Hi! Thanks for embedding the Coming to London trailer :)
There's a tool on the wiki that tracks where tags are being used, but it's broken right now.  Obviously, there are more than 2 pages using it. I submitted a ticket to get it fixed, but until it is, I'm tracking them here.
Hi! Have you heard anything about German CD's for Muppets Most Wanted? We're getting a storybook and CD set (which Disney does for all of their animated Disney and Pixar films, and The Muppets got one too), plus we're getting a US release of the Spanish soundtrack album (which Disney has done for years, and The Muppets got one too). I'm curious to see who will be dubbing all of the guest stars.
Your recently uploaded hi-res MCC pics amaze me! I found a gallery with a bunch of photos I'd never seen before. There are 56 of them if you scroll through the bottom. They're all watermarked, but I've been using them to do reverse Google image searches. I haven't had a lot of luck, but I got a couple hits.
Anyway, just thought that might be of some interest to you.
Great to see you on the Wiki today! Leaving soon, but check out the picture I added to Gerd Duwner. I found several great pictures of him here, but I figured this one was essential (possibly an honorable mention on Drinking Muppets as well).
I was hoping to find more pictures of Sesamstrasse voice actors with their characters (using the actor's name and the show name or character). Mostly just found pics we know of, or fan collages, but the sixth result was this, which led me to the full archive.
On a somewhat related note, since you noticed that I IDed Jerry Nelson's butler on Schatzinsel, I recently bought the new Blu-ray combo (surprised it was released here in advance to its US-release date), and if you wait until after the credits, they actually list all those I added today! Krimi, though, didn't get the same treatment, which would've been sweet!
(And because I'm curious: Have you gotten around to this yet? Don't know for how much longer it's gonna stay up.)
I haven't got to the Sesamstrasse documentary yet (although good news, my external drive has been recovered after many months, with French and German Muppets and the first Sesamstrasse episode and sundry!) I have a long rehearsal tonight, but either afterwards (to unwind when I get home) or tomorrow, I shall watch it!
The US Disney (and Dreamworks) DVDs (and now Blu-Ray) typically include the dubbing credits after the actual film credits (not everything, but the main classic animated features, most recent films, the main exceptions tend to be the live-action stuff circa 1950s-1985). I bought the Latin American DVDs of Treasure Island/Caper... and on Treasure Island, it had a full voice cast list for the Spanish dub, but none on Caper (as far as I can tell, the Muppet Movie/Caper dubs were done post-sale, since there was a different Muppet Movie Spanish dub on the Columbia DVD and I can't find any details on an earlier Caper dub). But, for the Brazilian Portuguese track, which was new to that release I think... they *did* include the voice credits on Caper!
More later (I found out Michael "Ich Bein Ein Jerry Nelson" Gahr also dubbed General Luft in Muppets aus dem all... and he appeared in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as the German TV reporter, interviewing Augustus Gloop!)
Julian: Still haven't finished, had to wrestle a bit so it wouldn't show me just a green screen (the audio was fine though). I have it worked out now, but I don't have a full forty five or so minutes, so I'll see if I can get to it tonight. I waved to you and Grover, though!
I also came across this: ""Diese szene durfen wir aus rechtlichten Grunden leider nicht zeigen." (I can't reproduce the umlauts.) The audio plays, of Kermit from the sound, but no video. I don't know if that's how it was originally or if the legal claim (which is what "rechtlichten Grunden" sounds like just based on what little German I know and the equivalent English words) only applies to showings outside Germany or whether Disney (presumably) insisted on the removal after the initial airing/streaming.
I also always find it interesting when the melody completely changes in a dub ("If I Knew You Were Coming") and even though I don't understand him, Gerd Duwner as Ernie makes me happy.
Hey, I'm excited about Germany getting an Old School set, too! When's it coming out? Do you know what's on it? I wonder if it was the US Workshop's idea, or the German company's idea. I don't think anybody else has one. (I would love to see early Plaza Sesamo, too!) I wonder if they're going to follow the same format, with season openers, and then classic clips. Did you grow up with the German show, and then become familiar with the US show later on? That must have been funny to hear the original voice tracks years later!
Yeah, it's the one I've been talking about forever, and this is the first I've seen as well as far as (preliminary) artwork and a date! I've been bugging them about including the Caroll Spinney episodes, but don't know if that amounted to anything... we'll see!
The set is slated to come out on November 29. Studio Hamburg is producing, as they're apparently the ones who really wanted this to happen. And yip, I grew up with the German show, and only became familiar with the US show later on. Hoping there's gonna be great stuff on here!