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"Muppets Live Another Day" officially cancelled for Disney+ streaming service

D'Snowth

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Okay, I'm confused now:


So Disney was developing a scripted and an unscripted Muppet series for Disney+?
 
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Okay, I'm confused now:


So Disney was developing a scripted and an unscripted Muppet series for Disney+?
Yes. There were two separate series being developed concurrently. Muppets Now remains but Muppets Live Another Day is canned (for now).
 

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The Disney + show which was rumoured to be in development back in February has now been officially shelved after the creators included Josh Gad walked away from the project

This is because there was a change in leadership at the muppet studios. Studio Head Debbie Mckellen stepped down with former parks live entertainment former Senior Vice President David Lightbody taking charge.

Lightbody decided to go into a different direction however it is stated that both ABC Studios and Disney + supported the project

Here is a statement from Josh Gad and the toughpigs article

http://instagr.am/p/B2OCcZeHhmI/
 

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Interesing fact, the Muppet Studio management has completely changed in 2019.

Kyle Laughlin, the former head of Disney Consumer Products Interactive Labs (DCPI Labs), and thus of Muppets Studio (2014-2019), executive producer of ABC muppets (2015), and the only General manager to fire Kermit, went to Amazon to make Alexa gadgets in January 2019.

Then Muppet Studio along with the whole Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media became part of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products division in a March 2018 company reorganization.

Debbie McClellan, who was well respected in muppet world for her work on every Muppets project from Muppets from Space (1999) up to the Muppets Live Another Day (2019,rip), former VP of Muppets Studio (2004-2019), left in May 2019, and was replaced by David Lightbody of Disney Parks Live Entertainment.

David has made quite a career in Park management and live performances, which may be why he requested the Muppets series to move in a different direction, which made the creative team to abandon the project.

Well, Muppets Now is still better than nothing. =) Let's see where life takes the Muppets next.
 

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I just hope they still do things because Dave Goelz is the last original performer and we don’t know how much longer he has until retirement.
 
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