All 5 seasons of The Muppet Present will stream on Disney Plus starting February 19th, Disney introduced at present. With the addition, Disney Plus is now house to just about each Muppets title — besides two.
Whereas Disney owns the rights to The Muppet Present, Muppets Most Wished, The Muppet Film, Muppet Treasure Island, The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Muppets, and The Nice Muppet Caper, all of that are streaming on Disney Plus, The Muppets Take Manhattan and Muppets from House are owned by Sony. As such, Disney can’t host your complete Muppet film assortment. Disney will even make the fourth and fifth seasons of the collection, beforehand by no means obtainable to buy via house video choices, obtainable on Disney Plus.
It’s an identical scenario to Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home. Although Marvel Studios (and subsequently Disney) co-produced the movie with Sony, Sony owns the rights to the collection. That’s why your complete Marvel Cinematic Universe assortment isn’t obtainable on Disney Plus. Licensing rights! The bane of each subscriber’s existence.
Followers of Jim Henson Firm’s whole physique of labor are in much more of a pickle. Whereas a lot of the Muppets works are on Disney Plus, the whole thing of Fraggle Rock belongs to Apple. When the tech large determined to reboot Fraggle Rock, the corporate bought the streaming rights to your complete collection so as to have the complete assortment. Meaning anybody who needs to stream all of Fraggle Rock or each single Muppets title must do it in 3 ways:
- Join Disney Plus
- Join Apple TV Plus
- Buy Muppets from House and The Muppets Take Manhattan via iTunes, Vudu, Amazon, or another digital retailer. They’re at present $three every on Amazon Prime.
The sort of fracturing was at all times the place subscribers, based mostly in the US particularly, have been headed. As extra conglomerates launch streaming companies to attempt to earn recurring income, there are more exclusivity plays. Extra exclusivity performs means there are seemingly extra streamers to enroll in to observe each single film or TV present in a franchise till all of the licensing rights are purchased again. Hopefully, finally, Disney Plus shall be house to each single Muppets title — the query is whether or not Disney needs to strike that licensing negotiation with Sony, and when.
If having the ability to watch any Muppets film or TV present every time doable means extra to you than pulling up a web site like JustWatch to see the place one thing is streaming, simply buy all of them. It’s a streaming-first world, however nothing beats possession.