Monday, March 19, 2012

The Muppets Review...

The Must-Own Movie For The Entire Family Debuts on Blu-ray ™ Combo Pack, Digital and On-Demand March 20, 2012

Debut Release Offers Fans the Full Movie Soundtrack with DVD Release and as part of a ‘Wocka-Wocka’ Pack for the Ultimate Muppets Experience!

One of the year’s best-loved family comedies and among the best reviewed films of 2011, Disney’s “The Muppets,” starring Jason Segel, Academy Award®-nominee Amy Adams, and favorite celebrity couple Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy -- debuts March 20 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, Digital Download and On-Demand formats. A must-own movie the entire family can enjoy, Disney’s “The Muppets” in-home release includes the DVD and music soundtrack packaged together and also offered as the ultimate Muppets experience, a ‘Wocka-Wocka Value Pack,’ which contains the movie on Blu-ray high definition, DVD and Digital Copy (three discs), plus a download card which allows fans to own all the songs from the film’s hugely popular soundtrack.

Disney’s “The Muppets” Blu-ray Combo Pack, with its flawless picture and pitch perfect sound, comes with a fantastic slate of bonus content including the laugh out loud “The Longest Blooper Reel Ever Made (In Muppet History––We Think).” The exciting release also includes the hilarious featurette “A Little Screen Test on the Way to the Read Through,” which follows Jason Segel, Kermit, The Great Gonzo, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and others asthey get ready for the first day of production, and much more fun.

“Blu-ray is a great way to bring the Muppets into your home without having to worry about cleaning up after us,” said Kermit the Frog, commenting on the announcement. “And the behind-the-scenes extras are a revealing tell-all look at what it took to bring our movie to the big screen. It’s a must-see for fans of bloopers, flubs and slip-ups – which pretty much describes our act.”

Miss Piggy is equally thrilled at the movie’s Blu-ray release, “Now you can watch moi whenever you want! Ooh! Lucky vous!”

Additional fun-filled features on Disney’s “The Muppets” Blu-ray include a groundbreaking industry first -- ‘Disney Intermission,’ a hilarious all-new feature that allows viewers to press Pause on their remote control and watch as the Muppets take over the screen and entertain until the movie resumes playing. The release also includes “Explaining Evil: The Full Tex Richman Song,” an extended version of the rollicking rap song by villain Tex Richman (Academy Award® winner Chris Cooper) who provides the hilarious backstory of why he hates the Muppets. Audio commentaries with screenwriter and star Jason Segel, director James Bobin and screenwriter Nicholas Stoller are also included.

With the Muppet’s signature irreverent comedy, songs and dancing, Muppet fans of all ages will cheer as the gang reunites to put on a benefit show to save the crumbling Muppet Studios from being razed by nefarious oil baron Tex Richman. New fans and long-time devotees will find the rainbow connection when they bring Disney’s “The Muppets” into their very own homes.

Street Date: March 20, 2012

Feature Run Time: Approximately 103 Minutes

Ratings: U.S.: PG/CANADA: PG
(Bonus material is not rated)

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Film Synopsis...

On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend, Mary (Amy Adams), from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze Muppet Studios and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage a telethon and raise the $10 million needed to save the studio, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have allgone 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.

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 of David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman (“The Fighter,” “The Proposal”) with a screenplay written 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. SteveSaklad is the production designer, and Don Burgess, A.S.C., is the director of photography.

Our Review...

We always watched The Muppets growing up so we were excited when this movie came out! It has some really good actors in it. Jason Segel and Amy Adams are great together. There are plenty of celebrity cameo appearances including Jack Black, who is hilarious in this movie. The Muppets are trying to have a telethon to raise money but they need a celebrity to host it so they kidnap Jack Black, tie him to a chair and make him host. It was fun to see the romance between Kermit and Miss Piggy start back up. We liked all the songs in the film too (the 3 disc combo pack comes with a digital copy of the soundtrack, love it). I have always liked the song Kermit sings about rainbows so when I heard him start singing that song in this movie I got excited, it brought me back to my childhood. It was cool to see Walter get to become a part of The Muppets since he was so obsessed with them and loved The Muppets so much. This is a good family movie. No matter what age you are, everyone will love this movie!

There are tons of special features on the Blu-ray. I always like watching bloopers and this Blu-ray has a huge blooper reel, these muppets crack me up. There are plenty of deleted scenes too. We got a kick out of the theatrical spoof trailers. It was fun to watch the making of The Muppets. The Muppets tell you all about making the movie and they keep telling jokes that made us laugh. Then all the celebrities are on there saying how when they got the call asking if they wanted to be in the movie they didn't even hesitate, they all wanted to be in it because everyone loves The Muppets :)

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Mandy said...

Love this movie! We are going to buy it for our son's B-day.

Momma Claire said...

Fun Review! Our kiddos will love the coloring pages and activities! Thanks for sharing ;)

Taunya said...

The Muppets have always been my favorite!

Wendy said...

My family can't wait to see this! How exciting it will be out on DVD soon.

Angela said...

I Love the Muppets :) they are hilarious!!! :) thanks soo much for this review!!! Can't wait to see the movie!!!

Beth said...

We saw this at the theater and it is a cute show.