WEST CHESTER, Pa., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine a pig, a pair of frogs and their posse walk into QVC. Sound like a far-fetched story filled with contagious laughter? Well, it will be reality on March 16 when the Muppets burst through QVC's doors to celebrate Disney's Muppets Most Wanted, in theatres March 21.
That's right. The Muppets are coming to QVC!
Miss Piggy...check. Kermit the Frog...check. Constantine...check. The Great Gonzo, Pepe the King Prawn, Beaker... check, check, check. The global multimedia retailer is eager to welcome the Muppets for a day full of abundant adventure and special surprises.
"We might be crazy to let the Muppets assume control of QVC on March 16, but it's too late to back out now," commented Doug Rose, senior vice president of marketing and programming for QVC. "We're just crossing our fingers that they know what they're doing and that nobody gets hurt."
The fun-filled day will include numerous opportunities for the Muppets to mingle and cavort with many of QVC's program hosts and celebrity guests. Among them, Swedish Chef will put his cooking skills to the test during a special edition of In the Kitchen with David®. Pepe the King Prawn will prove he's no shrimp when it comes to social commentary throughout the day. And Link Hogthrob may have a dream come true with the chance to serve as QVC co-host. Entertainment icon and fashion laureate Joan Rivers will also be on air that day, which is sure to lead to even more excitement for the gang.
Given their pop-culture limelight, Miss Piggy, Kermit and other beloved Muppets will get beauty tips from QVC guests Chaz Dean, Laura Geller, Mally, Josie Maran and Sherri Shepherd. The crew will also have the chance to meet style and fashion experts Jill Martin, Lori Goldstein, Dennis Basso and Joe Zee, who will be sure to keep the film stars on trend. Of course, there's no doubt the Muppets will get in on some whimsical behind-the-scenes action during their whirlwind visit.
One of the movie's stars is no stranger to QVC, however. Undeniable style icon Miss Piggy made recent headlines with her appearance at QVC's Red Carpet Style event in Los Angeles. The ever-fabulous fashionista made her foray into the world of design with Miss Piggy's Haute Tote, the special-edition tote bag for the gala event, and she's eager to return to QVC this Sunday.
"When it comes to shopping, no one has more experience than moi," said movie star and world-class diva Miss Piggy. "And QVC keeps my shopping skills at the peak of performance. I am really looking forward to connecting with the QVC woman. We have so much in common. We're fabulous. We're fashionable! And we always get what we want!"
For more information about the Muppets' visit to QVC and how to enter the ongoing QVC Sweepstakes Celebrating Disney's Muppets Most Wanted,* go to www.qvc.com/muppetsmostwanted. Miss Piggy's Haute Tote and a special selection of Muppet merchandise are available, while supplies last, through QVC at 800.345.1515, QVC apps and QVC.com.
*No purchase necessary. Sweepstakes began February 10, 2014 and ends March 16, 2014. Open only to eligible legal residents of 49 United States (excluding Rhode Island) and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old at the time of game play. Void in Rhode Island, Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law. For official rules, visit qvcsweepstakes.com.
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: LINTA, LINTB), is the world's leading video and ecommerce retailer. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. Its programming is distributed to approximately 300 million homes worldwide through operations in the U.S., Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and a joint venture in China. West Chester, Pa.-based QVC has shipped more than a billion packages in its 27-year history and the company's website, QVC.com, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites. QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc.
About "Muppets Most Wanted" Disney's "Muppets Most Wanted" takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe's most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World's Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit the Frog—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon and Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard. Disney's "Muppets Most Wanted" is directed by James Bobin and produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Bobin wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller, who is also executive producer with John G. Scotti. Featuring music from Academy Award®-winning songwriter Bret McKenzie, "Muppets Most Wanted" hits the big screen March 21, 2014. For more information, visit Disney.com/Muppets, like us on Facebook: Facebook.com/Muppets, and follow us on Twitter: Twitter.com/TheMuppets.
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