Lisa Henson said, "In the months before his death in 1990, my father Jim Henson pursued extensive discussions with The Walt Disney Company 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, and ensures that the Muppet characters will live, flourish and continue to delight audiences everywhere, forever."

Disney's changed quite a bit in ten years. If the late Jim Henson feels the same way about Michael Eisner as I do, he's spinning out of control in his grave right now.