The film was initially shot in 2012 and the final, 65-minute film was edited from approximately nine hours of footage.
Muppet Guys Talking premiered at the South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas where it screened from March 12-15, 2017.
One year later, the film was released to the public exclusively at MuppetGuysTalking.com on March 16th, 2018. Two options were made available for purchase: "see the film only" for $9.97 or the "below stage pass" granting access to a web chat and deleted scenes for $97.00 (available only until March 21).
During the lead-up to the consumer release of the film, a number of videos were shared on the official website and social media accounts. Included among them were a series of "show and tell" segments in which Oz, Brill, Goelz, and Barretta shared a story about a visual item from their career. (Videos: Dave, Bill, Fran, Frank)
In an online Facebook live video, Frank Oz interviewed Victoria Labalme and members of the Muppet Guys Talking production team about working behind-the-scenes on the documentary. (Facebook Live video)
Over an hour of additional material is promised to "Below Stage Pass" holders (the $97 purchase package) consisting of behind-the-scenes footage, special outtakes, and moments with the cast. At launch time, a 1½ minute "deleted scene" video about the filming of the hot air balloon sequence in The Great Muppet Caper was available.
Camera Operators: Oliver Curtis, Rob Hahn, Hilda Sealy, Martin Brierley, William R. Pace, Dexter Brierley
Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Ron Bochar
Sound Editor: Alexa Zimmerman
Sound Assistant: Sarah Streit
Post Production Sound by: C5 Sound, Inc.
Sound Recordists: Shwn Axmn, Tom Rondinella
Assistant Camera: Dan Farmer, Andrew Nowack
Media Manager: John Stuyvesant
Digital Intermediate provided by: Running Man
Colorist: Troy Thompson
DI Producer: Ryan Cunningham
Assistant Colorist: Sean Sullivan
Big Thanks to: Joel Behr, Oliver Curtis
Special Thanks to: Debbie McClellan, Kyle Laughlin, Dominic Griffin, Mary Beth Scalici, James Benjamin, D A Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus, Hilary Bradley, Gregg Goldston, Andy Nyman, Sean Smith, Jeff Fager, Warren Lustig, Kristen Hahn, Jim Angelo, Pat Hazeil, Procam NY, Claudia Weinstein, Remy Bochar Craig