Disney+ News and Debut Round-up: The Muppet Show is Coming (1/22/21)


Watch WandaVision Episode 3 and munch on some Pixar Popcorn this week as you wait for legendary 70’s The Muppet Show to finally stream on Disney+! Read on for more news and everything streaming this week on Disney+.

Disney+ News


February 19 – All FIVE seasons of this legendary variety series (1976-1980) will begin streaming Friday, February 19. Seasons 4 and 5 have never previously been released on home entertainment! Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, the Swedish Chef and more star in a classic variety show, blending original songs, sketch comedy and guest stars into a prime-time hit for all ages.

Originally premiering in 1976, some of Hollywood’s brightest stars stopped by “The Muppet Show” for unforgettable comedy and chaos including Steve Martin, Elton John, Liza Minnelli, Alice Cooper, Julie Andrews, Bernadette Peters, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, Gene Kelly, and Mark Hamill.

Don’t want to wait until February 19? You can watch your fill of Muppets on Disney+ right here.

This Week on Disney+ for Friday, January 22

Disney+ Original Series or Premieres

Premiere Pixar Popcorn
Grab a quick snack of Pixar! This collection of mini shorts stars your favorite characters in all-new, bite size stories. Created directly by Pixar animators as a quick pop of Pixar fun. 

WandaVision – “Episode 3”
“WandaVision” is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany)—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems. The new series is directed by Matt Shakman; Jac Schaeffer is head writer. 

Extras – Beyond The Clouds “The Finishing Touches”
Justin brings in composer Brian Tyler to score the film. Brian looks to Zach for inspiration as he creates a theme that he feels Zach himself would’ve written. Brian composes a beautiful suite of music for Zach, feeling as though Zach is with him every stop of the way. Stefan Sonnenfeld, the colorist, details the process of creating a uniquely grounded and raw look for Clouds. When Covid-19 closes theaters, Justin decides to meet the audience where they are – in their living rooms.

New to Streaming on Disney+

These series and films are not Disney+ Originals, but they will begin streaming on January 22 unless otherwise noted.

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