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Flashback Friday: Disney and the Muppets

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Nov 30, 2012 12:32 PM

Our post earlier this week about the Muppets stopping by Disney Store Times Square put us in a very Muppet-ational mood, so today we're taking you on a Kermit the Frog-filled journey through the Muppets' and Disney.

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The partership between Disney and the Muppets began with Jim Henson's Muppet*Vision 3D at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The attraction opened in 1991, and was the last Muppet project produced by Jim Henson (he passed away before it opened). Today guests can also experience MuppetVision at Disney California Adventure.

Muppet Christmas Carol
The first Muppet film distributed by Disney was The Muppet Christmas Carol in 1992. It was also the first feature-length production in which Jim Henson did not perform as Kermit the Frog.

Muppets Wizard of Oz

In 2005, The Muppets' Wizard of Oz aired on ABC. It starred singer Ashanti as Dorothy Gale, but do you remember which Muppets played her helpers in Oz? Kermit the Frog was the Scarecrow, Gonzo was the Tin "Thing," and Fozzie was the Cowardly Lion.

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Most recently, the Muppets starred in a new self-titled film with Amy Adams and Jason Segel. The end of the film features celebrities who made cameos in the film singing "Mahna Mahna," a well known song that the Muppets sang on the Ed Sullivan show and in the first season of "The Muppet Show." The pink creatures that sing background are called "snowths."

Hopefully our Muppet trivia made your Friday a little more inspirational and celebrational. 

Happy Friday, Buzz readers!

A Special Message from Kermit the Frog for The Buzz!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Mar 05, 2012 1:47 PM

Listen up, all you Buzz fans!

We have a very special video message from one of our favorite Muppet characters, Kermit the Frog! Kermit and his awesome Muppet pals star in Disney Store’s most recent Blue-ray and DVD pre-sale for their new movie, The Muppets. Kermit wanted to share an extra special message with all you Buzz readers- check it out below!

 

Thanks so much for the message, Kermit! We’ll be sure to order our copy of The Muppets today!

Keep checking back to The Buzz for more awesome posts during our 25 Days of Disney Store Magic countdown! Tomorrows post is another extra special video message… any ideas who it will be from?? Tell me your guesses in the comment section!

 

Continuing the countdown,

Liz 


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The Muppets Presale is happening in Disney Stores now!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Feb 07, 2012 1:21 PM

Gary and Walter seem to be very excited about something! But what could it be?

Gary and Walter

Starting today you can pre-order your very own copy of The Muppets Blu-ray 2-disc combo pack in all Disney Stores as well as online at DisneyStore.com!

What’s that, Rowlf? What comes when you pre-order the combo pack today?

Rowlf

Not only will you receive 1 DVD Disc and 1 Blu-Ray Disc (SRP $24.99) in your Blu-ray combo pack, but you can also receive 4 exclusive full-color Muppets lithographs as well as $10 off your next Disney Store purchase up to $39.99 or $20 off a purchase of $40 or more (hurry, while supplies last!). Take a look at the lithographs below! Miss Piggy thinks it’s her best side.

Muppets Lithograph Set
Muppets Blu-Ray Combo

Have you made your pre-order for The Muppets yet? What are your favorite scenes from the movie? Tell me in the comments section!

Hiyyyyyyyyyya!

Liz

Wish you could bring the Muppets into your home?

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Jan 18, 2012 5:51 PM

Now you can!

Starting today, you can reserve your very own copy of The Muppets Blu-ray 2-disc combo pack in our online pre-sale at DisneyStore.com. The combo pack includes 1 DVD Disc and 1 Blu-Ray Disc (SRP $24.99) of what Jack Hamilton of Fox TV says is, “Not just the year’s best family film, [but] one of the year’s best films – period.” And I would definitely have to agree! I absolutely loved the movie!

Muppets Blu-Ray Combo

When you pre-order your combo pack online or in stores on February 7th, you can also take home 4 exclusive full-color Muppets lithographs (pictured below), as well as $10 off your next Disney Store purchase up to $39.99 or $20 off a purchase of $40 or more. Hurry though— these magical offers are only available while supplies last! Head over to DisneyStore.com now!

Kermit Lithograph
Miss Piggy and Kermit Lithograph
Walter and Kermit Lithograph
Fozzie Lithograph
Fun Fact For You! Many people have long wondered if it is possible to acquire an authentic Muppet puppet, such as the spunky and sassy Miss Piggy Lee. The answer? These adorable characters are not available for purchase, and are in fact guarded rather carefully by the Muppets crew. Typically the puppets are stored away, destroyed after a period of time, or rebuilt into another character. Jim Henson addressed this subject in a 1980s interview, remarking that most of the puppets find their final resting place together in storage. Only a select few Muppets have made their way into special viewings for the public, such as in Washington D.C.’s National Mall.

And just in case any of you were wondering, all Muppets characters are left-handed. Why do you think? Tell me in the comments section below!

Mahna Mahna,

Liz
The Muppets

Retweet to Win our Share the Magic Prize Pack

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Dec 16, 2011 10:55 AM

In the spirit of the holidays, Disney Store would like to 'Share the Magic' by offering the chance to win the ULTIMATE Disney Store Holiday Prize Package featuring the Top 10 Gifts of the Season!

To enter for a chance to win our Share the Magic Prize Pack, simply retweet any of our @DisneyStore tweets with the hashtag  #ShareTheMagic this weekend! Rules can be found here.

One lucky winner will receive the following 10 holiday gifts...

 

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  1. Enchanting Disney Princess Costume Wardrobe Set for Girls -- 12-Pc.  (Size Small)
  2. Vinylmation Villains 2 Figure -- 3"
  3. Singing Rapunzel Doll -- 17'' H
  4. Pixie Dust Eau de Toilette
  5. Kidada for Disney Store Wish-a-Little Ariel Figure with Charm Necklace
  6. Advanced Talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure -- 12'' H

 

To find these amazing gifts and more, visit DisneyStore.com 

The Muppets is now playing in theaters!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Nov 23, 2011 11:20 AM

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Who's going to see The Muppets this Thanksgiving weekend?

RECAP: MUPPET CRAFTATIONAL EVENT

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Nov 17, 2011 8:00 AM

There’s less than ONE WEEK left until The Muppets Movie is in theatres on November 23! This past weekend Disney Stores nationwide celebrated the anticipation of the movie release for an “Inspirational, Celebrational, Muppet Craftational Event!” Guests used their imagination to make the most inspirational, celebrational Muppets ever.

Check out the photos from stores across the country celebrating the event:

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We had a blast! Who’s excited to see The Muppets Movie next week? Get your own Muppets to cuddle and snuggle with at DisneyStore.com.

ONE WEEK...

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Nov 16, 2011 6:14 PM

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