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Your Thoughts: Muppets on Disney's Christmas Parade

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, Dec 25, 2004.

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  1. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member

    I enjoyed all of it. It was neat seeing the WOO preview. Can't wait for it now. This is going to be one of the coolest made for TV movie of next year. Love seeing Scooter and Sweetums in the preview too. Hope Sweetums talks in this one and hope to see the EMB do some stuff and have talking parts too. Can't wait to see what they do for the 50th annif. for the muppets. But all and all I love every bit of the Disney parade.
  2. I noticed a difference in Kermit as well. I switched from MCC to the parade and the voice has gotten lower and rougher. Nothing major, just age.

    Someone should let these puppet builders in on a little movie called The Great Muppet Caper. Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie, Sam, and basically everyone but animal and Janice looked best in the movie. Piggy today has huge eyes and is just....yuck.
  3. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    As long as the puppet builders dont see the Jim Frawley screen test, Piggy from that and the first couple seasons of TMS looked absolutely attrocious. Anyways, it truly was a pain for me watching that Disney 2 hour thing, mostly because a lot of Disney stuff(like Cinderella) makes my skin crawl...and I mean they had B'rer Rabbit and Bear from Song of the South on some float, even tho Disney wont even acknowlege the existence of that great classic. (and then they went into that sterile song about the Iraq war which was kind of morose and depressing if ya think about it) So in summary, this was like finding a couple of golden cernels in a pile of doo. I think the Muppets work best live when it isnt forced, like on the morning shows, late night talk shows, etc.

    As a contrast, I watched Muppets@WDW right after, and loved each and every second of it...so Muppets and Disney can coalese together, just not in this Xmas day parade setting.
  4. JaniceFerSure

    JaniceFerSure Active Member

    Same here.:)
  5. Dantecat

    Dantecat Active Member

    Well,I just watched it yesterday and it was a very nice one! :)
  6. turlem

    turlem New Member

    great! i live on the east and couldn't see it
  7. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Active Member

    Hmmm. I just saw Kermit, Piggy and Gonzo. Then again, I just saw the second half of the show. I got it on tape, so maybe I'll check out the first half and see if I catch any other Muppets. :confused:
  8. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Active Member

    They were in the commercial! not the parade!:) ;)
  9. Yep. Only Kemit, Piggy, and Gonzowere in the parade, and Gonzo only had a short clip. I wish they had a few more characters. A Statler and Waldof clip is always good, though those characters seem forced these days.
  10. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Yall make me sometimes mad. All the time the Muppets where in a dull stage and not really doing much we all complained. Now that they are out and doing stuff we complain that Disny is controling them. As far as im conserined Disny can contorl them all they want to. Just so long as they are do fimls and shows and such. I mean some in here even where so wantting the new muppet web site, and when it came out a lot of us where extrimly to critical of it.

    Now on the point of being to critcal i to have had my share of that with the Muppets. In 1992 The frist Muppet movie that was made after Jim's death was made i was so so critical of this movie that i hated it for years. Untill last year when they had it at the movie store where i rent movies. i saw it and was in love with it. I think as storys go its the best Muppet movie by far. So give them time to get use to things and such we will have a great new year with the Muppets im sure of it.
  11. Bean Bunny

    Bean Bunny New Member

    I will tell you guys and gal know, that I am a huge Disney fan as well as a big Muppet. Since the very first Walt Disney World Christmas Parade aired, I have seen it. Unfourtanly this year, forget that it was on. Just remeber half way through the show. So I missed the Oz commerial, Gonoz, and some of Piggy & Kermit. I saw Kermit & Piggy later on during the end.

    I was very impressed by Disney's handling of the Muppet. Hopefully Kermit and Piggy will return next year for the Parade as well as the Easter Parade with Bean Bunny hopefully.
  12. beforemyway

    beforemyway New Member

    they were in a PARADE?!?! wow.. I totally feel bad for the puppeteers :p have you ever tried to work a puppet for long spirts of time?? trust me.. it's easy to grow dry after a while :p Also take into note that, anything done live, you never know what's going on in the puppeteers life right then, what problems they might be having, what's on their minds.. all of that can effect their puppet skills :)
  13. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Active Member

    Kermit and Piggy were 'hosting' out of DL, while Gonzo was the 'Roving Reporter'
  14. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Active Member

    I see. I thought if they were in the commercial, they would show up in the parade. I guess I was wrong.
  15. hoppersfroglegs

    hoppersfroglegs New Member

    The movie looks fantastic! I can't wait! I think more than anything else, I was most excited to see Scooter. He's not quite the same without Richard Hunt, but neither is Kermit the same without Jim or Piggy without Frank. I hope he speaks this time. He looked like some sort of bellhop, which is perfect for his character.

    I really have a good feeling about this movie. With Piggy playing all four witches and all the other great stuff int he commercial, I'm thinking that, even with a human Dorothy played by Ashanti of all people (blech), the focus might actually still be The Muppets this time, rather than have them be supporting players in their remakes of classics. I had been hoping, when I first heard of the project that Piggy would play Dorothy, like she did in the Muppets movie tribute/parody special, but all 4 witches might just make up for that. ;)
  16. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    I LOVED IT!!! thats all i can say :D I taped the hole thing and the Oz clip, i bet ya i watched this tape MORE then 4 times! :)
  17. Bean Bunny

    Bean Bunny New Member

    Tough Pigs has screen caps of the Oz Commerial.
  18. pennyring

    pennyring New Member

    The parade was taped over many different days in November and December. The part with the Muppets was taped November 22nd at Disneyland. They weren't really "in" the parade per se. They were commentators/announcers, like Regis and Kelly. Everything on tv was scripted, and they did several takes of each section. In between takes Kermit, Piggy and Gonzo were playing around, goofing off, having fun, but everything you saw on tv was in the script.
  19. No1MuppetFan

    No1MuppetFan Member

    Does anyone know where I can download the Teaser for "The Muppet's Wonderful Wizard Of Oz"? I have seen the screen caps over at toughpigs.com and now I'm even more anxious to see it. :excited:
  20. ColonelErnie

    ColonelErnie New Member

    Dave Goelz

    Did anyone else notice Dave Goelz in the screen cap of Queen Latifah over at ToughPigs.com?


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