The Muppets Take Manhattan will be coming to 4K Ultra HD on Tuesday, October 24, 2023.
The new release will see the film remastered in 4K resolution from the original camera negative with Dolby Vision, plus all-new Dolby Atmos immersive audio, with a 4K picture and Atmos sound mix that have been approved by director Frank Oz.
A Blu-ray will also be released which includes bonus content such as a feature commentary from director Frank Oz and an interview with Jim Henson, as well as a featurette focused on classic Muppet characters.
The Muppets Take Manhattan centers on the titular characters, who embark to New York City to kick off their play “Manhattan Melodies” on Broadway. However, when no one is willing to produce the play for them, it’s up to Kermit to take matters into his own hands to ensure that the show will live on.
The movie features the guest appearances of Art Carney, James Coco, Dabney Coleman, Gregory Hines, Linda Lavin, and Joan Rivers, with Muppet performers including Henson, Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Richard Hunt, and Jerry Nelson.
The film is directed by Oz, who co-writes the screenplay for the film alongside Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses. David Lazer serves as a producer on the project, with Henson attached as an executive producer.