Ed Asner to Make Posthumous Appearance in “Muppets Haunted Mansion,” Coming to Disney+ October 8th

While fans everywhere continue to mourn the passing of Ed Asner, it looks like there’s a little more of the late actor’s body of work left to enjoy.


It’s been announced that Asner will appear in Muppets Haunted Mansion, a brand-new special coming to Disney+ on Friday, October 8th. No details have been revealed about the nature of his appearance. Asner, best known for his role as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Lou Grant before being loved by a new generation as the voice of Carl Fredricksen in the Pixar film Up, passed away August 29th at the age of 91.

The official decription of the special from Disney reads:

The Great Gonzo – world famous daredevil artiste, has done it all, seen it all, and survived it all. But on Halloween night, the fearless Gonzo takes on the greatest challenge of his life by spending one very daring night in the most grim grinning place on Earth …The Haunted Mansion.

Inpired by all four of the iconic Disney Haunted Mansion attractions located across the globe at various Disney Parks, the “Muppets Haunted Mansion” includes many hidden easter eggs for Disney fans and “Muppet-ized” sets and props that help immerse viewers in the storytelling experience.

This marks the Muppets’ first-ever Halloween special and features three new original songs, “Rest In Peace,” “Life Hereafter” and “Tie The Knot Tango”, a star-studded Muppets cast, celebrity cameos, and spooky fun for families to enjoy together.

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