FIRST LOOK: 1970s Disney100 Decades Collection Featuring The Muppets Loungefly

Lisa Stump

FIRST LOOK: 1970s Disney100 Decades Collection Featuring The Muppets Loungefly

The Disney100 1970s Decades Collection has been teased with a July 17 release announced for shopDisney and merchandise locations within the parks.

1970s Disney100 Decades Collection

The sneak peek at one of the upcoming available merchandise pieces is a Loungefly mini-backpack featuring The Muppets. It has yellow fringes on a side pocket and a colorful, 1970s illustrated style. It’s also a tie-in to the newest Muppets Disney+ release, “The Muppets Mayhem,” featuring the Muppet musical group Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. The show released in full on May 10 via the aforementioned streaming service.

Also being featured in the 1970’s lineup is “The Aristocats.” We’ll keep you updated as soon as more information is released.

‘The Muppets Mayhem’

Featured on the new Loungefly for this collection, “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 the 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).

The Muppets Mayhem begins streaming May 10.
Image source: Disney

The premise of the show brings an old-school band to the modern age with newer ways of making music. The comedy of it lies in juxtaposing older ideals with newer expectations.

Yorkes said of the band and their story:

They get along better than Fleetwood Mac. But they’re definitely from a different era. The conceit of the show is bringing this old-school band to the modern age and way of making music. That’s the comedy of it. They’re a group of characters that have no real goals or ambitions. Whatever you want to do, they roll with it. So, when you have a character that’s really determined to get them to do something, that’s also the comedy of the show. It’s Type A wrestling with Type, I would even say, C.

The other co-creator, Barretta, further explains that “they want to remain true to themselves, but they don’t want to leave anybody out.”

How do you find that balance? That’s every musician or artist’s struggle — they would love everybody to love them. What’s fun about this band is we like to take the creative approach that they can play just about anything. That allows us to dip ourselves into different types of music and be silly and have fun with it.

Also, if you’re a Muppets fan, you may enjoy our video of the “Rainbow Connection” Points of Light display on Spaceship Earth. This show featured during the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts last year. Check it out below.

Be sure to explore a few of our other articles on Disney+ and The Muppets here:

What do you think of the upcoming 1970’s Disney 100 Decades Collection? Will you be adding it to yours? What merchandise from “The Aristocats” are you hoping to see? We’d like to read your opinions in the comments below.

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  • Lisa Stump

    Lisa loves theme parks, black coffee, and her two Sphynx cats, Jareth and Figment. She believes the best day includes a trip around World Showcase during the EPCOT International Food & Wine festival! Her favorite attractions are Rise of the Resistance, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, and "it's a small world." She can be reached at lisa.stump@wdwnt.com.