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 Post subject: Muppets Now
PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 2:04 am 
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Muppets Variety Shorts Coming To Disney+
https://thedisinsider.com/2019/05/20/ex ... to-disney/

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 Post subject: Re: Muppets Shorts
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Muppets Variety Shorts Coming To Disney+
https://thedisinsider.com/2019/05/20/ex ... to-disney/


So we are getting Muppet stuff after all!


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 Post subject: Re: Muppets Shorts
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It's official!

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During Disney+’s presentation at Disney’s D23 Expo event Friday, the company confirmed a short-form series featuring the Muppets. The “unscripted” series, titled Muppets Now, will debut in 2020. The variety show, featuring celebrity guests, harkens back to the classic The Muppet Show, which too featured a celebrity guest in each episode. From Disney+’s announcement: “Forty years after leaving the swamp in his big screen debut in The Muppet Movie, Kermit the Frog is heading upstream with Miss Piggy, and the gang, bringing a new kind of mayhem and laughter to Disney+ with their first-ever unscripted short-form series, Muppets Now.“
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 Post subject: Re: Muppets Now
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:58 pm 
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:kermit: I'm so, so happy that Disney hasn't given up on The Muppets. So excited!!

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 Post subject: Re: Muppets Now
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How does Katzenberg feel about Disney+ stealing Quibi’s thunder with these short-form shows? I am eager to see if this kind of entertainment can actually build an audience. An exciting experiment, even if it feels driven more by market research than creative ingenuity.


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 Post subject: Re: Muppets Now
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I'm not the biggest Muppet fan but I'm glad they haven't been snubbed.

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 Post subject: Re: Muppets Now
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New Original Show “Muppets Now” Premieres July 31st on Disney+
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 Post subject: Re: Muppets Now
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I would love to see what guest celebrities will be there this time around!


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 Post subject: Re: Muppets Now
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:53 pm 
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Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6647smCPHQ

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https://twitter.com/TheMuppets/status/1 ... 1417575431
https://twitter.com/SpicyPrawn/status/1 ... 6829929473
https://twitter.com/unclebydeadly/statu ... 4766266368
https://twitter.com/KermitTheFrog/statu ... 4883760129
https://twitter.com/TheMuppets/status/1 ... 5248592896
https://twitter.com/MissPiggy/status/12 ... 2975364096
https://twitter.com/TheMuppets/status/1 ... 3290847236

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 Post subject: Re: Muppets Now
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Looks good! The only time I've been disappointed with The Muppets was Wizard of Oz, so I have high hopes for this.

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 Post subject: Re: Muppets Now
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Is it me or does Kermit sound...off?

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 Post subject: Re: Muppets Now
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Sad that that strange things-typ muppet show was cancelled :(


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 Post subject: Re: Muppets Now
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Oh, he does sound pretty different. I guess it must be especially difficult to find replacements for Muppets characters because you’re looking for a performer who can imitate the... physicality of previous Muppets performers as well as the voice. And I imagine that there isn’t a very huge pool of qualified puppeteers to work from either.


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 Post subject: Re: Muppets Now
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They did replace Steve Whitmire with Matt Vogel recently, so it's going to take a little while to get used to. Although it is ironic that Vogel also voiced the Kermit impersonator Constantine in "Muppets Most Wanted."

I think every Muppet is going to sound a little different when a new puppeteer replaces the previous one. Eric Jacobson's Fozzie and Miss Piggy didn't sound exactly like Frank Oz's, when he assumed the roles, but he eventually grew into them.

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 Post subject: Re: Muppets Now
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When watching the trailer yesterday, my husband mentioned that Kermit sounds different. It doesn't bother me; I agree with estefan that it's kind of the nature of changing performers...

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 Post subject: Re: Muppets Now
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It bothers me because the difference is quite noticeable. I find it distracting and it makes it harder for me to accept him as the same character. Usually, when Disney changes voice actors the differences are much more minor and nuanced than this. They definitely dropped the ball here.

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 Post subject: Re: Muppets Now
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Yeah, I don't think Vogel has found his Kermit yet. I remember noticing how off he sounded during the last Disney Sing-a-Long on ABC, and he doesn't sound much better here.

I understand if Steve Whitmore was toxic and they needed a new person in charge of Kermit ASAP, but it should've been easier to find a puppeteer who can do a better Kermit, right?


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 Post subject: Re: Muppets Now
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Even I will admit a little bit of Constantine slips through. But I also want to cut Vogel some slack. It must be strange to suddenly jump into a role where everyone has a specific idea of what that character sounds like, because only two actors have performed him (and the last of which did it for almost thirty years). Although he's not the first Muppet performer to have people say "wow, he sounds different" after inheriting the role. Family Guy even made a joke about "wrong sounding Muppets."

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