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First look (video) of the new movie!

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by TheMonsterAteMe, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

  2. LamangoNumber2

    LamangoNumber2 Active Member

    I can't remember if it's the movie, or the comics that had a no Pepe deal... But in some of the pictures, you see Bill preforming Rowlf... Rowlf may be in the center stage after this....
  3. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    No, Pepe could be used in the comic and the movie, just... well, With the Muppet Show Comic Book, Roger wanted to use characters exclusively from the original Muppet Show (except for Skeeter and Andy and Randy in the Family Reunion saga, but all three were used in the context of the show). However, in the classic retellings line, Pepe has been part of every 4 issue title. Even if it was in only one issue.

    Same thing about the new movie... Jason wanted to focus on the classic characters, but still managed to give him a little cameo (unless the script changed by then). You see, they had access to ALL the Muppets Disney owned... probably not Bear (though I don't think that occurred to anyone). Sesame Street or Fraggle Rock or Creature Shop stuff is off limits, but anything Disney owns is at their disposal.
  5. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    That's what I was thinking. It does seem to be a little tongue-in-cheek, 'That's How You Know'-esque number (And I love those! :excited:)
  6. LamangoNumber2

    LamangoNumber2 Active Member

    Ah, thanks Dr.Tooth. Well, if Pepe's getting a cameo or a small role, Rowlf still gets more screentime, right?
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It all depends on how the script goes. Remember, they draw their inspiration from the older 3 films. Rowlf and Scooter played big roles in those ones.
  8. terrimonster

    terrimonster Member

    I don't think I've seen this clip posted here yet:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyJuK_DINvg (could be spoiler-y, so be warned)

    It appears it's from a rehearsal with stand-ins and no Muppets, but you get to hear quite a bit more of the song, with better audio than many other clips. Who can identify the Muppet voices heard during the song? I know I hear Kermit and Piggy as well as Statler and Waldorf. It's hard to say for sure without seeing them, but I would swear I hear Uncle Deadly(!) and Marvin Suggs. I kind of think the voice(s) I previously thought to be Link is actually Statler & Waldorf. There are also some voices I can't identify. One sounds a lot like Elmo to me, but it obviously isn't.
  9. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    The only ones I can clearly hear is Jason, Kermit, Beaker, Rowlf, Scooter, Statler and Marvin Suggs.
  10. Mupp

    Mupp Member

    I know I'm going to regret this but....

    I was reading around here, and I just have to pop in and say that I have seen these videos, and I am dumb founded as to why people here who claim to be Muppet fans are being so negative about the song.

    Do you all remember The Great Muppet Caper?

    The song "Hey a Movie!" is similar in tone and style to what has been heard of this new "Sing a Happy Song"

    For those of you who own the movie, go ahead and pop it into the DVD player and see for yourself.

    The Muppets have always been about optimism and a positive attitude, and this new song fits for them.

    Food for thought.


    Thanks, you can go back to making snap judgments now.
  11. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Ever hear of "To each their own?" Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I find the song catchy, but not everyone has to. And what, only two people said they didn't like it? That's hardly a reason to start complaining.
  12. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Very true! And anyway, I hesitate to listen now because these songs are supposed to be in the context of watching the full movie.
  13. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    I listened to the song for about ten seconds before I turned it off. Not because I didn't like it, but because I want to save it for my movie going experience.

    And, yeah, everyone's entitled to their own opinions. I know there's a Muppet song or two I'm not particularly fond of that others love. Not everyone has the same tastes, which makes us each so unique! :D
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    There's TOOOOOOO much temptation to see all these little leaks. I really don't even want to see a trailer unless it's with a movie... not even on the internet. Every muscle in my body had to prevent me from seeing that new clip.

    The song is quite catchy from the 12 seconds I've seen. And you know how catchy? You ever have a small portion of a song stuck in your head? And you never even have the full song, just a part of it? I hate that. You can't even sing the song in your head, and you have the same 12 seconds running through?

    But yeah... the song is that catchy.
  15. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Ok I listened to the song very briefly, lol, and my first thought was well..Muppet Babies. Seriously, it's the exact same kind of harmonizing they used to do, lol.

    Not saying it's as good as Muppet Babies; I'm personally not finding it that catchy or anything on first listen. But we'll see. :)
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    You have to let it sink in. It's like a joke that isn't funny when you first hear it, but days later, you'll remember it, and you can't stop laughing.

    Again, I wouldn't exactly say Muppet Babies... I've listened to roughly all their songs, and it doesn't seem much like them...

    I dunno. we'll have to wait until the movie and hear the WHOLE song to really get a piece of it.

    Besides... ANYTHING is better than lame pre-existing music tracks.
  17. Mike Quinn

    Mike Quinn Member

    A lot of care, attention and love has been put into this movie from all sides. Everyone worked super hard and there are many "nuggets" for the fans to enjoy. I suspect the first preview trailers will be attached to a Disney or Pixar release this summer. I personally can't wait to see it! Jason's energy and enthusiasm for the Muppets was contagious and the director was also an avid old school Muppet fan. This is the one we've been waiting for folks!
  18. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    This is EXACTLY what I've needed to hear--and exactly what I've kept telling myself--since November! Thank you so much for sharing this post, Mike! Glad to see you around, sir, and believe me when I say I absolutely share your excitement and "can't wait" attitude!
  19. GuySmileyfan

    GuySmileyfan Member

    This looks awesome. Oh, this will be whole much better than the ridiculous lame Muppets Wizard of Oz movie.
  20. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    THANK YOU!

    God, this negativity all of a sudden shocks me. Thanks for letting us know this movie is going to be great.


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