Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the whole gang have officially hit the silver screen in The Muppets. However, it has been a while since the Muppets were hanging out in the spotlight; they made their last big feature flick in 1999. Maybe you grew up on these guys, or maybe you're a brand-new fan. Either way, do you think you can match the plushy part to the Muppet it belongs to? Test your knowledge and prepare for Muppet mayhem.
From kid-friendly flicks like The Muppets and Hugo, to more serious fare like My Week With Marilyn, the offerings are aplenty at the box office this Thanksgiving. Take a look at what's in store.
It's time to meet The Muppets once again when Kermit and the gang come back to the big screen this week. This time, they're helped out by Jason Segel and Amy Adams, but is the family-friendly flick one you need to see in the theater? Watch the video review to find out if you should watch, pass, or rent The Muppets.
If you can't tell by this point, it's safe to say that we're "Muppetheads" over here. The new film and overload of Muppet madness all over the entertainment world have got us remembering our deep love of the Muppets and Jim Henson's other projects. They may have been put on the back burner in the last few years, but Muppet fever is no new phenomenon. Since the 1950s, Jim Henson and his creations have been shaping the landscape of entertainment for young and old. From all the way back to Henson's first project Sam and Friends, all the way up the new film The Muppets, we've got you covered with a history of Henson and the much-adored Muppets.
The Muppets are back — and while they may have already taken Manhattan, they're now headed straight to your nails. To mark the new Muppets movie, out now, polish giant OPI is launching a limited-edition Muppet-themed collection full of sparkly and metallic hues. Will you go for Warm & Fozzie or The Fresh Frog of Bel Air? To see our top color picks, watch our video now!
The Muppets movie hits theaters today, bringing the Muppets back to the limelight! A new generation of lil Muppets fans is ready to be born, and mama knows it's only a matter of time before tots start asking for a Muppets-themed party for their next birthday. Check out these inspired Muppets party ideas and start planning your tot's next birthday extravaganza!
It would have been easy to make a new version of The Muppets that relied solely on nostalgia. Just having Kermit and the gang show up to sing some songs would have been fun, but cowriters Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller have done so much more than that. With a story that appeals to a new generation while still summoning up the magic of the classic characters, they've revived the franchise and created a funny, emotionally rich movie. The film follows Segel as Gary, a sweet everyman taking his girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) and brother Walter (who happens to be a Muppet) on vacation to Los Angeles. Walter and Gary are huge Muppets fans, so they visit the old theater in LA, but they discover that it's a decrepit structure that's about to get torn down by nefarious oil magnate Tex Richman (Chris Cooper).
Walter and Gary want to warn the Muppets about Richman, but there's one big problem: the gang has split up, which means Gary and Walter have to track them down. Things get really fun as we're re-introduced to the Muppets in their new lives; some have important careers, some are down and out, some are in therapy. It's a clever way of bringing the characters up to date while also acknowledging that the Muppets aren't as popular as they once were. That kind of self-awareness is pervasive and very funny, and with so much humor and a ton of celebrity cameos, The Muppets is a wonderfully sweet comedy that's both loyal to Jim Henson's original intent and updated for modern audiences. To find out why I loved The Muppets, just keep reading.
Kermit and Miss Piggy are set to make their comeback in this week's The Muppets, and I got to chat with them about making the film. Kermit talked about why it was so great to work with cowriter and star Jason Segel, and he and Miss Piggy got personal to divulge their relationship secrets. Miss Piggy also gives some super solid dating advice, which has obviously worked for her and her "Kermie." Watch now!
Jason Segel is the star and cowriter of this week's The Muppets, and I sat down to chat with him — and the Muppet who plays his brother, Walter, in the film. The two pals chatted about what huge Muppets fan they've always been, how close they are now, and their favorite moments filming the movie. Watch now for the magical chat with the hilarious costars!
James Bobin directed this week's The Muppets, and I was able to chat with him recently about the challenging task of remaining loyal to the Muppets while also modernizing them. James also talked about how great it was to work with superfan Jason Segel, and how important music is to the film. Watch now.