The Muppets Take 2011

27 Aug

I’ve written about the Muppets plenty of times before, but now there is more Muppet news besides the current exhibit going on at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria.

The new Muppet movie simply titled The Muppets is being released on November 23rd and has a superstar cast line-up of Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Mila Kunis and Katy Perry.

I can’t wait, considering that one of my favorite movies of all time just happens to be The Muppet Take Manhattan. In my opinion, it is one of the most sincere love letters to New York City that I’ve ever seen on film. Not only does Miss Piggy take a job selling perfume with Joan Rivers at Bergdorf Goodman she then gets mugged in Central Park. Former mayor Ed Koch is also in the film as well as Liza Minelli, when she is dining at Sardi’s, a legendary haunt in the city. Another interesting fact that label whores will appreciate;  Gonzo is seen toting around a luxe Gucci bag in the beginning of the film when they are walking through a terminal (Port Authority?).

The three videos I posted are of The Muppets 2011 trailer, a 5 minute interview with Frank Oz about the making of The Muppets Take Manhattan, and the scene with Joan Rivers

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