With the announcement that Muppets Haunted Mansion will debut on Disney+ on October 8th comes… well, more announcements!
First up, Disney+ released this extremely short video, which contains our first look at the footage from the special.
Not much to go on, but here’s what we spotted:
Kermit as the Ghost Host! Or possibly an undead version of his mustachioed Rosenthal persona from The Great Muppet Caper.
Our special’s stars Gonzo and Pepe, along with what seems to be a screaming goat? I’ll allow it.
And this tableau, which features a bunch of fan favorite Muppets. We’ve got Chip hanging from the chandelier, Pops and Sam the Eagle as the dueling ghosts in the portraits on the wall, some classic Muppet ghosts, and a few dancing Muppets (perhaps hinting at a return of “At the Dance”?) near the bottom, including Beverly Plume, Howard Tubman, and Beautiful Day Monster.
Incredible. This special is gonna be fun as heck.
Next up, Disney+ released a description of the special, including some plot points and the titles of three original songs. Read on for the juicy deets!
The Great Gonzo – world famous daredevil artiste, has done it all, seen it all, and survived it all. But on Halloween night, the fearless Gonzo takes on the greatest challenge of his life by spending one very daring night in the most grim grinning place on Earth …The Haunted Mansion.
Inspired by all four of the iconic Disney Haunted Mansion attractions located across the globe at various Disney Parks, the “Muppets Haunted Mansion” includes many hidden easter eggs for Disney fans and “Muppet-ized” sets and props that help immerse viewers in the storytelling experience.
This marks the Muppets’ first-ever Halloween special and features three new original songs, “Rest In Peace,” “Life Hereafter” and “Tie The Knot Tango”, a star-studded Muppets cast, celebrity cameos, and spooky fun for families to enjoy together.
Bill Barretta, Andrew Williams, David Lightboy and Leigh Slaughter serve as Executive Producers and Kirk R. Thatcher is Director.
There are plenty more details to come! Stay tuned to ToughPigs for more about Muppets Haunted Mansion, coming to Disney+ on October 8th!
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by Joe Hennes – Joe@ToughPigs.com