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[21 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
New Muppets Pins Arriving at Disney Parks as ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ Hits Theaters

Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted arrives in theaters on March 21, and Disney is releasing a set of pins to celebrate the film’s release.
One of the new pins features Animal playing the drums. The pin features the wording “Wild One” and has a silver chain embellishment from Animal to his drums.
This open edition pin released at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort on March 6.
The other pin in the release features the grumpy duo of Statler & Waldorf with the wording “Old…it sure beats dead.” This is also an …

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[16 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
‘Muppets’ Sequel Gets New Title

Earlier today, we let you know about a new announcement Disney made with a slew of release dates for their upcoming films. Also included in this announcement was a piece of news about the upcoming sequel to The Muppets, as Disney announced that the film is now getting a new title.
The sequel, previously titled The Muppets…Again, has now changed its title to Muppets Most Wanted. The film focuses on the Muppets as travel around Europe on tour. However, things take a chaotic turn as the Muppets become entangled in an international crime …

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[19 Jan 2013 | One Comment | ]
Tina Fey in Talks to Join ‘Muppets’ Sequel, Working Title Revealed

This week, we let you know that the highly anticipated sequel to The Muppets has finally received a theatrical release date of March 14, 2014. Recently, some more exciting news was revealed about the film, including an incredibly exciting bit of casting news and the film’s official working title.
While up until now, the untitled film has simply been referred to as “the Muppets sequel” or The Muppets 2, we recently learned that the film now has an official working title: The Muppets…Again. News of the straightforward, yet Muppety, title was first reported …

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[6 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
James Bobin to Direct Period Musical ‘Tribyville’ For Disney

While production on his upcoming Muppets film is just slated to begin this month, it looks like director James Bobin already has his next collaboration with Disney lined up. It was recently announced that Bobin has signed on to direct Disney’s upcoming film Tribyville.
Film website The Wrap revealed the news of Bobin’s new partnership with Disney on the film, which has not yet been officially confirmed by Disney. Few details have been revealed about Tribyville, a period musical film Disney is currently acquiring from Gary Sanchez Productions. In addition to serving …

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[30 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
Christoph Waltz May Still Make Cameo In ‘Muppets’ Sequel

The upcoming sequel to The Muppets is getting ready to begin production in London next month, and we’ve been recently starting to hear some exciting casting announcements for the film. Last month, we let you know that while Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz was in talks to play one of the film’s leading human characters, the role will instead go to Modern Family‘s Ty Burrell due to Waltz’s scheduling conflicts. However, Waltz revealed this week that while he may not be one of the film’s human stars, fans may still get to …

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[9 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘Modern Family’ Star Ty Burrell Joins Cast of ‘Muppets’ Sequel

Last month, we let you know that actor Christoph Waltz was currently in discussions to star in the upcoming sequel to The Muppets. However, this week it was announced that the role’s casting will be going in a different direction. Ty Burell, who stars as Phil Dunphy on the hit ABC series Modern Family, will be starring in the new Muppet film as one of its leading human characters.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Burrell was cast in the role after Waltz’s schedule prevented him from taking part in the film. Playing the role …

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[8 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘Muppets,’ ‘Brave,’ and ‘Newsies’ Nominated for Grammy Awards

This week brought the announcement of the nominees for this year’s Grammy Awards. Among the nominees were several Disney songs and albums, featuring music from Newsies, The Muppets, and more.
The Broadway cast recording of Newsies earned a nomination for Best Musical Theater Album. The hit Broadway show features music by Jack Feldman and Alan Menken, who has previously won five Grammy Awards for his work on such Disney films as Tangled, The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast.
After earning the Oscar earlier this year for Best Song, the song “Man or Muppet” from …

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[11 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘Muppets’ Sequel to Film in London, Bret McKenzie to Return as Composer

Last week, we brought you an update with some news about the highly anticipated sequel to The Muppets. Now, we’re excited to bring you another bit of news on the film via Collider.com and Muppets producer Todd Lieberman, including the return of Muppets composer Bret McKenzie and where the new film will take place.
As we mentioned in our last update on the film, the Muppets sequel is set to begin shooting in January 2013. However, the Muppets will be heading across the pond for this film, with shooting scheduled to take place in …

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[10 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Jolly and Joyous: The Muppet Christmas Carol’ 20th Anniversary Special Edition

Editor’s Note:  We welcome our good friend and guest writer Cari Keebaugh back today with her impressions regarding a classic film, The Muppet Christmas Carol!
What could possibly be better than ice skating penguins and Gonzo pretending to be Charles Dickens?
How about ice skating penguins, Gonzo pretending to be Charles Dickens, and BONUS FEATURES?
That’s right, Muppet fans: this week, Disney released a special edition DVD of one of the best adaptations of Dickens’ Christmas classic since Mickey’s Christmas Carol:  The Muppet Christmas Carol!

I have to admit, I’m thrilled to see this …

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[3 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Christoph Waltz In Talks to Star in ‘Muppets’ Sequel; May Start Production in January

We haven’t heard too much about the upcoming sequel to The Muppets since its announcement last spring, but recently some interesting new developments have come to light regarding this exciting project. This week, it was revealed that Oscar winner Christoph Waltz is currently in talks to star in the new film.
In the new sequel, which will be set in Europe and was described as a “comedy caper” by writer Nicholas Stoller, Waltz would be playing an Interpol inspector, who will be one of the few lead roles played by a …