All five seasons of Jim Henson’s classic variety show starring Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and failed stand-up comedian Fozzie Bear are now available to stream. Disney noted that the the fourth and fifth seasons have “never previously been released on home entertainment.” The show will join other Muppet media, including “The Muppet Movie” and “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” which is already on Disney+.
But the premiere of the series matters because it’s another showcase of the seemingly endless depth to Disney+’s content library.
As streaming services try to figure out how to build up their libraries to nab more subscribers, the already content-rich Disney+ — a service that has everything from Mickey Mouse to Bart Simpson — gets even richer.
They may not have the blockbuster prowess of Star Wars or even Disney Animation, but in streaming a recognizable name is sometimes all that’s needed to get subscribers to pay $6.99 a month. That is especially the case for one of streaming’s most important demographics: kids.
The new shows and movies will expand the service’s already robust library of children’s programming — a library that also includes the Muppets via WarnerMedia’s partnership with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization that makes “Sesame Street.”