The Muppets

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The Muppets Description

The Muppets (2011 Movie)

“The Muppets” is a musical comedy film released in 2011 and directed by James Bobin. The movie is the seventh theatrical film in the Muppets franchise and serves as a reboot and tribute to the beloved Muppet characters created by Jim Henson.

The story follows Walter, a puppet and Muppet fan, who embarks on a trip to Los Angeles with his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams). They visit the Muppet Theater, only to find it abandoned and in disrepair. Walter overhears a plot by the villainous oil tycoon Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to tear down the theater and drill for oil. To save the theater, Walter, Gary, and Mary seek out Kermit the Frog to reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways over the years.

The film showcases the Muppets reuniting for one last show to raise enough money to save their beloved theater. As they gather the old gang, they face various obstacles, including convincing the former Muppet stars to come out of retirement and restoring their friendship and camaraderie.

“The Muppets” combines humor, heartwarming moments, and musical performances, making it a delightful and nostalgic experience for both longtime Muppet fans and new audiences. The film is known for its witty dialogue, catchy songs, and the charm of the Muppet characters, who break the fourth wall and interact with the audience throughout the film.

The movie received critical acclaim and was a commercial success, grossing over $165 million worldwide. It also won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Man or Muppet,” written by Bret McKenzie.

“The Muppets” successfully reintroduced the Muppets to a new generation and reignited interest in the classic characters. It captures the spirit of the original Muppet movies while adding a modern twist, making it a beloved addition to the Muppets franchise and a favorite among fans of all ages.

The Muppets Cast
  • Jason Segel: Gary
  • Amy Adams: Mary
  • Chris Cooper: Tex Richman
  • Rashida Jones: Veronica
  • Jack Black: Himself
  • Zach Galifianakis: Hobo Joe
  • Jim Parsons: Human Walter
  • Ken Jeong: Punch Teacher host
  • Alan Arkin: Muppet Studios Tour Guide
  • Bill Cobbs: Grandfather
  • Eddie Pepitone: Postman
  • Kristen Schaal : the Anger Management Group moderator
  • Eddie “Piolín” Sotelo: Univision Executive
  • Donald Glover: a Junior CDE Executive
  • Sarah Silverman: a Mel’s Drive-In restaurant greeter.
  • Dahlia Wangort: FOX Executive
  • Michael Albala: NBC Executive
  • Aria Noelle Curzon: Marge
  • Steve Whitmire: Kermit the Frog, Beaker, Statler, Rizzo the Rat, Link Hogthrob, Lips, and the Muppet Newsman
  • Eric Jacobson: Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Sam Eagle, and Marvin Suggs
  • Dave Goelz: Gonzo the Great, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Zoot, Beauregard, Waldorf, and Kermoot
  • Bill Barretta: Rowlf the Dog, the Swedish Chef, Dr. Teeth, Pepé the King Prawn, Bobo the Bear, Mahna Mahna, Behemoth, Beautiful Day Monster, Gary Muppet, and Lead Hobo
  • David Rudman: Scooter, Janice, Miss Poogy, Wayne, Bobby Benson, and Singing Food
  • Matt Vogel: Floyd Pepper, Camilla the Chicken, Sweetums, ’80s Robot, Lew Zealand, Uncle Deadly, Crazy Harry, Roowlf the Dog, Janooce, and Snowth
  • Peter Linz: Walter, Mutation, Droop, Nigel, Singing Food, and Snowth; Hippie (voice)

The Muppets Crew
  • Director: James Bobin
  • Producers: David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman
  • Music: Christophe Beck

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  • Year Released: 2011
  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $165.2 million
  • Awards: Won Academy Award; Nominated British Academy Award; Nominated Grammy Awards
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