Disney purchased “The Muppets” in 2004 and gained access to many great films and shows, however, Sony TriStar Pictures created three films featuring the Muppets, “The Muppets Take Manhattan“, “Kermit’s Swamp Years” and “Muppets In Space”.
With the news that Disney has signed a new deal with Sony Pictures that includes U.S. Rights to new Theatrical Releases from 2022-2026 following their Pay 1 TV Window and library titles from Sony Pictures for Disney’s Streaming Services including Disney+ and Hulu and Linear Networks such as ABC, FX and Freeform.
This opens up Disney+ in the United States to get access to three Muppets films created by Sony Pictures, though no release date has yet been announced. “Muppets In Space” and “Muppets Take Manhattan” are currently available to stream in the United States on Amazon Prime.
The new Muppet movies Sony own include:
The Muppets Take Manhattan
Broadway bound. THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN by storm in this magical musical about breaking into show business! Fresh out of college, Kermit, Fozzie and the entire cast of Kermit’s musical “Manhattan Melodies” head for the Big Apple with plans to turn their small play into a big hit! All they need now is someone to produce their show! But when no one in town will even meet with them, it’s up to Kermit to believe hard enough for all of his friends that the show WILL go on! Family entertainment has never been more fun than in this comedy marking Frank Oz’s solo directorial debut.
Muppets From Space
The Muppets are back in a new zany comedy, MUPPETS FROM SPACE. The Muppets embark on a hilarious extraterrestrial adventure in hopes of finding out about Gonzo’s past, and discover that Gonzo’s family members are aliens from a distant planet! Gonzo then gets a message that his relatives are coming for a visit from outer space! But when word gets out on Miss Piggy’s talk show, “UFOMania,” that the friendly aliens are coming, a secret government agency let by K. Edgar Singer (Jeffrey Tambor) captures Gonzo and goes to great lengths to learn when his extra-terrestrial family will arrive. Now only the Muppets, led by Kermit and Miss Piggy, can save Gonzo and make the world safe for a friendly alien invasion! MUPPETS FROM SPACE (featuring Andie MacDowell, Ray Liotta and David Arquette, among others) is a star-studded close encounter with far-out fun!
Kermit’s Swamp Years
Meet Young Kermit, a curious, fun-loving frog who likes hanging out with his amphibious best friends, Goggles and Croaker. Young Kermit loves the swamp but wonders what lies beyond the tall marsh grass. When Goggles gets nabbed by a pet store owner, Kermit and Croaker must leap into action, leavingthe swamp and racing to the rescue of their friend. With help from a world-wise dog named Pilgrim, Kermit and Croaker discover that the outside world is bigger, stranger, more dangerous and more wonderful than they ever imagined. Will they find Goggles in time? Will they ever get back to the swamp?You’ll find out in this original made-for-video live action movie! An adventure-packed comical treat for the entire family. Kermit’s Swamp Years. It’s his true story. Warts and all!
Are you looking forward to eventually seeing these three Muppet films on Disney+ in the United States?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.