D23Press Release

D23 Muppet Panel, Watch Party & Merchandise Announcement

Today D23: The Official Disney Fan Club announced some Muppet magic and mayhem for next week, featuring an all-new panel—A Muppetational Legacy with D23, a live tweet party of Muppet Treasure Island, an exclusive BoxLunch discount, and two new, limited-edition pins.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Muppet Treasure Island – 25th Anniversary Tweet Party
At 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST (swash) buckle up and join D23 and some of your favorite Muppets on Twitter as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Muppet Treasure Island with our “Cabin Fever” Watch Party! Start streaming the film (available now on Disney+) and head to D23’s official Twitter page for a live tweet experience with trivia, fun facts, and a few surprises! Join the conversation and follow along using: #D23MuppetMayhem.

Thursday, February 18, 2021
A Muppetational Legacy with D23
Premieres: 7 p.m. EST / 4 p.m. PST on D23.com and D23’s Facebook and YouTube pages

With so many milestones to celebrate this year, from the 25th anniversary of Muppet Treasure Island and the 30th anniversary of Dinosaurs, to The Muppet Show arriving on Disney+, it takes a whole week of Muppet mayhem to express our excitement! Host Leigh Slaughter (Vice President, Muppets Studio) is joined by the legendary Bill Barretta (puppeteer, Pepe, Rowlf, Swedish Chef), Dave Goelz (puppeteer, Gonzo, Bunsen Honeydew, Waldorf), Kevin Bishop (actor, Jim Hawkins) and Brian Henson (puppeteer, director, producer, Chairman of The Jim Henson Company) for a fun, wide-ranging conversation that looks back at Disney Legend Jim Henson and the long and successful collaboration between The Muppets and Disney.

Two new limited edition pins to commemorate Muppet Treasure Island, featuring Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear. These pins will be available exclusively to D23 Gold Members on shopDisney at 7 a.m. PT on February 15, 2021.  Full details of the release are posted on the  D23 website.

Also announced today – D23 launched an exclusive 30% off discount with BoxLunch which Gold Members can use on their line of Muppets product. 

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