The Muppet Christmas Carol Extended Cut is now streaming on Disney+
Good news, Muppet fans! An extended version of The Muppet’s Christmas Carol featuring the cut song “When Love Is Gone” is now streaming on Disney+. The previously deleted song is an emotional ballad about the love lost between Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine) and Belle (Meredith Braun). This weekend marks 30 years since the release of the holiday classic, so it’s the perfect time to watch the extended edition of the film.
“‘When Love is Gone’ is no more! 💞 Watch the beloved song restored in The Muppet Christmas Carol (Full Length Version) found in the Extras section only on @DisneyPlus,” The Muppets shared on Instagram today. You can check out the post below:
What happened to “When Love’s Gone?”
In 2018, director Brian Henson told Big problem for which the deleted song was never recovered The The Muppet Christmas Carol Blu-ray because the scene’s original film negative was thought lost.
“When we tried to cut it into the Blu-ray movie it looked terrible because you could tell we had cut from the high definition of the original video release,” Henson explained. “I’m still pushing them to find it. They keep swearing to me there’s no way it’s been lost forever and I keep saying ‘but it’s been 20 years!'” Henson added, “They’re still looking . I call them like every month to ask if they are still looking. One of these days they will find it.”
In 2020, Henson confirmed that the lost portion of the film had been found and would be restored for a 4K remaster.
“They’re all ready with the full-length version again. I don’t know if they’re going to get it up on Disney+ in time for Christmas because they have all these processes,” Henson explained at the time, “but it’s coming back. The full-length version is coming back. “
How do the Muppets celebrate The Muppet’s Christmas Carolanniversary?
In honor of the film’s anniversary, The Muppets sat down with Brett Goldstein to talk about making the film. Goldstein is best known for playing Roy Kent in Ted Lassoand he recently appeared in Thor: Love and Thunder like Hercules. It turns out that the actor is also a big fan of The Muppets and The Muppet’s Christmas Carol.
IN Weekly entertainmentGoldstein’s “Around the Table” was joined by Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Robin and Gonzo as they reflected on one of their most iconic films. “I think we can all objectively agree that the greatest film of all time is The Muppet Christmas Carol,Goldstein explained. “For me, the best memory is being together,” Kermit shared. “My favorite part? Being Charles Dickens, a great writer whose last name rhymes with chickens. Let’s face it. I was perfect for the part,” added Gonzo. Miss Piggy even had some kind words to say about Kermit: “When it comes to the spirit of Christmas, though, I have to say Kermit captures it. I really do. Yes, Kermit and I have our differences, but he’s still the kindest , cutest frog I know.” You can see the entire interview here.
Both versions of The Muppet’s Christmas Carol now streaming on Disney+. See our Disney+ Holidays 2022 streaming guide and sign up for Disney+ here.