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Your Thoughts: Muppets Letters to Santa DVD

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Phillip, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    "A Muppets Christmas - Letters to Santa" will arrive on DVD this Tuesday September 29.

    Here's our review of this anticipated DVD. Check it out and let us know what you think.

    Since most of us will be getting the Letters to Santa DVD, we'd like to mention that if you order the release from Amazon using this link, that a small portion of your entire order will go to Muppet Central to help keep the site, forum and radio running smoothly. It's a great way to help MC and get a great price on the DVD with a low-price guarantee. We greatly appreciate each person that helps support MC by placing orders through Amazon links on our site.

    If you haven't read it, here's an insightful interview from the Letters to Santa writers.

    Once you receive your Letters to Santa DVD, post here and let us know your thoughts on this anticipated release.
  2. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

  3. zns

    zns Active Member

    Despite the review of the bonus features and extended scenes, this is one Henson moment that I am adding to my video library. I think I'll wait and buy this along with the 40th anniversary Sesame Street DVD set around thanksgiving as it gets a little bit closer to the season. Looks promising though.
  4. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks for posting the link. Did you notice that Disney called the special a "holiday movie"? I like a lot about the special, but it seems as if Disney is trying to indirectly sell this as a full theatrical feature and not a television special with it's higher price point.
  5. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    I did notice that. Didn't think it odd until you mentioned it, but... now that you mention it, yes, that is strange. I guess they really are trying to sell more discs, and more power to them for that I suppose. Goodness knows we need the publicity!
  6. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter New Member

    First Muppet movie/special to have someone on the side of the box other than Kermit to my knowledge (Season 2 and 3 of TMS don't count). And DEFFINITELY the first time it was... :eek:
  7. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Got mine! Watching now! So excited! :sing:
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It really does, now that you mention it... I'm sure I've seen Disney do this with a LOT of their telefilms... but this was on a Broadcast Hour (40 something minutes + Commercials)... I guess they considered it was a movie, despite the fact it was just a special and priced it as such.
  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Anybody notice how the cover has small images of Nathan Lane, Uma Thurman, and Whoopi Goldberg? Lane and Thurman make a little sense, but Whoopi Goldberg only appears for a few seconds. This would be more acceptable if it had all or most of the special's celebrities on the cover (similar to the original video covers for The Muppet Movie, The Mupets Take Manhattan, and Follow That Bird).
  10. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

  11. rtgentry

    rtgentry Member

    i went to walmart to get it today and looked in the two new release sections and didnt find it. I found it with the family films. I forked out 20$ for it, but its for a muppet sake so I wont complain tooooo much.
  12. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Active Member

    Well even though originally I said I won't pay a high price for this DVD. I went to Wal-Mart and couldn't resist, :smirk:, so I went ahead and forked out the 20 bucks for this DVD.

    To be honest, their is a part of me that feels a little like a sap for spending 20 bucks on a single disc dvd though. Don't get me wrong I enjoy the special enough, but I feel like this tv special doesn't really justify 20 dollars even with the extra features, actually with those christmas lights around the delete scenes and interviews kind of annoyed me a little bit.

    But all in all, though I'm not too happy about the money I spent on this special, I am overall very happy to have it. I'm wacthing it at the moment and my favorite song on this special, which is "I wish I could be Santa Claus." So even though I still feel it's a bit on the costly side, I guess I won't be compain too much, Muppets (and Uma Therman, :flirt:) are worth it, :).
  13. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    I LOVE THE DVD!

    This is a great Muppet Christmas Classic to enjoy year after year.

    I loved the Out Takes! The one with Rizzo's jacket was hilarious!

    :shifty: "I HATE MY COAT!"

    I also wonder, Was that Marty Robinson preforming one of those snails?
  14. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    As you can see from the credits (and isn't it so nice being able to see and read them?) Marty was one of the Muppeteers - not that often one gets to see him working with the Classic gang!

    You know, i know the extra scenes that were cut for time and restored on the dvd aren't a large amount and none last that long, but just like MWOO it's AMAZING what a difference they make in terms of timing, pace, and humor. Those scenes and small moments here and there really add up in a big way. I guess one of the sad things about having to do something direct-for-tv is that you have to trim everything down to a specific running time and the first stuff to go are the great little Muppet humor and character moments. I just wish they would have put ALL the cut scenes in the show proper instead of having some of them as bonus features - would have made the main production even better and they could have put some better bonus features in those scenes' place.
  15. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter New Member

    Anyone else notice the goof with Rizzo's voice? In an extended scene at the air port, Rizzo asks who would want to go to the North Pole. It's not Steve's voice (he was busy with Kermit). They never re-dubbed the line.

    Anyhoodles, just wanted to point out one other thing... Sorry to drag the conversation over here, but, see the way the Muppets make Nathan Lane crack up in the outtakes? That's the way the Muppets should always be. Upstaging those around them, making great actors break up, and that's why I love Steve, Bill, Eric, Dave, and the whole Muppety-Muppet gang.
  16. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    YES! The outtakes with Nathan Lane were HYSTERICAL! I gained even more respect and love for Bobo. He's SO funny.

    "Should we cancel the cattle prod?"
    "Not necessarily..."
    "Ooh..."
  17. muppetguy

    muppetguy Member

    Why sisn't this DVD available for pick up in any stores? I just checked Bestbuy and you have to order it online. Not such a smart move, is it?
  18. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    I couldn't find it at Best Buy either, had to go to Wal-Mart. I know Target has it too.
  19. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter New Member

    "What are you doing?"
    "I'm trying to rub you the RIGHT way there."
  20. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    All the recast voices I have to say that Floyd and Robin where spot on in this. Now the question is who did them?


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