Hi gang, On February 20 I e-mailed John Spelich, Vice President-Corporate Communications of Disney, about the Muppet buyout and I got a response today. Here it is: Thanks for your note. Sorry it took some time to get back, but we wanted to make sure we had as complete an answer as possible. In this transaction, Disney purchased all titles with Muppets content. This includes from television the three main Muppet series (Muppet Show, Muppets Tonight, Muppet Babies), the Muppet-related segments (but not the Storyteller segments) of the Jim Henson Hour; the Muppet interstitials (Muppet Time / Muppetisms) and the three episodes of Little Muppet Monsters. From the movies, the deal included the Muppet Movie and the Great Muppet Caper as well as Muppet Meeting Films and the Henson company's ownership of all other Muppet movies. In terms of TV specials and direct-to-video, the transaction included Muppet-show related titles as well as The Frog Prince, Hey Cinderella, The Muppet Musicians of Bremen, Tale of the Bunny Picnic, and Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree. We can't specifically comment on the negotiations except to note that a number of different possibilities were examined, and the this transaction was one that made the most sense for both parties. You may want to contact the Henson company regarding your second question. Like you, we're big fans of the Muppets as well, and we're also well aware of the passionate dedication of Muppet fans worldwide. We hope to do right by the fans. Thanks for your interest. Sincerely, John W. Spelich Vice President - Corporate Communications The Walt Disney Company 818.560.8543 firstname.lastname@example.org And here's my e-mail to him, in case you're interested: Hi, Are you able to tell me exactly what titles from the Muppet film and television library that Disney is acquiring? Of course, you'll get The Muppet Show and Muppets Tonight, but would you also be getting titles like The Jim Henson Hour and The Tale of the Bunny Picnic? I would just like to have a list of titles, please. Also, how come The Walt Disney Company is buying the Muppet characters, and not the Henson Company itself. It is shocking that the Henson family would actually sell the characters to Disney, but keep the rest of the Henson catalog. I am just curious that in the six months of negotiations, if the possible acquisition of the Henson Company (or the entire film and TV library) ever came up. Thank you.