Just when you thought things had settled down around news from Disney’s Muppets movie, more big items drop. That’s just the way marketing rolls with this movie. Today we get the official synopsis, a new movie poster, and a giant standee image.
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.
I love the new standee image too. Make sure you click to see the larger version:
I am sure we will continue to see more spoof and parody videos and posters from The Muppets. November 23rd is still a long way off.