SARAH'S BLOG OF FUN: The Muppet's Christmas Carol On DVD Now

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Muppet's Christmas Carol On DVD Now

The Classic Christmas Tale. With A Muppets Twist.
It’s Not Easy Being Scrooge Special Edition

The Muppets Bring a Hilarious Twist to This Classic Christmas Tale,
For the Very First Time on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack - November 6, 2012

On November 6, 2012, the Charles Dickens-inspired classic holiday story “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” will
ring in its 20th anniversary with the Blu-ray™ debut of this family favorite.

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!

Talent/Cast:                                            Michael Caine (“Cars 2”)

The Muppets                                           Steve Whitmire (“The Muppets”); Frank Oz (“Monsters, Inc.”); Dave Goelz
Performers:                                             (“Muppets from Space”); Jerry Nelson (“Muppet Treasure Island”)

Director:                                                   Brian Henson (“Farscape”)

Executive Producer:                          Jerry Juhl (“Fraggle Rock”)

Writer:                                                       Jerry Juhl (“The Great Muppet Caper”)

Suggested Retail Price &                 2-Disc Combo Pack (Blu-ray and Digital Copy) = $26.50 U.S. and Canada
                                                                        1-Disc DVD = $19.99 U.S. and $24.99 Canada         

Bonus Features:                       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.

Bonus Features:                         Audio Commentary with Brian Henson
         Blooper Reel
         Pepe Profiles Presents “Gonzo: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young
         Christmas Around the World


Street Date:                                    November 6, 2012

Rating:                                               G in U.S. and Canada. Bonus material not rated.
Feature Run Time:                     Approximately 89 minutes
Aspect Ratio:                              1080P 16x9 Widescreen (1:85:1)
Audio:                                              5.1 DTS English, 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound French, 2.0 Spanish
Languages/Subtitles:             English, French, Spanish

This post is written by Sarah Coulsey. She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England.

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