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Sesame Workshop and Sony join forces with Classic Media to acquire Henson

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Phillip, May 6, 2003.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

  2. Muppets1985

    Muppets1985 Well-Known Member

    Ahhhhhh OHhhhhhhh Noooooooooooo!!!!:grouchy: :mad: Booooo!!!:boo: As much as i LOVE SS & SWS (sesame workp shop) I DON"T want them to get Piggy & Palz. Come on Mickey get them Puppets oops lo i mean Muppets!!!!:eek: :smirk:
  3. radionate

    radionate Well-Known Member

    Wow Phil, thanks for posting that. This seems like it will never end. How ironic that Sesame Workshop is now partnered to make a deal to buy the company it broke off from, even if only in minority form.

    I don't see it happening though (and I may eat my words here).
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    This is kinda what I always hoped to see... sort of... just nix Classic Media.

    With this, we can probably see Kermit the Frog back on Sesame, and Big Bird and Oscar as cameos in future Muppet Movies...

    But this ain't gonna happen... I wish it could!
  5. BoyRaisin2

    BoyRaisin2 Well-Known Member

    It's Mickey vs. Casper. The race (if you can call it that) is on. Don't give a care about Sesame owning Henson, but man, there's always drama.

    Hope you lose, Casper and Big Bird!
  6. muppet_dk

    muppet_dk Well-Known Member

    Hmmm this is an interesting turn of events here.

    I don't have a clue who would be the best owner of JHC but I'am a bit positive of this news. I got a bad feeling about Disney, I don't really know why.
  7. Jrobert

    Jrobert Active Member

    Sound like this is just pressure for Disney to pay more and hurry up.
  8. Aaron

    Aaron Well-Known Member

    why are you all so negetive
  9. smcguire

    smcguire Well-Known Member

    Since Columbia Tristar has treated the Muppets far better on DVD than Disney has (can you say "widescreen"), at least that aspect of this sounds positive.

    --Scott McGuire
  10. danielromens

    danielromens Well-Known Member

    Please God, let this happen. We've got an already proven Muppet Distributer, Classic who needs some hefty tv bulk, and Sesame who understands the real vision of Henson and the integrity of his characters. Also they have a wonderful relationship with the staff already.

    Cross your fingers gang.
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I just hope this isn't one of those times Dizzy Sikes the companies out, then backs down...
  12. Muppets1985

    Muppets1985 Well-Known Member

    :D ... ha ha ha I love it, Mickey vs Caspe, but as much as i love SS (and Big Bird for the most part) I hope they loose. Since Eisner is sooo "ubsest" I bet he'll (Disney) WILL offer the MOST money since this looks liek the last time ever that Disney may get there hands on the Muppets!!!!:) :)
  13. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member

    I think this is the best type of people to own the Muppets...yes it is improbable, but would be excellent if it happened...you have the movies without the possible tyrancy of Disney....

  14. trekkie1701E

    trekkie1701E Well-Known Member

    I agree. I mean, look at the basics: good movies; good television shows; great DVD releases; no cheap garbage (Which Eisner is most likely to do)
  15. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member

    now I agree with you! Eisner's past few moves have not been good ones. I think Sony/SWS knows more about that type of entertainment SWS knows the muppets (obviously) and Sony is not totally geared towards 3 year olds, and can help the muppets more than disney.

  16. trekkie1701E

    trekkie1701E Well-Known Member

    Since Disney had literally screwed the muppets before, I have to wonder if Sony/SSW feel that they would have a much better chance to further the muppets along (Rather than moving them backward).

    I really hope that they beat out Eisner. Henson has a much better chance w/Sony/SW
  17. Hat Sharpener

    Hat Sharpener Well-Known Member

    Not to re-hash the endless Disney pro/con debate, but here is an interesting (I hope) perspective on the same old argument:

    Funny thing is, I never used to see Disney as evil up until a couple years ago when this drama started...

    Suddenly, I was faced with comparing Disney and Henson one on one, and in terms of
    1. product
    2. vision
    3. corporate philosophy
    there really is no comparisson...

    Everytime Disney takes another step towards aquiring Henson, I like them less... which is too bad, because Disney has redeeming qualities in their own right. Just keep them away from my Muppets, and I'll be fine...

    Up until this point I haven't seen any alternatives to Disney that look better, but I'd have to say that something about Sony/Sesame/Classic just feels better to me on a intuitive level.

    - Derek

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