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Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made – Pics!

November 8, 2010

This weekend was spent with my nephews, and the Muppets Take Manhattan just happened to be on. My sister and I watched delightedly, and I cheerfully sang all the songs (that I was amazed I still knew) to my infant nephew Austin, and he loved it.

So it is with great delight that this huge Muppet nerd brings you an image of the new film courtesy of Entertainment Weekly and Collider: The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made! Zooms after the jump!Click for a closer look:

Yes, it’s a long title, but the Muppets are due for a big comeback. Their recent YouTube videos have been garnering a lot of attention, so the new generation is hopefully primed and ready. The new movie is co-written by star Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Nicholas Stoller (Get Him to the Greek.) Says Segel:

We’ve worked really hard to stay true to the original spirit of the Muppets. We’ve missed the same thing everyone else has been missing.

Awesome. According to Collider:

Recently, Zach Galifianakis has been reported to join the cast, along with Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, and Rashida Jones, set to play the love interest, the villain, and the ABC executive, respectively… With Pixar being consulted for the Disney production, and James Bobin (Flight of the Conchords) directing, it’s hard to not be excited for this film.

I know I’m excited. Granted, the new Muppet Walter (holding an iPhone in the image) looks more Sesame Street than Muppet to me,*I am still holding out hope for this movie. Here’s a synopsis:

The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made is about Gary, Mary, and Walter (a man, his girlfriend, and the man’s life-long nondescript, brown puppet best friend) getting the old Muppet gang – now retired entertainers known for the same Muppet show we know them from – together to save the TV studio that the original show was shot in. A villain, Tex Richman, bent on drilling for oil underneath the studio, is due to take over the studio in weeks, and the only way to stop him? Putting on a show that draws ten million viewers.

Sounds like traditional old Muppet movies to me! Bonus: No sign of Pepe the Prawn. Also- where are Kermit’s legs? TGMMEM is due out Christmas 2011

 

*I know Sesame Street is still Jim Henson, but modern Sesame Street has a completely different look from old-school Muppets.

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