You don’t traditionally associate the Muppets with scares, but they have dipped into that very occasionally. Now the felt friends are going full-on terror for a new Halloween special, Muppets Haunted Mansion.
Though several special set around the haunted holiday have failed to make it past the development graveyard, this one is boosted by some Disney corporate synergy (because families, of course, go wild for corporate synergy!)
Muppets Haunted Mansion, as unveiled by Gonzo and Pepe above, finds the hook-nosed favourite “challenged to spend one very daring night in the most grim grinning place on Earth.” Which would, of course, be the Haunted Mansion found in the Disney theme parks, one of the most famous and beloved attractions in any of the Mouse House’s locations.
We’re promised a horde of Muppet appearances, some celebrity cameos, new music and spooky fun. It’ll hit Disney+ this autumn, and if Uncle Deadly doesn’t narrate, they’ve missed a trick (or treat).