Disney Plus is bringing all Muppets shows to its platform, except for two. Starting Feb 19th, all the five seasons of the beloved The Muppet Show will be able to be streamed on Disney Plus. Disney announced this today, saying that all the shows related to the Muppets are going to be on the platform except for two shows only.
Disney currently holds complete rights to Muppets Most Wanted, Muppet Treasure Island, The Muppet Show, The Muppet Movie, The Muppets, The Great Muppet Caper, The Muppet Christmas Carol, all these 5 seasons will be able to be streamed on Disney Plus, starting from February 19th. And the two shows that Disney does not have the rights to are The Muppets from Space and The Muppets Take Manhattan, which are completed owned by Sony as of yet. Because of this, Disney won’t be able to bring all the Muppet collection to its streaming service. Disney will bring something new, which is that the 4th and the 5th seasons of the Muppets will be offered in home video, which will entirely be available on Disney’s Disney Plus platform.
The situation of the Muppets collection is somewhat similar to Spider-Man, because the two MCU Spider-Man movies were co-produced by Disney and Sony, Sony in the end owns the rights to the movies, therefore, they won’t be available on the Disney Plus platform. It is a bummer for Spidey fans, but never say never. All because of licensing rights, the entire MCU is not available on Disney Plus for the fans to enjoy.
Disney can bring the two Muppets titles they do not have to their platform by making some sort of a deal with Sony, this is the only way for the entire Muppet collection to be on Disney Plus, let us see what happens.