I took my family to see the Muppet movie on Thanksgiving. We also took two adult friends, one 55 and one 25. The movie was very nice, especially for people who enjoyed the Muppet Show of the past. The theme was that people had forgotten the Muppets, which had never, ever occurred to me. The 25 year old said that she had never seen the Muppet show.
I HIGHLY recommend the movie. You'll fall in love with the Muppets all over again.
I agree whole-heartedly with Tony! My husband and I found it to be fun and delightful!
Re: Muppet movie
November 28 2011, 5:14 PM
I actually had a chance to take college puppet courses with Master Sesame St. Muppet Designer Kermit Love. It was a dream come true as I've followed the Muppets since Ed Sullivam.
(Kermit the frog is NOT named after designer Love, who was actually named after an oldtime Western Star). He was big and genial and looked exactly like Santa Claus. A very cool guy who passed on a couple years ago.
Kermit was the guy in charge of fabricating OSCAR, BIG BIRD, SNUFFLEUPAGUS, and BARKLEY (the big, big dog), a lot of the bigger creatures. For me it was the coolest time ever. They had an "anything goes" attitude towards fabrication since the puppets were often used for TV shots, and they could afford to have them "Eat" (Chips, soup, Pudding ect. these "Special Hero's were Scotchguarded and often used again i learned).
Snuffleupagus was amazingly huge. He was actually hung from the flies in our Theatre as there was no space for him on the ground floor. His "Fur" and eyelashes were actually feathers which kept him light enough for manipulation, and gave a good shaking weight when he walked.
I felt like I was in the prescence of Genius. They took so many chances with what they created. It was inspiring. I'll never let anyone tell me any project is impossible again.
November 30 2011, 2:40 PM
I took my 10 year old Grand-daughter and we really enjoyed the movie. Afterwards, I told her they should really bring back a new 30 minute Muppet show. Somewhere around my house I have VHS tapes of many of the old shows.
That is what family entertainment is all about.
It was also nice to see Animal, (one of my favorite Muppet's) getting help for his anger management.
muppet show DVD series
November 30 2011, 4:09 PM
Perhaps the success of the movie will be sufficient encouragement for Disney to release Seasons 4 & 5 of the Muppet Show on DVD.. and then order 3 seasons of AxTelevision!
November 30 2011, 4:54 PM
You know Disney. If it does well at the box office they will make a less expensive version as a weekly show on the Disney channel. I can't see how recreating the Muppet show could be as inexpensive as say, a Buzz Lightyear weekly animation, but I hope to see a few specials.