Last night our friends at StitchKingdom.com revealed that Disney is planning to release the classic The Muppet Christmas Carol on Blu-ray on November 6th of this year! This is the first time Disney has released a classic Muppet film on Blu-ray, and the slate of new bonus features announced for the release do not disappoint. They include…
- Disney Intermission: Press “Pause” and see what happens when the Muppets show up at your door to sing you Christmas Carols–Muppet Style!
- Muppet Audio Commentary: All New Audio Commentary from your favorite Muppets–Kermit, Gonzo, Rizzo, and More!
- Muppet Holiday Sing-Along
- Blooper Reel
- Frogs, Pigs, and Humbug: A Behind the Scenes Look
- Christmas Around the World with Gonzo and Rizzo
- Audio Commentary from Brian Henson
- Pepe’s Profiles Presents: Gonzo, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Weirdo
The first three features, Disney Intermission, Muppet Audio Commentary, and Muppet Holiday Sing-Along, are all brand new and exclusive to the Blu-ray release–and sound awesome. New audio commentary from the Muppets? Spectacular! I’m also a big fan of the Disney Intermission feature, as seen on The Muppets Blu-ray release, and I can’t wait to see how they play with that with a Christmas theme.
The fact that Disney is releasing The Muppet Christmas Carol in time for this Christmas (not-so-coincidentally the film’s 20th anniversary) can only be a good thing, and probably means that Blu-ray releases (with updated bonus features) for the other Disney-owned Muppet movies (The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, Muppet Treasure Island) can’t be far behind!
The Blu-ray cover art shown at the top is the highest quality currently available. When a better version is released, we will absolutely share it here!
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier, firstname.lastname@example.org