Since 1977, fans have dreamt of visiting the world of Star Wars, of setting foot on the sands of Tatooine, the snow of Hoth or swamps of Dagobah. 99.9% of fans never get that chance, as production on the movies is so secretive. But a select few get to visit the set during filming. And for the shoot of The Empire Strikes Back, The Muppets made the trip. We know this because photos were taken. Photos that recently were posted on the Internet, finally becoming accessible to the entire world.
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Our friends at MTV got a chance to sit down with The Muppets stars Kermit the Frog and Pepe the King Prawn about the 2014 Summer Movie Season. Kermit and Pepe talk about Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (including the end credits stringer, spoiler be warned) and Matt Reeves‘ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. They also chat about the trouble with computer generated characters, being typecast and Kermit reveals that he auditioned for The Avengers but was unable to win the role of The Incredible Hulk. Watch the whole interview embedded after the jump.
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To help promote the home video release for Muppets Most Wanted, Disney Movie Anywhere is premiering a six-part original series called “Disney Drive-On with The Muppets” for a limited time beginning August 1, 2014 (today!).
After being left in charge of the Muppets’ office by Kermit, Pepe the King Prawn takes on the responsibility of “mentoring” Walter on the business of Hollywood. Still considered the “new guy” with the Muppets, Walter is given low-level jobs working alongside his fellow Muppets at their office in the famed Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. He quickly learns there is a lot more to making movies than he thought! Developing projects may not always be so glamorous, but Walter is still excited to tackle new challenges, and discovers life on the Disney Lot is certainly a fun and funny adventure.
What happens when Kermit The Frog leaves the office and Pepe the king prawn is left in charge? Watch the first episode of Disney Drive-On with The Muppets now embedded after the jump. It follows Walter’s first day working on the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, CA.
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Posted on Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 by Angie Han
Muppets Most Wanted will whisk Kermit and his pals off to Europe next month, but first it’s making a pit stop in the U.S. for Super Bowl Sunday. The new TV spot has everything you could ask for: the whole gang, plus glimpses of human stars Tina Fey and Ricky Gervais, cameos from Danny Trejo and Tom Hiddleston, and emoticon-filled tweets from people who’ve seen some of the other trailers for the movie.
Check it out, along with a cute Toyota spot featuring Terry Crews, after the jump.
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What’s next, a Star Wars Christmas Special? This year, Disney got Pixar to do a Halloween TV special and on Thanksgiving, they’re doing it again. They’ve recruited another of their popular properties along with one of the biggest pop stars in the world.
The Muppets are teaming up with Lady Gaga for a Thanksgiving special on ABC called Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular. It’ll be a 90 minute variety hour featuring all kinds of musical duets including Gaga, obviously, but also with Sir Elton John and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. There will be other surprises too. Read Gaga and Kermit the Frog’s quotes below. Read More »
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Walt Disney Pictures has released the first teaser trailer for The Muppets sequel Muppets Most Wanted. Watch it now embedded after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 by Angie Han
The Mouse House has had great success turning their big-screen hits into Broadway smashes in the past, with shows like Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Tarzan, Mary Poppins, and The Little Mermaid. Now Kermit and Miss Piggy could be headed to the Great White Way as well.
Disney Theatrical Productions is quietly exploring the possibility of a stage production centered around the Muppets, and has gone as far as staging a 15-minute presentation at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York City. The trial was intended to test whether the puppets and puppeteers would be up for the unique challenges of a stage show — and apparently, the company was pleased with the results. More details after the jump.
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The Muppets brought Jim Henson’s family-friendly crew of clever puppet characters to new audiences in 2011, and Disney is now in production on a sequel, The Muppets… Again! We know that the film features a road trip that takes the Muppets to London, and that actors Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, and Ricky Gervais play major roles.
We also know that Jason Segel and Amy Adams, the human stars of the 2011 film, won’t appear in this movie.
So what’s the story with the photo above, which is a crop of a picture taken last night during the shoot for the sequel? The picture evidently shows stand-ins for Adams and Segel, and other photos from last night’s shoot strongly suggest that Disney has recreated the end of The Muppets. While we don’t have any info about whether Adams or Segel might actually return for a cameo here, we do understand that the sequel starts just moments after the end of The Muppets. Read More »
Posted on Monday, February 11th, 2013 by Angie Han
The Muppets… Again! will feature Kermit and company gallivanting across Europe after a case of mistaken identity, but apparently the gang will find some time to squeeze in a bit of romance. We’ve just learned that the film will feature Miss Piggy’s wedding — and that in typical fashion, it’ll be a grand affair at one of Europe’s iconic landmarks. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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