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The Walt Disney Studios has announced a shuffle for the 2014-15 film line up.

THE MUPPETS 2 is now dated on 3/21/14.

MUPPETS 2 is produced by Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman and directed by James Bobin. The screenplay is by Bobin and Nick Stoller, who will also serve as executive producer. The cast includes Ricky Gervais and Ty Burrell – and of course, the whole Muppets gang.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (Marvel) will be available in 3D. Releases on 4/4/14.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER will pick up where “Marvel’s The Avengers” leaves off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world. The film stars Chris Evans in the title role and will be directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo.

To be honest, I was never that good at skiing and one of the benefits of living in Florida is that no one can grab you and drag you off for a day of fun in the snow on the spur of a moment. On the other hand, if I had owned cool Pixar snowboards, jackets and snowpants like these as a kid, I might still be on the slopes.

Disney has partnered with ultra-brand Burton to bring your favorite characters from two of Disney’s most iconic brands – Disney’s the Muppets and Disney·Pixar’s Toy Story to young kids and riders of all ages. Released for Winter, riders of all ages will be able to enjoy these two new collections including 2013 Custom Restricted snowboards featuring Disney’s the Muppets characters and 2013 Chopper youth snowboards and outerwear showcasing the Toy Story gang.

Burton’s Custom Restricted snowboard series features the graphics of everyone’s favorite Muppets characters, including Kermit the Frog, The Great Gonzo, Animal, Dr. Teeth and the unforgettable Miss Piggy. Burton Pro Rider Mikkel Bang’s board of choice, the Custom Restricted is a super fun, all-mountain board that floats like a dream in powder but can also hold its own in the park. The boards come in a range of sizes and are available now at select Burton retailers worldwide.

Although I thought the movie itself was nearly unwatchable, I’ve enjoyed nearly other element about the latest Muppet revival. One of the strengths of the recent movie release was the viral marketing. That trend has continued as Disney prepared to release the DVD to UK audiences. Here’s a hilarious video from Kermit and Pepe The King Prawn on The London Eye.

All the need now is a TV show with the same level of humor … who’s with me?

Update: Pepe also took questions from Twitter and recorded a series of video answers. Head below the cut to get started:

One of the many experiences exclusive to the Disney Fantasy is the Midship Detective Agency. By using the shipwide series of enchanted art, guests are able to play a Muppet adventure game called “The Case of the Stolen Show”. During the guests take an interactive adventure quest around the ship, uncovering clues via more than a dozen pieces of Enchanted Art and physical “evidence.”

The adventure begins with the cast of Muppets preparing to stage a big performance. But there’s a problem: Kermit’s banjo is missing, Fozzie’s squirting flower has vanished, Gonzo’s crash helmet has gone astray, Animal’s drum sticks have disappeared and the Swedish Chef can’t find his cleaver! All of the props for the big show have been stolen by a cunning thief (or more likely, another Muppet).

Guided by a map and holding a unique game card in front of select pieces of Enchanted Art, guests unveil clues and find missing props. Elsewhere on the ship, guests may check a Muppets message board and find a Muppet-sized stateroom door to discover clues. Their mission is to solve the crime before it’s time to raise the curtain and light the lights on the Muppets’ big show.

Here Imagineer Karen (I apologize I didn’t catch her last name) walks us through the technology behind enchanted art and the Midship Detective Agency along with the Muppets adventure.

Below the jump is a special video video released to Disney Cruise Line Facebook fans showing Pepe The Prawn in front of his cabin door #5148 and 1/2.