Monday, May 23, 2011

The Muppets Are Back!



The Muppets
Walt Disney Pictures

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Genre:  Family Comedy
Rating: TBD
U.S. Release Date: November 23rd, 2011
Cast:  Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie the Bear, Gonzo, Animal, Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, and Walter.
Director:  James Bobin
Producers:  David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman
Executive Producers:  Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller and Martin G. Baker
Writers: Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller


On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet's fan and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richmen (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppet's former stomping ground.  To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite with the Muppets who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is now a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.  With secret, signature, celebrity cameos, "The Muppets" hits the big screen November 23rd, 2011.


Notes:

  • Funnyman Jason Segel (Tv's "How I Met Your Mother", "Forgetting Sarah Marshall") stars in, co-writes and executive produces "The Muppets."
  • "The Muppets" is directed by James Bobin who was director/writer/EP for HBO's "Flight of the Conchords."
  • Kermit received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2002.  His song "The Rainbow Connection" was nominated for an Academy Award.
  • Bret McKenzie, who starred in, wrote for and served as composer for HBO's "Flight of the Conchords,"is the musical composer for "The Muppets," as well as the writer/producer on some of the songs, which include the big Muppet-style opening and closing numbers.
  • It's been 11 years since the Muppets last big screen feature film.

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