Frank Oz Says Disney Doesn’t Want Him To Return To The Muppets

Posted: 08/31/2021 in Screen Rant Articles


Frank Oz says that he has not retired from The Muppets, but Disney would rather he not return. The Muppets were last seen making webisodes on Muppets Now on Disney+, the series that debuted in 2020 alongside the digital distribution of the original The Muppet Show. For those paying attention, there is a bit of a difference between the characters now and back then.

Disney first attempted to acquire the Muppets in the early 1990s, with Michael Eisner negotiating with Jim Henson, who passed away before the deal was complete. The House of Mouse officially acquired Muppet Studios in February 2004, which led to a number of new projects. Since then, there have been two new films, The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted, an attempt at a new primetime series, a rebooted Muppet Babies done with 3D animation, and the aforementioned Muppets Now. Sadly, Frank Oz, the original voice of beloved characters like Miss Piggy and Fozzy Bear, has not been involved in any of these projects.

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