Disney Muppets OAR petition...

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  1. Marc_E

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    I did not see a thread dedicated to this (though it is mentioned in the BIG disney post) but I just wanted to make sure everyone saw / signed this after I saw it on the Bits:
    http://www.petitiononline.com/muppetws/petition.html
    Lets make another Wonka and more effort!
    Marc
     
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    Thanks, I will stick this at the top for everyone to sign.
     
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    Actually, this is already being discussed here
     
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    Yes it is but I figured this was so important that it should be right out in front rather mixed into the thread.

    Marc
     
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    Yeah,

    People need to sign this one way or the other...signatures do make a difference when the number gets high enough...see WW. I also called about these titles, and will send an e-mail next week.

    Take care,

    Chuck
     
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    Signed up! I've got all the other discs, including the Time-Life collection of the Muppet show. I would hate for this to be in P & S - especially Christmas Carol, which I pine for every year come Christmas season... sigh..
     
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    Agreed this deserves it's own sticky thread.

    #1518
     
  8. Marc_E

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    It is very important to sign this even if you don't care for these particular Disney flicks for the message we are sending them. No OAR=No Sale!

    Marc
     
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    Oops! That's my mistake — I meant to say "Luke"! Sorry about that… I agree with you, buddy! :b
     
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    Number 1634.
     
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    #1649, and I also sent them an email detailing why I think they are making a poor decision to release Muppet movies in pan n scan. I also encouraged them to include "Why Widescreen?" trailers on their videos, or at least some informative pictures on the package.

    If the misinformed audience thinks that the black bars are actually covering up parts of the image, why do so many TV commercials have the black bars? Why would an advertiser want to spend millions making an ad, and then cover parts of it up? Same with music videos.

    Bring on the black bars of happiness!

    Ross
     
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    Point well taken Luke.

    I personally want these movies (and all movies) in OAR. That is the message.

    OK, I know there are OAR only petitions, or everyone sign that one as well.

    Everyone who wants these movies in OAR, sign this one. Everyone please take it seriously because we want a representative message rather than pure numbers at any cost. I know, as you all do, that the people who want these films in OAR are very large so lets see them sign it. Wonka had 17,000+ and I believe the audience is probably the same so lets do it and show we mean business.
     
  16. Randy A Salas

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    To drive home Luke's point even further, this petition is definitely an uphill battle. I have talked to a higher-up at Disney (via an off-the-record phone conversation) and--without getting too specific, in general terms--have been told that they know where most of the dissent on widescreen vs. pan-and-scan comes from and that they group those complaints accordingly.
    Read: HTF = 1 collective complaint from people who won't buy the movie anyway.
    Now, that's what their view is on titles like Snow Dogs and Max Keeble's Big Move. But they do acknowledge that the Muppets probably are of bigger appeal to adults than kids these days--that is, it's not a hot kiddy franchise these days. So, this petition drive could have an impact like Wonka's as long as it's done sincerely and handled professionally--which it appears to be. Unfortunately, my signature puts it at 1,707, so there's a long way to go. [​IMG]
     
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    Number 1717. If Buena Vista doesn't mind missing out on the millions of dollars that they would get by the simple act of releasing their movies in widescreen, then I don't know what to say. How difficult is it to realize that catering to as many customers as you can is good for business? [​IMG]
     
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    #1719.

    (I hope I didn't sign this one twice! I can't remember which ones I've signed!)
     
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