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Old 02-21-18, 11:23 AM
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Muppets revival in the works on Disney+

Disney's forthcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service is going to be a prime hub for remakes, reboots and all manner of familiar IP, at least according to early buzz about its initial film and television slate.

Headed by OTT programming chief Agnes Chew, the as-yet-unnamed service — envisioned as a competitor to Netflix — will be a home for family-friendly fare including Marvel feature films and such TV series as a live-action Star Wars (with multiple variations already in the works, per CEO Bob Iger) and, sources tell THR, a reboot of The Muppets.

Disney acquired The Muppets Studio in 2004 and most recently attempted to revive Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and company on the small screen with a critically panned ABC comedy that was canceled after one season in 2016. A search for a writer for the new take is underway.

Also poised to be part of the TV slate, according to Iger, are reboots of star-maker High School Musical and a series based on Pixar's Monsters, Inc. A TV version of The Mighty Ducks, from the trilogy's original screenwriter, is also considered likely to land on the platform, sources say.

The Disney brand extension is expected to make a heavy push into film with an eye on Disney's robust library of family titles. The Parent Trap (1998), Father of the Bride (1991) and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) are among the first projects on the table for potential film reboots, sources say.

Still to be determined, however, are the official launch date (sometime in fall 2019) and price point for the service, which is expected to bow domestically before expanding abroad.

Disney declined to comment.
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I actually liked the most recent incarnation until they started tinkering with it. Then again, it was a step above “family fair”.
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A new Muppets series and a Mighty Ducks series is enough to get me to subscribe.
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The ABC series wasn't bad at all and pretty entertaining in the beginning. But ABC was unhappy with the showrunner from the very start and then ratings started tanking.
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The Muppets Revival is Coming to Disney+ from Josh Gad and ‘Once Upon a Time’ Creators
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i loved the muppets show on ABC. it had me laughing.
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Cool. I've been wanting more from the Muppets to show my kids. Disney+ is shaping up to have a lot of content I'm interested in.
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excellent news!
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I'm going to have to end up subscribing to watch this and I'm really interested in the Mighty Ducks series that's in development too.
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Without the last show we would never have gotten this brilliant clip. That alone makes it worth it.
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Originally Posted by mndtrp View Post
Cool. I've been wanting more from the Muppets to show my kids. Disney+ is shaping up to have a lot of content I'm interested in.
Well, hopefully they'll tone it down from the recent ABC version or you might have to explain some of the jokes to your kids.

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Well Damn it...looks like I'm gonna be subscribing to Disney+ after all.
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I actually liked the most recent incarnation until they started tinkering with it. Then again, it was a step above “family fair”.
Same here...The Muppets work best when they have an adult "edge" to them. When they act more like Sesame Street characters, they're less interesting.
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Well, hopefully they'll tone it down from the recent ABC version or you might have to explain some of the jokes to your kids.
I haven't seen the ABC series yet, as I wasn't interested in the mockumentary aspect. I kind of forgot about, and haven't hunted it down. I don't mind some jokes going over their head, as long as it isn't constant. Ubiquity of double entendres only works for ACDC, and even then it can get a little tiring.
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