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The Muppets

USA:103 min
Comedy | Family | Musical
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James Bobin
Won Oscar. Another 16 wins & 38 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 2011-11-23
Filming Locations: Santa Barbara, California, USA
Budget: $45,000,000
Opening Weekend: $29,239,026 (USA) (25 November 2011)
Gross: $88,625,922 (USA) (1 April 2012)
Amy Adams
The Muppets
Jason Segel
Chris Cooper
Tex Richman
Rashida Jones
CDE Executive
Steve Whitmire
Eric Jacobson
Miss Piggy
Dave Goelz
Bill Barretta
Swedish Chef
David Rudman
Matt Vogel
Sgt. Floyd Pepper
Peter Linz
Alan Arkin
Tour Guide
Bill Cobbs
Zach Galifianakis
Hobo Joe
Ken Jeong
'Punch Teacher' Host
Jim Parsons
Human Walter
Eddie Pepitone
Kristen Schaal
Sarah Silverman
Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo
TV Executive
Raymond Ma
Elderly Asian Man
Shu Lan Tuan
Elderly Asian Woman
Donald Glover
Junior CDE Executive
Dahlia Waingort
TV Executive
Jonathan Palmer
Reporter One
Don Yanan
Reporter Two
Michael Albala
TV Executive
Julia Marie Franzese
'Punch Teacher' Kid
Gunnar Smith
Gary Age 6
Connor Gallagher
Gary Age 9
Justin Marco
Gary Age 13
Cameron Kasal
Laughing Kid
Justin Tinucci
Laughing Kid
Alex Long
Laughing Kid
Aria Noelle Curzon
Emily Blunt
Miss Piggy's Receptionist
James Carville
James Carville
Leslie Feist
Smalltown Resident
Whoopi Goldberg
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez
Dave Grohl
Cameo Performance - Animool
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
John Krasinski
John Krasinski
Rico Rodriguez
Rico Rodriguez
Mickey Rooney
Smalltown Resident
Tyler Bunch
Bruce Lanoil
Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Michelan Sisti
Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Paul McGinnis
Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Greg Ballora
Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
David Alan Barclay
Additional Muppet Performer (voice) (as David Barclay)
Tim Blaney
Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Kevin Carlson
Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Leslie Carrara
Additional Muppet Performer (voice) (as Leslie Carrara-Rudolph)
Kristin Charney
Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Nathan Danforth
Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Alice Dinnean
Afghan Hound
Julia Gunn
Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
BJ Guyer
Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Tanya Haden
Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Patrick Johnson
Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Sean W. Johnson
Additional Muppet Performer (voice) (as Sean Johnson)
Len Levitt
Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
James Murray
Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Michael Oosterom
Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Karen Prell
Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Mike Quinn
Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
David Skelly
Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Andy Stone
Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Art Vega
Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Alex Villa
Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Chase Woolner
Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Gabriel Aslan
Baseball Player
Samuel Baca
Cole Barba
Carnival Teen
Greg Berg
Stage Manager Voice (uncredited)
Jack Black
Himself (uncredited)
Bill Blair
Gonzo's Royal Flush Worker
Ross Blakeman
French Waiter
Matthew Broadley
Friend of Tex - age 10
Johnny Cannizzaro
Charlie Chaplin
Mike Carlucci
Scout Troop Leader (uncredited)
Troy Christian
Principal Dancer (uncredited)
Kelly Connolly
Dancer (uncredited)
Osa Danam
Casino Gambler (uncredited)
Mike DeMille
Urgent Man (uncredited)
Nick Drago
Groom / Construction worker (uncredited)
Jimmy Federico
Butcher assistant #1 (uncredited)
Gregory George Frank
Barfly (uncredited)
Reshma Gajjar
Dancer (uncredited)
Zuri Goldman
Dancer / Paparazzi (uncredited)
Jane Graves
French Vogue Assistant (uncredited)
Justin Hall
Baseball Player
Lily Blaisdell Hamilton
Reese Hartwig
Punch Teacher Contestant
Billy Hendrickson
Telethon Audience Member
Kenneth Hughes
Homeless Man / Dancer (uncredited)
Valerie Humbard
Telethon Audience Member
Brandon James
Boy on Ferris Wheel (uncredited)
Bob Kaye
Telethon Attendee (uncredited)
Linda Lay
Journalist (uncredited)
Marca Leigh
Dancer /
Angelina McCoy
Tex's Showgirl
Cameron McIntyre
Cub Scout
Chris Moss
Dancer (uncredited)
Richard Neil
Laughing Dad
Jerry Nelson
Telethon Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
David Michael Paul
Gary - age 16
Erin Pickett
Lady in Black Lace Camisole
John Robert
Telethon Audience Member
Michael Rooney
Britt Sanborn
Gary and Walter's Mom
Charlie E. Schmidt
Dancer (uncredited)
Robyn Schneider
Walter's High School Girlfriend (uncredited)
Chris Spinelli
Diner Patron
Karen Strassman
Additional voices (uncredited)
Victoria Strauss
Marco Tazioli
Guy on Pier
John Todd
Dancer (uncredited)
Jerry Trent
Dancing Priest
Corey Webber
Warehouse Worker
Harrison White
Dancing Baker
Did you know?
The Blu-ray release of the film is the first to use the "Disney Intermission" feature. Upon pausing the movie, rather than a freeze frame, viewers are presented with the famous Muppet Theater red curtains which offer a gateway to new Muppetational entertainment. A series of quick gags unfolds on the screen, different with each pausing of the film. The release's other bonus features are also shown from behind the curtain, often with new Intermission-only twists. The "Disney Intermission" feature can be turned off in the menus, reverting the Blu-ray to a standard freeze frame when paused.
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A picture of Jim Henson appears on a poster outside of the Muppet Theater, and a picture of him with Kermit the Frog appears on the wall in Kermit's old office.
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First theatrical Muppet film in 12 years.
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Just as Walter finishes his whistling solo, the telethon counter reads $9.9 million, but in the next shot with Kermit and Piggy, the counter clearly reads $9.8 million.
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When The Muppets, Gary and Mary are about to drive to France, Gary and Mary are sitting on opposite sides of the back seat, but when the car comes out of the water, they have switched places.
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During the "Me Party" scene, Mary (Amy Adams) sits at a table, tears a roll in half, and puts a fork through each piece before making them "dance" like legs. When she stands up a moment later, the silverware is seen lying on the table, without the pieces of roll.
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Animal: No drums! No drums! Jack Black said no drums!
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Lew: We all agreed that a celebrity isn't a people.
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Kermit the Frog: Listen everybody, we've got nothing to be ashamed of. And you know why? Well because, thanks to Walter here we tried. And if we failed, we failed together and to me that's not failing at all. And I don't care what anybody says, I don't care if no one believes in us because... I believe. I believe in you. And you. And you. You know what's important isn't this building or name, it's each other. So I say fine, let's just start from the bottom and work our way back up to the top. Let's all walk out through these doors with our heads held up high, as a family because that's what we are.
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How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for The Muppets can be found here.
Who is Walter?
From Entertainment Weekly: "Walter is a sweet, slightly naive twenty-something Everypuppet who, in the movie, is the brother and roommate of [Jason] Segel's character, Gary. Both Gary and Walter are die-hard Muppet fans. 'Walter is the kind of guy who faints when he sees Kermit,' [James] Bobin says. Of course, Walter's Muppet fandom is complicated by the fact that he is a Muppet himself. 'Walter has a bit of a self-confidence issue because he's the only person like him that he's seen aside from the Muppets,' Segel explains. 'His dream is to meet the Muppets and be around people who are like him.'" Walter will be puppeteered and voiced by Muppet performer Peter Linz. Rumors of Michael Cera or Paul Rudd providing the voice are incorrect and are based on a misinterpretation of an idea in the script.
Will this movie be done with classic puppets or CGI?
Classic puppets. According to most sources, the script contains very few shots that will require the use of CGI. They will still be using computer technology to remove arm rods, etc., as they have since at least Muppet Treasure Island.
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