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Who is Lionsgate associated with?

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by D'Snowth, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. ISNorden Active Member

    I was pretty shocked to hear about Lionsgate pulling the clip with Big Bird learning about Mr. Hooper's death...especially since Hoopersghost didn't use the 20th anniversary special as a source, he got it from the episode (#1839) where it aired originally. Just in case those so-and-so's get DVD rights to any more Sesame compilations, I'm thinking of adding a disclaimer to my own uploads: "The following clip is from a fan-made recording of episode <number> and is the copyrighted property of Sesame Workshop. No other group's DVD rights should apply to this source."
  2. antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    You don't have to worry. The only Sesame things produced by Henson are 20 and Still Counting and Elmo in Grouchland. I'm cureous, did you get the DVD yet? I plan on getting it.
  3. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Canal Plus took down an episode of Goof Troop for apparently airing the program for a brief period of time in the 90's. WMG took down part 1 of every Darkwing Duck episode posted because they released the theme song on an old, completely out of print, CD almost 10 years ago. Not even Disney did this. I've heard stranger.
  4. Yeah, I do not like WMG.

    Yeah, The Toonstune CD from Warner Bros. Records. WMG has suspended alot of user's accounts. WMG also claimed "The Rainbow Connection" from the Muppet Movie. This could be the reason why BobthePizzaBoy got suspended from Youtube. Also, WMG claimed part 3 of Disney's Sing-Along Song: Friend Like Me. Because they claimed the song, "A Whole New World" from Disney's Aladdin. And the user (OKWhattimeisitIsBack) was suspended from Youtube. OKWhattimeisitIsBack also posted Sesame Street Play-Along Games & Songs. I loved it until it got removed from Youtube (due to account suspension). But he is back as TheOKWhattimeisit. I hope he will repost Play-Along Games & Songs. Because I do remember the 60-second game where Big Bird ask Forgetful Jones some questions before the clock reaches zero. Forgetful Jones passes all the question and he thinks he won (Because, he forgotten everything).
  5. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I have thought of something... And I don't feel right in suggesting this... But there is a YouTube feature where videos can only be viewed by people who have the video link. So if somebody posted copyrighted material from companies known to remove stuff they own, I wonder if they'd get caught if they made them private and only accessible to people with the links (so, for example, they could probably post a link on a fan forum or social networkign site, and those who see the link could view it. of course once somebody has the link they can easily share it with anybody anywhere).
  6. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    WMG has got to be the SOUREST bully on all of YT. Talk about your sore losers.

    We ALL know what happened with them. YT offered them a generous amount of ad revenue, but WMG (being the voracious ogres they are) whined and moaned that it wasn't enough and made sure to RUIN it for everyone else because the little babies didn't get exactly what they wanted, which would NOT HAVE GONE to the artists that wrote the music. Not a thin dime. Rationalizing it by saying "HEY! It's on an old obscure CD that's long out of print that we had to pay OTHER companies to use, so therefore, it belongs to us. Nyeh!"

    I hope the head of WMG gets Eisnered out and they can renegotiate like grown up, mature adults.
  7. I hope Sesame Workshop sues Lionsgate and The Walt Disney Company sues WMG.

    Yeah, And it is making me angry. Lionsgate has ruiend Sesame Workshop, and WMG has ruiend The Walt Disney Company. I think Bob Cavallo is angry Edgar Bronfman Jr. After all, Here are the Sesame Street uploaders on Youtube that were suspended by Lionsgate:
    AndrewT3660 (I think)
    500Bennu

    And the Disney uploaders on Youtube that were suspended by Warner Music Group (WMG):
    ToonDisneyJunk
    JerseyJ2008
    RetroToonFan
    ChipNDaleRR
    OKWhattimeisitIsBack
    DarkDragon7707
    JohnnyV418
    Videos4Everybody
    MartinStone21
    and many others....

    And that makes me mad.:mad::eek::boo:

    Also, WMG has claimed the theme to "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" Because they were thinking of the cartoon show that aired on The Fox-Box in 1994 called, "Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?" And that is wrong, too. And VGCF got banned because of that. You see, He posted "The Gateway Getaway." And part 3 was blocked due to a copyright claim by WMG. And then he dispute the claim with help from GameShowNetwork. But then in a few days, It was again, blocked and VGCF's account was suspended.
  8. Look what has happened to Autismismylife

    I just found out his Part 5 of Sesame Street Learning About Numbers and Part 3 of Sesame Street The Great Numbers Game videos were blocked by Lionsgate Entertainment because of The King of Eight. And that means AustismismyLife has 2 warning strikes. And that means if he gets one more strike, His account will be deleted from Youtube. :mad::eek::boo:
  9. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I don't think Lionsgate really "ruined" Sesame Workshop. I'm pretty sure that all clips Sesame Workshop uploaded that can be found in "Sesame Street: 20 and Still Counting" and "Henson's Place" are still available on the SesameStreet YouTube channel. I haven't checked in awhile but I'm sure we can still view The King of Eight, The Word is No, Pinball Animation #7, Rubber Duckie, and others on YouTube, as long as Sesame Workshop uploaded the clips.

    I'd say those companies ruined the fans who wanted to upload the clips more than they ruined the actual copyright holders.
  10. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    So let me get this straight... Disney licensed the theme to at least one of its shows to Warner Music Group? Didn't Disney have its own record label at the time? And the licensed at least one of its songs to a record company owned by rival WB?
  11. Now look what just happened to Dfirebird3. His/her account got terminated due to a copyright claim by Lionsgate Entertainment. :mad::eek::boo:
  12. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Before BuddyBoy starts wigging out, it would appear that autismismylife has been banned, but I doubt because of Lionsgate, it was probably because of Bagdasarian Productions, since he/she had at least one episode of Alvin and The Chipmunks posted, in a three-part installment: three videos, that's three strikes, that's termination.
  13. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I know that user also uploaded the Play-Along video "Peek-a-Boo". I assume that Henson owns that (the only familiar Muppets in it are the penguins in a cameo), not sure if Lionsgate has the video rights because of it. I believe he also uploaded Neat Stuff, though I'm not sure if that's owned by Disney or Henson (it doens't have any recognizable Muppets, but it has PJ and Kai-Lee, who were in all the Play-Along videos with the main Muppet characters, so I would think Disney would own them and therefore that special, but you never know).
  14. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Indeed, autismismylife had quite a few Henson/Muppet rarities posted, so this is a sad casualty of war with another party (again, I'm pretty sure he/she was a casualty of Bagdasarian Productions).
  15. Yup, He had "Getting Ready for School," "The Alphabet Game Show," "Learning About Letters," "Learning About Numbers," and many others.....
  16. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Learning About Letters and Learning About Numbers are not particularly rare, though (both are still widely available on DVD, and I think can be downloaded at iTunes). And I think part of Learning About Numbers had been removed from YouTube awhile ago due to including The King of 8 (a clip of which appears in the 20th anniversary special).
  17. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Man, Lionsgate quickly became a bit of a powerhouse I have to say... seems like just before I started this thread, you rarely even heard about them, now it seems like half of what's controlled by a bigger company is controlled by them, whether it's DVD distribution or movie/TV show distribution... like notice how more than half of actual full-length pay-per-view movies on YouTube right now are uploaded by "LionsgateVOD".

    Anyshoe, it appears Lionsgate is now distributing Clifford (the Big Red Dog) on DVD: I don't remember if this Drtooth said he still sees it on his PBS, but my PBS actually stopped playing Clifford not too long ago (replacing it with the new Cat in the Hat series). Not that I'm complaining, they had a tendency to do the same with Clifford as they do with Arthur: air more crappy episodes than they do the decent ones.
  18. Yes, And that was one of his copyright strike.
  19. Drtooth Well-Known Member


    I'm VERY annoyed that they haven't released any more Henson stuff in over a year. Dog City the animated series is never going to be on DVD... we're not going to get Emitt Otter or Christmas Toy re-released edited or not...seems everything stopped after releasing Henson's Place.
  20. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Luckily, I have Christmas Toy unedited on VHS, recorded off Nick@Nite back in the early 90s when they used to play Muppets (probably in honor of Jim's passing).

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