March 30, 2017

Tag Archives: Muppet films

Oscars®: Muppets Most Wanted – What’s up with the 2015 Awards Race

Directed by: James Bobin Written by: James Bobin and Nicholas Stoller Main Cast: Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey make up the main human actors, with various others voicing the Muppet cast members, plus cameos from tons of others in Hollywood Past Oscar relations: The Muppets won Best Original Song (the song Man[...]

Oscars: Bret McKenzie talks “Muppets,” music and the magic of Jim Henson – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: “The Muppets” soundtrack rarely leaves the CD player in our house. My boys, ages 7 and 3, adore the movie’s catchy tunes, from the opening number of “Life’s a Happy Song” to the sentimental “Man or Muppet.” My youngest repeats Fozzie’s line “I didn’t do it, I’ve[...]

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Young Adult open huge in limited release

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: In what one might call ‘the calm before the storm’, two middling wide releases debuted to relatively middling numbers. Next week sees a flurry of major wide releases over the last two weeks of the year, so this frame was a bit of a breather. [...]

“Breaking Dawn part I” tops Thanksgiving weekend – Weekend Box Office

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: As expected, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part I (essay) topped the holiday weekend box office as three new family films (including The Muppets) and three limited releases more-or-less cannibalized each other. Once again, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part I is playing so much like Twilight Saga:[...]

“The Muppets” delights at Savannah surprise screening

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: “You are the first audience in the world to see this film.” With that, Savannah Film Festival Exective Director Danny Filson pulled back the curtain on Friday night’s Director’s Choice, which – to the delight of the supercharged audience in Trustees Theater – was James Bobin’s joyous, clever[...]

“Muppets” exclusive clip features new character Walter

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Despite the onslaught of “Muppet” marketing leading up to the film’s Nov. 23 release, in which Jim Henson’s creations spoofed everything from “The Green Lantern” to “The Hangover Part II,” we haven’t seen a whole lot with Walter, the new character created for this movie who acts[...]

“The Muppets” full trailer arrives online

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: After weeks of (extremely clever) spoof trailers taking on everything from “The Hangover” to “Green Lantern,” Disney’s new Muppets movie finally has a real trailer. And it’s awesome! The theme of “getting the band back together” has helped blow the dust off of countless franchises, but the tone of[...]

Muppet marketing has fans “Green With Envy”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It was an inside joke for about 20 minutes … and a clever one, at that. But once the cat (and frog and pig) was out of the bag that the trailer and poster for the generic-looking romantic comedy “Green With Envy” was really a tease for[...]

Disney unveils first “Muppets” poster

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Kermit, Fozzie Bear and Miss Piggy have remained mainstays in pop culture, but it has been years since Jim Henson’s Muppets have had a feature film to call their own. That changes in November when James Bobin brings a live-action Muppet movie back to theaters with the[...]

Jack Black compares new “Muppet” movie to “Being John Malkovich”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: If you grew up in the 70s and 80s, childhood nostalgia is going to wash over you like a tidal wave in 2011. “The Smurfs” are heading to the big screen in August. Winnie the Pooh is getting a feature-length film. And The Muppets are putting on[...]
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