Jim Henson vs Stan Lee is the fifty-seventh installment of Epic Rap Battles of History and the twelfth and final episode of Season 4. It features Marvel comic book writer, Stan Lee, rapping against puppeteer and mind behind the Muppets, Jim Henson, along with his main Muppet, Kermit the Frog, with a surprise appearance by cartoonist and entrepreneur of his eponymous company, Walt Disney. It was released on August 3rd, 2015.
On the other hand, "Hulk Hogan and Macho Man vs Kim Jong-il" is seen with different backgrounds and pictures edited in, possibly because the battle doesn't have a "[CC][Translated]" video or to make it more interesting.
The credits show this battle with different editing, including slightly different title cards for Stan Lee and Jim Henson, a differently-edited "SPLONK!" sequence, and the addition of two Stan Lees mimicking The Hulk during the line, "I'm telling you, Henson, you wouldn't like time when I'm angry, I'm a marvel of a party pooper."
Nice Peter had previously mentioned that Stan Lee was planned to be in the first half of the season before being scrapped, possibly meaning this battle was initially going to happen earlier on in the season.
On August 22, 2016, a quote from The Muppet Movie, "Life's like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending," was added to the description.
Starting with the line, "You belong to Disney," and ending at, "Cranking out magic and assembly line whimsy!", Disney's background temporarily turns into a "classic Mickey" silhouette. He later "draws" a similar image, mentioning it in the line, "With only three circles, I dominate the planet!", and finally at the end of the battle, Mickey Mouse appears in some of the animators' drawings. This is a reference to "Hidden Mickeys," a phenomenon that appears in Disney movies and in the Disney theme parks, in which the classic shape of Mickey Mouse (and occasionally other Disney characters) are hidden for fans to discover.
The aforementioned hidden ERB logos are likely also references to this.
Many of the animators drew characters and logos owned by the Walt Disney Company, including:
The Walt Disney Company logo.
The ABC logo.
The A&E logo.
The ESPN logo.
The History Channel logo.
The Maker Studios and Epic Rap Battles of History logos.