The NEW Muppet Movie

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Re: The NEW Muppet Movie

Post by Daniel » March 29th, 2021, 2:44 pm

Library of Congress has added "Rainbow Connection" to its National Recording Registry. Congrats Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher!

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Post by Daniel » March 31st, 2021, 2:46 pm

The Muppet Christmas Carol will be presented live in concert this winter across the UK. Neat!

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Post by Ben » April 5th, 2021, 8:28 am

If it’s the new uncut 4K restoration, I’m in!

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Post by Daniel » April 5th, 2021, 2:34 pm

I imagine it would be. Even if it isn't, still sounds like it would be worth it. Just to be surrounded with other people... providing things are more normal.

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Post by Ben » April 5th, 2021, 3:40 pm

So weird this came up today...for some reason I was sorting my hair out this morning, thinking it needs a cut, and I started singing "There's magic in the hair, this evening, magic in the hair"...

Oh, the things I find myself doing to amuse myself... :lol:

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Post by Dacey » April 5th, 2021, 3:44 pm

After all, it’s only God knows how many sleeps ‘til normal. :wink:
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Post by Daniel » April 5th, 2021, 4:13 pm

The sweetest dream
That we have ever known
The virus is gone
The virus is gone

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Post by Dacey » April 5th, 2021, 7:52 pm

Definitely NOT the sweetest dream, though. No wonder J.K. removed it from the film!

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Post by Daniel » April 22nd, 2021, 1:55 pm

A Jim Henson biopic is in the works! Great news. Not a bad title. Would've loved "The Lovers, The Dreamers and Me" but of course that would never sell! ;)

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Post by Ben » April 22nd, 2021, 5:53 pm

This was an excellent script a few years back, and it’s neato that Disney and Henson are working together to make it, but for Heaven’s sake just make the script as was written; I fear the rewrites will homogenise everything that made it special and unexpected.

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Post by EricJ » April 23rd, 2021, 4:39 am

With Disney putting their own franchise name in the title, I think they want to put this on the Saving Mr. Banks/Mary Poppins Returns assembly line, for more stories about how adults couldn't get their life together until they learned to embrace their inner Disney character.
Or, in Jim's case, Kermit.

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Post by Daniel » May 7th, 2021, 11:59 am

The Muppets are heading to the Haunted Mansion for their first-ever Halloween special!
“Muppets Haunted Mansion” takes place on Halloween night, when Gonzo is challenged to spend one very daring night in the most grim-grinning place on earth: The Haunted Mansion.


Yay! Exciting news! :D

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Post by Randall » May 7th, 2021, 11:43 pm

I like it!

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Re: The NEW Muppet Movie

Post by Ben » May 8th, 2021, 3:56 am

I will watch in anticipation and await to be surprised and delighted, but at the moment this feels more than a little laboured and Dave, for the first time, sounds old, slightly bored, and lacking much energy. Well, someone's gotta say it...

But, yes, it’s good that things are being done with The Muppets.

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Re: The NEW Muppet Movie

Post by EricJ » May 8th, 2021, 10:56 am

Ben wrote:
May 8th, 2021, 3:56 am
I will watch in anticipation and await to be surprised and delighted, but at the moment this feels more than a little laboured and Dave, for the first time, sounds old, slightly bored, and lacking much energy. Well, someone's gotta say it...
Well, with Caroll Spinney now gone, Dave is the last surviving "real" performer. :cry:

(Except for fired Steve Whitmire, which is why they're doing Gonzo & Pepe instead of their usual 90's routine of Gonzo & Rizzo or Rizzo & Pepe.)

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