It’s been 11-years since the Muppets‘ last big screen adventure and I’m thrilled they’re returning with two of my favorite actors Amy Adams (“Enchanted,” “Sunshine Cleaning,” Julie & Julia,” and so many more) and Jason Segel (“How I Met Your Mother” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall“).  In this new story, Jason and Amy play the friends of Walter, the self-proclaimed “World’s Biggest Muppet fan”.  The trio travel to Los Angeles from Smalltown, USA to visit the Muppet Theater.  Once there, they find that Tex Richman (played by Chris Cooper) plans to tear down their beloved Muppet Theatre to drill for oil.

The trio help collect the Muppets, who have scattered all over the world, to get together one last time to save the theater.  They convince them to leave their new lives – Miss Piggy as a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal in a clinic for anger management, and Gonso as a plumbing magnate – to come back and perform in a telethon to raise money.

There will be secret celebrity cameos and lots of laughs when  “The Muppets” hits the big screen Nov. 23, 2011 in time for Thanksgiving!

Official Muppets Movie Trailer

Muppets “Green Lantern” Parody Trailer

The Muppets – Green With Envy Teaser

Fun Facts about “The Muppets”

  • Jason Segel stared in, co-wrote, and executive produced the movie.
  • The movie was directed by James Bobin.  He was also the director/writer/EP for HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords.”
  • Kermit received a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2002 (I saw it this weekend but didn’t snap a pic)
  • Kermit’s song, “The Rainbow Connection” was nominated for an Academy Award®.
  • Bret McKenzie acted as the music supervisor and he wrote/produced some of the songs, which include big Muppet-style opening and closing numbers.