*sniff* I remember this. Disney was in the process of buying all the rights to the non-Sesame street Muppets when Jim Henson died. (Kermit is the only shared Muppet between the two groups.) Disney chose to go ahead with the purchase even without Henson.
XD "I have dreams like you -- no, really! Just much less touchy-feely, and they usually happen somewhere warm and sunny... on an island that I own, tanned and rested and alone, surrounded by enormous piles of money!" ...His dream sounds awesome to me. Bahahaha