Please note this is entirely speculative
Disney Theatrical may have intentions of bringing the Muppets to the theater with a Broadway and national tour.
Reason for such speculation draws from recently registered domain names for themuppetsonbroadway.com and themuppetsontour.com. It is important to note though that nothing contained within the registrations actually ties them directly to Disney, they do appear to be legitimate.
Additional domains have also been registered for 101 Dalmatians, Bednobs and Broomsticks, and Pinocchio.
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The Henson Company (The Muppets), a member of the Disney Corporation, has announced that they will be ending their association with the Chick-fil-a company due to recent anti-gay remarks made by their president. In a recent statement, the Henson Company made the following remarks:
“The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years and we have notified Chick-Fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors. Lisa Henson, our CEO is personally a strong supporter of gay marriage and has directed us to donate the payment we received from Chick-Fil-A to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.”
The president of the Chick-fil-a company, Dan Cathy, was recently very public about his (and the chains) belief in “traditional marriage” and the values he holds which are “right” due to their foundation in the bible, during an interview with a Christian publications company.
An interesting article in response to recent boycotts of eating at Chick-fil-a: In Defense of Eating at Chick-fil-a.
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Walt Disney Studios has announced plans for a sequel to the recent Muppets movie. Released in November, The Muppets made over $160 million dollars at the box-office. The film is anticipated to be a caper, meaning it will follow or make reference to the original sequel to the Muppet film, The Great Muppet Caper. The box-office success has created a fever with Disney and an urge for the second film to be released sooner than later. As a result, the tentative release date is set for the summer of 2013, although writers for the film remain doubtful that a date that soon will be reached, as it could jeopardize the overall quality of the film. Nick Stoller will remain on as the current co-writer for the franchise, however Jason Segal has voluntarily turned down any involvement with the second film, although there may be a short cameo for him in the final script. James Bobin will be taking Segal’s place in the writing capacity.
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