December 17, 2008

Sorry Disney, It's Not That Easy Minting Green

It didn't take a hollow Christmas special full of pointless celebrity cameos to turn me off of Disney's massive, orchestrated Muppet revival remonetization. Kermit's ridiculous faux-edgy poseur publicity stunts with skate rat brand Supreme, skank photographer Terry Richardson, and fashion trend echo chamber Colette did it months ago.

On the bright side, Geekdad's resident Muppet connoisseur Matt Blum gets a nice shoutout in the lede of the NYT's takedown.

Trying to Join a Corporate Head and a Cloth Heart [nyt]
Meta meta: GeekDad Quoted in the New York Times [geekdad]


I miss the good old days of the John Denver/Muppets Christmas special and Emmett Otter's Jug Band Christmas. :)

Maybe Disney could buy John Denver and remonetize him.

I can't tell you how much it breaks my heart that Disney and the Muppets are even affiliated. They've ruined them. I am a huge old school Muppet fan and when they started doing things like editing "violent" moments out of Emment Otter's Jug Band Christmas, they lost me.

Now I'm not so upset that I couldn't watch the special last night.

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