Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Muppets Take Manhatten and Muppets From Space Hit Blu-ray August 16th!

Break a leg and tag along with Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of the gang as they strive for Broadway stardom in the 1984 Oscar-nominated musical caper The Muppets Take Manhattan. New York City will never be the same as everyone’s favorite fuzzy friends take their musical “Manhattan Melodies” to Broadway, encountering outrageous celebrity cameos along the way including Joan Rivers, Liza Minelli, Gregory Hines, Brooke Shields and Mayor Ed Koch.  Then, cross a time-space continuum and join the Muppets in a zany Disco-inspired comedy about the search for Gonzo’s past. The entire Muppet cast, led by Kermit and Miss Piggy, must save Gonzo and make the world safe for a friendly alien invasion in Muppets from Space, co-starring Jeffrey Tambor, F. Murray Abraham, David Arquette, Josh Charles, Hollywood Hogan, Ray Liotta and Andie MacDowell.




Skyrocketing to Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack August 16th
Culver City, Calif. (June 6, 2011) – It’s time to get inspirational, celebrational and Muppetational when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases Blu-ray/DVD Combo Packs of two fan-favorite, live-action Muppet films on August 16, 2011 for the SRP of $19.99 – The Muppets Take Manhattan and Muppets from Space!
These outrageous Muppet escapades will be fully remastered and available for the first time on Blu-ray for the SRP of $19.99 each.
The Muppets Take Manhattan Synopsis:
Broadway bound. The Muppets Take Manhattan by storm in this magical musical about breaking into show business! Fresh out of college, Kermit, Fozzie and the entire cast of Kermit’s musical “Manhattan Melodies” head for the Big Apple with plans to turn their small play into a big hit! All they need now is someone to produce their show! But when no one in town will even meet with them, it’s up to Kermit to believe hard enough for all of his friends that the show WILL go on! Family entertainment has never been more fun than in this comedy marking Frank Oz’s solo directorial debut.

The Muppets Take Manhattan
Special Features Include:
  • Jim Henson Interviews
    • Directing vs. Acting
    • Kermit & Jim
    • Magic
    • Expanding the Character’s Role
    • Kermit Comes Alive
    • Experimenting
    • Filming in New York City
    • The Art of Puppetry
    • The Kitchen Scene
    • Director Frank Oz
    • Singing in Character
    • Kermit’s Voice
    • A Team Effort
    • Cameo Roles
  • Muppetism Featurettes
o   Fozzie BearTM
o   Miss Piggy & Kermit the FrogTM
o   Pepe

The Muppets Take Manhattan has a run time of 94 minutes and is rated G. Artwork and digital clips are available for download at Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at
Muppets from Space Synopsis:
The Muppets are back in a new zany comedy, Muppets from Space. The Muppets embark on a hilarious extraterrestrial adventure in hopes of finding out about Gonzo’s past, and discover that Gonzo’s family members are aliens from a distant planet! Gonzo then gets a message that his relatives are coming for a visit from outer space! But when word gets out on Miss Piggy’s talk show, “UFOMania,” that thefriendly aliens are coming, a secret government agency let by K. Edgar Singer (Jeffrey Tambor) captures Gonzo and goes to great lengths to learn when his extra-terrestrial family will arrive. Now only the Muppets, led by Kermit and Miss Piggy, can save Gonzo and make the world safe for a friendly alien invasion! Muppets from Space
features Andie MacDowell, Ray Liotta and David Arquette, among others) is a star-studded close encounter with far-out fun!

Muppets from Space Special Features Include:
  • Outtakes
  • Music Video: “Shining Star” by The Dust Brothers featuring Jeymes
Pre-order your copies now!



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