"The Muppets" Fun Facts & New Images
Thanks to the folks at Screen Rant we got another great sneak peek at the new Muppets movie heading into theaters on November 23.
Several new images and a list full of fun facts about the film have made their way online.
The film will feature tons of Muppet favorites such as Kermit, Miss Piggy, Ralph, Fozzie, Gonzo, and Animal as well as human actors Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother) and Amy Adams (Man of Steel).
Also, with appearances by Katy Perry and Neil Patrick Harris this new movie could be the gayest thing to happen to the Muppets since the “Rainbow Connection.”
See all the fun facts and images below.
- Disney’s The Muppets is the 7th feature film featuring the Muppets. Director James Bobin makes his film directorial debut. Bobin co-created HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords ,” which he wrote, directed and executive produced.
- Bret McKenzie of “Flight of the Conchords” wrote and produced three original songs and served as music supervisor for the film. McKenzie fills some big shoes: The Muppet Movie was nominated for two Oscars®: Best Music, Original Song (“Rainbow Connection”) and Best Music, Original Sound Score.
- More than 120 Muppets appear in the film.
- A total of 12 different costumes were made for Miss Piggy—more costume changes than any other actor in the film.
- The largest Muppet, Thog, stands over 9.5 feet tall and is 4 feet wide.
- Kermit uses the banjo from 1979’s The Muppet Movie during the “Rainbow Connection” performance in Disney’s The Muppets. The staging of the scene features Kermit on a replica of the log where he was first found strumming his banjo in the very first Muppet movie. Miss Piggy shows up in a rowboat very much like the one the late Dom DeLuise used when he joined Kermit in their sweet duet.
- The film tapped 60 dancers to perform with Jason Segel and Amy Adams for the “Everything’s Great” opening musical performance. Hollywood Boulevard was shut down for two evenings to record the finale dance scene of the reprise of “Everything’s Great,” featuring 100 dancers.
- The Muppet Theater , built on Stage 28 on the Universal Studios Lot, incorporated parts of the old Phantom of the Opera set into its audience section. The Jim Henson Company gate was turned into the Muppet Studios entrance.