- Mar 27, 2012
- Reaction score
I was going to let it go, but I just watched some of the special features on the Muppet Movie Blu-ray which featured the last Gonzo before The Muppets 2011 redux. How I miss that puppet! I know that character evolved a lot, but I really favored the end result in Letters To Santa. It's proportions were so pleasing and the eye-focus was spot-on. The character had finally hit his most iconic level.Piggy does look better but there's too many puppet variations, no too puppets look the same at all.
Fozzie, as I've cribbed about before, must have been a conscious decision on Disneys part. The fur can be sourced! I'm assuming its to make him more appealing to the kiddies - infact most of the Muppets have been given a kiddie friendly makeover since Disney bought them out. That said, the fur is only one of my many problems with the new Fozzie. The worst offence is the eye focus, if Disney want him to be kid friendly, they should not make him look like he's heavily into his recreational drugs!
And then this happened...I'm just not a fan of Puppet Heap's version featured below:
I've tried to like it (and it's okay from some angles if you don't compare it to some of the superior puppets), but they messed with perfection. This new version is practically expressionless. His nose is strangely swollen too.
I'll give them props for Janice. She's never looked better. Gorgeous puppet. Scooter, Rowlf and Sam too. I've heard some behind the scenes stuff about the Gonzo redesign. I just don't know why it was approved. He's my favorite Muppet. I got to work on refining the action figure. And then this version pops up. Mer.