Do/Don’t Save The Muppets

Seth at Mostly Muppet Dot Com answers the critics who think Disney has ruined the Muppets and that they still need saving. Seth thinks that Disney has saved the muppets from the worst fate of all, obscurity. I tend to agree with him. However, I’d like to see some of the creative forces behind the muppets let loose a little bit instead of the formula film-making that has become muppet movies of late.

But mostly I told you that so I could link to this older file on Seth’s site – Muppets Overtime. It’s not a Henson or a Disney production (in fact its from Spain). It is the most beautiful piece of filmwork I’ve seen in a long time and it proves the talent is out there to make muppets relevant again, so lets do it.

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2 thoughts on “Do/Don’t Save The Muppets

  1. Seth

    Thanks for link. I think most of the brouhaha over the current Muppets situation is a bit overblown, but I can understand folks basic concerns.

    Mostly, I’m just happy that we have DVD sets for The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock and the continued promise of new Muppet content in the future. Better than the alternative, IMHO.

  2. mice

    I’m not certain if it is related to the Disney buyout of some (not all) Muppet Characters but Kermit is no longer seen on Sesame Street. As far as I know Disney owns Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Sam, Gonzo and other Muppet Show Muppets but not Elmo, Big Bird, Bert, Ernie Count, Cookie and all the Sesame Street Muppets. Kermit used to be on both… coincidence?

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