The marketing campaign for ABC’s show The Muppets has been masterful. From playful spoofs on the Hollywood celebrity breakup culture to leveraging existing ABC TV show stars, there’s been a new breakout video practically every day. In the latest videos Kermit The Frog and Miss… Read More »Kermit and Miss Piggy dish on their new role on ABC’s The Muppets
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It’s time to play the music. It’s time to light the lights. It’s time to re-boot one of my generations most cherished TV shows – The Muppets get a series order at ABC. As we discussed previously, Disney ordered a pilot of The Muppets. The… Read More »The Muppets Pilot get Standing-O, Green Light for Series
The Muppets sequel has begun shooting in London and Disney has provided EW with the above photo to promote the film. Looks like Kermit the Frog gets mixed up in an international criminal ring via mistaken identity. I also spy Walter from the first film in the image, so it looks like he’s officially a member of the Muppet troupe of characters. Among the human guest stars are Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell and Ray Liotta. The movie, now called “The Muppets… Again” is set to hit theaters March 21, 2014.
The full press release, including new plot synopsis, is below the jump:
Although I thought the movie itself was nearly unwatchable, I’ve enjoyed nearly other element about the latest Muppet revival. One of the strengths of the recent movie release was the viral marketing. That trend has continued as Disney prepared to release the DVD to UK audiences. Here’s a hilarious video from Kermit and Pepe The King Prawn on The London Eye.
All the need now is a TV show with the same level of humor … who’s with me?
Update: Pepe also took questions from Twitter and recorded a series of video answers. Head below the cut to get started:
The Muppets, the seventh film bringing Jim Henson’s The Muppets to the silver screen, is receiving tremendous critical and popular acclaim. It currently holds a 97% rating, “Certified Fresh,” on Rotten Tomatoes, gets 4.5 stars out of 5 from the viewing public, and even claimed a very glowing review here on this very blog.
I’m afraid it falls to me to be a dissenting voice. *Warning Spoilers*
We’ve seen this movie before. It’s essentially The Muppet Movie all over again. Another film it shares tremendous similarity with is The Country Bears. Any commonality with Bears is not a good thing as far as the box office goes. Someone pick up the phone and let Disney Studios know that ‘We’re getting the band back together’ has been done… a lot. I’m tired of this silly old plot and it would have been nice to see something else instead.
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
We wrote previously about the Kermit Kicks from adidas and now Mike B. from the new BigScreenAnimation.com blog and frequent guest writer here on The Disney Blog has chimed in with a short positive review. I got my pair of the mens Kermits yesterday and… Read More »Kermit adidas Tennis Shoes Get High Marks
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.