Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios, we have a first look at several new hi-res stills from The Muppets (November 23, 2011), starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper and the Muppets. The stills have been released in conjunction with the first trailer for the film and have been added to our new gallery of images from the film below. Please note, however, that the descriptions of the images are rather verbose and may contain minor spoilers.
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Back in early February, we shared with you an image from a presentation by Disney Parks and Resorts chair Tom Staggs aboard the Disney Dream which appeared to display the title treatment for The Muppets (November 23, 2011). The report spread like wildfire with what quickly became known as the ‘Headless Kermit’ logo and today, via Disney’s presentation at CinemaCon (nee ShoWest), we now not only know the title treatment to be the case as first reported here, but we now have a clean and detailed version of it (but still no head to be found).
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).
At first glance, this new publicity still from The Muppets as provided to us by Walt Disney Studios may seem to have some familiar elements. As well it should. While it appears to be from the same shoot that the first released image was from, here we have a close-up of co-writer/star Jason Segel, flanked by frog and pig with ear-to-ear smiles (two out of three ain’t bad).
The Muppets, the greatest and/or cheapest Muppet movie ever made, is scheduled to be release in theaters nationwide on November 23, 2011.
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Ahead of the 2011 International Toy Fair in New York City, Tonner has announced a partial list of its new releases for this year, amongst which are several Disney properties including Rapunzel from Tangled, several dolls from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, The Muppets and Tamina from Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.
Rapunzel ($189.99, LE 1000) from Tonner features a 16″ body and comes dressed in a custom-printed satin blouse with lace trim and lace-up detail, paired with a matching custom-printed satin skirt. Matching ballet slippers also included.
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On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Segel) and 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 The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever 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 house 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.
Walt Disney Studios has provided us with the official synopsis for its upcoming Thanksgiving 2011 release, The Muppets, starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper and — of course — the Muppets, featuring newcomer Walter.
Although the image has been introduced exclusively in the current issue of Entertainment Weekly, Walt Disney Studios has provided us with this version of the complete image that has no text overlaid on top of it as it appears in the magazine.
Written by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller, The Muppets (formerly The Greatest Movie Ever Made or The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made) was first confirmed at the Disney D23 Expo in 2009 during then-chairman Dick Cook’s Studios presentation. The film focuses on a Muppet lover and his puppet Walter who set out to thwart the evil plans of an exaggerated villain (at least according to an early draft of the script we acquired).