For fans of the Muppets, Sony Pictures has announced that it will be releasing the classic film, “The Muppets Take Manhattan”, on a 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital bundle on October 24th 2023. The film will also be released on Blu-Ray, with fewer bonus features.
The film sees 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 this comedy marking Frank Oz’s solo directorial debut.
This new release will see the film remastered in 4K resolution from the original camera negative with Dolby Vision, plus all-new Dolby Atmos immersive audio, with a 4K picture and Atmos sound mix that have been approved by director Frank Oz
“The Muppets Take Manhattan” was originally released in 1984 and stars Art Carney, Louis Zorich, Lonny Price, Juliana Donald, James Coco, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Steve Whitmire, and Dave Goelz.
The 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray will come with some brand-new features, including a feature commentary with the film’s director, Frank Oz. The Blu-Ray bonus features include an interview with Jim Henson, along with a featurette, Muppetisms: Miss Piggy & Kermit the Frog, Pepe and Fozzie Bear
While Disney owns the Muppets, it doesn’t own the distribution rights to “Muppets Take Manhattan”, which is why it is currently unavailable on Disney+. Though since Disney and Sony have worked out shared access to selected Spider-Man films, hopefully, Disney could make a deal to bring this new version to Disney+ in the future.
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