Disney+ has announced that The Muppet Show, Jim Henson’s iconic variety series that started it all, will begin streaming Friday, February 19 exclusively on Disney+. The service has also provided us with a first look at Pixar Popcorn, which you can view below.
In addition to the first three seasons of The Muppet Show, fans will be able to enjoy seasons 4 and 5, which have never previously been released on home entertainment.
The Muppet Show stars Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, the Swedish Chef, and more in a groundbreaking twist on the classic variety show, blending original songs, sketch comedy, and guest stars into a prime-time hit for all ages.
“It’s going to be great to welcome back longtime fans, and to give a new generation of fans a chance to see how we got our start, how Miss Piggy became a star and so much more,” said Kermit the Frog.
“Today, I’m proud to say: ‘It’s time to play the music, light the lights and meet the Muppets on Disney Plus tonight!’ And as for Statler and Waldorf, the two old guys in the balcony, I can only add: ‘Sorry, guys, but…. here we go again.”
Originally premiering in 1976, some of Hollywood’s brightest stars stopped by The Muppet Show for unforgettable comedy and chaos.
With all five seasons of The Muppet Show, Muppet favorites like Muppet Treasure Island celebrating its 25th anniversary next month, and new hits like Muppets Now, Disney+ is now the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational streaming service on Earth.
You can watch the original theme song using the player below and read on for more on Pixar Popcorn.
In honor of National Popcorn Day, Disney+ shared the trailer for Pixar Popcorn, which premieres Friday, January 22 exclusively on Disney+.
The collection of 10 mini shorts features characters from Pixar favorites like Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Cars and The Incredibles in all-new, bite-size stories created by Pixar Animation Studios’ talented animators.