the muppets

  • How the Walt Disney Company Solved The “Boy Problem”
    How the Walt Disney Company Solved The “Boy Problem”

    The most crucial difference between Michael Eisner and his successor at Disney, Bob Iger turns out to be a belief in building around franchises. The buzzword from Eisner was always synergy, code word for cooperation between divisions. Iger came from a background in network TV where a “television franchise” could…

  • ESPN Muppets Crossover in Latest Ad
    ESPN Muppets Crossover in Latest Ad

    There’s something to be said for synergy. If you add up it’s own library, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and other purchases Disney now owns the rights to well over 25,000 characters. Disney acquired The Muppets early in this string of acquisitions. As such they’ve had the longest to get to know…

  • Blooper Reel from The Muppets
    Blooper Reel from The Muppets

    It’s been seven months since The Muppets hit theaters but there’s still a little more to see from the film. Or rather stuff that didn’t make it into the film – aka bloopers and outtakes. I think I liked that more than the actual movie. I’ve heard that when you’re…

  • Future Disney and Pixar Films Announced
    Future Disney and Pixar Films Announced

    Today at CinemaCon, Disney Studios’ President of Production Sean Bailey was joined by John Lasseter from Pixar in revealing the slate of upcoming Disney films. Pixar announced that an animated film based around the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos is targeted for 2015. Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich…

  • The Muppets on DVD – And A Giveaway
    The Muppets on DVD – And A Giveaway

    Readers of this blog will remember that I was not a fan of The Muppets when it came out in movie theaters. It was a minority view, I know. But my viewing of the movie on DVD has not changed my opinion. If anything the errors were more glaring and…

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