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When will The Muppet Show Seasons 4-5 and Muppets Tonight arrive on DVD?

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by AnakinGonzo, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    MOD is fine for all the Disney Afternoon cartoons, and I want them to do that.. UNEDITED, of course. I want to see the episode of Bonkers with Fireball Frank. But I really think The Muppets deserve a general retail release. We need special features, not some "oh well it's something," overpriced bare bones thing. They went all out with the last 3 releases, there's no call for them to just toss the other two out and say "Screw it! Here... now shut up" and then go back to doing movies (the only thing they know how to do).

    But for the TDA cartoons they barely care about (P.S.... once the Darkeing Duck comics came out, there was a large spike in sales of Darkwing Duck on DVD) can get that kinda treatment. It's not like they even tried with those. And give us the last season of The Tick.
    KermieBaby47 likes this.
  2. Alvin

    Alvin Well-Known Member

    I know ANYBODY can put information on Wikipedia...so wonder who did it...they must know something...or just making us all crazy!
  3. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    I hope Muppets Tonight isn't going to be released separatley, hopefully it'll come with one of the seasons, cause I really don't want to buy that by itself.
  4. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    COME ON DISNEY! Even Walter wants these DVDs. Don't let Walter down! :fanatic:
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  5. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    In addition to TMS seasons 4-5 and all episodes of MT! I'd also like to see Disney release the old Muppet TV specials, maybe through a series of special collections. For instance, one volume could have "Muppets Go Hollywood", "The Muppets go the Movies" and "The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show". After all, a handful of these haven't had an official release since their initial release. And I would also like to see a release of the MuppeTelevision segments, if not the full JHH episodes. Naturally, a release of full episodes would require some sort of a deal with Henson.
    KermieBaby47 likes this.
  6. zoebell

    zoebell Well-Known Member

    i'd love to get those specials too. i think there's about 8 total from the jim henson era that i'd love to have. go hollywood, a christmas together, go to the movies, fantastic miss piggy show, rocky mountain holiday, a celebration of 30 years, muppet family christmas (unedited), walt disney world, and muppets celebrate jim henson
  7. HeyButtahfly

    HeyButtahfly Well-Known Member

    Rocky Mountain Holiday has been released on DVD. I found a copy at a pawn shop shortly before Christmas.
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Here's the thing about that. It's not really owned by Disney, rather the Estate of John Denver... and someone once posted a long rant (that mentions specifics) about how the guy who runs the estate is a grade A Jerk. Something about how he refuses to release a lot of archival material (including both John Denver Muppet specials) and he outright refuses to listen to fans who want anything. I wish I could remember exactly the thread so I could quote him.

    I wouldn't put it past them that's the reason for the hold up... his episode. The guy doesn't sound very bright at all.
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  9. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Is he a family member, or just some legal guy? Either way, that's awful. I never bought the official "Rocky" release due to all the edits I've heard about (Rowlf is my personal #1 - shared with Kermit - so I gots to have his song included), always assumed that after Disneys ownership we'd get the full cut someday. :/

    Anyhow, regarding the MOD suggestion, I'm agreed that I'd LOVE a ton of bonus material with the remaining seasons of Muppets, as I/we all could easily obtain just the uncut episodes through *other* means, lol. I'd much rather give Disney my money for an awesome retail release to show not only my support for the Muppets, but also my appreciation if they were to go the extra mile and release something really grand for what are probably my favorite seasons overall. Heck, it's been so long since I've seen anything from 4 & 5 that I hardly remember anymore, lol. ;)
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  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Some Legal Guy. Some jerk legal guy. I can sort of respect estates if they're owned by the relatives... but otherwise you get humorless jerks that don't think they're worth tarnishing their image by showing them having fun and doing something they wanted to do. But taking all their songs and rewriting them for denture cream and Viagra commercials is the representation of the classy wholesomeness of the brand. :rolleyes:

    So I'm guessing either that's a hold up for his episode, or that the rumors that certain songs half owned by the Michael Jackson estate had to be renegotiated.
    Duke Remington and KermieBaby47 like this.
  11. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    People are greeedy what can I say! :boo:
  12. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    In that regard, maybe we should send :fanatic: to those people and places to try and talk some sense into them.

    After all, if :fanatic: can get the Muppets back together, he can get those heartless legal guys to lighten up and say "Yes" too.
  13. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Man this is all so confusing! LOL!
  14. Stacey Riley

    Stacey Riley Member

    I hope these will be released in UK as I have no other legal means of watching them! I got the first three seasons for Christmas and watched them them all really quickly.

    It saddens me that I may not be able to complete the set.
  15. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    I wish somebody here would call The Muppets Studio and/or its head Lyelle Brier to ask what the reason for the hold-up is. It was done before back when everyone was wondering when Season 2 would be released.

    It's bad enough that Greg James of The Muppet Newsflash site abandoned us all for no reason and without telling us that he was going to do it anymore. I also think he would've tried to make contact with The Muppets Studio by now if he were still in touch with us.
  16. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    As someone already stated on here probably never. Whic just makes wanna sob in my room for a week. :(
  17. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    Nobody said never.

    Somebody get Lyelle Brier and The Muppets Studio on the phone!
  18. galagr

    galagr Well-Known Member

    Maybe they're still digitally remastering the Great Santa Claus Switch as a bonus featurette. Hey, you never know!
  19. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Somebody tell someone copyright laws in times like these suck!!! :p
  20. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

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