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The Muppets (2011)

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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

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Scooter / Janice / Miss Poogy / Wayne (voice)
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Walter (voice)
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Tour Guide
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'Punch Teacher' Host
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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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Rated PG for some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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23 November 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Being Green  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,239,026, 18 November 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$88,631,237

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$165,184,237
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Amy Adams was the last person cast. See more »

Goofs

During the "Me Party" scene, Mary sits at a table, tears a roll in half, and puts a fork through each piece before making them "dance" like legs. When she stands up a moment later, the silverware is seen lying on the table, without the pieces of roll. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Walter: [narrating] That's me, Walter.
Walter: [having a water gun duel with Gary] Where'd - Where'd you go? Oh, there you are.
Walter: I have the best life in the whole world.
[Walter laughs as he squirts Gary]
Walter: That's my brother, Gary. He's the best friend you could ever have.
Walter: [Gary and Walter have their measurements marked in the doorway with a pencil] Yeah, I know what you're thinking: We could be twins.
Walter: Here's where we live: Smalltown... the best town you could ever grow up in.
Walter: Gary and I did everything ...
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Follows A Muppet Family Christmas (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

(I've Had The) Time of My Life
Written by Franke Previte, John DeNicola, and Donald Markowitz
Performed by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Who are The Muppets? The puppets, or their human collaborators?
3 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

I was sorely disappointed by this film, and so far, haven't seen the sequel...

Too much time spent on the human characters, and introducing a new Muppet? Sacrilege! It takes far too long to get them all together again, and when they are found, it speeds over all the back-story to focus on the humans again! I understand that they needed to re- establish the gang for a new audience, but it's like taking the legacy apart, and putting it back together again, only not very well...

A lot of the humour seemed juvenile and simplistic, not with the subversive, satirical edge that "The Muppet Show" mastered... You were watching adult material presented in a package that kids could also enjoy... Now, with the update, it felt more like it was pitched directly at kid-level...

I have similar reservations to those of Frank Oz... and if Frank Oz declines to be involved, then you know there's something amiss!


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