Otter Special Edition coming to DVD this October
Special Edition DVD will include a lost song, bloopers and behind-the-scenes
documentary with the cast and crew
Henson and Muppet aficionados everywhere should mark their calendars
for the release of the much loved Christmas classic, Emmet Otter's
Jug-Band Christmas, from HIT Entertainment.
released as an ABC special in 1980, the story of Ma Otter and her
son has touched lives with it's message of caring and selflessness.
This very special DVD version, set to release on October 4th, is
sure to be a collector's item from the moment it hits shelves.
with never-before-seen footage, Emmet enthusiasts will enjoy exciting
bonus features from the Henson archives including bloopers and a
the most die-hard fan will find something new with a lost song,
never before seen or heard complete with an introduction from Paul
Williams and in-depth interviews with Williams, Jerry Nelson, Cheryl
Henson, Marilyn Sokol, Rollin Krewson, Caroly Wilcox and Michael
due to Disney's ownership of Kermit the Frog, HIT will be releasing
the special with the Kermit scenes at the beginning and end of the
special edited out.
Otter's Jug-band Christmas has been released multiple times over
the years on VHS and DVD but each version has had at least two scenes
cut from the official release. The 1983 and 1996 releases did not
include the extended version of "Ain't No Hole in the Washtub"
and the flying rabbits scene. The 1998 and 2001 releases added the
above cut material, but also had the following
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