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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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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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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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The first theatrical release starring the Muppets to not give top billing to themselves and/or their handlers/performers, but to the human actors. 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 »

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[Fozzie and The Moopets are singing to the tune of "Rainbow Connection"]
Fozzie Bear: Why are there such great deals on our hotel rooms? Free parking for cars, not RVs.
The MoopetsMiss Poogy: Not RVs.
Fozzie Bear: Our wedding chapel is twenty-four hours. No marriage certificate is needed.
Fozzie Bear: No marriage certificate is needed.
The MoopetsMiss Poogy: No marriage certificate is needed.
The MoopetsMiss Poogy: We're glad you found it, Pechoolo Casino. The owners.
The MoopetsMiss Poogy: The Moopets.
Fozzie BearThe MoopetsMiss Poogy: And me.
Fozzie Bear: Cha-cha-cha! Thank you. We'll be back in six minutes.
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The credits feature the cameo celebrities singing "Mahna Mahna" with their Muppet co-stars. See more »

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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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