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Your Thoughts: Letters to Santa Teaser On-line

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    *ahem* Excuse me Mr. Ed, I didn't bring this up in the actual Macy's thread... but I think I need to.

    According to Matt Lauer during the parade, "Here singing 'I Believe' a new Christmas song written by Macy's own Bill Skimmerhorn and Wesley Wotley, here is Camp Broadway with the always inspiring Kermit the Frog."

    Now... neither of those names are Paul Williams. :p I DO love the song! I really, really do, and wouldn't mind at ALL if it was featured in Letters to Santa, I just don't think it will be, since, according to numerous sources, we've been told that Paul did indeed write all four new songs for the special.

    *shrug* :smirk:
  2. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Okay... Just checked at Muppet Wiki, and ju Prawn are correct. So I hereby retract my ardent belief in I believe, the song's origins, not the sentiment behind it. Oh, and I needs to talk to ju about Benny's origins. PM me or whatever.
    :concern: You called?
    No, go back to pestering the Prawn for him to update his fanfic.
    :concern: Okay. *Zips off to bug Prawny, real bugs in hand.
  3. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Do you also retract the whack over the head? ;)
  4. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    NBC.com now also has a new Behind-the-Scenes clip, three minutes long. Here it is: http://www.nbc.com/Movies_Specials_...s/muppets-exclusive-behind-the-scenes/861522/

    And also... this: http://www.nbc.com/Movies_Specials_...eo/clips/muppets-christmas-north-pole/861542/

    And... well... all *I* can say... is... well, seeing Dr. Teeth, Floyd, Janice, Sweetums, Robin, and Scooter ALL in rather prominent looking roles, Sam in a PERFECT speaking role, and Gonzo, Fozzie, Miss Piggy, and Kermit ALL back to their roots and are ALL in PERFECT character... They're back.

    They're back.

    :)
  5. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Sadly, that cannot be retracted dear Prawn. But I can give you a sneaky peaky at the plans shared between us already, at least the troop of ghouls if you wish. And merry Christmas to one and all Muppet!
  6. peyjenk

    peyjenk New Member

    Woo-hoo, these videos keep coming and they all look better and better!
  7. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Nice clips! I love how the human actors really seem to appreciate the Muppets. :)
  8. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour New Member

    I agree this is so amazing, If one didn't know any better I could swear this was made during the time of Jim.
    It looks so fun and touching, Kermit sounds amazing, as does fozzie.
  9. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I still feel like they've slightly gone in the other direction of being too kiddie-ish. I mean I liked the John Denver Christmas special where Kermit and John talk about the universal spirituality of Christmas, and not just Santa, because the Muppets were geared toward both kids and adults.

    But you know there are worse things to worry about, hehe. It looks very cute and I'll have to see the whole thing of course. ;)
  10. muppet_dk

    muppet_dk Active Member

    Nice to hear that they are doing all this to promote it..unfortunately NBC and Disney do not want the rest of the world to see it :(
  11. MWoO

    MWoO Active Member

    Does it bug anyone else that there seem to be two very different Fozzie puppets in this production? There is the one with the more pear shaped head and floppy ears and the newer one, that I prefer, that has ears that stand on their own and more of a taller head. Really throws off continuity.

    The special looks good but I agree it seems too aimed at kids. A little more like a Sesame Street special of old than a Muppet Special of new. I do like the characterization I have seen so far though. Also there doesn't seem to be too much randomness which is a good thing. Little random stuff like the Sam speech and such is great, but too much and it becomes disjointed. So far, just enough. I hope it stays that way.
  12. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    I love the last two clips posted! YES! These are The Muppets!
  13. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I love those clips!
  14. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    Haha! So awesome seeing Beauregard in the background and on the job!
  15. muppet_dk

    muppet_dk Active Member

    I completly forgot about the nice feature that http://www.hotspotshield.com/ offers, haven't used it since when I wanted to check out what www.hulu.com had to offer.

    Hotspot shield works nicely on the NBC site, so anyone outside of America can just use that to watch the clips :)

    And since I was already using it I wanted to check out if it worked on www.muppets.com and it does. Just remember to disable it when you are done watching since it will slow down your browser.
  16. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    where is everyone hearing robin and scooter talk ive watched all the preveiws and havent
  17. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    I don't think anyone has said they speak... they're just pleased to see them present.

    I'd say it's a good bet that at least Scooter speaks, though.
  18. hoopless

    hoopless Member

    This may not be the right place to post this, but it may be of interest to anybody living in the UK.

    I have been trying to find a glimmer of hope of seeing Letters to Santa in England and have been contacting the major television companies. Disney have unsuprisingly not responded to my enquiries, but Channel 4 and Five TV have both claimed to forward the request for it to their acquisitions departments to look in to getting the rights to show it.

    It will probably amount to nothing, but I thought that maybe they would think even more seriously about it and offer more money for the rights if there was significant interest, which brings me to my main point:

    If everybody in the UK who wants to see it contacts
    Channel 4 here:
    http://help.channel4.com/SRVS/CGI-BIN/WEBCGI.EXE?New,Kb=C4_Author,Company={2EA1BB9C-510E-44A5-A481-01EB1DDA1669},T=CONTACT_VE,VARSET_TITLE=TV

    and sends an email to Five TV here: customerservices@five.tv

    something may come of it.

    It may be a lost cause but it can't hurt to try.

    xXx
  19. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Is there any way this thread could be merged with the one already opened in the Muppet Headlines section? Or any way one of them could be closed? It's just confusing having two threads for the same topic...
  20. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Well... The thread in Muppet Headlines was meant for reporting the behind-the-scenes updates when news of the special was first announced; this thread is for posting thoughts on the five-minute preview trailer. If you think it's confusing now Prawn, wait until the special airs and we get a third thread for that one on its own. Not sure what might happen from here on out, I know Phil leaves these types of threads open until the discussed special/event actually arrives though.

    Hope this helped answer your question. If not, then send your complaints to our department where they will be promptly ignored and shredded and thrown into Oscar's wastebasket.


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