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Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted Blu-ray/DVD Escapes Major Errors

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I had such low expectations for the sequel to the first Muppet movie entirely from Disney Studios and I’m pleased to say, the movie is better than what I expected. There’s more of the goofy humor, a good song or two, and some great celebrity roles. But the treatment of the Muppets (with the exception of Sam the Bald Eagle) is a big miss. These characters are only shadows of their former selves, missing much of the life their original creative team endowed them with.

Still, if you’re a fan of The Muppets or have young tots who may be fans. The Muppets Most Wanted DVD / Blu-Ray is worth owning. It comes out today and is available from Amazon.com (despite their recent spat with Disney over DVD wholesale prices).

Starring Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, and Tina Fey, this family friendly film makes its in-home debut with three versions of the film: The Original Theatrical Cut, the Statler and Waldorf Cut, and The Unnecessarily Extended Cut, featuring hilarious bonus content, plus more music, more mayhem, and more Muppets!

Clip from movie is one of the new songs, “I’m Number 1, You’re Number 2.”

“Muppets Most Wanted” picks up immediately following the events of the smash hit “The Muppets,” as Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Animal and the entire Muppet gang head out on a world tour. But mayhem follows, as the Muppets find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine – the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit the Frog!

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The Blu-ray Combo Pack also includes an all-new “Unnecessarily Extended Edition,” featuring 12 minutes of exclusive scenes not seen in theaters! Also included on Blu-ray and Digital HD are additional hilarious bonus features, including Statler and Waldorf’s version of the movie, and the laugh-out-loud gag reel, “The Longer, Longest Blooper Reel in Muppets History.”

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The Muppets to take Broadway?

Disney has now made two movies with the Muppets since they bought them from the Jim Henson Company. I didn’t feel that either film captured the magic of the Muppets I knew growing up. But I may be in the minority there. Maybe it’s time… Read More »The Muppets to take Broadway?

The thrill of seeing a live Muppet performance

Miss_Piggy_Toronto_press_conferenceYesterday I had the chance to experience what might be called a childhood dream: seeing a Muppet live. Miss Piggy was in Toronto to promote Muppets Most Wanted and Disney graciously invited me to the press conference at the posh Shangri-La hotel (a fitting venue for a superstar like Piggy, who let everyone know that she “fixed” some of Celine Dion’s high notes in the film).

Running only ten minutes, it was far too short, but the event reminded me why a live Muppet musical like the one Disney has been exploring is such a superb idea.

It’s true what they say, even adults tend to forget that there’s a puppeteer under the table. (My only gripe was that they had Miss Piggy emerge from below, instead of having her already seated when everyone was let into the room.) You know that feeling when you see a celebrity in person after years of seeing them in pictures? I got that.

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Muppets Most Wanted Soundtrack Available

With only three days to go until Muppets Most Wanted hits 3000 theatres across North America, Walt Disney Records released the film’s soundtrack album on CD and download today. As I mention in my review of the movie, most of the songs may not be… Read More »Muppets Most Wanted Soundtrack Available

Review: Muppets Most Wanted

Perhaps those early negative reviews in the Hollywood trade press did me good by lowering my expectations, but I will do you no such favour: Muppets Most Wanted is an extremely enjoyable, nearly perfect follow-up to 2011’s brilliant The Muppets. Prepare to smile for hours… Read More »Review: Muppets Most Wanted

The Muppets Are Everywhere

We are just over one week away from Muppets Most Wanted opening in North American theatres and our felt friends and their human co-stars have been everywhere—and I mean everywhere—over the past days. From Kermit hanging out with Michelle Obama and the Chairman of the… Read More »The Muppets Are Everywhere

The Muppets Visit YouTube Cooking Show – Nerdy Nummies!

First of all, Christopher Kimball of America’s Test Kitchen and Swedish Chef, separated at birth? I’m just saying. The Muppets really are making the promotional rounds to get the word out about “Muppets Most Wanted.” Today Miss Piggy and the Swedish Chef visited Nerdy Nummies… Read More »The Muppets Visit YouTube Cooking Show – Nerdy Nummies!

What Does Adele Dazeem Think Of Muppets Most Wanted?

A new TV trailer is out for “Muppets Most Wanted.” Apparently Adele Dazeem is a movie critic now. I wonder what Miss Piggy thinks? Adele Dazeem, of course, is the ‘persona’ created by John Travolta’s infamous flub of Idina Menzel’s name at the Oscars. She’s… Read More »What Does Adele Dazeem Think Of Muppets Most Wanted?