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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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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

Surpassed The Muppet Movie (1979) when it became the highest grossing Muppet film (as of 2011) earning almost $91,000,000. See more »

Goofs

When the protagonists retrieve Animal from the anger management therapy and the patients start fighting each other, one of them (the tall man with short, white hair standing behind the therapist) is clearly not hitting anything, as his punch misses his opponent by at least one foot. Yet, we hear the punch and the other man falls down. See more »

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

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Together Again
Written by Jeff Moss (as Jeffrey Moss)
Performed by Bill Barretta and Matt Vogel
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A big disappointment
28 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Instead of this being a Muppet movie with Jason Segel, this was a Jason Segel movie with the Muppets in a supporting role.

Very little original content including the Muppets; it continually referenced the classic The Muppet Movie in most of the scenes where Jason Segel wasn't the focus, which were few. A good portion of the film was centered on a Muppet Telethon with a bunch of very short guest cameos (mostly Disney franchise stars) and rehashing of old bits from the original TV show.

It's very telling that Frank Oz disliked the script Jason Segel wrote and refused to take part in production. I would love to read the Frank Oz script. I bet Disney rejected it because it would've cost more to produce.


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