“Muppets Haunted Mansion” is the first Halloween special for the Muppets and members such as Gonzo, the green frog Kermit and Miss Piggy. A number of celebrities also appeared in the film including Daren Criss, Taraji P. Henson, Will Arnett, John Stamos, Chrissy Metz and the late actor Ed Asner.
The plot of the film centers on Gonzo and Pepe the Shrimp King looking for a fun Halloween party. But instead they are trapped in a big scary house. In order to get out of the house, they had to be able to spend one night there. The scenes in the film were inspired by the “Haunted Mansion” attraction at Disneyland.
All the actors involved in the film agree that there is something about the Muppets Haunted Mansion that brings joy, even in a spooky house.
To the Associated Press, actor Darren Criss said, “In the Muppets show, there’s a part that’s heritage and part of the family, so it’s the Muppets as a whole, so for me who admires the Muppets, I’m drawn to that excitement. So whenever they come together to do show special, there is a kind of excitement and comedy. I think this fits perfectly with the attraction of the Haunted Mansion, which, while spooky, is peppered with fun and joy.”
Actress Yvette Nicole Brown plays the hearse driver who brings Gonzo and Pepe to the house.
“It was like being enveloped in love from the moment we arrived – from the person who showed us our parking space to the person who gave us the PPE – because this film was shot during a pandemic. Over time, our directors made it fun and you can see that in the film. it,” he explained.
Pepe the King of Shrimp is no stranger to making the Muppet show. He said it was laughter that kept him going to the Muppets show.
“It’s something I believe, I learned over the years from the Muppets show that this is the atmosphere that Jim Henson created. OK, it’s a lot of fun. This is love. Everyone is there to have fun,” he commented.
The movie “Muppets Haunted Mansion” has been playing on Disney+ TV stations since October 8. [lj/uh]