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What bothers me about Disney's ownership

Discussion in 'Muppet Babies' started by Drtooth, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Have you noticed that Disney owns Muppet Babies, but trots out stuff like Baby Pooh, Baby Mickey, and Baby Princess? I mean, they can't find any place for the original, but they have enough room for the cheap knockoffs?
  2. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    But it is only merchandise with those characters (Baby Mickey, Pooh, etc), not any actual television show in progress. They should atleast release the Muppet Babies on DVD or produce a new series with them.
  3. Dantecat

    Dantecat Active Member

    Nope.They should not do that.They should just release the originals ones on DVD.Because In real life,Everything should be complete/Unedit because whichever show is made they should make things unedited because that's the way is should totally be.Especially When various companies are never suppose to tell any company who owns any tv shows. was originally owned by them or if the other company bought from the other company that features a whole lot of TV and Movie Clips that are not by Disney at all.They are not suppose to make the Disney make the stuff unedit because the shows made like that,Other people want to see it too.Especially if they have any recorded ones on video or ever the store copys of it.It's a little long story on how things should really be complete/unedit.what do you think? Besides they should air it on Playhouse Disney.;)

    P.S.If they own the original,They should release them and not produce new series of them because they won't be as good as the older ones.Just like any other show of today.:)
  4. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    :confused:
  5. Teheheman

    Teheheman Well-Known Member

    That's the long way of saying that they should put the original show on DVD or play it on Playhouse Disney. With nothing cut out. More like having extra features or something like that.

    Daniel
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Actually... I MEANT merchandising. Merchandising would lead to a DVD release of some sort. The reason Disney didn't make any of those into shows is that no one will watch them. They tried to make Mickey Babies a cartoon a while back, but they never (thankfully) sold it. Baby Pooh is the most rediculous notion. I mean, aren't Pooh et al supposed to be plush toys? Wouldn't their infant forms be like, patterns or spools of fabric?

    I mean, Warners did make that crappy Baby Looney tunes thing after years of having the merchandise. I mean, a Baby Taz on a bib isn't as frustraiting as an entire half hour series.

    But Muppets started the whole "baby" trend leading to things like Tiny Toons and Pup named Scooby Doo ad nauseum (though those two were the best of the movement). I mean, even a nostalgia T-shirt somewhere besides Hot Topic... something like that.
  7. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    Remember The Flintstone Kids? That was a great show. I had all the toys too!
  8. Teheheman

    Teheheman Well-Known Member

    They jumped the shark on the Flintstones when they made a version of the "Future Flintstones" where Pebbles and Bam-Bam were teenagers.

    Daniel
  9. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member


    Really? I actually really liked that show. I looked for it all the time on TV when I was a kid. It was just too perfect when they had Pebbles and Bam-Bam get married.
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    Well... to be fair... Quality wise they jumped the shark on that exact one, but they made 3 or 4 more Saturday morning shows before Flintstone kids. Of course, that is, look at the state of Hanna Barbarra shows in the 70's... self ripoffs of their own Scooby Doo, ripoffs of the Archie Show, interwieving pointless fads into TV Shows (provided they made C.B. Bears), and randomly inserting old favorites into crappy space races or giving them top billing, but having them play second (or third) to a various array of crappy "grape Ape" type characters. They even had to ripoff their own Muttley for no other reason I could think of besides not having to pay Hetter Quigley for the character...even though their imput into Wacky Races has never been fully explained.

    That said, anyone bother with Baby Felix? I was going to look it up on Youtube... but with the copywrite crackdown, I'd have to buy a 15$ dvd to see how much it sucks.
  11. Teheheman

    Teheheman Well-Known Member

    Now, now. I'll have to admit. Laff-o-lympics WAS pretty good. At least when I was a kid, it was great, I used to wait for that show on USA, when they had those In A Minute, and the train and that type of thing. God I'm old

    Daniel
  12. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member


    Wow, me too! I was CRAZY about the Laff-o-lympics!! I looked forward to it everyday on TV, along with Yogi's Treasure Hunt (or whatever that show was with the big flying pirate ship).
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    Actuqally, I never got to see that one, myself. Something tells me they'd release it to DVD soon. Personnally, their best works that period were the Scooby Movies and Hong Kong Phooey.

    As for Yogi's Treasure hunt... was that 70's? I thought that was 80's... I know Space Race (which I heard horrible things about) was around that time...
  14. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member


    It was the 80s when I watched it!:sing:
  15. Teheheman

    Teheheman Well-Known Member

    Actually, speaking of DVD and Hong Kong Phooey, I heard somewhere that Hong Kong Phooey is on DVD now. Also, I think they also have Magilla Gorilla, I'll have to look it up, but I think that's right.

    Daniel
  16. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member


    That's right about both.
  17. Teheheman

    Teheheman Well-Known Member

    Woo hoo, I'm right. Somebody make sure that you get this date down because it's one of the few times I get something right lol

    Daniel
  18. Infinity Sirius

    Infinity Sirius New Member

    Don't forget that if they did make a new Muppet Babies series it would probably be in 3D and not the good 3D like Pixar, but cheap pastel colored, inflatable balloon type animation a lá new Care Bears. Anyone seen the new stuff they dished out with the Care Bears? *shudders* scary!
  19. erniebert1234ss

    erniebert1234ss Active Member

    On the subject of Magilla Gorilla, they excised the iconic "Magilla Gorilla for Sale" song!!

    BJ
  20. BradFraggle

    BradFraggle Member

    What bothered me about Henson's ownership? The Jim Henson Company owned the franchise for about 20 years. But for 10 of those years they did practically nothing new with Muppet Babies and for over 5-years they were almost invisible from the public eye. Don't blame Disney for "wasting" 2-years without reviving them without also looking at the history of their hibernation.


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