamboree still exist at WDW, even though DL got rid of them. And DL still has Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Snow White's Scary Adventures and the Submarine Voyage, even though they no longer exist at WDW.
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  12. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    First of all I didn't realize you were the resident "expert" on Disney attractions. Second, if Disney is trying to push a new Muppet series why would they close the only Muppet Disney attraction in their park? Why have they not released the rest of the Muppet Show on DVD when they have already released two full length features in that time frame? I'm sorry if I don't have a lot of faith that Disney is going to close 3D in Florida next, but you don't have to tell me to stop talking about it either. I'm not the only one on Muppet fan sites addressing this topic these days. And I'm not spreading the rumor further I just believe that they will.
  13. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Guys, can we please attempt to calm down here? :sigh:

    There are potential that WDW "might" (and I stress that the word I'm using is "might") close down Muppet*Vision 3D, or then again, they might only shut it down in order to install an upgraded version of the film or a completely new Muppet stageshow completely. At this point, we're not exactly sure what's going on, but trusted sources like toughpigs and The Muppet Mindset will report on all the happenings. So for now I advise we treat this as a rumor and keep our respective biastes out of the communication.

    On a sidenote, if WDW's Haunted Mansion adopted the NBC Christmas holiday overlay I'd be planning a flight there ASAP. That, or add a new NBC immersive interactive area akin to Universal Studios' Harry Potter areas, ToonTown just didn't cut it for me.

    :news: We now return you to your regularly scheduled discussion.
  14. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    I'm calm, didn't say this was fact just saying that it's not impossible and someone is telling me otherwise. I agree, unless we hear from people in the know that it is a rumor just not so far fetched.
    On that note, more than willing to change the subject.
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  15. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    No worries Melissa. It's all good now. *Leaves a bottle of tabasco for her to find somewhere on the forums. :zany:
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  16. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    It's now kinda funny watching the part in the beginning where they said that the pitch presentation could not be legally shown or broadcast, because now we can all watch the pitch on ABC's Youtube channel!

    Because of Comic Con's reaction, we all get to see the pitch now! :)

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