Disney+ Announces First Ever Muppets Halloween Special

This Halloween, the Muppets will have tricks and treats in store as Disney+ unveils Muppets Haunted Mansion.


The Muppets’ first-ever Halloween special, Muppets Haunted Mansion, will feature the Muppets cast, celebrity cameos and new music and spooky amusement for families to enjoy later this fall. Muppets Haunted Mansion will take place on Halloween night, when Gonzo is challenged to spend one night in the Haunted Mansion. Disney, with the help of Gonzo and Pepe, unveiled the Halloween special on Friday to help celebrate the Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products’ “Halfway to Halloween” event.


Announcement | Muppets Haunted Mansion | Disney+


While it may be the Muppets’ first stay at the Haunted Mansion, the iconic Disneyland ride has already taken center stage in Rob Minkoff’s 2003 film, starring Eddie Murphy. Nearly 18 years after the family adventure film debuted, Deadline is reporting that Dear White People creator Justin Simien will helm another movie based on the 51-year-old theme park ride. Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich will produce through their Rideback banner with Nick Reynolds of Rideback executive producing. Katie Dippold will pen the script. Will that be any better than the 2003 movie, or this Muppets special?



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Mandy Parker

From a long line, family of geeks, author of several unpublished geek girl books, writer for @BleedingFool. Recovering Game of Thrones fan, life-time Tolkien fan.