It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights! It’s time to meet “The Muppets,” available on Blu-ray this Tuesday (March 20)!
OK, our rhyming skills could use some work, clearly. Perhaps it’s best to leave those kinds of hijinks to the Muppets themselves. Thankfully for all of us, we did just that when Kermit the Frog and Walter , the newest member of the pint-sized gang, swung by the MTV Newsroom last week to tell us all about their imminent home-video release. According to the frog and his new pal, “The Muppets” comes with all sorts of special features, some that you normally wouldn’t think to mention when pitching Blu-ray and DVD discs to the folks at home.
“You can rewind it. You can hit play. You can pause,” Kermit offered not so helpfully when we asked him about some of the features we’ll find on the “Muppets” Blu-ray. “Another thing I want to tell you: One special feature about Blu-ray is that you can use it as a coaster, and it’ll still play. It works very well!”
On a more serious note — as serious as things get with Kermit and Walter, that is — the Blu-ray comes packed with extra features including an intermission sequence that’s activated when the viewer hits pause. “The intermission is great,” Kermit gushed. “We all jump in and do silly things for you during the intermission … and we’ve never done silly things before!”
The coming “Muppets” release also hosts some deleted scenes, including one that expands upon the film’s villain, Tex Richman, and his reasons for hating the Muppets so darn much.
“It’s this whole big music video,” Walter explained. “In the final cut of the film, you just see a couple of minutes. But on the DVD, you get the whole shebang!”
Though this week’s home-video release is the next place you’ll be able to see the Muppets, it won’t be their last appearance. Both Kermit and Walter are quite convinced that further adventures are coming our way very soon. In fact, Walter’s already pitching sequels!
“One script I’m pitching now: ’Extremely Short and Incredibly Cute,’ ”
“We feel certain there will be another movie,” Kermit said. “And who knows? We might have the opportunity to bring something back like ’The Muppet Show.’ That would be fun! But we’re taking it one step at a time.”
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