After not one, not two, but three parody trailers for The Muppets, we finally have the first full-length trailer for the actual film. I heard Disney planned to launch it this Monday, but a reader passed this along and the quality seems to be legitimate. I really enjoyed the parody teasers, but I’m glad we finally have our first look at the actual film. While there still isn’t much in the way of plot, I’m excited for a nice wholesome time at the theater, courtesy of Disney. I click with Jason Segel’s comedy and looking forward to see him revitalize this property.
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. Check out the trailer below.
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 first official full-length trailer?
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