Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Disney's Muppet Adventure...


If you're in the Anaheim park today, you may see some familiar characters/friends...

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

What's going on involving the world-famous Muppets at DCA?

Anonymous said...

I hear they're getting rid of Muppets 3-D at DCA. About time. That show is dated and badly attended. And the Muppets and Disney don't belong together anyway, quality-wise, esthetics-wise, or otherwise.

Anonymous said...

Do you remember, back when Eisner had "cemented" the deal with Jim Henson, there was talk about having a Muppet-centric summer at Disneyland. Purportedly, Mickey & Pals would be off the scene all summer and Kermit & Co. would preside. The Mouse planter was even going to be replanted with the Frog.

Crazy!

I so wish that would have happened. It would have been a real affront to the purists, but Jim really had a hand on the Muppet lunacy at that time (look at Muppetvision). Would have been a HOOT!

Anonymous said...

Muppets 3d at DCA is staying. These are new commercials for DLR that they are working on this week.

Anonymous said...

That's right, Anonymous #4. The Muppet 3D show (which is NOT dated) ARE staying at DCA. Any plans to take them out of there have already been scrapped.

And, Anonymous #2, Disney and the Muppets DO belong together in many ways, including quality-wise, asthetics-wise, etc.

The Muppets are better off being with Disney than with any other company. They're doing very well under Disney's ownership and are still enjoying a tremendous comeback thanks to them, so let's all be greatful for that and look at this as a very good time to be a Muppet fan.

JM said...

I talked to one of the blue sky celler cast members 2 weeks ago and he confirmed that Muppets 3d is staying, and that there are no plans to getting rid of it.

Anonymous also said...

There you have it. Anonymous says that anonymous is wrong, so that ends that argument.

Disney Dingbat said...

So, then what is this about? What is happening?

Anonymous said...

For any Disney/Muppet fan who hasn't already done so;
Be sure to visit Muppets.com to see several new Muppet videos that are exclusive to the Internet.
Lots of funny material.

Anonymous said...

...And I'm talking about new Muppet videos that have never been seen on youtube.

FeltFace said...

What's it all about?

and according to Lutz at MiceAge, Muppet characters are being filmed in DL this week, all over the park, for commercials and publicity for the 2010 marketing blitz.

(the year of a lot of Muppets)

www.muppets.com

Anonymous said...

The Muppets at Disneyland are just being used to promote DISNEYLAND. It's not a Muppet comeback push or anything like that. There will be other commercials filmed using the classic Disney characters and celebrities.

And last I heard, the 3D show is still being replaced. The only question is with what. (I voted for Mickey's Philharmagic, a far superior show).

Honor Hunter said...

Mickey's Philharmagic will not be coming to the Muppet building, it's way too small...

The cost would be too much to convert it to suit that attraction.

Maybe something in Phase Two, but with Narnia gone, well...

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Honor, I heard that too. And yet the idea of Philharmagic replacing the Muppets hasn't gone away. Disney really wants that show in Disneyland, since it's such a hit at WDW. The prob with putting it in DL is WHERE to put it. True, the Muppet building is too small, and yet the only other logical place for Philharmagic is Fantasyland - where there isn't a heck of a lot of room either. Plus they'd have to construct an entire new building from scratch. People really want Philharmagic in DCA instead of the Muppets not only because the latter has lost its novelty and appeal, but also because Philharmagic fits in better with DCA's new theme: that of Old Hollywood in Walt's day (and there sure as heck weren't any Muppets around then). So the debate rages on. It'll be interesting to see what finally pans out...

Marty McFlying said...

I was underwhelmed with Philharmagic when I saw it at WDW...

It was nice, but not the most amazing use of 3D and I really don't like seeing the original characters in CG form.

Oh well...

Darian said...

To give you an idea of what was filmed, apparently Fozzie Bear was at Jungle Cruise, hat and all and told jokes

Fozzie's Agent said...

How appropriate, Jungle Cruise has some of the worst, fun jokes. Fozzie would make an excellent boat driver.

Wacka, Wacka, Wacka.

Freezer0072000 said...

What about, tear out the fantasyland theater and replace it with Philharmagic? With the entrance in the old Skyway entrance/exit?

Anonymous said...

How about, use the area of the theatre and part of the ranch for the show building, hide it back there, and have the entrance be in Toon Town going under the train tracks and into the building.

I've always thought that Philharmagic would work beautifully as a Hollywood bowl type addition to the neighborhood hills of Toontown... as well as providing a much needed extra attraction back there...

NewMuppets3D said...

They need Muppets 3D replaced with a new Muppets 3D movie. The current film IS dated. It is so boring and yesterday. I don't think Philharmagic is a good replacement.

PirateGuy 815 said...

Personally, I never get tired of Muppets. I've watched Muppet Treasure Island hundreds of times, and to this day I still laugh. I don't think the Muppets are dated.

I am so glad MuppetVision is staying. Phillarmagic is nice, but I agree it's not the greatest 3D show ever. I would also like to see the Great Muppet Movie Ride in DCA if they don't put in a much better Great Movie Ride.

Polly Hutchens said...

When are they going to make a Muppet porn movie? Now that's something I'd watch. Miss Piggy in "Deep Pork" would be nice.

Mmmm... bacon is good.

Anonymous said...

I think it's damn weird to see Muppets running around in Disneyland. They're out of their league. Would Walt have bought them? Don't think so.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Honor, I heard that too. And yet the idea of Philharmagic replacing the Muppets hasn't gone away. Disney really wants that show in Disneyland, since it's such a hit at WDW. The prob with putting it in DL is WHERE to put it. True, the Muppet building is too small, and yet the only other logical place for Philharmagic is Fantasyland - where there isn't a heck of a lot of room either. Plus they'd have to construct an entire new building from scratch. People really want Philharmagic in DCA instead of the Muppets not only because the latter has lost its novelty and appeal, but also because Philharmagic fits in better with DCA's new theme: that of Old Hollywood in Walt's day (and there sure as heck weren't any Muppets around then). So the debate rages on. It'll be interesting to see what finally pans out...

Sorry, Anonymous, but once again, you and your logic and info are just plain WRONG and FLAWED!!!

Anonymous said...

I think it's damn weird to see Muppets running around in Disneyland.

No, it's not!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to add, I DID see the Muppets at Disneyland, filming something. The puppets were on a fire truck. Everyone around me was like WTF? Not impressed.

I can't help but wonder, THIS is how Disney is going to counter Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Dreamwork's Shrek and Fox's Ice Age? With MUPPETS?

So when is Disney going to do something smart, like build Beastly Kingdom?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the Mouse could ever make a Muppetvision sequel based on teh concepts for the Muppet Movie Ride?

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to add, I DID see the Muppets at Disneyland, filming something. The puppets were on a fire truck. Everyone around me was like WTF? Not impressed.

I can't help but wonder, THIS is how Disney is going to counter Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Dreamwork's Shrek and Fox's Ice Age? With MUPPETS?

So when is Disney going to do something smart, like build Beastly Kingdom?


Oh, shut up, you moron!!!

Anonymous said...

**Oh, shut up, you moron!!!**

Yeesh. What are you, 3? Don't look now, but there's a "kick me" sign on your back.

ANYHOO, the puppets were filming on Main Street, if anyone's interested. My daughter lost interest once she understood it had nothing to do with a parade. Muppets don't do it for her apparently.

Anonymous said...

Don't look now, but there's a "kick me" sign on your back.

Well, I just took it off of my back and placed it on yours. :D

Anonymous said...

**Well, I just took it off of my back and placed it on yours. :D**

The above proves rather conclusively that the muppets now appeal only to children.

Oh, and Animal was on the Mark Twain. Now I really have to question whether having these puppets all over classic Disney attractions really enhances them in any way. I think it cheapens their legacy. I don't want to see Muppets running all over Walt's world. Let them build their OWN park if they're so popular.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Fozzy on Jungle was amazing! Animal on the twain, someone was up on Big Thunder Trail and I believe the Candy Palace had a surprise visit....

As for "cheapening the legacy", I'd have to disagree. This is fun, new, and interesting... Bravo, marketing... lets stay fresh (and ps, I'm sure there's gotta be some kind of something happening with the Muppets, there must be some kind of tie in to "freshen" them up a bit)