Up there on the large screen may very well be our first look at the current title treatment for Disney’s The Muppets which is slated for its theatrical release on November 23, 2011. That tiny little speck of a man in front of that ginormous image is non other than Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman, Tom Staggs. Staggs was on board the maiden voyage of the Disney Dream and offered a special presentation to select groups of voyagers to bring them up to date on The Walt Disney Company’s current projects. While the bulk of the presentation did fall into Stagg’s domain, a smaller portion was dedicated to upcoming films from the Studios, which included The Muppets (if you hadn’t guessed by now).
Although Staggs offered up no real new information in regards to the film — nothing that can’t be found in our original script review back in December of 2009 or the official detailed synopsis — he did offer us this image/title treatment which we couldn’t quite place as ever being seen before.
In addition to the image and the rehashed details, Staggs talked about how co-writer/star Jason Segel always had Amy Adams in mind for a lead role in the film and even produced a short video message with himself and Kermit the Frog making an appeal to Adams. The video, which reportedly had only been shown privately to Adams and one other screening prior to the viewing on the Disney Dream, features Segel badly singing poorly written songs about Amy Adams attempting to entice her to join the project. And the rest, as they say, is history.