How long was Disney sitting on this one? In perfect timing with the debut of the 8-minute preview for David Fincher‘s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (which we recapped in detail here), they’ve released another parody trailer for The Muppets. Making their own Immigrant Song cover and using stand-out text from the first teaser, we have my favorite one so far. This comes after not one, not two, but three parody trailers taking on everything from The Hangover Part II to Captain America. Check it out below and the official theatrical trailer here if you haven’t yet. [Facebook]
Written by Forgetting Sarah Marshall filmmakers Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller, and directed by Flight of the Conchords HBO show helmer/writer/executive producer James Bobin, The Muppets stars Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, and a boatload of cameos (but not Steven Carell).
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) 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.
The Muppets hits theaters November 23rd, 2011.
What do you think of the new parody?
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