Walt Disney World Passholders were treated to a special Muppet event earlier this month at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, FL. The special members-only event featured appearances by Craig Shemin (Muppet historian), Dave Goelz (puppeteer), Heather Henson (daughter of Jim Henson), and the Great Gonzo (Muppet artiste).
During a brief question and answer session with the panelists, it was revealed that the Muppets may return to television later this year in a brand-new Halloween themed television special. I've since gotten confirmation from Disney’s Muppets Studio that there are serious discussions going on regarding a Muppet Halloween special for later this year. While nothing is officially set in stone, it is very possible that fans will be able to see Kermit, Fozzie, Gonzo, Miss Piggy and the gang in a spooky and haunting special this fall. I will be sure to keep you updated as soon as details are confirmed and more information on this potential project becomes available.
In other Halloween related news, Disney has also made it known that they are working on a line of Halloween costumes based on the Muppets. So this Halloween fans should be able to dress up as their favorite characters with the help of a series of official Muppet costumes. Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, and Swedish Chef costumes (in both kid and adult sizes) are reportedly being planned for release later this year. Again, I'll keep you updated as more information becomes available.
So while Halloween may be over 7-months away, there may be some new and exciting Muppet items to celebrate this fall; I'll keep you posted.