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The Muppets (2011). "Wow that was an expensive looking explosion."

We need to save Country Bear....wait that's not right. We need to save Muppet Studios! Sorry it's basically the same movie. Join us as we follow along with Kermit and the gang as well as some random Muppet named Walter. This week it's The Muppets!

 

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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.


Directors: James Bobin


Writers: Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller, and Jim Henson


Stars: Jason Segal, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper and Rashida Jones


Awards: 17 Wins and 43 Nominations : Oscar Winner for Best Original Song (Man or Muppet, WTF? Really?), ASCAP Winner Top Box Office Film


Film Budget: $45,000,000

Gross Worldwide: $165,184,237


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How the Man or Muppet song won an oscar is beyond us but here are a few samplings from the Muppets soundtrack.








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These facts are closer than you think...

  1. The first of The Muppets' productions to win an Oscar. Bret McKenzie won Best Original Song for "Man or Muppet".

  2. Due to limited space for the puppeteers, in the scene where the car is full of The Muppets after picking them all up, Amy Adams and Jason Segel were asked to operate the Muppets on either side of them.

  3. Producers gave Jason Segel (Gary) a feedback card from a child audience member at an early test screening of the film. The producers attached a handwritten note to Jason's feedback card that said, "To keep you humble." When asked to describe what the child audience member did not like about the film, the child wrote in response, "Gary's face."

  4. The role of Tex Richman was actually written for Alan Rickman.

  5. The day prior to the film's DVD release, The Muppets were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It is located in front of the El Capitan Theater, which is owned by Disney and "plays" the Muppet Theater in the movie.

 

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The entire Muppet crew can be found here on Disney+

https://www.disneyplus.com/movies/the-muppets/pBEV9Y7KrRg7


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