Disney has now released a few photos from the sets of the photo shoots for the latest images in the Disney Dream Portrait series by Annie Leibovitz. The first set featuring Russell Brand were shot back in November of 2011, almost a year ago, and the second set featuring Jack Black, Will Ferrell, and Jason Segel was shot in March of 2012.
Disney and Muppet Studios has released the “Man or Muppet” segment from The Muppets in the form of a music video: Fun fact: at the end of the production Jason Segel was given the Jason Segel muppet used here. According to an interview on Fresh… Read More »Disney releases “Man or Muppet” Music Video
It’s been 12 years since the last big screen adventure that stared The Muppets. And there was a good reason for that, the films were creative and box office disappointments. Disney’s challenge, since taking over the brand, has been to find a way to recapture… Read More »Pulling the Strings on Disney’s The Muppets
Everyone in Hollywood knew that Jason Segel’s day hosting Saturday Night Live would come. The work he did to bring the Muppets back to the silver screen after a 12 year absence only served as a little bit of an accelerator. If you missed the… Read More »The Muppets Help Jason Segel Open Saturday Night Live
Over on Yahoo the first clip of footage from Disney The Muppets has appeared. In it, Gary (Jason Segel) surprises his buddy Walter with an extra ticket to Los Angeles to tour the Muppet Studios. Obviously this happens somewhere near the start of the movie.… Read More »First Clip from Disney’s The Muppets
So what do we know about “Disney The Muppets” the film that has been making sweet viral video music online for months now. We’ve got the synposis:
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend 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 a telethon 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 tribute 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 a screenplay by Jason Segel & Nicholas Stoller, the film is directed by James Bobin.
We know Disney’s “The Muppets” hits the big screen Nov. 23, 2011. And now we know the the descriptions for the stories main characters. More info on Gary, Walter, Mary and the Muppet gang below the jump:
Hello, and welcome to the D23 Expo, Day 2 (for more expo coverage read my D23 Expo Day 1 and Alison’s D23 Expo Day 3 recaps!) where things were taken up a big ol’ notch. I know, I couldn’t believe it either.
This is where you say, “How in the world did they top the first day? Nothing could be sweeter than Kermit the Frog and Rowlf the Dog singing a tribute to the late, great Jim Henson! Nothing could be better than Dick Van Dyke in concert!
Fair enough. However, where Day 1 was a tip of the hat to Disney legends, Day 2 was about the now and the immediate future. Hence John Lasseter introducing Billy Crystal to a standing ovation (Lasseter also received a standing ovation) while discussing the upcoming Pixar film Monsters University. Also, Jason Segel coming out with Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy to discuss the new Muppet Movie. And of course, the Avengers assembling. On stage. That’s right, with the exception of the Hulk and Captain America, the entire team came out to watch a trailer that they had never seen. Robert Downey, Jr. made us watch it twice. Basically, it was a parade of celebrities (including Jennifer Garner, Sarah Silverman, and Jon Cryer, to name but a few) and Disney awesomeness (including Rich Ross, Andrew Stanton, and Marvel’s Kevin Feige, to again name but a few). My inner geek setting was at 11.