While the basic plot of The Muppet Movie has been known for a while, Disney has just released an official synopsis that sheds much more light on it. Even better, it tells what has become of the old crew now that they’ve disbanded. They’re a bit obvious, but it’s no less humorous to imagine a rich Gonzo or Animal working on his issues…
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 house 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.
As usual with a Muppets film, expect a ton of cameos… like Billy Crystal and Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Based on the success of Tangled, one of the top Thanksgiving weekend openings ever, Disney has decided to go the same route with The Muppets Movie, opening it Wednesday, November 23rd. Good news for all of us, since it was originally planned for release on Christmas.
Is anyone one else as happy as I am that we’re going to be able to see a new Muppets movie in theaters? Cause I’m ecstatic.
Thanks to Travis for the heads up, and enjoy this classic scene!
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