The Muppets (2011)

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When Kermit the Frog and the Muppets learn that their beloved theater is slated for demolition, a sympathetic human, Gary, and his puppet brother, Walter, swoop in to help the gang put on a show and raise the $10 million they need to save the day.

Film Introduction
"The Muppets" is a 2011 American musical movie directed by James Bobin. It's a seventh theatrical film including the Muppets. The movie was written by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller and stars Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, and Rashida Jones, in addition to Muppets performers Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobson, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, and Peter Linz.

The story centers on Walter, a Muppet and huge fan of the original Muppet Show who lives with his human sibling Gary (Jason Segel). When Gary takes his sweetheart Mary (Amy Adams) to Los Angeles for their anniversary, Walter occurs to check out the Muppet Studios.

As soon as there, the trio discovers that a wealthy oil magnate called Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) plans to destroy the Muppet Theater to drill for oil. Horrified, they discover Kermit the Frog to tell him about Richman's plans. At first hesitant, Kermit decides to combat for their old theater. They prepare to raise 10 million dollars to buy the theater back before Richman can destroy it. The challenge is that the Muppets have actually wandered apart over the years.

Reuniting The Muppets
Kermit, Walter, Mary, and Gary then start a mission to gather the Muppets who've scattered in different instructions. Fozzie Bear is performing with a Muppets homage band, The Moopets, in Reno, Nevada. Gonzo is a plumbing mogul, and Animal remains in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management. Together with Miss Piggy who is a plus-size fashion editor in Paris, the group reunites for their ultimate objective.

Conserving The Muppet Theater
Back in Los Angeles, they remodel the dilapidated Muppet Theater. To raise the required funds, they decide to put on a show, reviving the old Muppet telethon. In spite of several hurdles including Richman's efforts to mess up the occasion, they handle to go on-air. However, they at first have a hard time to bring in an audience.

When Tex Richman fails to stop the telethon, he prepares to cut the power to the studio. However his strategy backfires, striking him on the head, resulting in a change of mind. On the other hand, the appeal of the program starts to increase thanks to celebrity visitor stars and social media assistance.

The Muppets are close to reaching their monetary goal, but time goes out before they can get the final call, leaving them except their target. However, they recognize that their hearts were in the right location and that they're pleased to have the Muppet household back. In the end, Richman (impacted by his head injury) indications the theater and the Muppets' name back over to the Muppets, ensuring their tradition continues.

"The Muppets" is not simply a film, but a sincere homage to the classic Muppets, capturing their essence while bringing them into a contemporary light. The film effectively showed themes of relationship, unity, and determination. The combination of humor, colorful musical numbers, and a self-referential script made the motion picture appealing for both kids and the older generation who matured with the Muppets. It received positive reviews from critics and won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Man or Muppet."

Top Cast

  • Jason Segel (small)
    Jason Segel
  • Amy Adams (small)
    Amy Adams
  • Chris Cooper (small)
    Chris Cooper
    Tex Richman
  • Rashida Jones (small)
    Rashida Jones
    CDE Executive
  • Steve Whitmire (small)
    Steve Whitmire
    Kermit / Beaker / Statler / Rizzo / Link / Newsman (voice)
  • Peter Linz (small)
    Peter Linz
    Walter (voice)
  • Eric Jacobson (small)
    Eric Jacobson
    Miss Piggy / Fozzie / Animal / Sam Eagle / Marvin Suggs (voice)
  • Dave Goelz (small)
    Dave Goelz
    Gonzo / Honeydew / Zoot / Beauregard / Waldorf (voice)
  • Bill Barretta (small)
    Bill Barretta
    Swedish Chef / Rowlf / Teeth / Pepe / Bobo / Muppet Gary (voice)
  • David Rudman (small)
    David Rudman
    Scooter / Janice / Miss Poogy / Wayne (voice)
  • Matt Vogel (small)
    Matt Vogel
    Pepper / Camilla / Sweetums / Robot / Deadly / Harry (voice)