When exactly, Disney+ has confirmed The Muppet Christmas Carol‘s Extended Edition is coming to streaming.
It was recently announced that the celebratory classic, restored in 4K and finally reintegrated with the previously removed song ‘When Love is Gone’, will be getting a theatrical release 2. Decemberand Digital Spy noted that it was dropped for Disney+ about a week later.
Now we can confirm that it is indeed exactly a week later 9th of December. To access the Extended Edition, you must go to the “Extras” section of the film’s page on Disney+ and select it there.
The release of the Extended Edition comes amid a slew of new films made available by the streamer in December, including Amsterdam on December 7th and The Banshees of Isherin on December 21st.
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There’s a long story behind When Love is Gone, as director Brian Henson and the studio fought over whether the film should be included in the original theatrical release. Henson argued that it was an important character moment and created a coming-round moment with “When Love is Found” at the end, while the studio said it was boring.
It has since appeared in a few home video releases, either as part of the film or as a deleted scene. Now that we have both versions in 4K, Christmas is officially saved.
And on the subject Muppet’s Christmas carol Fun fact, did you know that The Ghost of Christmas Past is voiced by Jessica Fox, aka Nancy Hollyoaks?
The actress has joked that people discover this fact for the first time every year on Twitter, and the soap itself even made a small joke about it a few years ago
In the meantime, A Christmas songon which the film is based, has recently received another new film adaptation with Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell Spirited.
Despite the stars involved, our reviewers called the film “a mixed bag,” noting, “There are some genuinely unexpected plot developments and the world of ghosts is often inventively crafted, but the gags are hit-and-miss, too dependent on the now standard.” Reynolds stand aside.”
The Muppet Christmas CarolThe standard version of is now available to stream on Disney+.