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With the help of three fans, The Muppets must reunite to save their old theater from a greedy oil tycoon.

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Storyline

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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Muppet domination See more »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

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

According to the full version of Tex Richman's rap, "Let's Talk About Me" (found in the soundtrack and the DVD extras), Richman hates the Muppets because at his tenth birthday party, everyone was watching the Muppets and laughing. Richman, unable to laugh, was then ridiculed by all his friends. See more »

Goofs

When the Muppets plead Tex Richman to return them the theatre, the scene's establishing shot shows the Bank of America Center in Los Angeles as the headquarters for "Richman Oil". However, the same building can be repeatedly seen outside the office's windows when Richman performs his song. The scene was actually shot inside one of the towers of the nearby City National Plaza. See more »

Quotes

Fozzie Bear: I went to this bad sea food place the other day. Yeah, it was so bad, the catch of the day was salmon-ella!
[No one laughs]
Jack Black: [in pain] That joke is so 50 years old.
[the audience laughs]
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The credits feature the cameo celebrities singing "Mahna Mahna" with their Muppet co-stars. See more »

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Features The Muppet Show: Steve Martin (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

(I've Had The) Time of My Life
Written by Franke Previte, John DeNicola, Donald Markowitz
Performed by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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16 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wasn't raised on Barbie dolls, or cartoons. I wasn't in love with Duck Tales or The Secret of Nimh (in fact it scared me senseless), but I was raised to love The Muppets. Fozzie the Bear was a safe old friend who always cheered me up, Kermit was my sense of justice and reason, Miss Piggy was an exercise in the unrestrained Id, Gonzo was something I didn't and still don't understand, but he's blue and adorable! The Muppets are incredibly precious to me. And I just LUCKED out, because the newest Muppet movie was made by a fan who took all of that into account and made a film that just celebrated the glory of the Muppets. Sure there were moments of overkill, sure it sometimes got ridiculous, but The Muppets is about more than just the Muppets. It's about yearning for something pure; something innocent without patronizing its audience. This film was really clever, self aware with a great sense of humor with a giant heart. Definitely see it!


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