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A Muppet fanatic with some help from his two human compatriots must regroup the Muppet gang to stop a avaricious oil mogul from taking down one of their precious life-longing treasures.

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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

In addition to his real-life wife, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski is also joined by two former on-screen girlfriends. Amy Adams and Rashida Jones both play love interests to his The Office (2005) character, Jim Halpert. See more »

Goofs

The edges of the injury on Richman's cheek are peeling off during the telethon scene in the theater. 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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Follows The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Rainbow Connection
Written by Kenny Ascher, Paul Williams
Produced by Ed Mitchell
Performed by Eric Jacobson and The Moopets
Dave Grohl appears courtesy of Roswell Records/RCA Records
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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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