Who remembers the cute Christmas classic Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas? While the adorable Emmet Otter may not be the most popular Jim Henson muppet, he sure holds a special place in the hearts of people who grew up in the 1970s and ’80s.
According to Variety, Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas will be coming to a living room near you as a made-for-TV film. Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie will be the one pulling the strings to create the new script and songs.
Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas first premiered on ABC in 1977 and was based on the children’s book. An adorable otter named Emmet and his mom enter a talent competition during Christmas in hopes to win a cash prize of $50.
Following the success of Emmet Otter’s theatrical re-release last year, the reboot will be a collaboration between the Jim Henson Company, the Pacific Electric Picture Company, and Snoot Entertainment.
Bret McKenzie is best known from the musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords. Also he served as The Muppets Movie music supervisor. He received an Oscar for the song “Man or Muppet.” With McKenzie behind this project, Emmett Otter fans alike are sure to get a great show.