HIT Entertainment is planning to release "Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas" on DVD on October 4, 2005. At this time, information on disc details, other edits, or bonus features are not available. HIT says that all the details should be avalible around August. I'll keep you posted as more information is released.
Saturday, April 30, 2005
Wednesday, April 27, 2005
HIT Entertainment will release Jim Henson's Animal Jam on VHS and DVD on May 24, 2005. The details of these release have surfaced, both titles will feature two episodes from the show and the VHS and DVD versions will have the same exact features (there are no bonus features or extra episodes on the DVD version).
The first title, "Jim Henson's Animal Jam: Hug a Day" will feature two episodes from the show. The first episode is "A Hug A Day", in the episode Waffle’s quest for the perfect “super hug” to give his mother pushes Edi away. And the second episode is "Not So Lost In Space", in the episode Edi needs more personal space to move and groove, but Waffle has problems letting her move to her own beat. The run time for the DVD and VHS are approximately 50 minutes.
The second title, "Jim Henson's Animal Jam: Springin’" will also feature two episodes from the show: the first episode is "The Right Size For You", in the episode Edi wishes she was bigger (like Bozark) and could get more attention, but soon she learns that she’s just the right size the way she is. The second episode is "Everything’s Springin’ Up!", in the episode springtime comes to the Jam Room are the plants are blooming beautifully – except Edi’s. Waffle tries to help Edi’s plant to grow, but the group soon learns that all things grow at their own pace. The run time for the DVD and VHS are approximately 50 minutes.
The DVD’s and VHS’s are already up for pre-order on many online stores, with a retail price of $9.99 (or less) for the DVD, and $6.99 (or less) for the VHS. HIT has not announced any plans for future Animal Jam DVD/VHS releases, but it is possible that they may consider producing more 2-episode discs and tapes in the future if these sell well.
Posted at 7:29 PM
Friday, April 22, 2005
The following image is a scan the an insert ad that will be found inside the upcoming "Fraggle Rock - Live by the Rules of the Rock" DVD that is being released on Tuesday:
As you can see, HIT is now on the record saying "Coming Fall 2005 Fraggle Rock Season 1 Box Set". Now I don't know the exact date of the release; I don't know the exact details of what will be on the set; I don't know when (or if) the other seasons are coming; but I do know that HIT has officially publicized the first season of Fraggle Rock coming to DVD! And it is coming this fall! I am currently trying to get into contact with HIT for more information and details (but being it is a Saturday I have not been able to get in touch with anyone at HIT yet). I'll keep you all posted as I dig up more details on this awesome news!
Posted at 7:24 PM
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Walt Disney Records plans to release “The Best of the Muppets: Featuring the Muppets’ Wizard of Oz” CD Soundtrack on May 17, 2005 (three days before “the Muppets’ Wizard of Oz” TV debut). The compilation will be led by the brand new songs that appear in the new TV-movie, accompanied by some of the Muppet’s classic hits.
This CD marks the first commercial release of Muppet media since Disney acquired the Muppets last year. The Muppet’s Holding Company hopes that the success of this CD will allow them to justify more collections, re-releases, and new recordings featuring Muppet music. The upcoming disc contains the six (6) new songs written for "The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz", and nine (9) Muppet classics.
This collection was not only created to supply fans with the tunes from “The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz”, but it also allows Disney to share some of the Muppets’ most memorable (and marketable) songs from the past. By including such hits from the Muppets’ catalog, Disney hopes the release will attract past fans, casual fans, and new fans alike. Many hard-core fans are disappointed that eight out of the nine “classics” also appeared on a 2002 CD compilation, “The Muppet Show: Music, Mayhem and More”; Disney states that the success of this album would allow them to dig into the Muppet music archives and release more treasures in the future.
The CD will be in stores on May 17, 2004 with an average retail price between $9.99 and $15.99.
1. Kansas - Ashanti
2. When I’m With You - Ashanti & Kermit, Gonzo, Fozzie, Pepe
3. The Witch Is in the House - Miss Piggy & the Electric Mayhem
4. Calling All Munchkins - The Munchkin Tap-your-knuckle Choir
5. Good Life - Ashanti
6. Nap Time - The Electric Mayhem
7. The Muppet Show Theme - Featuring the Muppets
8. Mahna Mahna - Mahna Mahna & the Snowths
9. (It’s Not Easy) Bein’ Green - Kermit
10. Rainbow Connection - Kermit
11. Lady of Spain - Marvin Suggs and his Muppaphone
12. Halfway Down the Stairs - Kermit and Robin
13. What Now My Love? - Miss Piggy
14. Tenderly - The Electric Mayhem
15. Happy Feet - Kermit the Frog
Posted at 7:21 PM
Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Muppets.com, the official Muppets website, has been nominated for webby awards, the leading international award honoring excellence in Web design, creativity, usability and functionality.! The website, which is the official source for all your Muppet needs, is not only full of Muppet fun and charm, but is also beautifully designed - complete with custom integrated videos, graphics, games, and more. However in this award competition, the winner will be determined by the public-at-large. The Muppet Holding Company is hoping that all the Muppet fans will go and vote for Muppets.com as best celebrity website under the "People Voices" competition! They need as many people as possible to go to http://www.webbyawards.com/ and show their Muppetational support.
There are six easy steps to vote:
1. Go to http://www.webbyawards.com/
2. Click on "People's Voice Awards" link (located in the "NomineesAnnounced" box on the right).
3. Fill in a username and password information (you may need to register, for free, first by using the register link).
4. Connect to the categories listing and click on the "celebrity/fan" Link.
5. Click on the box next to the Muppet.com listing.
6. Press submit!
Support Muppets.com, and the Muppets, earn this award. Not only will you be showing the Webby Awards that you care about the Muppets, but you will also be showing Disney that you care about the Muppets. Go and vote today!
Posted at 7:34 PM
Saturday, April 02, 2005
"Live By The Rule of the Rock", the third Fraggle Rock DVD, will be released by HIT Entertainment on April 26, 2005. The DVD will feature four episodes of the Fraggle Rock (three standard play, and an unlockable one). The DVD will also feature a nice collection of bonus features. The entire DVD run-time is set 170-minutes (including bonus features), and will sell for around $14.99 (or less). There will also be a VHS version of "Live by the Rule of the Rock"; it will include only the first two episodes off the DVD version, and it will have none of the bonus features (its runtime is set at 50 minutes). The full details of the episodes and the bonus features for the DVD are listed below.
HIT also announced the fourth DVD release of Fraggle Rock. The next single-disc release will be called "Doin' Things That Doozers Do", and is planned for release on September 6, 2005. HIT has still not commented on the claims of Fraggle Rock season box sets, and there is still a good possibility they could be coming as well. Hopefully some kind of announcment will be released in the coming months to clear everything up.
"Fraggle Rock - Live By The Rule of the Rock":
Catch a Tail by the Tiger (from season 1)
Gobo has not received his usual postcard from his Uncle Traveling Matt. He eventually comes to realize that he must venture out into outer space to look from him – a trip that would terrify a Fraggle.
Believe It or Not (from season 3)
Red and Wembley discover a creature who is whatever you believe he is. The trouble starts when Ma Gorg believes him into being a monster in the basement of the castle.
All Work and All Play (from season 2)
Cotterpin Doozer decides she’d rather be a Fraggle, like Red, than spend the rest of her life building with the Doozers.
DVD Bonus Features:
- Behind the Scenes: Traveling Matt
- Fraggle-oke! Follow the bouncing radish while singing Fraggle songs
- Fraggle Rock trivia that unlocks a bonus episode
- Animated Episode: "Mokey’s Flood of Creativity" & "What the Doozer’s Did"
- Pingu Episode: "Pingu and Pinga Go Fishing"
Posted at 7:39 PM
Friday, April 01, 2005
Sesame Street season 36 is almost here! As many of you may know (or may not know; or may have known, but forgot) Sesame Street will kick off its 36th season this Monday (April 4) on PBS. So be sure to tune in this Monday and checkout the new season of fun on the street. (Check local listings for time and details). More information on the new season’s features can be found at SesameWorkshop.org.
To celebrate the new season Sesame Workshop will be sending a blue and furry representative to promote the show and the new season. Grover, the fun and furry monster from Sesame Street, will be a guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Monday night to promote the new season of Sesame Street. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is shown on ABC at 12:05am (so technically it is really early Tuesday morning).
Along with checking out the new season earlier that day, be sure to tune in to ABC to see Grover and Jimmy chatting and having fun. This should be a fun television appearance by Grover (helmed by Muppeteer Eric Jacobson). Muppet fans may remember the appearances of Kermit the Frog on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in 2003. Hopefully Grover will be able to delight the audience and provide a fun segment for fans to enjoy. You don’t want to miss this appearance – so say up late, tune in, and watch (or at least set your VCRs and check it out in the morning).
Posted at 7:36 PM