I really hope Disney has managed to create something special with the upcoming The Muppets movie. As a child I loved that show and the movies that came as a result and it would be so great if somehow they were able to tap into what made the original Jim Henson creation so great in the first place. I haven’t watched a Muppet film or episode of “The Muppet Show” for some time so I can’t quite put my finger on it, or place into words what that “something” the original had, but I would think those of you that grew up with the Muppets know what I am talking about.
All that said, just below is the first piece of artwork for the film as Fandango has debuted the teaser poster for The Muppets, which will be hitting theaters this November. Are you rightfully teased?
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason 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 tribute 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. With secret, signature, celebrity cameos, The Muppets hits the big screen Nov. 23, 2011.