Should Disney Buy Out The Jim Henson Company??

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  1. MrBabySpencer

    MrBabySpencer Member

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    Jim Henson Was Gonna Sell HIS Company To Disney, But Due To His Death, Sadly, Disney Never Got To Buy The Company, But in 2004, They Bought The Muppets From The Company, What Do You Think It Would Give Them A Chance TO FINISH THAT Fraggle Rock Film, So What Do You Think, Should Disney Buy The Jim Henson Company Or Not
     
  2. Silverstar

    Silverstar Rock the Dragon

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    Why would the Mouse House need or want to finish that when
    Fraggle Rock is a dead franchise now? Unless someone was planning to revive FR in some way, shape or form, what would be the point?
     
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  3. Peter Paltridge

    Peter Paltridge Wubba Lubba Dub Dub!
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    The biggest issue is what would happen to Sesame Street. Jim Henson was very clear that he never wanted Disney to own the rights to the SS characters. Given that Kermit is on that show, though, I don't know how it works these days.
     
  4. Don_East

    Don_East A regular character.

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    That's actually a misconeption, Kermit hasn't been on Sesame Street for years, the last new material to feature was a five second cameo in an Elmo's World segment about frogs back in 08/09. They still have to okay to post clips of him in old segments online & release old material to feature him on DVD but new material isn't likely. There's seems to be some bad blood between Disney & Sesame Workshop due to Disney attempting to buy Sesame Street as well as the Muppets.

    In fact Jason Segal wanted to have Elmo cameo in the recent Muppet movie. The scene had the Muppets ask Elmo to host their telethon only to get shot down because he couldn't host due to legal reasons. The bit was cut that because the same reason happened for real.
     
  5. John Pannozzi

    John Pannozzi Still Gritty after all these years

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    Sesame Workshop owns everything Sesame Street-related today, not the Hensons.
     
  6. hobbyfan

    hobbyfan Well-Known Member

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    You may need to do some more research. Like, who was it that released the Muppets movie (now out on DVD)? Yep, Disney. In other words, they already have a major stake in the Muppet franchise!
     
  7. Zen Man

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    Guess that rules out a Muppet family reunion since all three of Henson's most successful properties are now in the hands of different companies. Kinda like the remnants of a messy divorce.
     
  8. Dudley

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    When Disney bought the Muppets (and Big Bear in the Blue House or whatever), I was shocked. I mean, the Muppets were synonymous with Jim Henson. I would've preferred if they had bought the whole company instead.
     

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