Tag Archives: The Muppet Movie

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[...]

“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[...]

“Glee” star Jane Lynch to “Muppet” movie? Not so fast!

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Sue Sylvester might not be shouting down Fozzie’s jokes or whipping Miss Piggy into shape. That’s because “Glee” superstar Jane Lynch has denied the rumors that she’ll participate in the Muppet movie, currently in production at Walt Disney Pictures. “I’m not doing the Muppets movie. They haven’t asked me,”[...]

Lady Gaga has a good romance with the Muppets

HollywoodNews.com: Talk about lightening in a bottle. Evidence that the Muppet brand is just about to get hipper with current crowds, news arrive that Lady Gaga will make an appearance in their new movie. Rounding out Gaga’s entourage in the film, are funny men Eric Stonestreet (“Modern Family”), John Krasinski (“The Office”)[...]

Zach Galifianakis might meet the Muppets in their new movie

HollywoodNews.com: Hot off of winning the Hollywood Comedy Award, Zach Galifianakis is in talks to star in the upcoming Muppet movie reboot. Should Galifianakis commit, he will join Jason Segel and Amy Adams in the film. Entertainment Weekly had the news. Segel and Nick Stoller, who wrote “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” are working on[...]
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