Saturday, August 2, 2014

New Muppets Mini-Series Hits the Web

Watch "Drive-On with the Muppets" on Disney Movies Anywhere

To promote Disney's Movies Anywhere website/app and the upcoming home video release of Muppets Most Wanted a six-part original online video series called "Drive-On with the Muppets" will be available through the month of August.  Each Friday beginning August 1st, two new video shorts that feature brand new Muppet skits will be available to view on Disney Movies Anywhere.  Disney Movies Anywhere is a cloud-based movie service that allows you to store your DVD and digital download  purchases on one online catalog so that you can easily and instantly stream or download your collection of Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movies across a wide variety of devices ranging from desktop computers to tablet devices to smart phones.  Setting up an account to access Disney Movies Anywhere is FREE and in addition to the movies that you have purchased being accessible through the service there are also bonus content features such as this "Drive-On with the Muppets" original video series.

The premise behind "Drive-On with the Muppets" is that Kermit the Frog has to leave work for a day and Pepe the King Prawn is left in charge of the Muppets office. It also happens to be Walter's first day on the job at the Walt Disney Studios lot after joining the Muppet Show cast. This series of video shorts is set between The Muppets (2001) and Muppets Most Wanted (2014) with a focus on incorporating the Walter character from The Muppets as a regular part of the goofy ensemble.

The first episode has been posted on youtube but the remaining 5 episodes will be exclusively viewable via the Disney Movies Anywhere website/app.  I've embedded this first episode below and here's a synopsis of it:

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.  Walter 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.

To watch the rest of these new Muppet shows, tune in every Friday at throughout the month of August.

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