In an early announcement to retailers, Walt Disney Pictures will bring those crazy Muppets to DVD and Blu-ray on March 20th. Opening to healthy returns and critical praise, last November’s The Muppets saw Jason Segel and company open up the pine boxes, remove the moth balls and brought Jim Henson’s famed creations back to life. Now, just as most kids will be enjoying Spring Break, Disney will unleash Muppet Domination on our TV screens with no less than four Blu-ray and/or DVD releases.
Disney’s The Muppets in-home release includes the DVD and music soundtrack packaged together and also offered as the ultimate Muppets experience, a Wocka-Wocka Value Pack, which contains the movie on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy (three discs), plus a download card which allows fans to own all the songs from the film’s hugely popular soundtrack.
Bonus content is set to include The Longest Blooper Reel Ever Made (In Muppet History––We Think) plus the featurette A Little Screen Test on the Way to the Read Through, which follows Jason Segel, Kermit, The Great Gonzo, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and others asthey get ready for the first day of production, and much more fun.
Regarding the Blu-ray release, Kermit the Frog said, “Blu-ray is a great way to bring the Muppets into your home without having to worry about cleaning up after us.” He later noted that the “behind-the-scenes extras are a revealing tell-all look at what it took to bring our movie to the big screen. It’s a must-see for fans of bloopers, flubs and slip-ups – which pretty much describes our act.”
As an industry first, The Muppets Blu-ray will include Disney Intermission which allows the Muppets to take over the screen when the movie is paused. Fans will also get to see more of Tex Richman’s excised flashback sequence in Explaining Evil: The Full Tex Richman Song, where the villain provides the hilarious backstory of why he hates the Muppets. Perfunctory audio commentaries with screenwriter and star Jason Segel, director James Bobin and screenwriter Nicholas Stoller are also included.
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