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While The Muppets have been around since the 1950s, this is one franchise that has continued to go strong, with new films, television shows and other projects coming along on a regular basis. There are few people who don't love watching the antics of Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzy and all of our other favorites as they have a wide variety of adventures (which typically involve putting on a show to at least some degree), and now the gang is returning for an all new special just in time for Halloween. The Muppets are actually taking over The Haunted Mansion, and Gonzo offered up a hilarious reveal.
The Muppets have come a long way since The Muppet Show took the world by storm in the late '70s, and though this wacky cast of funny characters has starred in more than their share of awesome films, TV shows and specials, there's been nothing quite like this before. The Muppets will be coming back to Disney+ this fall for an all new special, and their first ever to celebrate Halloween, Muppets Haunted Mansion. Take a look at Gonzo's hilarious reveal video, which features a guest appearance from Pepe the King Prawn, looking a little bit like a throwback version of The Rock:
Fear and fright lovers, indeed! As you can see, The Great Gonzo (I think he deserves to be addressed by his full title at least once) and Pepe the King Prawn (who's really rocking that black turtleneck / chain combo) are incredibly excited about what's coming on Muppets Haunted Mansion, and, if you're a lover of The Muppets (I mean, would you be here if you weren't?), you should be excited, too.
If you're wondering why our old pal Gonzo was awarded the honor of announcing this very special special, well, it's because Muppets Haunted Mansion will focus on him. It takes place on Halloween night, when Gonzo is dared to spend one spooky night in "the most grim grinning place on Earth," the famed Haunted Mansion. Neither Gonzo, nor Pepe, were able to tell us whether the special's version of The Haunted Mansion will remind viewers more of the Disneyland or Walt Disney World dark rides, but, either way you can bet we'll see a good number of the 999 happy haunts in residence.
Anyone who's enjoyed pretty much any of The Muppets movies or TV shows across their many decades of existence will know well how the outrageous troupe deals in comedy, music, and all-around fun and good times, and Muppets Haunted Mansion promises to be no different. The special will feature the star-studded cast of Muppet characters we've all come to know and love, as well as celebrity cameos, all new music and a lot of good, old fashion eerie Halloween fun that the whole family can enjoy.
We'll likely hear more about Muppets Haunted Mansion as we near the fall, but for more to watch in the meantime, be sure to check out our 2021 summer TV premiere schedule!