D23 — the official Disney fan club — has announced an exclusive array of Muppets merchandise and apparel for the upcoming Disney+ comedy-musical series “The Muppets Mayhem.”
Calling all Electric Mayhem groupies—the merch van has arrived! Get ready to rock out to the far-out new Disney+ series The Muppets Mayhem with this D23 Member-exclusive collection of groove-tastic merchandise, made just for the ultimate Muppet fan by Mickey’s of Glendale—the Walt Disney Imagineering campus store!
Three unique t-shirt designs, a pair of drumsticks, hat, and mug are all on offer, themed to the various band tours of Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem through the decades.
The first window of availability will be for D23 Gold Members only, starting at 7 a.m. PT on May 10 until 11:59 p.m. the following day, May 11.
On May 13, the collection will be open to all D23 members, starting at 7 a.m PT.
‘Muppets Mayhem’ Streaming on Disney+ May 10
“The Muppets Mayhem” is co-created by Bill Barretta, Jeff Yorkes, and Adam F. Goldberg. It stars Lilly Singh as Nora, an aspiring record producer who is helping Electric Mayhem record their first album. Nora has help from her social media influencer sister, Hannah (Saara Chaudry), and Electric Mayhem fan, Gary “Moog” Moogowski (Tahj Mowry).
Barretta cited his inspiration for the series as the 2016 Outside Lands music festival when Electric Mayhem played a set.
It was unbelievable. It was … one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had with the Muppets. There was something like 30,000 people that came to the park. I thought, ‘Well, there’s something there.’ What if this band went on the road? What if the band went on tour? And so, I started developing an idea for a show about the band because we don’t know that much about them.
The series will have ten episodes and be packed full of music. According to Goldberg, the first five episodes will mostly feature covers of classic rock, but the band will eventually debut original songs.
An Entertainment Weekly feature on “Mayhem” notes that while there will be lots of cameos, other Muppets may not appear.
“We are telling a regular story in the real world with Muppets,” Co-Creator Goldberg said. “So we tried to ground everything and keep it realistic as opposed to all of a sudden there’s talking fruit in your fridge.”
Regarding her casting as one of the few people of color to star alongside the Muppets, Singh said, “Everyone has a memory of seeing the Muppets for the first time. Everyone has a love story with the Muppets. I had never seen myself in those stories. I know other people probably don’t see themselves. I really wanted this role so that it could look different.”
The sibling relationship between Singh’s Nora and Chaudry’s Hannah is a “key ingredient” to “The Muppets Mayhem,” actor Chaudry says. “Nora and Hannah go through a lot together. They grow as people, but as sisters as well.” The human interactions on the show will drive the story as much as the band members do.
Are you excited for this new rock ‘n’ roll adventure? Will you be looking out for the exclusive merchandise this month? Let us know in the comments.
Be sure to watch Kermit and Animal’s recent nighttime excursion around Disney’s Animal Kingdom for the park’s 25th anniversary this year, as they explore Pandora, the Festival of the Lion King stage, and Expedition Everest: Legend of the Forbidden Mountain. Yetis and porcupines may find their way into the discussion along the way.