‘Muppet Movie’ Blu-Ray Arrives on Tuesday

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It’s (nearly) the 35th anniversary of James Frawley’s hugely popular feature The Muppet Movie, you know the one in which we find out how Kermit and the rest of the gang got their start in show biz. The 1979 release gets an official Blu-ray high-def launch this Tuesday (Aug. 13). The beloved movie, which received on Oscar nomination for Best Song (“The Rainbow Connection”), stars Charles Durning, Steve Martin, Frank Oz, Elliott Gould, Jim Henson, Richard Pryor, Orson Welles and Mel Brooks.

The Muppet Movie

The Muppet Movie

Among the new release’s many extras are an all-new bonus features:

  • Disney Intermission, Starring the Muppets
  • All-New Frog-E-Oke Sing-Along
  • Kermit: A Frog’s Life
  • Jim Frawley’s Extended Camera (includes previously unseen footage)
  • Pepe Profiles – Kermit: A Frog’s Life featurette
  • Doc Hooper’s Commercial
  • Original Trailers

Here’s the trailer:

This week’s other hot new animated releases are:

The Amazing World of Gumball: The Party

The Amazing World of Gumball: The Party

The Amazing World of Gumball: The Party (Cartoon Network, $14.97)

Berenstain Bears: Beach Bound

Berenstain Bears: Beach Bound

Berenstain Bears: Beach Bound (Nelvana, Kaboom, $9.99)

Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels: The Complete Series

Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels: The Complete Series

Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels: The Complete Series (Warner Bros., $39.99)

Totally Spies: Top Secret Mission

Totally Spies: Top Secret Mission

Totally Spies: Wild Style

Totally Spies: Wild Style

Totally Spies: Top Secret Mission/Wild Style (Nickelodeon, $19.95 each)

Winx Club: Magical Adventure

Winx Club: Magical Adventure

Winx Club: Magical Adventure (Nickelodeon, $16.99)