The Muppets go to Disneyland


The Muppets have crossed the worlds of Robert Louis Stevenson and Charles Dickens before. Now they are going to Disneyland.

Or at least they’re going to a Disney + special based on a popular Disneyland attraction. This Halloween they are playing in Haunted Mansion of the Muppets, a family film inspired by the Disney carousel. Also appearing in the film with the Muppets: Will Arnett (as ghost host), Yvette Nicole Brown (as hearse driver), Darren Criss (as caretaker), and Taraji P. Henson (as bride).

Haunted Mansion of the Muppets is the characters’ second contribution to Disney + to date; last summer they played in Muppets now, a series of improvised short films and sketches. (There was also another series, titled The Muppets live another day, which was developed by Josh Gad and others, which was never released.) Here is the first trailer for the new film, which features several memorable locations from the Haunted Ride, like the Stretch Room which reveals macabre paintings as the ground descends:

Here’s the official synopsis for the film, which explains how the Muppets end up in the Haunted Mansion:

In “Muppets Haunted Mansion”, the Grand Gonzo – world famous daredevil artist, has done it all, seen it all and survived it all. But on Halloween night, the intrepid Gonzo takes on the biggest challenge of his life by spending a very daring night in the most sinister place on Earth… The Haunted Mansion.

Haunted Mansion of the Muppets premieres on Disney + on October 8.

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