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Muppet Show Season 2 DVD planned for release later this year

By Greg James
February 21, 2006

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Just over six months ago, the first season of The Muppet Show was released in a 4-disc special edition DVD box set, and ever since fans have been craving more. Disney has stated that they plan on releasing "The Muppet Show: Season 2" on DVD and the next season is expected sometime this year.

The sales of the season one were outstanding, and Disney can't wait to release more subsequent sets. The first season gained great critical acclaim, won several DVD awards, and was on the top of DVD best-sellers list for months.

Word from many retailers was that that "The Muppet Show: Season 2" was originally slated for released in February 2006 (just six-months after the first season). However that February release was put on hold due to several production delays and hold-ups. The set's production is still underway, but the definitive release is still somewhat up in the air. The DVD was bumped and is currently lined up for a hopeful "summer 2006" release (however that may end up changing as well).

There were numerous delays with this particular title, however Disney has assured that these delays were not based upon the past sets performance, which Disney cited as "terrific", nor is it due to a lack of company support. The production of this set is simply taking longer than originally expected - due to the enormous amount of legal clearances needed, and the time needed on episode restoration and supplemental features. Disney knows the demand for this product is high, and wants to deliver a quality product that won't disappoint.

Disney is currently shooting for a summer release. Buena Vista Home Entertainment is not able to give a final list of any features of specifications – those aren’t finalized yet. Disney is anticipating the release of all five seasons of The Muppet Show (and there are rumors of a complete Muppets Tonight set to follow the fifth season's release).

"The Muppet Show Season 2" DVD set is simply requiring more than most of Buena Vista's TV shows on DVDs. It is coming, but rather than rush the release and cut corners, Disney wants to keep the quality of these highly-anticipated sets up to the fans' desires and expectations.

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