The Couch Potato Report

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The Couch Potato Report – May 16th, 2006
This week The Couch Potato Report shines the spotlight on some producers and some dinosaurs.
THE PRODUCERS is the film of the Broadway musical based on the original 1968 Mel Brooks film. This new version stars Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Uma Thurman and Will Ferrell.
Also new this week is DINOSAURS – THE COMPLETE FIRST AND SECOND SEASONS is the set for the 1991-1994 show about the life of a family of Dinosaurs who live in a modern world. They have TV’s, fridges, and all the amenities that you and I enjoy. The only humans in the show are caveman, who are viewed as pets and wild animals.
The Dinosaurs in the show were animatronic and created by the late Jim Henson. As a huge fan of the man I watched the show, hoping that it would have the class and humour of THE MUPPET SHOW or the many other shows that Henson has been a part of.
Sadly, he made the costumes, but he didnít write the scripts. That said, there are still a great many laughs to be had from DINOSAURS. Iím not sure it will gain any new fans with this DVD release, but as an old fan I know I am quite happy.
And now the box set for DINOSAURS – THE COMPLETE FIRST AND SECOND SEASONS is available at a store near you along with the original version of THE PRODUCERS and the new film of the Broadway musical THE PRODUCERS.
Coming up on the next Couch Potato Report
In TRANSAMERICA Felicity Huffman from TVís DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES is a transsexual woman who must confront his past when he was a man.
And THE CECIL B DEMILLE COLLECTION is a 5-disc collection that is a tremendous example of the work of one of the innovators who made moviemaking what it is today.
I’m Dan Reynish. I’ll have more on those, and some other releases, in seven days.
For now, that’s this week’s COUCH POTATO REPORT.
Enjoy the movies and I’ll see you back here next time on The Couch!