Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released “The Muppet Christmas Carol” to Blu-ray DVD Combo Pack for the first time in celebration of the movies’ 20th anniversary.
Here’s a description of the release:
“And now, a word from Gonzo: Greetings, holiday movie fans and lovers of culture, I am Gonzo … or perhaps better known to fans of this classic motion picture as literary legend Charles Dickens. Are you ready to laugh, cry, sing, frolic, cavort and enjoy yourself beyond belief!? Well, you’re in luck, because this 20th Anniversary Edition of Disney’s ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’ is guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit that will stay with you forever—or at least until your Aunt Edna starts complaining that nobody is eating the fruitcake she brought … again!
Available for the first time ever on Blu-ray with high definition sound and picture, so you can enjoy even more of my blue-ness, not to mention the incredible spectacle of Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit, Miss Piggy as Emily Cratchit,Academy Award winner Michael Caine (Best Supporting Actor, 1999, ‘The Cider House Rules’) as Scrooge, wonderful songs by Oscar winner Paul Williams (Best Original Song, 1976, ‘Evergreen’ from ‘A Star Is Born’) and, of course, my pal Rizzo the Rat as … well, Rizzo the Rat.
This is a heartwarming and hilarious holiday classic, told as never before by yours truly! Yule love it!”
Blu-ray Bonus Features Include:
Disney Intermission — An all-new bonus feature. When the film is paused, fans can watch and “cluck-a-long” to five classic holiday-themed songs performed by the Muppets Chickens and chums.
Audio Commentary — All-new audio commentary with fan-favorite characters, Kermit, Rizzo, Gonzo, and more, all reflecting on their experience making “The Muppet Christmas Carol.”
Frogs, Pigs and Humbug: Unwrapping a New Holiday Classic. A Behind the Scenes Look—Hosted by director Brian Henson, Gonzo and Rizzo fans go behind-the-scenes of the making of “The Muppet Christmas Carol.”
Blooper Reel: “On the Set” Bloopers from the set of the film.
Pepe Profiles Gonzo: “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Weirdo” — A Special look at the man, the myth, the legend the Great Gonzo, hosted by the one and only Pepe the King Prawn.
Christmas Around the World—Gonzo and Rizzo take a look at how Christmas is celebrated all over the planet.
This is a great way to introduce your family to the story of “A Christmas Carol.” All of your favorite Muppet characters are great in the roles they play, and this is a classic that will continue to be a holiday favorite for years to come.
The Muppets make this story even more memorable than it already was. Let us know if you watch “The Muppet Christmas Carol” on Blu-ray DVD combo pack this holiday season and tell us what YOU think!
Review Materials Provided By Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment