Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the gang attended the world premier of “The Muppets Movie” tonight at the El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles. Miss Piggy arrived in Piggy-Glamour-style in a chauffeur driven convertible car. Kermit chose a more standard ride with the rest of the Muppet Gang.
The twosome were joined by the newest Muppet, Walter, who he dishes on how he was “discovered.” And we hear from the two writers of the show, Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller about how they turned their love of the Muppets into a full-length movie that’s clever enough for the parents and action-packed enough for the kids.
Check out what the stars and the writers have to say about this new movie in theaters nationwide on Thanksgiving.
Disney’s “The Muppets” is directed by James Bobin (“Flight of the Conchords,” “The Ali G Show”) and produced by the Academy Award® nominated team David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman (“The Fighter;” “The Proposal”) with a screenplay by Segel & Nicholas Stoller (“Get Him to the Greek”), who also serve as executive producers along with John G. Scotti and “The Muppet Show” veteran Martin G. Baker. Bret McKenzie, who created, co-wrote, executive produced and starred in the hit HBO television series “Flight of the Conchords,” is the music supervisor, as well as the writer/producer of three original songs. Original score is by Christophe Beck; Michael Rooney is the choreographer. Rahel Afiley is the costume designer, and James Thomas is the editor. Steve Saklad is production designer and Don Burgess, ASC, is the director of photography.
The cast, which includes Kermit the Frog (“The Muppet Movie,” TV’s “The Muppet Show”), Miss Piggy (“The Muppet Christmas Carol”), Segel (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Bad Teacher”), three-time Academy Award® nominee Adams (“The Fighter;” “Doubt”), Fozzie Bear (“The Muppets Take Manhattan”), Gonzo (“The Great Muppet Caper”), Walter and Academy Award® winner Cooper (“The Town,” “Adaptation”), also features Rashida Jones (“Parks and Recreation,” “The Social Network”). Honoring the Muppet tradition, celebrity cameos include, among others, Donald Glover, Leslie Feist, Alan Arkin, Kristen Schaal, Eddie “Piolín” Sotelo, Ken Jeong, James Carville, Rico Rodriguez and Judd Hirsh. Disney’s “The Muppets” hits the big screen Nov. 23, 2011.