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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)  »

Also Known As:

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

According to the full version of Tex Richman's rap, "Let's Talk About Me" (found in the soundtrack and the DVD extras), Richman hates the Muppets because at his tenth birthday party, everyone was watching the Muppets and laughing. Richman, unable to laugh, was then ridiculed by all his friends. 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 »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Statler: Is this movie in 3-D?
Waldorf: Nope! The Muppets are as one-dimensional as they've always been!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.203 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

The Muppet Show Theme
Written by Jim Henson, Sam Pottle (as Samuel Pottle)
Produced by Ed Mitchell
Performed by The Muppets
Joanna Newsom appears courtesy of Drag City
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This Big-Hearted Revival Put a Big Smile on My Face
25 February 2012 | by (Bradenton, FL) – See all my reviews

Warm, charming and funny, just like the Muppets I remember from my childhood. I'm not often one for musicals, but this one - aided by the brilliant combination of fuzzy puppet singers and Flight of the Conchords composition - hits all the right notes. It's funny without nudging into blue territory, a talent that's becoming more scarce by the minute, with a heartwarming reunion storyline that slowly reintroduces the cast and reminds us why we grew to love them in the first place. Loaded with unexpected cameos and sly winks at the troupe's long history, it's clear that a lot of love went into the making of this picture; the screen positively resonates from beginning to end. Though I was hesitant to revisit this old territory at first, by the final act I was grinning warmly and nodding right along, utterly entranced.


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