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

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23 November 2011 (USA)  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$88,625,922 (USA) (30 March 2012)
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Bret McKenzie wrote four original songs in the film: "Life's A Happy Song", "Me Party", "Let's Talk About Me" and the Oscar-winning "Man or Muppet"; two more, "Pictures in My Head" and "The Whistling Caruso", were written by other artists, but produced by McKenzie. All other songs in the film are from earlier Muppets projects (such as "Rainbow Connection") or from outside The Muppets' universe (like "Forget You", "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Mahna-Mahna"). See more »

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When Gary returns to the motel in his tuxedo, the top stud is missing on his shirt, and strangely, a regular button is visible. In the next shot that shows his shirt, the stud is in place. See more »

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[as Gary and Walter prepare to leave for Los Angeles]
Walter: Maybe Kermit will be there!
Gary: I wouldn't get your hopes up, buddy. The Muppets haven't put on a show together in years. I don't think they use the studios for anything but tours anymore.
Walter: I think that's just an Internet rumor, like, "There's a country called Turkey!"
Gary: Walter, how many times do we have to go through this? Turkey is a real place!
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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 Conan: The Silvery Thistles of St. Lispmoor (2011) See more »

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The Whistling Caruso
Written, Produced, and Performed by Andrew Bird
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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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