Rated: PG

Distributed By:

Walt Disney

Directed by:

James Bobin

Starring:

Jason Segel as Gary; Amy Adams as Mary; Chris Cooper as Tex Richman; Rashida Jones as CDE Executive; voices of Steve Whitmire as Kermit, Beaker, Statler and Rizzo; Eric Jacobson as Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Sam Eagle and Marvin Suggs; Dave Goelz as Gonzo, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Zoot, Beauregard, Waldorf and Kermit Moopet

Adapted From:

Plugged In Online

The Muppets

It's not easy being green . . . just ask Kermit the frog. Actually, all the Muppets will tell you that it's not easy being Muppets. Take Walter, for instance. He didn't always know he was a Muppet. He started out as just a Smalltown boy, hanging out with his brother, Gary, and playing Little League baseball. But as time went on, it became clear that Walter was a little . . . different. While Gary grew from a little boy to a tall young man, Walter never hit the 2-foot mark.

Walter and Gary watch a rerun of The Muppet Show on TV one day when everything changes. Walter realizes he's finally found a group of folks with whom he belongs. If only he could somehow meet them. Gary and his girlfriend, Mary, are taking a trip to Los Angeles and invite Walter to come along. But when they get into town, they see that the Muppet studio is a big mess. To make matters worse, the Muppets have gone their separate ways.

Kermit tries to get the gang back together for one last show—a telethon to raise money to save their studio. But it's not going to be easy. Gonzo is CEO of a large toilet-manufacturing corporation, and Miss Piggy's a fashion tycoon in Paris. They've all moved on, and some aren't so sure they want to get back together. But they're a family, and they care about one another.

In true Muppets form, the Muppets endure a lot of slapstick violence, including running into things, getting slammed into a door, falling off a building and getting karate-chopped by Miss Piggy.

The Muppets contains themes like community, teamwork and friendship. They show us how different we all can be—and what, in spite of those differences, we all share. The world is sometimes difficult, but the good-hearted Muppets teach us it's important to keep dreaming and hoping.

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