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{Disney Muppet Mania} Meet the Character: Mary / Amy Adams

MARY (Amy Adams) is a valued shop teacher in Smalltown, USA—at least if the number of apples on her desk are any indication. She is Gary’s longtime girlfriend who often finds herself playing third wheel to Gary and his brother Walter. Mary shares Gary and Walter’s sweet, innocent disposition, but she’s growing weary of sharing her boyfriend with Walter. She can’t help but hope for a magical proposal during their Los Angeles vacation, but her plans are derailed when news of Muppet Studios’ … [Read more...]

{Disney Muppet Mania} Meet the Character: Tex Richman / Chris Cooper

TEX RICHMAN (Chris Cooper) is a rich oil baron who’s concocted a devious plan to destroy Muppet Studios, presumably to dig for the oil he claims is underneath. But the truth, says Chris Cooper (“Adaptation,” “The Bourne Identity”), who portrays the villain, is that Tex has a personal vendetta against the Muppets. “He blames the Muppets for a terrible event that happened to him at his 10th birthday party,” says Cooper. “He is unable to laugh and has vowed to destroy the Muppets.” But Tex … [Read more...]

Muppet Fans Unite: Lifelong Love of Kermit & the Gang Leads to Newest Big-Screen Adventure

Ranging in age from 8 to 80, Muppet fans come in all shapes and sizes and span the globe. So it makes sense that Disney’s “The Muppets” was ignited by a Muppet fan. “It started when I was a kid,” says Jason Segel. “The Muppets were my first comic influence and I was in love with puppetry. I just thought it was an amazing art form.” “All comedy writers are Muppet fans,” adds Nicholas Stoller. “It’s the gateway to comedy. It’s like the first thing you try and then you slowly fall down the … [Read more...]

{Disney Muppet Mania} Meet the Character: Walter

With his Kermit t-shirt and watch, WALTER (Walter) is a devoted fan of the Muppets. The lifelong resident of Smalltown, USA, dreams of meeting his heroes one day, and feels that—just maybe—he belongs with them. So when brother Gary and his girlfriend Mary plan a trip to Los Angeles, Walter joins them with hopes of realizing his dream once and for all. The role marks the big-screen debut for Walter, and one seemingly written for him. “I play Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan,” says the … [Read more...]

{Disney Muppet Mania} Meet the Character: Gary / Jason Segel

GARY (Jason Segel) is loyal to his brother Walter—the two do everything together. “Gary is from Smalltown, USA,” says Jason Segel (TV’s “How I Met Your Mother,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”), a longtime Muppet fan who created the role with himself in mind. “He’s very naïve, sweet and innocent, and he’s very much in love with his girlfriend Mary. He’s torn between his brother and growing into a new phase of maturation where it’s time to be with his girlfriend. He’s lived with his brother forever … [Read more...]

@Disney The Muppets: Miss Piggy on Life, Fashion and of course, Kermit

MISS PIGGY (Miss Piggy) makes her long-awaited and much-sought-after return to the big screen on November 23rd in Disney’s “The Muppets.” She appeared as 1st Sow in the “Return to the Planet of the Pigs” sketch on “The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence” in 1975 (which was, in effect, the pilot for “The Muppet Show”). But her unforgettable break-out performance came during the musical number “Temptation” on very first episode of “The Muppet Show.” Miss Piggy started as a chorus pig and came back a … [Read more...]

@Disney The Muppets Opens in Theaters Everywhere November 23, 2011

I think The Muppets is probably one of the biggest and most anticipated movies of the fall. I wasn't really a fan when I was a kid, but this new movie may well just turn me into a believer. For my readers that are fans, I'll be sharing tons Muppets info and goodies for you to enjoy each day at 11am PST leading up to the movie :)  Be sure to check back - you never know what I'll post!! If you don't know what the new movie is about, here is a brief synopsis: On vacation in Los Angeles, … [Read more...]