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With barely a week until the Nov. 23 premiere of The Muppets, Disney has released a trio of clever posters — “Bella Swine”! — parodying the insanely popular Twilight Saga.
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary and Mary from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.
Directed by James Bobin (Da Ali Gi Show, The Flight of the Conchords) from a script by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller, The Muppets stars Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper and a host of others, including Rashida Jones, Zach Galifianakis, Jack Black, Ed Helms, Neil Patrick Harris, Katy Perry and Donald Glover.
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(via IMP Awards)