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Where is Steve Whitmire Petition

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by theprawncracker, Sep 13, 2009.

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  1. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    Are they really obligated to say that they did not perform a character?
  2. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Usually performers (Muppetry or other actors in general) are bound by non-disclosure agreements in terms of revealing major spoilers in an upcoming production. Under normal circumstances, a Muppeteer would not have to be silent in terms of discussing the characters they play, but substitute Kermit is not a normal circumstance - someone other than the official performer stepped in to play not only a major character but basically the "icon" for the Muppet cast. In this rare circumstance, it would not be unthinkable that Artie may be under a gag order - doesn't even have to be anything as official or legal as a contract; it could also very easily just a verbal agreement of "This is sensitive information and we would strongly appreciate if you keep silent about your involvement" "Yes of course. I understang completely" and honoring that.
  3. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Active Member

    Yeah. I see what you're saying and you're probably right. I wasn't really expecting Artie to come out and say something. I was just sort of hoping we'd hear something from the Henson company at least hinting about what was going on and determining whether or not it would happen again. But I understand what you mean about them wanting to keep this info confidential.
  4. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    Yeah! I saw that and was wondering about it.

    But really good news to hear Steve's still here! Good keeping a heads up everybody!
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    Plus, we coulda scared him off. :shifty:
  6. chrislynch

    chrislynch New Member

    Any Update?

    Are there any updates on where Steve Whitemire is? Is he still with the Muppets?
  7. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Yes, please read the latest posts in this thread. Steve is back and the scare is over. :)
  8. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Which email address did you use? I want to ask Disney if they are going to realise the Studio DC DVD in widescreen.
  9. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Perhaps, you'd be more willing to tell the email adress that you used? Please? And I apologize for bumping this thread.
  10. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    If it makes you more comfortable, you could PM me it instead of posting it.
  11. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour New Member

    Ok I hope I'm not being rude or anything but are there any clips of this Artie performing kermit so I can see and judge for myself?
    I was thinking lately Kermit was sounding allot more like Jim's Kermit I have to wonder if it's Steve getting even better or if it's this new guy.
    Sorry I didn't read through all 26 pages to look for links, so if anyone could be so kind to point me in the direction of some videos it'd be greatly apricated.
  12. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Artie preformed Kermit in this clip:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifd4gjIJ9Bc. I personaly am happy that Steve is back.
  13. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour New Member

    Thank you I think the person performing Kermit isn't that bad and with allot of practice could be something really great.
    The audio quality is also bad so I don't think that helps much but thats rather a cute clip and sad since Gaga said Kermit was wearing an Alexander Mcqueen tux, he recently took his own life.:sympathy:
  14. Neil565

    Neil565 Member

    Could it also have been possible that he was filming dialogue for Fraggle Rock: The Movie? That production has been rather quiet as of late...

    edit - anyone have a better audio quality of Artie as Kermit? All I remember is that he sounded so much like Jim Henson, I had to really listen close.
  15. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Fraggle Rock isn't even close to production yet, unfortunately... And Steve has explained that it was Disney testing out new blood without his approval. But as he also said, it's in the past and it's behind us now. He's moved on and the rest of us should to.
  16. Mupp

    Mupp Member

    Exactly. :)

    I was especially glad that Steve confirmed that "nobody's mad at each other"

    By the way; here is a link to that podcast interview just in case some haven't heard about it yet;
    http://muppetcast.com/WordPress/archives/489

    And yes, it is unfortunate that the Fraggle Rock film isn't anywhere close to production.
    But I hope that all this time means that they are making sure that the script is good.
  17. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour New Member

    I enjoyed that podcast allot!
    So what episode of America's got talent is Steve talking about that he wasn't kermit in?
    I'd like to see it as I've missed allot of things recently.
  18. Mupp

    Mupp Member

    It was an episode from early last year...I think that it was one the season finales. Kermit and Piggy sang "Don't Go Breaking my Heart" with chickens backing them up as dancers. The clip was available on youtube for a while, but its gone now.

    I saw it live on tv when it happened.

    Since I registered here, I have not mentioned my thoughts on it yet;
    To be honest, I was more fascinated by it than anything else.
    I figured that it was an experiment (now of course confirmed) and I figured that Steve would be back at some point.

    I'm really glad that Steve is back. I'm also glad that Steve explained things.
    Although I thought that Artie gave a decent vocal performance.
  19. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour New Member

    Ah I found it oddly enough on perez hiltons site lol
    http://perezhilton.com/tv/index.php?ptvid=753785f646057
    Yeah I thought this other person did a decent job but he goes out of a character a few times but I have to say he almost gets a jim kermit voice so much when he gets it right it's scary!:scary:
    I'm not saying this as anythign against steve as he's really grown on me as kermit but I do still wish he'd stop going yeah yeah yeah mmhmm when he behind the frog it, it's what really bugs me but he hasn't been doing so much lately lol:)
  20. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    I found out that Artie is a member of Muppet Wiki, and he actually was the one who said he preformed Kermit on America's Got Talent and the VMAs. So Artie, if you're reading this, I'm sorry if we caused you any trouble. We do respect you, we just didn't like that you preformed someone else's character while he was still alive and not retired. So once again, I'm sorry.


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