‘Dancing with the Stars’ to Feature Cobra Starship with Sabi, Muppets Performance

The semi-finals have arrived and the competition is nothing short of intense as the four remaining couples charm audiences with three routines. Their first performance is an Argentine Tango, their second dance is either a Paso Doble or Samba — one of which is a style dance they have not yet performed — and their third dance will be the Cha Cha relay, in which all couples will dance to the same song. Their Cha Cha will not be scored, but it will be ranked by the judges: The couple who takes first place in the ranking will receive 10 points, the second-place couple will get 8 points, the third-place couple will get 6 points and the fourth-place couple will take 4 points. Monday night’s show also includes a fierce Pro Argentine Tango performance choreographed by world renowned Argentine Tango master dancers and choreographers Sandor and Parissa. Pro dancers Tony Dovolani, Kym Johnson, Kiki Nyemcheck, Sasha Faber and Oksana Dmytrenko will accompany Sandor and Parissa in this piece, live on “Dancing with the Stars,” on Monday, November 14 at 8:00 pm ET on the ABC Television Network.

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‘The Muppets’ New Batch of Hi-Res Publicity Images

Walt Disney Studios and Muppet Studio have provided us with even more hi-res publicity images from their upcoming release, The Muppets, in theaters November 23, 2011.

Added to our collection are publicity images of Statler and Waldorf, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his assistant Beaker, Scooter, Rowlf, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, Sam the Eagle and Swedish Chef. As with the previous publicity images we have shared, we have maintained the original resolution so that you can zoom into to see the fine detail of the Muppets. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger version, then click on the resize arrow to see the image at its full, original resolution.

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‘Small Fry’ Toy Story Toon First Images (Hi-Res)

Small Fry ©2011 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.Though Disney has famously severed ties with a particular fast food chain when it comes to kids meal toys, the subject matter isn’t off limits when it comes to film. In particular, Disney/Pixar’s newest Toy Story Toon, Small Fry, which will play before Disney’s The Muppets when it opens in theaters nationwide on November 23, 2011.

USA Today, which offers a sneak peek at the new short — written and directed by Angus MacLane, describes the short as a jealous ‘Happy Meal-type toy at a fast-food restaurant yearns to break out of his glass display case to play just like a real toy. He kidnaps Buzz Lightyear in an attempt to take over his play-filled existence.’

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‘The Muppets’ Clips 6-8: ‘Shocking,’ ‘Montage’ and ‘Celebrity’ Plus International Treatments

'The Muppets' International LogosWalt Disney Studios and Muppets Studio released three additional clips via YouTube earlier today, two of which had been previously released in other incarnations, but are now being added to the online collection, the others can be found by viewing all of our previous entries on The Muppets.

Also shared today, via the official Facebook page of Disney Movie Rewards, is this wonderful look at the title treatment for Disney’s The Muppets from countries all around the world, including wherever Beaker hails from (where apparently they don’t collar their Ms like any good American would).

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‘The Muppets’ Take Bollywood in Latest Video Ad

'The Muppets' One-Sheet FinalWalt Disney Studios released a new promo for its upcoming release The Muppets early this morning, this one consisting of a montage of clips from the film set to some Indian music in a rather convincing manner. Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Australia, here is the ad in which the Muppets take over Bollywood:

When Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater, they help Kermit reunite the Muppets to stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater.

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‘The Muppets’ Kermit the Frog, Animal Inspired Shoes by Adidas Now Available

SuperStar Kermit the Frog and adiRise Animal shoes by AdidasAdidas is now selling its shoes inspired by the Muppets, including the Superstar 2.0 Kermit the Frog and adiRise 2.0 Animal, both pictured here.

Retailing for $80, the Superstar 2.0 Kermit shoes feature a soft suede upper, the iconic adidas Superstar shell toe, Kermit sockliners and Kermit’s unmistakable felt collar over the tongue in honor of the original hip-hop artist.

The adiRise 2.0 Animal shoe — which retails for $100 — is based on the classic adidas basketball shoe, but features elements inspired by the famous drummer of Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. It features a studded ankle strap with a gold lace jewel and drumstick print, plush collar lining inspired by Animal’s own fur, an Animal print on the tongue and sockliner and embossed drumsticks on the heel overlay.

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‘The Muppets’ Launches on Viddy, Allowing Users to Create Custom Social Videos

'The Muppets' on ViddyIn anticipation of the soon-to launch film Disney’s The Muppets, Disney and Viddy, the leading mobile social video app, today launch The Muppets PackTM. Featuring some of the beloved Muppets brought to life in 15-second video clips, the Muppet Pack offers fans a unique opportunity to create personalized interactive video clips with their favorite characters. Available via the iPhone Viddy app, the easy to use one-click effects and soundtrack give fans the opportunity to interact with the Muppets on film and get creative with producing their own video content.

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‘The Muppets’ Clip #5: ‘Muppet Man’

'The Muppets' One-Sheet FinalDepending on who you ask, it’s either the 12th, 13th or 83rd oldest trick in the book. It’s the ‘Muppet Man.’ And in this brand new clip from Walt Disney Studios and Muppet Studios, Fozzie, Kermit, Gonzo, Scooter and Rowlf use it to approach the estranged Miss Piggy in an effort to bring her back stateside to help the group save the endangered Muppet Theater.

This represents clip #5 that we bring to you, which includes #4, a taste of ‘Life’s a Happy Song,‘ from earlier today and three more from the day that was before today (there simply must be a shorter way to say that).

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‘The Muppets’ Clip #4: ‘I’ve Got Everything I Need’ (Musical Number)

'The Muppets' One-Sheet FinalIt’s really true what they say: life is a leg of lamb. For those of you playing along at home, you know that we recently shared not one, not two, not four, not five, but three clips from Disney’s The Muppets, coming to theaters on November 23, 2011.

Today, courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Australia (don’t worry, we already turned the video upside-down right-side up for you), we have a brand new clip from the film which features part of a song and dance number that takes place in Gary and Walter’s hometown of Smalltown, USA.

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Disney ‘twenty-three’ Magazine Winter 2011 to Feature The Muppets, Pixar

Disney 'twenty-three' Magazine, Winter 2011It’s time to raise the curtain! Kermit, Miss Piggy, Animal, Gonzo, Fozzie and friends grace the cover of the Winter 2011 issue of Disney twenty-three magazine, on stands November 15. These beloved characters return to the silver screen in the much-anticipated new film The Muppets, in theaters November 23.

Academy Award® nominee Amy Adams, star and writer Jason Segel, Oscar® winners Whoopi Goldberg, Liza Minnelli, Alan Arkin and Chris Cooper, plus many more, share the spotlight with the furry co-stars in this Thanksgiving treat from Walt Disney Studios. And, yes, even Miss Piggy does a star turn. “I really do believe that in this movie I will finally get that Academy Award®,” Miss Piggy tells Disney twenty-three magazine. “I’ve been studying with Stanislavski.”

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