1 The Muppet Mindset: The Muppet Christmas Carol Coming to Blu-ray!

Jul 20, 2012

The Muppet Christmas Carol Coming to Blu-ray!

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, muppetmindset@gmail.com

8 comments:

  1. What are the chances of them mentioning "When Love Is Gone", d'ya reckon? No doubt they've never heard the end of it since that song was cut out of later DVD releases :P

    All the features mentioned sound cool, though :)

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    1. whatt?? omg? why would take that out?? thats the best song.
      i still have my VHS

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  2. I wouldn't say no to a version of the movie that did not include "When Love Is Gone." Wasn't the song originally cut from the movie for the theaters but put back in on VHS? I only have the VHS version, so I have heard the song too many times.

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  3. When Love is Gone is on the 2005 DVD, but only in the full-screen version, as that's the only version that previously contained it.

    Beautiful as it is, there are no Muppets in it... and that's wrong.

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    1. The widescreen laserdisc included "When Love Is Gone."

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  4. I bet it's got to be uncut, restored and remastered, November 6th will be out pretty soon and I thought December 11th is really the time for the 20th anniversary of 1992's cult favourite The Muppet Christmas Carol, folks!

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  5. I guess Disney didn't release it, but don't forget we already have The Muppets Take Manhattan on Blu Ray too (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0052LE7BA).

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