Posted on Monday, September 12th, 2011 by Angie Han
If you’re looking forward to The Muppets as much as I am — and really, who isn’t excited about this film? — this post will definitely put a smile on your face. Over the weekend, Disney released a slew of new tidbits about the upcoming film, including character descriptions, hi-res promo pics, stills, and trivia bits.
Directed by James Bobin (The Flight of the Conchords) and starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, and just about every Muppet you can think of, the film follows Gary (Segel) and his brother Walter (a brand-new puppet created for the film) as they journey to Los Angeles and work with the Muppets to save the Muppet Theater from devious oil baron Tex Richman (Cooper). Check out images and details after the jump.
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Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs held a special presentation to select groups of voyagers on board the maiden voyage of the Disney Dream, previewing some of Walt Disney Motion Pictures upcoming projects. One of the slides gives us a peek into what might be the logo for the upcoming The Muppets feature film. This also suggests that Disney is keeping The Muppets title and not converting to The Muppets Movie, something which was being internally discussed in the marketing department.
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We’re slowly but surely learning more and more about The Muppets. We got our first really good look at the film in Entertainment Weekly, then Peter walked down the street to Jim Henson Studios and got some exclusive photos from the set. The film, which comes out this Thanksgiving, stars Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Chris Cooper but also features a ton of cameos including Zach Galifianakis, Jack Black, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin, Jean Claude Van Damme and others. And while all of your favorite Muppets will obviously play huge roles – Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, etc. – the star of the movie is a new Muppet named Walter. After the jump, you’ll see that Jason Segel is smiling because we’ve got our best look at Walter yet, plus some brand new plot details. Read More »
Walt Disney Pictures have announced that they are moving the release date of The Muppets from the previously announced Christmas release to a Thanksgiving date of November 23, 2011.
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie the Bear, Gonzo, Animal and the rest of the gang will reunite in theaters just in time for the 2011 Thanksgiving holiday weekend. “Disney has had incredible success opening films over the Thanksgiving weekend, and thanks to Tangled, we have the top three Thanksgiving openers of all time,” said Chuck Viane, president of global distribution for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. “I have spoken with The Muppets, and we all agreed this comedy is a great fit for the holiday 2011 time frame.”
So update your calendars – The Muppets and Turkey, sounds like a winning combo? While the press release also calls the film “The Muppets Movie”. Initially someone from Disney confirmed this to be the new tentative title for the film, but there seems be no firm decision by the company yet. Read the full press release after the jump
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