“The Muppets” is a comedy film released in 2011, directed by James Bobin and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. The film stars Jason Segel and Amy Adams, as well as the beloved Muppet characters, including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and Gonzo.
The film follows Segel’s character, Gary, and his Muppet brother Walter as they travel to Los Angeles to reunite the Muppets and save their old theater from a greedy oil tycoon, played by Chris Cooper. Along the way, they are joined by Adams’ character, Mary, and encounter many of the classic Muppet characters in a series of musical numbers and comedic sketches.
“The Muppets” was praised by critics and audiences for its heartfelt tribute to the Muppet legacy, as well as its charming humor and catchy musical numbers. The film also features a number of celebrity cameos, including Jack Black, Neil Patrick Harris, and Sarah Silverman.
The film was a box office success, grossing over $165 million worldwide, and won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Man or Muppet.” It was followed by a sequel, “Muppets Most Wanted,” in 2014, and a short-lived TV series, “The Muppets,” in 2015.
Duration: 103 min.