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D23 Expo: Muppet news and happenings

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by theprawncracker, Sep 11, 2009.

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  1. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

  2. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    OMG .. and they're on a model of that Disney steamship, which they were also on in the Disney commercial filming.

    Maybe they are gonna announce something big muppety in the theme parks.
  3. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    I KNOW! I'm... STUNNED! I am SO happy! I can't wait for the Muppet presentation on Sunday! LOOK at that! Lew ZEALAND and SCOOTER are there! And the BAND! Wow. Wow. WOOOOOW!

    What really blew me away was that they actually GAVE them an introduction! How cool is that? They actually got introduced in the middle of a conference with Disney CHAIRMAN Dick Cook. They've hit the big time--again! :excited:
  4. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Surely they arent gonna Muppet theme the Mark Twain Steamboat and do "Muppet Cruises" are they? I could think of some great possibilites there.

    Yea its good to see them being given top billing at this, big advantage to Breier being Muppet boss is also being events boss. lol
  5. yoyoflamingo

    yoyoflamingo New Member

    According to MiceChat's Twitter, the new Muppet movie is....

    The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made!
  6. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    .............I am officially in euphoria.

    If that's true... WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW.
  7. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    There's the Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made created as an idea by Jim Henson when Gonzo blows the movie budget on the opening credits resulting in the remainder of the film being shot in the same back lot clumsily redressed to look like different locations around the world.

    Then there's the Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made created by Jason Segel that has the Muppets uniting around the globe to save the Muppet Theater from an oil tycoon.

    That makes me wonder what exactly this new project really is. One, the other or maybe a mixture of both? And maybe the cancellation of the Halloween special has bumped up a theatrical offering.
  8. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Hold on that was the script that Jim Henson and Jerry Jule where working on was it not.
  9. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    I think he's confused with "Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made" which Jamie mentioned. This is nothing new, but good to get confirmation - if Diz announce it there, its a go!

    Hoping for some parks news too!
  10. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Yahoo! has just posted a story about it. Who knows if this is still true that it's "The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made" and not the Greatest, but still... it's an announcement. This is HUGE!
  11. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    That's the buzz. The "Cheapest" title is funnier so maybe they just went with that. It's the word "Movie" that I'm most responding to, but we keep hearing this. I hope the time and expense of the riverboat translates into some Disney-doing!
  12. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Here's hoping for more info to come!
  13. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    It does sound like its gonna be "Cheapest" now, because more sites have annoucned it and also even referenced the old Jim script but who knows, maybe they got that from here or something.

    I don't like the idea of naming it "Cheapest", prefer "Greatest" - reason being, firstly "Greatest" sounds better for a consumer point of view, especially it being the Muppets triumphant return to the Theatres and secondly "Cheapest" opens them up to a whole lot of jokes if the movie isn't quite up to par .. and even if it isn't, people will do the jokes anyway. Saying that it seems the Segal script is an interpretation of that script, and if it is, interesting that they are continuing to keep Gonzo as lead role like they did with MCC and MTI and good that it will show the Muppets all getting back together which is definitely the right kind of message to send to the public (even if they haven't actually been apart)
  14. MuppetMazz

    MuppetMazz Member

    Also the Pook-a-Looz have Animal and Kermit ones there too. So there's new product to go with this new movie news? This D23 convention ends up being great news for us all, huh?
  15. RockSTAR girl

    RockSTAR girl Member

    Yeah, I was there guys. They announced that it will be titled "The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made" and the graphic for the title was paper taped up to a wall with the words written in black ink. As for what went on; basically Dick Cook from WDPictures was like "hey guys, come on out" and they wouldn't come out. Thats when Fozzie, Gonzo, and Pepe show up overhead on the screen and say Kermit is missing. Dick says "can the show still go on" and Pepe says "of course!", Dick walks off stage and the 3 debate the fact that they really do NOT have a plan for what to do on stage without Kermit. Then Pepe says "I have an Idea!" and the curtain opens and out comes HALF of the Mark Twain. Pepe sings a song. Then more of the boat comes out and we see Sweetums pushing it and Miss Piggy on the back half. She says "I have a better song" and she sings it with all the chickens, penguins, and Robin joining on the bottom deck. Finally, Gonzo says "WE NEED Kermit". We hear the strumming of a Banjo to the tune of Rainbow Connection and Kermit appears on the top deck. The words were a little different, the chorus was like "The Lovers, The Dreamers, and You". The song ends, crowd applauds, and the boat dissapears on the other side of the stage. Dick Cook comes back out, he says the upcoming movie will be called "The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made" and the graphic shows up on screen. and that was IT. The whole presentation was a little rushed, so that segment actually got a lot of time. But all we got out of it about the movie was the title.
    Also, here is an AWESOME picture of the gang on the Mark Twain.
    http://twitpic.com/hdc0c
  16. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    That picture is INCEDIBLE! Thank you SOOOOOO much for that AND the synopsis! SO cool. SOOOOO cool. Can you tell us if it was Steve Whitmire performing Kermit? Still... He sang RAINBOW? That's... AMAZING. I love it, I love it, I LOVE it! The movie has been announced, the Muppets were there in FULL form... Wow, wow, WOOOOOOOW.

    EDIT: BREAKING NEWS! Video footage from today: http://www.stitchkingdom.com/2009/0...udios-presentation-featuring-dick-cook-et-al/ Muppet stuff starts around 2:30! It's not very long, but BOY is it AWESOME! It's definitely Steve as the Frog (YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES! ! !) and Pepe sings a parody of "Prince Ali" from Aladdin. Amazing. A-MAZING.
  17. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    I love the footage, wow the money they must have spent on that Mark Twain setup and all the Muppeteers who must be there.

    Re:- Steve. Kermit wasn't saying anything in the last bit of the clip, performance was probably looped. Hopefully Steve but i'd like to see more to know for sure. Hopefully the Muppets own presentation should tell us a lot more.

    It's so good to see the Muppets all back together, singing and doing what they do best. In kinda a more classicy Muppety style than we've seen in years. I like the whole Disney family style atmosphere with them being treated as a special classic brand.
  18. Bannanasketch

    Bannanasketch Active Member

    YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! This si amazing news. I cannot wait for the new muppets movie! And Steve's back! Steve's back! *Faints*
  19. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Not the kind of presentation I was expecting, but hey, it was still neat! And I can't for that movie!
  20. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    There's still more! The actual Muppet Presentation doesn't take place until tomorrow at 1:00. So keep staying tuned! I'm watching Disney fan's Twitter feed from the event, so if anything happens I'll keep you posted!


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