Being the only “Muppet” film distributed by Sony, “The Muppets Takes Manhattan” has been annoyingly absent from the “Muppets” section on Disney+ in the past. Indeed, between streaming services pulling titles left and right to avoid paying residuals to the hard-working creatives that made them (including the original projects they’ve already sunk hundreds of millions of dollars into) and the red tape around who owns the rights to what, it can be difficult to even know where to find your favorite films and shows nowadays. That’s where physical media comes into play.
Sony has confirmed “The Muppets Take Manhattan” will be arriving on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray on October 24, 2023. The 4K Ultra HD disc for the film has been “remastered in 4K resolution from the original camera negative with Dolby Vision,” and features an “all-new Dolby Atmos immersive audio [and] 4K picture and Atmos sound mix approved by director Frank Oz,” in addition to a brand-new commentary track by Oz. As for the Blu-ray disc, it comes with a high-definition version of the film along with special features like an archived interview with Jim Henson himself and “Muppetisms” featuring the likes of Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, Pepe the King Prawn, and Fozzie Bear.
So, get your tap-dancing shoes on, lather on that Ocean Breeze Soap, and gather up all the weirdos at table four. (Which one do you think is table four?) It’s time to re-conquer the Big Apple with Kermit and all his googly-eyed companions!