Hey, howdy, hey, Muppet fans! Remember Tuesday? Ah, yes, Tuesday… such innocence… such verve… such a thesaurus, apparently. On Tuesday, the new Muppet movie was over a year away from our seeing it with a release date of December 25, 2011. Well, here we are, Thursday, and we’re now less than a year away with a brand new release date of November 23, 2011! How weird is it to think that in a mere 349 days, you and I will be able to sit in a theater with over-priced popcorn and a six dollar soda–and WE’LL BE WATCHING THE MUPPETS!! The caps locks and italics emphasize my excitement enough, I think… because there’s quite a bit of it. So, take a look at Disney’s official press release via The Muppets Studio’s Facebook page and join me as I jump for joy at the prospect of Kermit, Gonzo, Lew Zealand, Wanda Sykes, Walter, and Uncle Deadly on the big screen in less than a year!
DISNEY TO RELEASE NEW MUPPETS MOVIE THANKSGIVING 2011
BURBANK, Calif. – December 8, 2010 – The Walt Disney Studios announced today that it has moved the release date for its upcoming The Muppets Movie to November 23, 2011. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie the Bear, Gonzo, Animal and the rest of the gang will reunite in theaters just in time for the 2011 Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
“Disney has had incredible success opening films over the Thanksgiving weekend, and thanks to Tangled, we have the top three Thanksgiving openers of all time,” said Chuck Viane, president of global distribution for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. “I have spoken with The Muppets, and we all agreed this comedy is a great fit for the holiday 2011 time frame.”
The Muppets star alongside Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, and Rashida Jones. The movie will feature cameos by Alan Arkin, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Billy Crystal, Wanda Sykes, and more surprise appearances. The feature film, currently shooting in Los Angeles, was written by Segel and Nicholas Stoller, and is being directed by James Bobin.
Commenting on the new release date, Miss Piggy noted “it was actually moi’s idea to open the movie then,” stating she wants to give everyone a big reason to give thanks next Thanksgiving. “It doesn’t get any bigger than moi…. And don’t you dare quote that out of context!”
And besides all of that huge excitement, an official synopsis for the film, now probably pretty officially called The Muppets, has been released to our friends over at StichKingdom.com. Check it out below!
“On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino house band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. With secret, signature, celebrity cameos, The Muppets hits the big screen Nov. 23, 2011.”
Awesome. AWESOME! It’s happening, it’s real, and… it looks like it’s going to be pretty darn awesome. Gonzo as a high-powered plumbing magnate? Awesome.
Only 349 days, Muppet fans!!
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier