One mega-conglomerate’s brand synergy is another person’s nostalgic childhood mashup. Case in point: In preparation for The Muppets’ debut on Disney-owned ABC this fall, the official Disney and Muppets YouTube pages have been releasing videos of the Muppets performing “dramatic readings” of Disneyland attraction songs. Clad in black turtlenecks, the Muppets mock theatrical pretension and celebrate their corporate overlords.
First up, Bunsen and Beaker get emotional during “A Pirate’s Life For Me”:
Then Animal and Floyd struggle through “It’s A Small World”:
And finally Rowlf takes on “The Haunted Mansion”: