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A Muppet fanatic with some help from his two human compatriots must regroup the Muppet gang to stop a avaricious oil mogul from taking down one of their precious life-longing treasures.

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When 3 Muppet fans learn that Tex Richman wants to drill under the Muppet Theater for oil, Gary, Mary and Walter set out to find the Muppets who have been split up for years so that they can put on one last show and save the Muppet Theater. Kermit the Frog now lives in his own mansion depressed in Hollywood, 'The Great Gonzo' is a high class plumber at Gonzo's Royal Flush, Fozzie Bear performs with a tribute band called The Moopets, Miss Piggy is the plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, and Animal is at a celebrity anger management rehab center in Santa Barbara. Written by Dre

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Comedy | Family | Musical

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Rated PG for some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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23 November 2011 (USA)  »

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Being Green  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$29,239,026 (USA) (18 November 2011)

Gross:

$88,625,922 (USA) (30 March 2012)
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Trivia

In addition to his real-life wife, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski is also joined by two former on-screen girlfriends. Amy Adams and Rashida Jones both play love interests to his The Office (2005) character, Jim Halpert. See more »

Goofs

Just as Walter finishes his whistling solo, the telethon counter reads $9.9 million, but in the next shot with Kermit and Piggy, the counter clearly reads $9.8 million. See more »

Quotes

Fozzie Bear: [as a portrait] I didn't do it, I've been framed! Ah! Wocka wocka!
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Crazy Credits

The credits feature the cameo celebrities singing "Mahna Mahna" with their Muppet co-stars. See more »

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Referenced in Who Do You Think You Are?: Jim Parsons (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
Written and Performed by Paul Simon
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A loving take on the Muppets
26 November 2011 | by (US) – See all my reviews

There are very few of us twenty-somethings who grew up without the Muppets. Between Sesame Street, Muppet Show reruns, and videocassettes of the various Muppet movies, we saw these guys all the time. We even had one or two theatrical releases of our own during the '90s. (My personal favorite of those is The Muppet Christmas Carol, which is still annual holiday viewing.) In recent years, since the very underwhelming Muppets from Space, we've seen them pop up now and again, mostly in similarly underwhelming TV projects and in short (yet hilarious!) YouTube videos. I am quite happy to say that, in this newest movie, the Muppets are back in a big way!

The movie starts by introducing us to a new Muppet, Walter, and his strangely human brother Gary. Gary has planned a trip with his girlfriend, Mary, to Los Angeles, and he is taking Walter along to visit the home of his heroes, Muppet Studios. They find the studio to be in disrepair, and hear of an evil plot to destroy it. Can the Muppets, and everything we hold dear about them, be saved? To get my one complaint out of the way, I do feel that this movie was a bit rushed in places. I wanted more time with these awesome characters, and it did feel as if they were trying to get from one place to the next a bit too quickly.

That said, I spent nearly the entire movie with a smile on my face. These are the Muppets that I grew up with, doing what they are best at doing, with that gently edgy humor at which they have always excelled. While there are some moments that are very touching, it is mostly very funny, with lots of nods to The Muppet Show and The Muppet Movie. While new little Muppet fans should enjoy this, it will be much more meaningful to those who have a history with Kermit and Co.

Clearly made with love for Jim Henson and his creations of fur and felt, The Muppets is the most delightful movie I've seen in theaters this year.


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