With the recent success of The Mandalorian and WandaVision, Disney Plus is gradually becoming more and more indispensable for online viewing. We’ve had some great titles added to the platform in recent weeks, and February 19th’s releases are sure to find a bunch of appreciative subscribers, if only for giving us a whole lot of The Muppet Show to enjoy.
The five seasons of the series aired from 1976 to 1981 in various incarnations, and racked up an impressive 120 episodes. Jim Henson’s creation became a hit due to its inventive mix of the variety format, puppetry, and guest stars and over the years that the show was produced, the likes of Steve Martin, Elton John, Peter Sellers and many more helped make it one of the most fondly loved programs in television history, and the beginning of a long-running media franchise.
Disney picked up the rights to Muppets in 2004, and have been putting up a lot of content from the property on their streaming outlet since it launched in 2019. With The Muppet Show‘s debut, the streamer are now only missing The Muppets Take Manhattan and Muppets from Space, the rights for which are held by Sony.
Other highlights coming this week, meanwhile, include both Cheaper by the Dozen pictures, the underrated CGI title The Book of Life, and new original family film Flora & Ulysses. Featuring a 10-year-old girl who rescues a squirrel, only to find it has superpowers, it’s based on an award-winning book and has a cast that includes Alyson Hannigan and Ben Schwartz.
Finally, we’re getting the latest episode of WandaVision, with the show having become increasingly addictive over the last few weeks. And given the big cliffhanger we received in the most recent instalment of the hit, Friday can’t come soon enough for fans of the program.
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Here, then, is everything coming to Disney Plus this week:
Cheaper by the Dozen
Cheaper by the Dozen 2
Flora & Ulysses (Premiere) *Disney+ Original
The Book of Life
The Muppet Show (S1)
The Muppet Show (S2)
The Muppet Show (S3)
The Muppet Show (S4)
The Muppet Show (S5)
WandaVision *Disney+ Original
Whether or not you’re a fan of The Muppets, or just looking forward to unpacking the new mysteries in WandaVision, it’s clear that Disney Plus has a decent run ahead of it. And with more MCU content heading our way, the platform is arguably reducing the ground between itself and Netflix.