Ok, Muppets. Enough already.
The hijinks and pranks and nonsense and silliness are supposed to be in the movie, and once again, the shenanigans prevail, and you guys have been holding out on us!
The most recent revelation about celebrity cameos in the Muppets’ new Halloween special involves a family member of Madame Leota herself!
JUST REVEALED: Kim Irvine (Executive Creative Director, Walt Disney Imagineering) is having a ball with her cameo appearance in #MuppetHauntedMansion as the Haunted Mansion Maid 🔮 The Muppets’ first-ever Halloween special starts streaming October 8 on @DisneyPlus #Hallowstream pic.twitter.com/LgBJHVvy64
— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) September 15, 2021
Long-time Walt Disney Imagineer and Walt Disney Imagineering Executive Creative Director Kim Irvine will play a part in Muppets Haunted Mansion! Kim has a long history with Imagineering that began with her mother, Leota Toombs, who was once an assistant animator for Disney and went on to become an Imagineer.
The face of Madame Leota in the Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland is actually the likeness of Ms. Toombs, Kim Irvine’s late mother. Kim’s daughter, Ali Irvine-Wheeler is also an Imagineer.
Aside from being the daughter of Madame Leota, Kim is known for her work on attractions like Jungle Cruise, and she herself has worked extensively with the Haunted Mansion attraction.
So far, we’ve brought you the news of a growing list of very special guests will be starring alongside the Muppets in the Halloween special, Muppets Haunted Mansion.
In addition to Pat Sajak and Ed Asner joining making cameo appearances, we recently learned that Yvette Nicole Brown, Alfonso Ribiero, John Stamos, and Skai Jackson will all have a part in the spooky event that begins streaming on Disney+ on October 8.
The special follows the story of Gonzo, who’s always down for a dare or a stunt. He finds himself faced with having to spend the night in the Haunted Mansion. No word yet on whether Gonzo the Great will be great enough to rise to the challenge and succeed.
We will wait to see. While we’re waiting to see who else with join the celebrity cameo line-up already in place. (And that line is getting long!)