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What DVDs would you want for 2008?

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by TotallySpiesFan, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    What Muppet DVDs would you want for 2008?
  2. anytimepally

    anytimepally Well-Known Member

    The Muppet Show: Season 3
    Fraggle Rock: Season 4
    Sesame Street - Old School: Volume 3
    The Muppet Musicians of Bremen
    The Tale of the Bunny Picnic
    The Great Santa Claus Switch
  3. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Sesame Street: Old School Volume 3
    The Muppet Show: Season 3
    A Special Sesame Street Christmas
    the "MuppeTelevision" segments of The Jim Henson Hour
    The Great Santa Claus Switch
    The Muppets at Walt Disney World
    The Muppets go to the Movies
    a Sam and Friends DVD release
    Out to Lunch
    rereleases of the Play-Along Videos
  4. tomahawk

    tomahawk Well-Known Member

    The Frog Prince
    Hey, Cinderella
    The Muppet Musicians Of Bremen
  5. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Definitely The Christmas Toy, it's long overdue.

    Tales From Muppetland

    Muppets Go to the Movies

    Muppets Go to Disney World

    The Tale of the Bunny Picnic

    Muppets on 60 Minutes (though that would most likely be put as a bonus on another DVD)
  6. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    Since neither Disney nor Jim Henson Company has owned "The Great Santa Claus Switch", SOFA productions should release it on DVD or VHS for December 2008 (or maybe it's 2009).
  7. kbug67

    kbug67 Well-Known Member

    Sofa Productions doesnt own The Great Santa Claus Switch
    The Estate of Ed Sulivan still owns it.

    Somebody needs to buy the rights and then release it as soon as possible
    as this is a great special that should be available for all to see!
  8. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I have a feeling that if The Jim Henson Company owned the distribution rights to The Great Santa Claus Switch then it would have been released on video by Muppet Home Video, Jim Henson Video, and Jim Henson Home Entertainment. Muppet Home Video released all of the then-existing Muppet specials that weren't related to The Muppet Show (with obvious exceptions of Tales of the Tinkerdee and The Muppets on Puppets). The other two video lines released every christmas special owned by Henson, with the exception of Mr. Willoby's Christmas Tree.

    And I guess if Henson had owned the special then Nickelodeon and The Odyssey Channel would have broadcast the special during the christmas season, along with other Muppet christmas specials. But Henson never owned the distribution rights. Considering the fact that The Great Santa Claus Switch was only broadcast once, and never released on any video formats, I wonder how well it did in the ratings in it's one broadcast. I hope that there weren't any residual problems (maybe the contracts for the special only covered the first broadcast). Since Disney apparantly allowed for Rowlf to be included in The Best of the Jimmy Dean Show Volume 1, then I hope that Disney would allow for this special to be released. Disney would probably only really care about the use of Gonzo (hopefully Disney wouldn't demand that hiss cenes be cut from a DVD release), and maybe also Thog. I don't know about the other monsters.
  9. Speed Tracer

    Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    I want to see the Dog City special, perhaps paired with a complete set of the animated series. Although I'm not sure how many episodes were produced, so I dunno how many individual DVD sets you would need to have. But whatever.
  10. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    I think that we'll see Fraggle Rock: Season 4, HOPEFULLY The Muppet Show: Season 3, Old School: Vol. 3, definitely. But I'd really like to see The Muppets Go to Walt Disney World, A Muppet Family Christmas, and The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson come to fruition as well.
  11. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I think there were 39 episodes in total.
  12. Speed Tracer

    Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    Okay, here's my sort of big, giant, unrealistic list.

    There's the regular stuff - The Muppet Show: Season 3[/I][/B], Fraggle Rock: Season 4, Sesame Street: Old School Vol. 3. I'd say the latter two are probably a good possibility, although ya never know.

    I would like to see some sort of Puppet Up! set, including the special that was shown on TBS as well as the clips on the TBS website. And of course lots of clips that we haven't seen yet, perhaps from the Australia shows.

    Like I said earlier, I've always wanted to see the Dog City special and animated TV series all in one set. I remember watching the show when I was a kid and enjoying it immensely. One of the first Henson productions that I ever saw.

    I know I'm not alone in wanting a Sam and Friends set. We may not ever see the entire show on DVD, but it would be great if they could go ahead and release the stuff that they do have the rights to.

    The Song of the Cloud Forest has been high on my list for a really long time, ever since I heard There Was a Time. Dunno how likely it is that we'll see this anytime soon, but I though I'd include.

    Christmas is always a big time for me, and I know I'm not alone in wanting some sort box set of the Henson Christmas specials, which would include A Christmas Together, The Christmas Toy, Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas, The Great Santa Claus Switch, Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree, and, of course, A Muppet Family Christmas.

    I know there's so much more that I want but thinking about all this is making me depressed.
  13. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    One thing on my extreme wish lsit is the entire Little Muppet Monsters series, including all the unaired episodes. I wonder which would be more unlikely to have on DVD, that series (which the majority of the population ahsn't heard of) or the entire Jim Henson Hour, shown in hour-long forms like in the original broadcasts?
  14. Winslow Leach

    Winslow Leach Well-Known Member

    I agree with those who want Sam & Friends. That would be a cool DVD release.

    I'd also like to see the Wilkins Coffee commercials. That would be neat if they were included on a Sam & Friends DVD.
  15. Speed Tracer

    Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    I know there's a YouTube channel that has a TON of the Wilkins commercials. Not the same as having them on DVD, but still!
  16. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Oh I forgot that one, yeah that would be amazing.
  17. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    The only problem with a release of Sam & Friends is that it would cost henson a fortune to get the rights of all the songs and record sketches that were lip synched, but that would be such a dream for some of the series to come on dvd, because many of the episodes are supposedly lost. [[shrugs]] :o
  18. Winslow Leach

    Winslow Leach Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, I forgot that the Muppets lyp-synched to records on Sam & Friends. I suppose it would be a nightmare trying to get the rights to all the songs.
  19. SarahOnBway

    SarahOnBway Well-Known Member

    I agree with pretty much what everyone's said so far, and I want to add The Jim Henson Hour and The Animal Show. I've never seen a single episode of the latter and am VERY interested in it--specifically because of Steve and Dave! And if they had to release JHH without the Storyteller segments that would be fine (because I already own them). I would really just like to have the MuppeTelevision segments and then the other segments that haven't been released, like Miss Piggy's Hollywood or Monster Maker.

    Oh, and to echo Jim Lewis: Muppet Classic Theater. Def. I don't have much faith that my VHS will last much longer--it is currently being used A LOT for a thirteen-year-old video...

    EDIT: I didn't see that minor muppetz had said the MuppeTelevision segments. Oops! hehe :)
  20. Speed Tracer

    Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    Oh, man, I LOVE Muppet Classic Theater. I know it was supposedly made in a pretty difficult time, when nobody's spirits were that high, but I still think it's hilarious.

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