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What will Disney do with Muppet Babies?

Discussion in 'Muppet Babies' started by dwayne1115, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    This is a question i have been really asking myself for the last few days. What is going to be done with the Muppet Babies? We can kind of see where Sesame Street, the Classic Muppets and even Fragle Rock are going. They have Dvd's and their shows and movies are hitting main stream somewhat again. But what about Muppet Babies? Really what if anything do we really know about what is going to come of them.
  2. Bean Bunny

    Bean Bunny Well-Known Member

    Two words: Playhouse Disney
  3. maxdrive

    maxdrive Well-Known Member

    yeah muppet babies could fit on playhouse disney i would also like to see them bakc on saterday monrings as well remeber back int he day where they would show an hour od muppet babys ever saterday
  4. KGJC

    KGJC Well-Known Member

    I wonder. Maybe they will put the Complete first season on dvd. I hope.
  5. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Henson were developing a new CGI "Muppet Babies" style show. That's not to say it will happen under Disney, but there have been tests for it. The promotional push for Muppet Babies merchandise based on the old cartoon didn't go down all that well last year, the retro market was very crowded already with more popular properties although it may have lost a lot of momentum what with all the Disney sale business going down. I doubt you'll see much based on the "Babies" until they have the Classic Muppets more established first.
  6. maxdrive

    maxdrive Well-Known Member

    one reason i think the toys didnt sell as good was because kids would not have known about the series if they had a new series or pushed the old series on dysney before putting out the toy line it would have done better.
  7. froggiegirl18

    froggiegirl18 Well-Known Member

    I don't think they will probably put it back on the air. Cartoon Network are already showing baby looney toons which is very similar. It doesn't seem like it would fit nowadays in the line up of Disney. Does anyone know why Bear was switched to nearly 6am in the morning?
  8. I've seen baby Looney Tunes. It's not like Muppet Babies. I think Muppet Babies would fit during the morning on that Play House disney thing.
  9. McFraggle

    McFraggle Well-Known Member

    This is true. :)
  10. Tera

    Tera Well-Known Member

    I just don't think MB tests well. It's a bit like Captain Planet - great mesage, good talent, and parents are happy to let their kids watch it...but children just aren't interested. I admit, this is only from experience with about 5 families worth of kids (I have some tapes and loaned them out) but none of the kids liked it. Even those who knew the Muppets well were bored.

    That's why I think it's likely to have a small toy line, but not end up on the air much. I'm not saying that's a good thing, but it's my bet.
  11. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member


    So who cares if it is for kids or not i still think the shows are funny i really think they got a lot funnyier when Bean and Statlar and Woldorf came on. They where rich new and had some really really funny things. Its kind of funny to me i think Fozzie was more funny as a baby then as a "Classic Muppet".
  12. McFraggle

    McFraggle Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't personally compare it to "Captain Planet." "CP" was always preachier than "Muppet Babies," and it suffers because of that.
  13. DanDanStrawberry

    DanDanStrawberry Well-Known Member

    That would be fab!! I'd deffo watch that, especially if it was on near Play With Me Sesame!!
  14. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Well-Known Member

    they have passed disney has sead the have no intrest in cartoons on playhouse disney
  15. Bean Bunny

    Bean Bunny Well-Known Member

    Umm, What do you called the upcoming Mouse House series, P.B. and J Oyster, Stanley, and Rollie Pollie Ollie? :confused: Disney look at all options for programing on Playhouse Disney. The preschool market is a big demographic to tap and so Disney will use program featuring live-action, puppets, CGI, or traditinal animation to their best beneift.

    Right now Disney is trying to rebuild the Muppet brand, so the Muppet Babies may have to wait for a little bit. Henson try to bring the babies back with plushes but they didn't really do that well. It didn't help that their wasn't big marketing push to relaunch the brand. Sure there were commerials on Nick and other networks, but in order to get people interest you need to have a new production or a re-release of the material.
  16. baby sinclair

    baby sinclair Well-Known Member

    I dont mean to sound rude but i honestly dont want to see muppet babies anytime soon because they helped contribute to the death of classic muppets.I mean with my generation muppets are only seen as a baby show that came on nick jr.And no one ever thinks that muppets were once good family shows that every one could enjoy.I think this disney deal is our best and possibly last chance to have muppets back in every ones lives and if they relaunch muppet babies then we will end up right where we started.And if any one at disney is listening please keep what i said in mind. :crazy:
  17. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    That is a very good point. You need to be able to keep the classic Muppet on a seperate field from the Muppet Babies.
  18. That Announcer

    That Announcer Well-Known Member

    To Baby Sinclair, I think you are right on all counts, except one: I think it was not Muppet Babies that killed off the Classic Muppets, but Elmo. It was right when Elmo came along that everyone suddenly began to think "The Muppets are just for kids!" Muppet Babies may have knocked out the Muppets, but Elmo was the stake in the heart.
  19. bazooka_beak

    bazooka_beak Well-Known Member

    Man, I haven't been here in a long time, now Muppet Babies has its own forum! Whoo!

    Anyway, if Muppet Babies came out on DVD (and I don't mean those dinky single DVDs with the dolls) I wouldn't know what to do, I'd be so happy. I adore this show. I have a LOT taped from its Nick Jr. days, but tapes can't last forever.
  20. erniebert1234ss

    erniebert1234ss Well-Known Member

    seriously, bazookabeak, I would love it too. After Muppets Wiz premieres on Friday, the brand is officially rebuilt. Let's hope all of America watches this!!! It's been hyped so much that I'm really dying to see it!


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