Muppet Widescreen campaign to the Henson company

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Marty Christion, Apr 23, 2002.

  1. Marty Christion

    Marty Christion Stunt Coordinator

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    For those who care about seeing Disney releases of the Muppet films (Treasure Island and Christmas Carol) in a widescreen format, I suggest we take it to the source.

    The Jim Henson Company

    1416 North La Brea

    Hollywood, Ca 90028

    323.802.1500 (V)

    -see David's post for the emails-

    I wonder if Brian Henson knows that Muppet Treasure Island will be Pan&Scan, and that there is a huge demand from Muppet fans for a widescreen release.

    And remember to keep it polite! This isn't a huge company with a "buffer" to soften the blow.
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    I have a VERY direct contact, and I have already made a call. Give it some time, but keep up the petitions and letters!
     
  3. LukeB

    LukeB Cinematographer

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    There is still hope for Muppet Christmas Carol. Being my all-time favorite Muppet movie, I'll be so upset if Disney gives it the P*S treatment! [​IMG]
    Would have considered getting MTI to go along with my other 4 Muppet movies as well, but P&S = no purchase. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Cynthia

    Cynthia Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the contact info.

    Being a huge Henson fan, I'll also let them know that I was heartbroken when Follow That Bird was released MARred and with a pretty bad transfer to boot.
     
  5. Sarah S

    Sarah S Second Unit

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    Well, I guess I'll chime in. i sent my e-mail. Here's to hoping they still have some pull over Jim Henson's creations.
     
  6. Chris M

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    I sent my email as well, I sure hope they can do something to convince Disney otherwise... I was really wanting these 2 movies!

    Chris.
     
  7. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    Good call on including Follow That Bird in the complaint!

    I will find the time today or tommorrow to call, e-mail, and snail mail about all 3 movies (FTB, MTI, & MCC).
     
  8. John Berggren

    John Berggren Producer

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    Good idea. I'll definitely put in a contact. It's Muppet discrimination I tell you!
     
  9. Bingo

    Bingo Stunt Coordinator

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    Just emailed them as well.....

    I'd hate to think that after buying all four previous Muppet films, that I would be unable to complete my collection due to a lack of OAR releases.

    NO OAR = No SALE!
     
  10. DaViD Boulet

    DaViD Boulet Lead Actor

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    Don't just sent letters to this fanmail email!!! Send them to the people who REALLY make decisions (contact info provided here)
    [email protected] (Brian Henson's email address)
    Other Muppet Contact info:
    Michael R. Polis
    The Jim Henson Company
    Senior Vice President of Marketing Worldwide
    1416 N. La Brea Avenue
    Hollywood, CA 90028
    323-802-1500
    [email protected]
    Debbie McClellan
    The Jim Henson Company
    Vice President of Corporate Communications & Publicity Worldwide
    1416 N. La Brea Avenue
    Hollywood, CA 90028
    323-802-1500
    [email protected]
    Betts Fitzgerald
    The Jim Henson Company
    Sr. Vice President, Licensing
    117 East 69th Street
    New York, NY 10021
    212-794-2400
    [email protected]
    Be sure and send email to all three of these contacts, as well as call them. And please feel free to email Brian Henson himself [​IMG]
    I sent this email:
     
  11. Steven Wesley

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    It looks like MuppetCentral.com is in on the battle... that will help...
     
  12. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    David, way ahead of you [​IMG]
     
  13. DaViD Boulet

    DaViD Boulet Lead Actor

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    ...Jeff...it just gives me *goosebumps* to hear you say that [​IMG]
    I swear by the solemn oath of the Fraggles!
     
  14. DaViD Boulet

    DaViD Boulet Lead Actor

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    Just found this petition for Muppet Treasure Island to be release 16x9 WS. Once you've called Disney, emailed Disney, called Henson Co., and emailed Henson Co., now you can do one MORE thing [​IMG]
    http://www.petitiononline.com/muppetws/petition.html
    So what are you waiting for?
    BTW, for those of you who haven't seen it, check out this GREAT article on Muppet Central.com:
    http://www.muppetcentral.com/news/me...2/042402.shtml
    Really a super call to arms. Their advice about how to pitch your agenda to Disney is right on the money!
     
  15. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    There seems to be a glitch in that petition page. It acts like I was the first signee, showing no previous signatures and saying I was signee #1 when I previewed my sig. After approving the sig, it showed me as signee #119...but still would not let me view previous signatures.

    I'm not sure "invisible" signatures will be very effective for getting the point across. Can this be fixed? Is David Bennet an HTF member and can read this, or should I send his hotmail account a note?

    For the record, here are my comments:

     
  16. LukeB

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    It wasn't like that earlier, David. It seems weirded out now. [​IMG]
     
  17. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    Somone in the "Disney phone support 99.9% anti-OAR" thread said that they were #119, too! [​IMG]
     
  18. GlennH

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    When I looked earlier this afternoon that petition was up to something like 1175 signatures. Now it's blank. Something is hosed up on it.
     
  19. Bingo

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    All fixed as of this morning.

    Up to 1336 sigs!

    Keep em coming!
     
  20. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    Yeppers, it's fixed. I looked through all sigs and did not see mine, so I could only assume it failed to post due to whatever the glitch was.

    So I reposted. #1354. I'll get my wife and friends to sign, too!
     

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