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When will The Muppet Show Seasons 4-5 and Muppets Tonight arrive on DVD?

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by AnakinGonzo, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Watching them on YouTube is not the same but better then nothing at this point. And those have been up for awhile.
     
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  2. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Well though we are super mad at Disney for stalling we do have season 1-3 which accounts for 72/120 episodes. Also if you have all the "Best Of" Muppet Show DVDs or VHSs from Time Life and re-released by Columbia Tri-star there are 9 season 4 episodes total in all the volumes combined and 11 season 5 episodes so in total we have 92/120 muppet show episodes. If only we had the other 28 episodes :(.
     
  3. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    You have a point, because I would love to see Disney also release the 'Muppets Tonight" episodes. I doubt it's that hard to do, just put the 10 episodes of season one on a 2-disc set with 5 episodes each and for special features probably those Muppetisms and thoose online bloopers maybe and price it about $9.99 and later $7.50. For Season 2 they put the 12 episodes on a 2-disc set with 6 episodes each and for special features maybe some commentary from Brian Henson maybe and some muppet morsels like the muppet show and I think maybe some more muppetisms if possible, but it'll be hard to find many special features. For season two $9.99 and later $7.50. The covers should have these cast members: Clifford, Bobo, Sal, Johnny, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Pepe, Rizzo, Gonzo, Seymour, Bunsen, and Beaker.
     
  4. fozzieisfunny

    fozzieisfunny Well-Known Member

    I have ( not the official) Muppet Show seasons 4 and 5, and also Muppets Tonight seasons uncut. Since they're going to release it at some time or another, would anybody want to trade?
     
  5. fozzieisfunny

    fozzieisfunny Well-Known Member

    ^^^^ I know that comment belongs in the Buy, Sell, and Trade section, so please don't report me.
     
  6. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I don't approve of bootlegs that take money away from the show's rightful owners. I also don't approve of the rightful owners that won't make their shows available at all. So, when Mattel didn't want to take my money, I got a He-Man DVD set elsewhere. And when Mattel wised up and put the shows on DVD I bought the legal sets. I have the first three season sets of TMS, and as for Muppet Babies and Muppets Tonight and TMS 4&5, well, Disney could have had my dollars, but instead someone else got them.
     
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  7. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    I keep hoping that as details about the DVD and Blu-Ray release of "Muppets Most Wanted" pop up, we'll hear something about the DVD release of The Muppet Show Seasons 4 and 5. :fanatic::sigh::news::dreamy::attitude::skeptical::D
     
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  8. fozzieisfunny

    fozzieisfunny Well-Known Member

    Maybe on the Blu-Ray or DVD, there will be a preview of The Muppet Show season 4.
     
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  9. No1MuppetFan

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  10. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    If so, then we need to get a hold of her from answers!
     
  11. Prof Bunsen

    Prof Bunsen New Member

    Well, it's 2016 and we still haven't heard a word from Disney on seasons 4 and 5.

    I think the reason why they haven't been released yet is not specifically copyright issues, but more like intellectual property issues. In order to release something to home video, Disney/Jim Henson Enterprises needs permission, as well as money for royalties, from all the guest stars to lend their likenesses in the episodes. Warner Home Video had this quagmire when they were trying to release a complete set of The New Scooby-Doo Movies. They weren't able to get all the guest stars' permission to use their likenesses, and so they released a compilation set instead of only 15 episodes from that show. So it's possible that Disney hasn't released the final two seasons yet due to the reason I've just stated, which may be likely. It can be a herculean task because even for a expansive corporation like Disney, royalties are expensive, and they want to prioritize their expenses towards future feature films, their amusement parks, and for research and development. The only thing we can do right now is just wait patiently until they reconsider their efforts in releasing the fourth and fifth season box sets, which may take a little while. Remember they need to pay royalty fees and obtain permission from the guest stars themselves, not just for music.
     
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  12. MuppetSpot2

    MuppetSpot2 Well-Known Member

    Also Disney is re-releasing TMS maybe they're testing the markets for S4 & S5.
     
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  13. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    What when did this happen.
     
  14. MuppetSpot2

    MuppetSpot2 Well-Known Member

  15. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Wow, this just got interesting, it's not much of a rumor, this is happening, the DVDs are all listed on Amazon, I wonder what special edition means, probably just repackaged to celebrate the 40th aniversary of the series, but this is hope that maybe seasons 4 and 5 are on the way.
     
  16. Prof Bunsen

    Prof Bunsen New Member

    One can only hope. I already have the first three seasons of TMS anyway, so I don't need to buy it again (unless they brought back the "Muppet Morsels" special feature for seasons 2 and 3, which I do like). But I hope re-releasing the DVD's will re-usher a demand for the final two seasons and other subsequent releases. I'm actually kind of curious if they'll someday release the undervalued The Jim Henson Hour.
     
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  17. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Most of the Muppet Morsels were provided by Jerry Juhl, who sadly left us before 2 and 3 were prepared.

    Hey, here's an idea - get Dave and Steve and Louise and Kathy and some of the writers to do audio commentaries on future releases. Seriously, commentaries by the performers are long overdue.

    Disney and Henson would have to make some sort of deal to release uncut episodes of The Jim Henson Hour.
     
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  18. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    Actually, the Morsels were written by Craig Shemin, not Jerry Juhl.
     
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  19. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Additionally, Shemin said that the feature was dropped "due to a change in DVD producers from the first set to the second." That's a shame.
     
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  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Let's not forget Lionsgate that actually released some of JHH.

    I'm hoping the re-releases of seasons 1-3 are a good sign. I wonder what makes them so "Special Edition." Especially since they're rereleasing Dinosaurs as well, and it's cheaper on Amazon to get the original seasons 3&4 than it is to get the rerelease.

    Don't quite see how that works.
     


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