Muppets, The (film)

Muppets, The (film) In Smalltown, U.S.A., Kermit-obsessed Walter (a brand new Muppet) travels to Hollywood with his brother Gary and Gary’s girlfriend Amy. When they go to tour the Muppet Studio, they find out it is falling into ruin, and the Muppets are no longer there. In order to save the Muppet Theater from being razed so a dishonest businessman can tear it down to drill for oil, Gary, Amy, and Walter search out Kermit at his home. They all work to get the Muppets together again for a telethon to raise the $10 million necessary to save the theater. This is easier said than done, as the Muppets have for years all gone their separate ways—Miss Piggy, for example, is a plus-size fashion editor in Paris, Gonzo runs a high-class plumbing business, and Fozzie plays with a tribute band called The Moopets in Reno. Released on November 23, 2011. Directed by James Bobin. Stars Jason Segel (Gary), Amy Adams (Mary), Chris Cooper (Tex Richman), Rashida Jones (Veronica), cameos by a couple dozen celebrities, and more than 100 Muppets. Walter is voiced by Peter Linz. 103 min. The song, “Man or Muppet, ” by Bret McKenzie, won the Oscar for best song in 2012.