Starring: Amy Adams and Jason Segel [full cast list under the ‘Cast’ tab]
Directed By: James Bobin
Release Date: November 23, 2011
Genres: Comedy, musical
MPAA Rating: PG for some mild rude humor
News: The Muppets soundtrack details
Review: Reviewed by Ian Forbes / Reviewed by Kevin Finnerty
Official Synopsis: 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.
Interesting The Muppets trivia provided by Walt Disney Pictures:
· Funnyman Jason Segel stars in, co-writes and executive produces The Muppets.
· The Muppets is directed by James Bobin, who was a 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 music supervisor for The Muppets, as well as the writer/producer on some of the songs, which include big Muppet-style opening and closing numbers.
· It’s been 11 years since the Muppets’ last big-screen feature film.
Amy Adams – ‘Mary’
Chris Cooper – ‘Tex Richman’
Rashida Jones – ‘Executive’
Jack Black – ‘As Himself’
Steve Whitmire – Kermit, Beaker, Statler and Rizzo
Eric Jacobson – Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Sam Eagle and Marvin Suggs
Dave Goelz – Gonzo, Dr Bunsen Honeydew, Zoot, Beauregard, Waldorf, and Kermit Moopet
Bill Barretta – Swedish Chef, Rowlf, Dr Teeth, Pepe the Prawn, Bobo, and Fozzie Moopet
David Rudman – Scooter, Janice and Miss Poogy
Matt Vogel – Sgt Floyd Pepper, Camilla, Sweetums, 80’s Robot, Lew Zealand, Uncle Deadly, Rowlf Moopet, and Crazy Harry
Peter Linz – ‘Walter’
Alan Arkin – ‘Tour Guide’
Bill Cobbs – ‘Grandfather’
Zach Galifianakis – ‘Hobo Joe’
Ken Jeong – ‘Punch Teacher Host’
Jim Parsons – ‘Human Walter’
Eddie Pepitone – ‘Postman’
Kristen Schaal – ‘Moderator’
Sarah Silverman – ‘Greeter’
Eddie Piolin Sotelo – ‘TV Executive’
Raymond Ma – ‘Elderly Asian Man’
Shu Lan Tuan – ‘Elderly Asian Woman’
Donald Glover – ‘Junior CDE Executive’
Neil Patrick Harris
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