A new extended version of The Muppet Christmas Carol, which will include the song “When Love is Gone,” is finally getting a Disney+ release date in December.
The Muppet Christmas Song extended cut will finally get its Disney+ release next month. Disney released The Muppet Christmas Song in 1992 to a modest commercial and critical success. It has since enjoyed a niche following, spawning the 2002 sequel It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie and remain a staple of Christmas among the public for decades to come.
The film is a musical take on the 1843 novel by Charles Dickens a Christmas song, casting beloved Muppet Pillars in roles made famous by the book. For example, Gonzo is the narrator, Kermit is Mr. Cratchit, and Waldorf is Jacob Marley, just to name a few. Scrooge himself is played by Michael Caine. The Muppet Christmas Song was directed by Brian Henson, son of Jim Henson, and was the first full-length film to be produced after the death of its original creator.
Earlier this year, news broke that Disney+ will soon release the extended version of The Muppet Christmas song. According to Gizmodo, the film will make its biggest streaming debut on December 9, just in time for the holidays. This expanded version has been eagerly anticipated by fans for quite some time.
What’s different in The Muppet Christmas Carol Extended Cut
The Muppets Christmas Carol extended cut will include the song “When Love is Gone”, which was a major facet of the original theatrical release and VHS release, but was later cut when it came out on DVD. The song was considered too sad for a children’s move by Jeffrey Katzenberg, head of Disney at the time of its DVD release. However, fans immediately recognized that “When Love is Gone” was left out, and found the cut shocking. The song was in many ways the heart of The Muppet Christmas Song, and the removal of the DVD and subsequent streaming versions has become infamous among fans who grew up watching the original. The song was written by Paul Williams, who is best known for writing “That Rainbow Connection”, which was featured in the 1979 film The Muppet movie.
“When Love is Gone” has been a Disney+ special feature for a while, but coming soon Muppet Christmas Carol release will fully integrate it back into the film. This is the biggest difference of the extended cut from the original version, and it’s also the most anticipated change. Disney+ already has a slew of buzzing holiday releases from the limited series Santa Clauses until The Guardians of the Galaxy vacation Special. utilities, The Muppet Christmas Carol joins the holiday festivities with his emotional musical moment fully intact.
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