Nearly a year ago, we speculated that Disney Theatrical may have been working on creating a staged production involving the Muppets. Fast forward to last month (via today) and Variety is reporting that Disney Theatrical has in fact taken steps towards making it a reality.
Ahead of any official announcements, Amazon.com has taking pre-orders for the the 1979 classic, The Muppet Movie: The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment with a release date of August 13, 2013.
Celebrate The Nearly 35th Anniversary of the ultimate frogs-to-riches story with the one that started it all — The Muppet Movie. Laugh along with the mostly-true story of how the Muppets got their start, now for the first time ever in vibrant Blu-ray hi-def picture and sound.
Disney Channel has provided us with these first look images at the fourth season premiere of ‘Good Luck Charlie’ featuring an appearance by the Muppets. In the episode, titled ‘Duncan Dream House,’ the Duncan Family decides to build their dream house after the family home is devastated by termites. Everyone, with the exception of Charlie, is excited at the prospect of a new and larger home. However, Teddy has a change of heart after a dream in which Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Animal convince her that the old family home is really the house of her dreams.
A Twitter user by the name of @gavinthomas2015 has shared a couple of images from the set of Disney’s Muppets… Again with several Muppet-oriented websites including Tough Pigs. It’s not known at this time whether the release of the images was done with the blessings of Walt Disney Studios, but for the time being, please enjoy.
IMAGES REMOVED AT THE REQUEST OF WALT DISNEY STUDIOS
The first image features the film’s villain and Kermit-double Constantine alongside Tina Fey as feisty prison guard Nadya.
Also sent along for the ride is this image of Gonzo in costume, seemingly taking a breather behind the camera.
PetSmart today introduced new Disney pet apparel and toys. Characters such as Donald Duck, Tinker Bell, Kermit the Frog, Tigger and, of course, Mickey Mouse will add fun and magic to more than 30 new products available at all PetSmart stores in North America and online.
“Disney characters have a special place in many pet parents’ hearts, and this new PetSmart collection allows them to share the magic of Disney with their pets in a fun and fashionable way,” said Laurie Taylor, PetSmart’s vice president of dog and cat hardgoods.
From bandanas and tees to ropes and squeaky toys, the new assortment of Disney products includes:
Walt Disney Studios has provided us with some extremely hi-res publicity images for The Muppets… Again! which debuts in theaters nationwide on March 21, 2014. Among the images are those that appeared in People and Entertainment Weekly along with a couple of others. Like with the ‘original’ film, the group publicity still actually comes in two variants: one with director James Bobin and the other with Sweetums.
You can view any of the images by clicking on its thumbnail below which will expand the still to a larger size. Clicking on the resize arrow will then show the image in its original resolution we have shared.
Via the official Walt Disney Studios UK Facebook page, we get what appears to be our first publicity still at the upcoming sequel The Muppets… Again! which will debut in theaters on March 21st, 2014. The still features human star Ricky Gervais alongside Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog.
Walt Disney Studios today released an updated schedule of several of its upcoming films, as listed below:
Muppets 2 (rumored to be under the working title of Muppets… Again) is produced by Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman and directed by James Bobin. The screenplay is by Bobin and Nick Stoller, who will also serve as executive producer. The cast includes Ricky Gervais and Ty Burrell – and of course, the whole Muppets gang. In theaters March 21, 2014.
Disney D23, the fan club of The Walt Disney Company, has announced that on Tuesday, November 27, it will be allowing a limited number of its members and their guests a rare opportunity to meet and greet in person with Kermit the Frog and Pepe the King Prawn at the Disney Store Times Square in New York City. The meet & greet opportunity will follow an exclusive conversation with the Muppets.
In addition to the event, D23 members will also have the opportunity to shop at the store and receive a special 15% discount. Cast members will also be armed with Muppet-related prizes for answering trivia questions.
New DisneyStore.com arrivals and sales for November 6, 2012
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|The Muppet Christmas Carol – 2-Disc Combo Pack – $26.50|
Available for the first time on Blu-ray, this special 20th Anniversary Edition features the incredible spectacle of Kermit the Frog as Bob Crachit, Miss Piggy as Emily Crachit and Michael Caine as Scrooge.
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|Brave Pin Set – $99.95|
Bestow a medal of bravery (or five) on your Disney-pin collection with our elegant limited-edition boxed set inspired by Pixar’s animated fantasy adventure Brave, featuring Merida and her royal court.
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|The Muppet Christmas Carol DVD – $19.99|
Relive the incredible spectacle of Kermit the Frog as Bob Crachit, Miss Piggy as Emily Crachit, Michael Caine as Scrooge, and wonderful songs by Academy Award-winner Paul Williams. Yule love it!
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|Victor and Sparky iPad 3 Case – Frankenweenie – SALE $22.12 — SAVE 25%!|
Victor and Sparky are among the cast of Tim Burton’s new stop motion movie that has assembled on this Frankenweenie iPad Case. Designed for use with the New iPad, this sturdy clip case will bring your iPad to life.
|Sparky iPhone 4 Case – Frankenweenie – SALE $14.62 — SAVE 25%!|
Sparky brings this Frankenweenie iPhone 4 Case to life. Fans of the latest stop motion movie by Tim Burton will give a great reception to this phone clip case and screen guard featuring Victor’s devoted and playful bull terrier.
|Alice in Wonderland Headband for Girls – SALE $4.99 — SAVE 33%!|
If her imagination takes her tumbling down a rabbit hole, she can keep her hair tidy with this Alice in Wonderland Headband. The glittering headband is topped with a shimmering bow and Alice cameo studded with rhinestones. Pair it with our Alice Costume.
|Maleficent Costume for Women – SALE $49.99 — SAVE 37%!|
Dress with sorceress style in this Maleficent Costume for Women. Inspired by the Disney villain from Sleeping Beauty, the detailed gothic gown features lush purple velvet and is topped with Maleficent’s signature horned headdress.
|Alice in Wonderland Costume for Girls – SALE $24.99 — SAVE 37%!|
Your young one’s imagination can whisk her off to Wonderland when she’s wearing this Alice Costume. Inspired by the signature outfit from the 1951 movie, this satin dress is decorated with glitter images of characters from Wonderland.
|Minnie Mouse Costume for Women – SALE $49.99 — SAVE 37%!|
Bring out your inner Minnie with this glamorously glittering Minnie Mouse Costume for Women. The bodice shimmers with sequins while the satin peplum sparkles with white polka dots, so you’ll look as cute as Mickey’s sweetheart.
|Buzz Lightyear Costume for Baby – SALE $19.99 — SAVE 42%!|
Your little space ranger can let his imagination take him to infinity and beyond when he’s wearing this Buzz Lightyear Costume. The costume includes cap, gloves and detachable wings so the fun will really take off.