It’s been 11 years since the Muppets’ last big-screen feature film but in November Kermit and co will get their next theatrical release.
Funnyman Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) stars in, co-writes and executive produces with James Bobin (Flight of the Conchords) directing. Bret McKenzie, who served as composer for Flight of the Conchords, is the music supervisor for the film which, of course, includes big Muppet-style opening and closing numbers.
The Muppets – Trailer
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On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds.
To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is 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 Nov. 23, 2011.
Directed by James Bobin. Written by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller. Stars Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal, Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper and Walter.
US release November 23, 2011
Australia release January 1, 2012
UK release February 17, 2012