Why do you think? I have two reasons: 1. They don't SING anymore! If they did, they'd be a lot more popular. I'm sure that there is another Joe Raposo or Jeff Moss somewhere out there. The Henson company just isn't trying hard enough to find them. Music played so well a huge, important part in the old movies, and if they can't put music into the picture anymore, then they should just stop trying. "Muppets From Space" was okay because it complied with my second point below, but it was a half-flop because of NO SINGING! And what do those dumb music producers do? They just steal other hits, put it into the movie, compose a bunch of ELEVATOR music to use as the score, and when there's finally a new recording of Dave Goelz as Gonzo singing a remake of "I'm Going Back There Someday," it doesn't even appear in the movie whatsoever!!" 2. The main characters of the Muppet movies are not MUPPETS anymore! Why was "The Muppet movie" so good and appreciated? Because Kermit the Frog looking for stardom in Hollywood was the main concept, and Kermit was (and still is) a MUPPET! Why was "Great Muppet Caper" a great movie? The main characters were Kermit, Fozzie, and Gonzo, and though they weren't playing themselves necessarily, they were still MUPPETS! Why was the "Muppets Take Manhattan" so great? The main plot was about KERMIT's struggles, KERMIT's feelings, KERMIT's failures, and he was a MUPPET!! This is the main reason that Muppet movies these days are so bland: because it's not about the MUPPETS anymore; it's about humans! "Muppets from Space" is an exception, since it was about Gonzo, but the other movies were not so well loved because the MUPPETs were not the subject. IN a MUPPET movie, a HUMAN is not supposed to steal the show! A MUPPET is!!! And if those ABC writers and producers disagree with my opinion whatsoever because of this or that, they can KISS MY HAIRY ***. That right there is my opinion of why the Muppets' late work SUCKS!!! But that's just my opinion. What do you think?