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The Muppets (2011)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Musical  |  23 November 2011 (USA)
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A Muppet fanatic with some help from his two human compatriots must regroup the Muppet gang to stop an avaricious oil mogul from taking down one of their precious life-longing treasures.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scooter / Janice / Miss Poogy / Wayne (voice)
Walter (voice)
'Punch Teacher' Host


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 »


Comedy | Family | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

23 November 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Being Green  »

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Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The first Disney film to have the Walt Disney Pictures logo simply read "Disney". See more »


When Walter is practicing at the piano at the Muppet Theatre, the book moves from the left side of the piano (in the first shot) to the right side (subsequent shots). See more »


Kermit the Frog: Listen everybody, we've got nothing to be ashamed of. And you know why? Well because, thanks to Walter here we tried. And if we failed, we failed together and to me that's not failing at all. And I don't care what anybody says, I don't care if no one believes in us because... I believe. I believe in you. And you. And you. You know what's important isn't this building or name, it's each other. So I say fine, let's just start from the bottom and work our way back up to the top. Let's all walk out...
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Crazy Credits

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


References A Man and a Woman (1966) See more »


Smells Like Teen Spirit
Written by Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic
Produced by Ed Mitchell
Performed by The Muppet Barbershop Quartet
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User Reviews

The Most Sensational, Inspirational, Celebrational, Muppetational
23 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Muppets is essentially flawless. I know this is a weird way to start a review, but I feel I should just forego formalities and cut to the chase. This year has been a fairly disappointing year for movies, but The Muppets just about makes up for it all by itself. It's an absolutely life-affirming tribute to beloved characters and memories that should have never been allowed to fade into obscurity, and if you care at all about movies you need to see this, as soon as possible.

Jason Segel, along with co-writer Nicholas Stoller and director James Bobin have made a film that is just absolutely bursting at the seams with affection towards the Muppets, and that love and passion has instantly rocketed this movie to the very top of the list when it comes to long history of Muppet shows, movies, and even viral videos. The film is one of the funniest movies I've seen in a long time and accomplishes this without being crass or cynical; it's smart, witty, and most importantly, completely heartfelt. Jason Segel with his obvious and undying love for the Muppets is, by all accounts, the most deserving person to be given creative control of the Muppets since Jim Henson himself.

The original Muppet Movie will always be a timeless classic, and it's charm and legacy will likely never be topped by another Muppet movie. However, The Muppets is the closest it has ever come, and, due to the timeliness and poignancy of the story, I would argue that right at this moment it is more relevant and moving than even the 1979 classic. I was unable to stop smiling during the entire running time of the movie, even while tears were coming to my eyes.

I know I'm not really reviewing the movie right now, and I'm more just beaming about how much I loved it, but really, I feel it would be a disservice to go into details about this movie. Simply put, you need to see it, and if you don't you're robbing yourself of a truly extraordinary film experience. This is the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational movie of the year. Go see it. Right now. I mean it, go buy tickets for this weekend, and you can thank me later.


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