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I watched a little bit of the beginning of this on you tube today, to check something out. I recorded a Nickelodeon airing of this special, which, at the beginning, the Tales from Muppetland title card appears before the title appears, and a voice-over is heard saying "Tales from Muppetland presents The Muppet Musicians of Bremen". But on you tube, the voice-over isn't there, and neither is the "Tales from Muppetland" card. I rented the original (and so far only) video release a long time ago, before taping it, and thought there was something different about the beginning. So, does anybody know whether that card was in the original airing and removed from the original video release (though I don't know what was used when it was uploaded on you tube), or if maybe it was added at some point? I don't know if any of us have a recording from the original broadcast, or if the original aired version can be viewed at The Paley Center for Media, but I hope that somebody knows. I'd like to note it on the page, but don't know how to word it.

And by this token, I wonder if the "Tales from Muppetland" card was originally in The Frog Prince, or added later on, or removed from the original video release. it's weird that they would be removed like this on video, especially since the Tales from Muppetland title was used for the laserdiscs. I also wonder if a Tales from Muppetland credit ever appeared in Hey Cinderella! (I was surprised not to see this when I first saw it on Nickelodeon, and it's not on the Jim Henson Video release). --Minor muppetz 01:50, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

The Tales from Muppetland series appears to have been distributed as a package by the studio in the 80s, so I wouldn't be surprised if it was just added at that time. Like you said, I don't think there are many people who have the original broadcast to tell for sure. —Scott (talk) 05:34, 12 July 2008 (UTC)
Something I just thought I'd add here is that I recently saw The Frog Prince on YouTube and that copy did not have the "Tales from Muppetland" title. As I said, I'm not sure if the "Tales from Muppetland" title card appeared on any version of Hey Cinderella!, but the book Imagination Illustrated (and I think I've seen it somewhere on the red book site) shows a print advertisement for the April 10 1970 broadcast which refers to it as a "Tales from Muppetland" showing, so that title wasn't added to the specials in the 1980s. --Minor muppetz (talk) 14:25, February 22, 2013 (UTC)

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