Miss Piggy as a beauty vlogger, Gonzo as a prank artist, and Animal playing speed-defying drum solos—there’s a lot of potential for the Muppets as YouTube stars, so they’re teaming up with YouTube Space L.A. to bring their brand of entertainment to a whole new world of fans.
The Muppets announced their partnership on YouTube, naturally, with a video in which Kermit gets invited to a “shoot” with fellow muppet Walter.
“YouTube wants to shoot the muppets into space from Los Angeles!?” Walter exclaims when Kermit tells him the news.
Well, not exactly, but the company does want to pair them up with big-name YouTube talent like Lindsey Stirling, VSauce3, Mental Floss, and Barely Political.
These collaborations will go live on YouTube from now through June. The Muppets will also release original, independent content on their own channel.
“With YouTube and the Muppets – anything goes and you never know what’s going to happen next,” Kermit the Frog said in a press release. “It’s a perfect match! We’re excited to work with all their amazing talent and we’re eager to prove that you do not have to be a cat to make great videos. Pigs, frogs and bears can make them too!”
A few videos have already launched, with many more to come throughout the summer.
Screengrab via The Muppets/YouTube