New Disney and Sony Deal Will Allow Two Classic Muppets Movies to Stream on Disney+. A new deal has been struck between Disney and Sony Pictures that will bring several new titles from Sony over to Disney+! This includes two classic Muppets movies: The Muppets Take Manhattan and Muppets in Space. Both Muppets films were released theatrically under the Sony owned TriStar Pictures banner in partnership with Henson Associates.
According to the new deal, Disney will have U.S. Rights to new Theatrical Releases from Sony Pictures from 2022-2026 following their Pay 1 TV Window and library titles from Sony Pictures for Disney’s Streaming Services including Disney+ and Hulu and Linear Networks such as ABC, FX and Freeform.
The Muppets Take Manhattan
“When Kermit the Frog and friends start a stage act, they decide to take the show from their college town to Broadway. However, once the Muppets wind up in New York City, they have difficulty finding financial support for the production, instead running into cheats like Murray Plotsky (Dabney Coleman). Unable to stage the show, the group splits up, and they all take different jobs around the country. Just as Kermit thinks he has finally found a backer, an accident gives him amnesia.“
Muppets in Space
“With enormous enthusiasm and unsinkable optimism, daredevil Gonzo steps into his first starring role in “Muppets From Space,” a hilarious extraterrestrial adventure about the search for Gonzo’s past. On a quest with buddy Rizzo to find his real family, Gonzo discovers that his long-lost relatives are actually aliens from a distant planet.“
It is currently unknown when the films will be available to stream via Disney+.
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Featured Photo Credit: Henson Associates/TriStar Pictures