Nope, you don’t have cataracts. You’re not reading that wrong. The Muppets are really back to the theaters after over a decade (that’s ten years for you people who aren’t Harmonix), and it is as star-studded as a Muppet movie can be! The lady behind Enchanted‘s Giselle (Amy Adams), and the man behind the villain who fought against Gru with magnitude (Jason Segel), together as a couple? Your wish is granted! Chris Cooper, head of The Bourne Identity‘s “Operation Treadstone”, as a bad guy? Well, I guess your beg is answered! Flight of the Conchords star, James Bobin, at the director’s hand?…Do bananas peel?

This Thanksgiving, there’s a reason to be thankful for The Muppets. Another distribution at the hand of Walt Disney Pictures, not only with there be action, heroism, driving, and adventure, but as well as four new musical numbers, plus your favorites, “The Rainbow Connection” and “Mah Nà Mah Nà”! Here’s the info: Oil has been found under the Muppet theater, and oilman Tex Richman (Cooper) plans to bring the theater to demolition to drill. Meanwhile, Walter, the Muppets’ biggest worldwide fan, and friends Gary (Segel) and Mary (Adams) learn about Richman’s plan, and propose an idea to stop Tex: The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever to raise a necessary $10 million to save the theater. But in order to stage the telethon, the three need to convince Kermit to reunite the Muppets who have parted ways. Want to know how they turned out? Fozzie the Bear is now a performer with the Moopets, a Reno casino tribute band, Miss Piggy has become a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris–don’t get me wrong on this one–Animal has rather obviously become an anger management clinic (surprised? :D), and Gonzo a powerful plumbing magnate.

While the main human cast only stars Segel, Adams, and Cooper (excluding Rashida Jones as a network executive), the cast beyond is unbelievably colossal. Besides the Muppets, the cameos add up to a number bigger than the amount of licks it takes to finish a Tootsie Pop! Stars include Jack Black, Selena Gomez, Donald Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Stiller, and Zach Galifianakis!! An official MPAA rating is unknown, but it will most likely be PG or G…

So there’s something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, as the film releases November 23. Smartly, the makers whipped up a fake romantic comedy poster for The Muppets called Green with Envy, coincidentally with the film’s release date.

Speaking of fake, the makers made two parody film trailers starring The Muppets, Being Green (Green Lantern) and The Fuzzy Pack (The Hangover Part II).

So, this is a goodbye from Sammwak, and remember that it’s not ALL about the turkey and the stuffing! 😉

– Sam

p.s. Here are some film facts: Did you know that the concept of the movie rose at as early as 2008? The film’s working title was The Greatest Muppet Movie of All Time, with different same star-studded cameos. And it’s too bad for the UK: the movie has to release in 2012 for them…on my birthday! 😀 Kermit the Frog himself went to the POTC: On Stranger Tides premiere at Disneyland to promote his movie…now that’s what I call marketing! You’re probably saying “Pics or it didn’t happen”, huh? Well, they have a whole video that collected a measly 35,000 views…?

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