Terms of the deal, announced late Tuesday, weren't disclosed. The agreement includes all Muppets assets, including the Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo and Animal characters, the Muppets film and television library, as well as all the "Bear in the Big Blue House" assets.
The transaction doesn't include the "Sesame Street" characters, such as Big Bird and Elmo, which are separately owned by Sesame Workshop....
Lisa Henson said, "In the months before his death in 1990, my father Jim Henson pursued extensive discussions with the Walt Disney Co. based on his strong belief that Disney would be a perfect home for the Muppets. As such, the deal we announced today is the realization of my father's dream ... My brothers and sisters -- Brian, Cheryl, John, Heather -- and I are so proud to have the Muppets living under the same roof as Walt Disney's own timeless characters. We could not possibly be more pleased."
I don't see how moving to Disney, with their policy of aggressive sanitation of anything remotely controversial, would be a good thing for the Muppets. Read the rest of the story for more details.