Disney to debut new limited Muppet series showcasing their studios

In promotion for MUPPETS MOST WANTED, which hit's Blu-ray/DVD in a few weeks, Disney Movie Anywhere (DMA) is debuting a six-part original series called “Disney Drive-On with The Muppets” for a limited time beginning August 1, 2014. Two episodes will be released each Friday that will include classic Muppets characters and celebrity cameos. Disney has dropped both the series' trailer a clip for the first episode of which I've included for you below.

Here's the trailer for the series:

Here's a clip from the first episode:

The story is as follows:

After being left in charge of the Muppets’ office by Kermit, Pepe the King Prawn takes on the responsibility of “mentoring” Walter on the business of Hollywood. Still considered the “new guy” with the Muppets, Walter is given low-level jobs working alongside his fellow Muppets at their office in the famed Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. He quickly learns there is a lot more to making movies than he thought! Developing projects may not always be so glamorous, but Walter is still excited to tackle new challenges, and discovers life on the Disney Lot is certainly a fun and funny adventure.

MUPPETS MOST WANTED didn't exactly kill it at the box office, raking in just shy of $80 million worldwide, so I imagine Disney is hoping for a much stronger Blu-ray/DVD release. I've always been a mild fan of the Muppets so as long as they can whip together something entertaining, I'm there.

MUPPETS MOST WANTED hits Blu-ray/DVD on August 12, 2014.



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