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Petition to The Jim Henson Company, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, The Muppets Studio

Fix the problems for the 40th Anniversary Edition of "Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas"!

Now, Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas is such a great classic Christmas TV Special. While it first aired back then in 1977, it only aired on Canadian television.  And then, 1 year later, in 1978, it then aired for the first time ever here in the U.S.A., but only on the premium cable channel, HBO.  And then, 2 years later, in 1980, it then aired for the first time ever on over-the-air TV on the Broadcast TV network, ABC, for those that didn't afford either HBO or cable at the time. Now, for the 40th Anniversary Edition DVD and Digital Download re-releases of the TV Special that just came out recently. Now, first off, I only rented the Digital Download format on my iTunes account, I didn't actually buy it, I only, once again, just rented it, so that, I could see what this newly recent print version of the TV Special was like. Now, even though, I am happy that the TV Special on this newly recent print version is uncut and unedited, and that, they restored Kermit the Frog's opening and ending scenes, along with the laundry scene, back into the TV Special, but unfortunately, about what I just saw on this new recently re-release, it's about the 5 BIGGEST complaints that I have about it, that I'm not too happy with! 1st problem: As of what's happening on TV today, and sometimes, but not all the time, on Home Media releases, it's with either any older TV Show, any older TV Special, or any older Made-For-TV Movie, that's in its WRONG Aspect Ratio! And that's exactly what happened! The TV Special was cropped from its original 4x3 Aspect Ratio to fit in HD screen! And it just doesn't look right, it looks like DRECK! And the reason why I'm saying that, is because you are missing more information, that you used to see before, with the cropping of the TV Special! Now, like, for an example here; during the last of the roll of the ending credits, you used to see a whole flock of the flying birds before, but right now, you are only seeing 1/2 to 3/4 of it! And that's how BAD the cropping was! And that, even back then, during the 1970's and 1980's, there were NO such things as 16x9 Widescreen HDTV Sets! 2nd problem: The Jim Henson Company has decided to use heavy use of Digital-Noise-Reduction (DNR) on the TV Special, just so that, they would make it look like HD!  And that, the TV Special was originally shot in Standard-Definition (SD)! And the DNR just doesn't look right, either, it basically just looks plain TERRIBLE! 3rd problem: The Jim Henson Company has also decided to manipulate the Frame-Rate from the TV Special's original 60 Frames-Per-Second (FPS) to 30 FPS, just so that, they would make it look more filmy! And that, the TV Special was originally shot on Videotape! And the Frame-Rate just doesn't look right, either, it's just basically ALL MESSED UP! And that, even some of the shots just really don't look that good at all! 4th problem: Now, even though, Kermit the Frog's opening and ending scenes are, once again, restored back into the TV Special, but unfortunately, Kermit the Frog's 3 bits of off-screen narration have again been excluded! WHY?! WHAT THE HECK?! They could've just restored them back into the TV Special, too! JEEZ! 5th and final problem: Now, also, even though, the TV Special on this newly recent print version is, once again, uncut and unedited, but, also, unfortunately, the fade to black after the opening credits has been hastily replaced with a cross-fade to the next scene! WHY?! WHAT THE HECK?! They could've just left that WHOLE thing ALONE! JEEZ! Now, in the likely event that you don't believe me, I have proof. Here are some images (in their original 4x3 Aspect Ratio), along with the video clip containing those same images (in the awful cropped 16x9 Widescreen version). And now, here are the following images on the following links below: And now, here's the following video clip on the following link below (and be sure to click on where it says Watch Trailer): So, for the new recently re-released DVD and Digital Download formats of the 40th Anniversary Edition of the TV Special Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas, I hate to say this, but, I advise you to stay away from it! And please keep on spreading messages to The Jim Henson Company by keeping on telling them that we want the TV Special to be restored back into its original 4x3 Aspect Ratio, and into its original 60 FPS, and non-DNR'd.  And also, please keep on telling them that we want Kermit the Frog's 3 bits of off-screen narration, and the fade to black after the opening credits, restored back into the TV Special.  Because they ought to be ashamed of themselves for what they did to this all-time favorite classic Christmas TV Special!  And if you agree and are with me, please sign this petition.  Thank you.P.S. Also, please check out my Facebook page here:

Ian Cotter
85 supporters
Started 9 months ago

Petition to Marvel, Kevin Feige, Sony

Tom Holland should join Tom Hardy in Venom Sequel

ProblemHow can we honor Stan Lee for his work of creating Marvel comic characters like Spider-Man?SolutionWe must have Marvel and Sony work together on the Venom sequel by having Tom Holland join Tom Hardy as Spider-Man with character's from both the 2018 movie and Spider-Man Homecoming appear together in the next film.Personal storyStan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, co-creator of Marvel comics just died on November 12, 2018. He among other writers have changed the world in many ways with their characters, their stories, and ideas. Out of all the Marvel superheroes Lee created, his favorite was Spider-Man. Now, as a way to honor his legacy as grandfather of Marvel comics, we should persuade the CEO's of Marvel, Disney, and Sony studios into having Tom Holland star alongside Tom Hardy for the upcoming Venom sequel as Spider-Man. Thus having characters from both Disney and Sony's Marvel Universes crossover. Now, while the third Spider-Man movie of the MCU takes place on Peter Parker's graduation year of high school, the Venom sequel is to take place before that third movie so that Spider-Man can confront his rival and then team up with him against the sequel's potential bad guys with Carnage as the lead villain. Now with Carnage being Venom's first offspring and a major nemesis of the webhead, it's also why the two studios must consider having both Marvel Universes conjoint instead of being completely separate. Also with Carnage being a symbiote supervillain reproduced from Venom, Marvel and Sony should also add three more spawns of the lethal protector to keep things interesting. The other three spawns Sony and Marvel must feature in the potential Venom sequel with Carnage are Scream, Lasher and Agony. Of course, all of you would prefer seeing all six symbiote villains in the film but because Riot and Phage died in the first Venom movie and with other characters from both Spider-Man and Venom's movies expected to appear with plenty of screentime, four supervillains will have to do. To make the use of four supervillains for the two rivals to fight against, Donna Diego, Ramon Hernandez, and Leslie Gesneria will have to appear as drug dealers thwarted by Venom who would then spew out 3 of his spawns onto the trip, leaving them to eventually become Scream, Lasher and Agony while the black symbiote would later spawn Carnage who would find and bond with Cletus Kasady in prison. I understand that some of you would only want Carnage in the sequel but think about it. After the serial killer klyntar, many of you are sure to get bored of Venom taking on other symbiote supervillains which is why having Scream, Agony and Lasher appear as spawns of the Lethan Protector in the next movie would be a great idea and yes. Because of their numbers and individual potential strengths put together, 4 villains against 2 heroes is hardly fair but because of their weaknesses, Spider-Man and Venom will always find another way to beat them just like Venom did with killing Riot in the first movie. Even if it means finding a risky but reliable homecourt advantage. For Spider-Man and Venom to meet for the first time, Peter and his class would have to be going on a fieldtrip to Los Angelos to tour the site of Tony Stark's ruined mansion and spend the week in San Francisco which is where here and Eddie will meet. As for this movie, it is to be similar in some perspectives of Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and the two likely rivals will be sure to settle their desputes before taking on the four symbiote supervillains in the climax. The potential titles Marvel and Sony would use for the Venom sequel are: Spider-Man vs. Venom: Maximum Carnage Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage Venom 2 Carnage The Cast would include: Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasady/Carnage Zendaya as Michelle "MJ" Jones Michelle Williams as Anne Weying Jacob Balton as Ned Lee Reid Scott as Dan Lewis Michelle Rodriguez as Donna Diego/Scream Ramon Rodriguez as Ramon Hernandez/Lasher Jessica Camecho as Leslie Gesneria/Agony Marisa Tomei as Aunt May Parker Toni Revolori as Flash Thompson Jennifer Connelly as the voice of K.A.R.E.N., Spidey's AI guide Martin Starr as Mr. Harrington Scott Deckert as Ziggy Ron Cephas Jones as Jack And Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan Don't just think of this as what we all want to see in the upcoming Venom sequel, but mostly as what Stan Lee would want as his final wish and if you all agree, please sign this petition and notify the following right away to make all of this happen. Afterall, Stan Lee made all this happen so we must repay him by making sure Marvel and Sony conjoin their movie universes together so that Spider-Man and Venom can appear together for the first time and take on Carnage and his allies. So let's hurry and notify the following before they make further announcements. Kevin Feige Avi Arad Amy Pascal    

Rights to Purity
891 supporters