Ed Asner will have a special cameo appearance in the “Muppets Haunted Mansion” Halloween special coming to Disney+ this fall. The beloved actor who played Lou Grant in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and provided the voice of Carl in Up sadly passed away last month.
The Muppets announced his appearance in a tweet which you can view below:
A very special cheer to our good friend Edward Asner! Celebrate his cameo in #MuppetsHauntedMansion and more surprise guests to be revealed soon. The Original Special starts streaming October 8 on @DisneyPlus. #Hallowstream pic.twitter.com/kdovJT1ZVS
— The Muppets (@TheMuppets) September 14, 2021
Other stars who have been announced to have a cameo in the special include Chrissy Metz (This is Us), Jeannie Mai (How Do I Look?), Alfonso Ribeiro (Fresh Prince of Bel Air), Sasheer Zamata (I Feel Pretty), Danny Trejo (Machete), Skai Jackson (Jessie), Pat Sajak (Wheel of Fortune), Geoff Keighley (The Game Awards), Justina Machado (Elena of Avalor), and Craig Robinson (The Office).
Darren Criss, star of the second season of FX’s American Crime Story, also confirmed on Twitter recently that he will be appearing in the special as the Haunted Mansion’s caretaker.
The “Muppets Haunted Mansion” Halloween special will premiere on Friday, October 8th during Disney+’s Hallowstream event this year.
The Great Gonzo – world famous daredevil artiste, has done it all, seen it all, and survived it all. But on Halloween night, the fearless Gonzo takes on the greatest challenge of his life by spending one very daring night in the most grim grinning place on Earth …The Haunted Mansion.
This marks the Muppets’ first-ever Halloween special and features three new original songs, “Rest In Peace,” “Life Hereafter” and “Tie The Knot Tango”, a star-studded Muppets cast, celebrity cameos, and spooky fun for families to enjoy together.
Inspired by all four of the iconic Disney Haunted Mansion attractions located across the globe at various Disney Parks, the “Muppets Haunted Mansion” includes many hidden easter eggs for Disney fans and “Muppet-ized” sets and props that help immerse viewers in the storytelling experience.
Bill Barretta, Andrew Williams, David Lightboy and Leigh Slaughter serve as Executive Producers and Kirk R. Thatcher is Director.