EXCLUSIVE: Disney’s ‘The Muppets’ Title Treatment Revealed?

Tom Staggs discusses 'The Muppets'

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).

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Disney’s ‘The Muppets’ Movie Publicity Still Featuring Kermit, Jason Segel and Miss Piggy

(L-R) Kermit the Frog, Jason Segel and Miss Piggy. Photograph by Andrew Macpherson © The Muppets Studio, LLC 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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Tonner Announces 2011 Collection Featuring Rapunzel, Alice in Wonderland, Muppets and More

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 (LE 1000) by TonnerRapunzel ($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.

Shipping date is to be determined. For more information, images or to reserve now, see here.

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Photo: Jason Segel and Walter from Disney’s ‘The Muppets’

Jason Segel and Walter in 'The Muppets' (Photo by Andrew Macpherson ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.)Walt Disney Studios has provided us with this publicity still of The Muppets‘ co-writer and star Jason Segel along with his on-screen co-star, Walter, the newest Muppet.

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.

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Disney’s ‘The Muppets’ Official Synopsis Released

Jason Segel in Disney's 'The Muppets'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.

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First Image: ‘The Muppets’ Movie Featuring New Muppet Walter

Jason Segel in Disney's 'The Muppets'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).

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NYCC: Disney Publishing Talks Tron, Pirates, Muppets, Epic Mickey and More (Spoilers)

Epic Mickey iPhone/iPad App

TRON, Pirates of the Caribbean, the Muppets and Epic Mickey were the topics of discussion today during the Disney Publishing Worldwide panel at the 5th annual New York Comic-Con which kicked off today in New York City.

Briefly touching upon TRON, preview pages of the prequel graphic novel TRON: Betrayal and The Art of TRON: Legacy were shared. Since the titles themselves as well as many of the other TRON: Legacy titles (mostly geared towards tweens) were made available to browse through at the Disney Publishing Worldwide booth, there wasn’t much more needing to be mentioned on the topic.

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Cat Cora Joins the Muppets in Disney Online’s ‘Muppets Kitchen’ and ‘Hasty Tasty’ Web Series

Muppets Kitchen with Cat CoraDisney Online, part of the Disney Interactive Media Group, launched two new original video series today featuring The Muppets and celebrity chef Cat Cora. “The Muppets Kitchen with Cat Cora” on Disney.com (www.Disney.com/MuppetsKitchen) inspires and entertains families through cooking and classic Muppet comedy, while “Hasty Tasty Cooking Tips with Cat Cora and the Muppets” on Disney Family.com (www.Family.com/HastyTasty) was created specifically for moms, offering recipes, step-by-step cooking tips and fun family-time ideas. “Muppets Kitchen” and “Hasty Tasty” are exclusively sponsored by the all-new Honda Odyssey and the National Milk Mustache “got milk?”® Campaign.

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Muppet Video Newsflash: Cat Cora Joins the Muppets in New Online Show

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DisneyStore.com Adds Dooney & Bourke, Pook-a-Looz Series #2 with Muppets, Vinylmation Jr and More

Dooney & BourkeIt’s a collector’s paradise on DisneyStore.com today as the online Disney shopping mecca begins offering some of the hottest merchandise around, including:

Dooney & Bourke wristlet bags and tote bags in medium and large sizes. Designs include Disney Sketch and Mickey Mouse. You can find them in their own new category in the Theme Park shop.

Pook-a-looz #2Pook-a-Looz series #2 which features the Muppets and Nightmare Before Christmas Pook-a-looz alongside our classic friends: The set (individuals are also available) includes: Steamboat Willie, Steamboat Minnie, Dumbo,Pinocchio,Kermit, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Gonzo, Chip, Dale, Santa Jack Skellington, Jack Skellington, Sally and Oogie Boogie. They can be found in the  Pook-a-looz specialty shop.

Finally there are several of the Oh Mickey! and Sports open-box series of 3″ Vinylmations available, each with their mysterious 1 1/2″ Vinylmation Jr. friends. Keychains featuring Vinylmation Jr series #1 are also now available online and can be found in the Vinylmation category of the Theme Park shop.

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