The Muppets Moved Up to Thanksgiving

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The Walt Disney Studios announced today that it has moved the release date for its upcoming The Muppets from December 25, 2011 to November 23, 2011.

Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie the Bear, Gonzo, Animal and the rest of the gang will reunite in theaters just in time for the 2011 Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

“Disney has had incredible success opening films over the Thanksgiving weekend, and thanks to ‘Tangled,’ we have the top three Thanksgiving openers of all time,” said Chuck Viane, president of global distribution for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. “I have spoken with The Muppets, and we all agreed this comedy is a great fit for the holiday 2011 time frame.”

Directed by James Bobin from a script by Jason Segelk and Nicholas Stoller, the family film stars Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones, Alan Arkin, Jack Black, Billy Crystal, Zach Galifianakis, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ricky Gervais and Emily Blunt.