Mupppets for Sale??

Discussion in 'Disney Rumors and News' started by Wes, May 30, 2001.

  1. Wes

    Wes Mouseketeer

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    Here is a CNN FN article about the attempt to buy the Muppets away from their new owners for $200 Million (well below the 680 Million recent acquisition price).

    Towards the end Disney is proposed as a more likely buyer/
     
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  3. Galahad

    Galahad <font color=red>.....an appointment<br><font color

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    I still think this is such a natural fit for Disney. I hope they make a serious attempt to buy the Jim Henson Co.
     
  4. Tannerman

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    If they do land them, I hope they give them the creative freedom needed. Kermit is no Mickey... Muppets have always been a little more "edgy" than traditional Disney fare.
     
  5. Sarangel

    Sarangel <font color=red><font color=navy>Rumor has it ...<

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    I almost feel like I should move this to the rumor board... There has been persistant speculation over the last 4-5 months about Disney buying the muppet rights, but Disney itself has made no comment. It would give them another set of characters to work with in the theme parks & someplace for slightly more 'edgy' storylines that don't fit into the traditional Disney theme. I'm hoping that they do integrate, since I think they are complementary, in product, target audience, and as companies.

    We'll see what happens.

    Sarangel
     
  6. TorynK

    TorynK Earning My Ears

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    OK, I have to admit, I guess I thought that Disney already owns the Muppets, since they are at California Adventure. They have a 3-D movie in the Hollywood Pictures Backlot section. The entry way and pre-show have a lot of very "Muppet" humor. If we were allowed to post pictures here I would show some of the pictures I took in there.

    What kind of existing relationship is there between Henson and Disney that led to the Muppets attraction being placed in DCA?

    Toryn
     
  7. toefungus

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    I hope Disney does get the Muppets. They could do a lot with them. I would like to see more Muppets movies, the ones they already did were really good.
     

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