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Disney XD orders live-action puppet comedy "Crash And Bernstein"

Discussion in 'Puppet News' started by MrBabySpencer, Apr 14, 2012.

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  1. MrBabySpencer

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  2. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    *prepares for the impending backlash and jumping to conclusions*

    I'm gonna give it a chance :p
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    An open mind's the only way to approach this one. Sounds like it either could be very promising or terrible beyond all belief with very little middle ground. But the Puppet presence of this show is something to celebrate. Think about it this way... this is a Disney project. The Muppets did well enough at the box office... so this could very well be a step towards some puppet programming.

    It's not unlikely that if this is successful, Disney would look into Muppet programming.

    But then again, Nickelodeon's Mr. Meaty didn't do too well.
  4. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Reminds me of "Cousin Skeeter"
  5. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    I guess it comes down to the writing, the performances and the production value. It's good to see more interest in the art form of puppetry.
  6. bluebomber95

    bluebomber95 Member

    For a second, I was wondering why it wasn't a Muppet production, and then I realized that they explicitly mention the word "puppet", so under Disney's strict "they're not puppets" policy, it wouldn't be allowed. I know the Muppets have never addressed themselves as puppets, but Disney is way too strict on this policy. I mean, NOTHING with the Muppeteers on the new Blu-Ray?!
  7. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I'm not quite sure I understand what you are getting at.

    1. why would they call this a muppet production when it has nothing to do with the muppets other than one guy
    2. What are you talking about with disney being too strict? Are you saying you WANT disney to call the muppets "puppets?"
    3. What do the muppeteers have anything to with anything you are talking about or this show?
  8. rowlfy662

    rowlfy662 Active Member

    its good to see disney relising puppets can be enjoyed by everyone at any age i am going to give it a chance the only thing that bothers is its a laugh productions who i believe produce all the disney sitoms which is a kinda of worrying sign but hey someone from sesame street is performing a chracter in this series so i won't argue that so lets see if it is good only time will tell
  9. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    hmmmm anything with puppets is worth giving a try...a try mind you.... might not be any good but you never know
  10. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Maybe because it was a terrible show and the puppets were absolutely horrifying. At least in my opinion
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  11. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    Those were some creepy puppets
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  12. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    [​IMG]

    Wow, you're right, but they do kind of resemble average Americans to me! :eek:
  13. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    Now I'm going to have nightmares:eek:
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  14. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Thank you for that, Jamie :p
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  15. rowlfy662

    rowlfy662 Active Member

    ugh those mr meaty puppets oh my there even creepier than the puppets on british series spitting image lets hope the puppets on this disney series don't look like that
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  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    They're much more attractive than the average fast food worker.
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  17. bluebomber95

    bluebomber95 Member

    1. Well, they could call the puppet character a Muppet and thus keep it a fully in-house production

    2. Disney hasn't let the performers be seen AT ALL except for at the end of SNL and maybe a few other appearances, whereas the performers should have had SOME sort of feature on the DVD that is actually behind-the-scenes.

    3. I just said it. The Muppeteers don't get any sort of recognition on the Blu-Ray aside from the commentary, whereas in previous behind-the-scenes features for other films they are at least mentioned.
  18. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Alrighty then. I got ya
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Hypothetically, they could. They could get Puppet Heap to build it, they've got someone who has worked with The Muppets before, and they could even call it a Muppet series. Hypothetically.

    Though they also could keep it a separate puppet project from the Muppets (even if they use Puppet Heap) for branding sake.

    All and all, it's too soon to tell, but I'm sure there could be the same problem Henson's having with their Puppet Neighbors series being coined as a new Muppet project by uninformed internet entertainment reporters.
  20. bluebomber95

    bluebomber95 Member

    Yeah, whenever the media reports on something that involves hand puppets of any kind, there will be at least one outlet that refers to them as Muppets.


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