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The Muppets (2011)

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A Muppet fanatic with some help from his 2 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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James Bobin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Segel ... Gary
Amy Adams ... Mary
Chris Cooper ... Tex Richman
Rashida Jones ... CDE Executive
Steve Whitmire ... Kermit / Beaker / Statler / Rizzo / Link Hogthrob / The Newsman (voice)
Eric Jacobson ... Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Animal / Sam Eagle / Marvin Suggs (voice)
Dave Goelz ... Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot / Beauregard / Waldorf / Kermit Moopet (voice)
Bill Barretta ... Swedish Chef / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Pepe the Prawn / Bobo / Muppet Gary / Mahna Mahna (voice)
David Rudman ... Scooter / Janice / Miss Poogy / Wayne (voice)
Matt Vogel ... Sgt. Floyd Pepper / Camilla / Sweetums / 80's Robot / Lew Zealand / Uncle Deadly / Rowlf Moopet / Crazy Harry / Janice Moopet (voice)
Peter Linz ... Walter (voice)
Alan Arkin ... Tour Guide
Bill Cobbs ... Grandfather
Zach Galifianakis ... Hobo Joe
Ken Jeong ... '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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Muppet domination See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?

Trivia

At one point in the movie, Rico Rodriguez, who plays Manny on Modern Family (2009), asks Kermit if he's a Ninja Turtle. The Muppets were made by Jim Henson, who also made the animatronics for the live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) film and its sequel. See more »

Goofs

When Scooter turns his head to the side, it can be seen that he has no actual eyes on his face, only on his glasses. This is just how this character has always been designed. 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

Features The Muppet Show: Steve Martin (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
Written and Performed by Paul Simon
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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16 November 2011 | by liz-manashilSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Barbara, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,239,026, 27 November 2011

Gross USA:

$88,631,237

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$165,184,237
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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