Admittedly, I am not a huge fan of the Muppets, although I have a soft spot for Kermit. Here's proof positive that Disney had been trying for years to get Muppets into Disneyland: the Mickeyland (Toontown) Opera House presents Muppetvision. Conceived many, many years ago.
Now Eisner succeeded in doing the trick at Disney-MGM Studios. Although it is a hit in Florida, Muppetvision 3-D is a huge flop in California Adventure. Is the franchise irrelevant? Maybe. Has Disney given up? No. From Muppet Mobile Labs on to some new film projects, you can bet the suits are doing their best to make sure Kermit and Miss Piggy reach a whole new generation. Even though it works for Shrek, in the cartoon world, it isn't easy being green!
(Art copyright The Walt Disney Company.)