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The Muppets Announce Haunted Mansion Disney+ Special

The Muppets' first-ever Halloween special is coming to Disney+, as Gonzo is challenged to spend Halloween night inside the Haunted Mansion.

The Muppets are visiting the Haunted Mansion this Halloween, courtesy of Disney+

The Muppets Haunted Mansion special will see Gonzo spending a night in the Haunted Mansion, with appearances from his fellow Muppets, as well as celebrity cameos and musical numbers. Gonzo and Pepe the King Prawn announced the special in a video on the Muppets YouTube channel, describing the special as "a terrifying tale of total scariness." Every time Gonzo mentions the words "Muppets Haunted Mansion," a bolt of lightning strikes -- an effect that Pepe tries to replicate with often hilarious results.

The Muppets currently star in Muppets Now on Disney+, which features Muppets old and new in a variety of classic segments. Recently, the entirety of The Muppet Show was added to the streaming service -- albeit with content warnings for certain episodes.

The Haunted Mansion remains one of the most iconic rides at Disneyland and centers on a mansion haunted by 999 ghosts. It has also inspired other media, including comics and a 2003 film starring Eddie Murphy. Justin Simien (Dear White People, Bad Hair) is slated to direct a new film adaptation of The Haunted Mansion.

The brand-new special will feature a star-studded Muppets cast, celebrity cameos, all-new music and spooky fun for families to enjoy together. The announcement was made today to help celebrate the Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products’ "Halfway to Halloween" event. "Muppets Haunted Mansion" takes place on Halloween night, when Gonzo is challenged to spend one very daring night in the most grim grinning place on Earth …The Haunted Mansion.

Muppets Haunted Mansion arrives on Disney+ this fall.

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