Disney is doing it again with Muppets Haunted Mansion, its newest theme park attractions film project. Kermit and Miss Piggy aren’t the headliners of this movie, but all eyes are on Gonzo as he ventures into a haunted house for a scary night. He’s not the only famous character in the movie as more than a dozen celebrities stop by for the spooky Halloween adventure and one of them brandishes an ax. Check out who’s up for the feature coming to Disney + on October 8th.
Kermit and Miss Piggy in ‘Muppets Haunted Mansion’ | Disney / Mitch Haaseth
Arnett is the host with the most menacing warning when Gonzo and Pepe the Prawn enter the building. He’s one of the few non-ghostly characters in the movie. Or is he?
Stamos is lucky and is not allowed to play anyone other than… John Stamos. He wears a fancy tuxedo and is chatting with Pepe, but it is not known if he is an unhappy, permanent resident of the house.
Pat Sajak, Skai Jackson, Craig Robinson, Justina Machado
The most famous face of the wheel of fortune joins as a singing bust for fun. Not every day you hear Pat Sajak singing, let alone as part of a group of statues. Skai Jackson returns to Disney and makes her Muppets debut as one of the four singing busts. That means she may be part of a quartet that includes Sajak, comedian Craig Robinson, and Justina Machado from One Day at a Time.
Taraji P. Henson
Henson’s undead bride, Constance Hatchaway’s character, falls in love with Pepe, resulting in a musical number about staying together for the ages. Constance is widowed five times so this game may not be a good one.
During an appearance on Good Morning America, Henson shared that she avoided taking the Haunted Mansion ride because she doesn’t like “anything haunted”. However, she enjoyed working with her favorite muppets, Miss Piggy and Kermit.
Yvette Nicole Brown
Brown appears in the film as a hearse driver. In Disney lore, this character is actually a ghost too, but Gonzo and Pepe likely won’t notice.
Trejo’s form appears as an appearance called Huet. He is dressed in prison strips and behind bars, a nod to Huet’s tombstone etching, which is about not committing a crime.
This Is Us star Chrissy Metz stops by as Harriet, an opera singer whose tombstone says she was “looking for a tune but was never able to carry it.”
Ribeiro plays the ghost Fred, one of the workers who built the villa before a premature accident ended his life.
Ed Asner’s last role was in “Muppets Haunted Mansion”
Ed Asner died in August 2021, but not before he was in front of the camera one last time. He appears in Muppets Haunted Mansion as Claude, one of the previous occupants of the house.
Jeannie Mai Jenkins
Mai Jenkins brings to life cousin Maude, a character whose place in the Dread family has murderous roots. Maude was one of six family members who once lived in the villa before they all killed themselves.
Saturday Night Live alum Zamata appears as ghost Mary, who, according to legend, is on a quest to find her lost love.
Criss meets Gonzo and Pepe as administrators of the cemetery and groundskeeper of the manor house. And yes, he is one of the living.
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