The Muppets Return to Theaters Chrismas 2011

Walt Disney Pictures has set a December 25, 2011 release for The Muppets, to be directed by James Bobin from a script by Jason Segel and Nick Stoller. Segel is also starring in the film.

The movie will be going up against two films opening two days earlier on December 23 – Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn and Cameron Crowe’s We Bought a Zoo.

In other release news, CBS Films has pushed back Beastly from this summer to March 18, 2011. The movie, starring Vanessa Hudgens, Alex Pettyfer, Mary-Kate Olsen and Neil Patrick Harris, will face The Dark Fields and Rango on that date.

Fox has also decided to open Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz-starrer Knight and Day two days earlier on June 23 which gives it a bit of a jump on Sony’s Grown Ups, opening June 25.


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