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Your Thoughts: "Muppet Guys Talking" premieres at SXSW in Austin March 12, 2017

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Phillip, Mar 12, 2017.

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  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Today's the day! The Frank Oz directed and produced documentary, "Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched" premieres at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

    If you're attending the premiere or one of the screening this week, please post here and let us know your thoughts on this anticipated documentary after you see the film.

    SXSW Screenings and Events

    Film Screening and Q&A - Sunday, March 12, 11:15am, Paramount
    Film Screening - Monday, March 13, 6pm, Alamo South Lamar
    Film Screening - Thursday, March 16, noon, Paramount
    Live Event - Tuesday, March 14: A Conversation with Frank Oz and Leonard Maltin, 2pm, ACC Room 18ABCD, Austin Convention Center

    About Muppet Guys Talking

    For the first time ever, five of us original Muppet Performers who worked with Jim Henson for 35 years, (Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, Fran Brill, Bill Barretta, and Frank Oz) —we all got together on camera and talked about The Muppets.

    So that’s what it is- we’re sitting around telling stories. We show clips and talk about what really happened behind the scenes. We talk about how we created our characters. We show rare performance footage. We get really serious - and we also get really stupid...

    And we talk about what kind of person Jim was; about how he loved working hard - and so inspired us to work hard; how he valued our collaboration - treating us with affection and respect; how he cared about doing good work; and how he was inclusive and accepting of everyone.


    For more information visit:

    Mupptet Guys Talking Austin Chronicle Preview

    Mupptet Guys Talking SXSW Schedule

    Mupptet Guys Talking Official Site
  2. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I'm hoping they have some interesting Richard Hunt stories.
  3. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Here's a photo we took live from the red carpet this morning with Muppeteers Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, Fran Brill and Frank Oz at SXSW. More to come soon.

  4. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    So nice to see Fran!
  5. Cookie Chris

    Cookie Chris Member

    I wish I could be there to experience it up close, but here's an interview Frank Oz recently did with Variety before the premiere. He talks about his opinion on the latest Muppet projects, his current involvement with the Muppets, and Star Wars.
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  6. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    UGH, I hate the fact that i'm in the same state as them right now, but I can't see them!
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  7. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    Can we have a DVD and digital release... Tomorrow?
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  8. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Why can't you?
  9. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Because I don't have money.

    Oh well, on the bright side, more events means more interviews with Muppet people, and maybe some videos from the event will crop up soon. I especially hope to see some interviews with Dave Goelz since he does so few of these.
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  10. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    That makes sense.
  11. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    Are you there?
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  12. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know if Sesame Street will be talked about?
  13. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    Maybe a little bit.
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  14. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    It seems strange to me that Bill is involved in this He never worked with Jim. Brian yes but not Jim. They could have at least have gotten Caroll or Kevin or Steve, but why Bill?
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  15. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that really gets everyone thinking.
  16. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Nice, a talkback thread for an event none of us can afford to see. :insatiable:

    In all seriousness, fingers crossed that this gets some kind of (affordable) DVD/Blu-Ray/Streaming release. It would almost be sacrilege to keep us bigger fans away.
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  17. LaRanaRene

    LaRanaRene Well-Known Member

    Perhaps Steve couldn't attend for some reason so they got Bill instead. A bit unrelated, but doesn't he (Steve) live in Atlanta?
  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    A number of the Muppet Performers live away from either NYC or LA. Steve's from Atlanta, Kevin's from Baltimore, Caroll has a place in Connecticut. . . .
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  19. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    I really hope there'll be a wide spread release, followed by DVD, Bluray, Digital release, etc. I want to eventually put together a charity screening for this in Melbourne.

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  20. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    Even though Frank didn't care for the 2015 TV show, at least he had some nice things to say about Muppets Most Wanted.

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