A new trailer for Disney’s The Muppets has been released online, this one revealing quite a bit more of the supporting elements to the film’s main plot. Along with a bit of Rashida Jones in action as television executive Veronica, we also get bits of cameo appearances from celebrities including ‘Modern Family”s Rico Rodriguez, Jack Black, Sarah Silverman and Neil Patrick Harris, to name but a few. Other highlights include a bit more of the Moopets (namely Foozie Bear and Miss Poog) and a touching rendition of Cee Lo Green’s ‘Forget You’ by Camilla and the chickens (as available on the soundtrack).
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. Featuring signature celebrity cameos, Disney’s The Muppets hits the big screen Nov. 23, 2011.