Re: Are Disney's Glory Days Behind them?
Originally Posted by supernova
And Disney developed Muppets in a way Henson hadn't just like the authors didn't for Snow, Cinderella etc. Actually Henson worked with Disney to bring the Muppets prior to his death as he did with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to MGM until he was too sick to continue. (Henson was fond of his relationship with Disney. His heirs, not so much. When the Turtles were loosing TV ground they went to Nick/Viacom.) It is all what the current owner does with his assets. Disney has a long history of developing someone elses initial ideas into something better, in most cases. Likely you might have not liked the Disney connection to the fables because it the same thing, not Disney initial idea, but we are so far removed by years from the novels to Disney. Walt built a chunk of his empire on others creativity. One of Igers biggest triumph is to mend those fences and bring Pixar into the Disney Family, Eisner kinda blew that one.
I've been a fan of Muppets from their early movies and attraction opening at MGM. I always associated those with Disney, Sesame Street with PBS.
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