All five seasons of The Muppet Show will stream on Disney Plus beginning February 19 th, Disney announced today. With the addition, Disney Plus is now house to almost every Muppets title– other than 2.
While Disney owns the rights to The Muppet Program, Muppets Many Wanted, The Muppet Film, Muppet Treasure Island, The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Muppets, and The Excellent Muppet Caper, all of which are streaming on Disney Plus, The Muppets Take Manhattan and Muppets from Space are owned by Sony. Disney will likewise make the fourth and 5th seasons of the series, previously never ever offered to purchase through home video offerings, readily available on Disney Plus.
It’s a similar circumstance to Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home Regardless of the fact that Marvel Studios (and for that reason Disney) co-produced the film with Sony, Sony owns the rights to the series. That’s why the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe collection isn’t available on Disney Plus. Licensing rights! The bane of every subscriber’s existence.
While most of the Muppets works are on Disney Plus, the totality of Fraggle Rock belongs to Apple. That indicates anyone who wants to stream all of Fraggle Rock or every single Muppets title needs to do it in three ways:
- Sign up for Disney Plus.
- Sign up for Apple TV Plus.
- Purchase Muppets from Area and The Muppets Take Manhattan through iTunes, Vudu, Amazon, or some other digital seller. They’re currently $3 each on Amazon Prime.
This kind of fracturing was constantly where subscribers, based in the United States particularly, were headed. As more conglomerates launch streaming services to attempt to earn repeating earnings, there are more exclusivity plays. More exclusivity plays methods there are likely more banners to register for to enjoy each and every single film or TELEVISION program in a franchise up until all the licensing rights are bought back. Ideally, eventually, Disney Plus will be home to every Muppets title– the question is whether Disney wishes to strike that licensing settlement with Sony, and when.
If being able to enjoy any Muppets film or TELEVISION show whenever possible methods more to you than bring up a site like JustWatch to see where something is streaming, just purchase them all. It’s a streaming-first world, however absolutely nothing beats ownership.