- Title: USA: Stars and Muppets hit the red carpet for the world premiere of "The Muppets"
- Date: 14th November 2011
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 12, 2011) (REUTERS) PAN FROM MARQUEE TO ARRIVAL LINE CLOSE UP OF "THE MUPPETS" POSTER KERMIT THE FROG AND CAST ON GREEN CARPET MISS PIGGY ON GREEN CARPET (SOUNDBITE) (English) SWEETUMS, MUPPET, SAYING: "How am I feeling? A little gasy, I think it's something I must have eaten for breakfast." MISS PIGGY TALKING TO REPORTERS KERMIT TALKING TO REPORTERS WIDE SHOT OF MUPPET MOBILE ON GREEN CARPET WIDE SHOT OF ARRIVAL LINE AMY ADAMS POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS CAST FROM THE MUPPETS TALKING TO THE MEDIA SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS JASON SEGEL TALKING TO REPORTERS (SOUNDBITE) (English) JASON SEGEL, ACTOR, SCREENPLAY BY, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER SAYING: "It just seemed to me unfair that there hasn't been a Muppet movie in twelve years. I grew up with the Muppets, and they really informed who I wanted to be as a comedian. Sort of as a person as well. It seemed crazy that kids haven't had a Muppet movie in their lifetime, so we decided to bring one back." MICKEY ROONEY GREETING THE MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (English) AMY ADAMS, ACTOR, SAYING: "It's awesome. It's just fun. We all got into it because we love the Muppets. I think everybody on this set was there because of that love, so it was a really fun project. You could feel the energy." MUPPETS INTERVIEWING ON GREEN CARPET (SOUNDBITE) (English) SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS, ACTOR, SAYING: "Muppets! Long live the Muppets! Long live Kermit! Kermit, is the best! I'm his alter ego!" AMY ADAMS TALKING TO REPORTERS (SOUNDBITE) (English) JAMES BOBIN, DIRECTOR OF "THE MUPPETS" SAYING: "I've been a fan for a long time. I watched them in England in the seventies. Show I absolutely loved. And I think in many ways formed my sense of humor. It's what makes you funny. And so to work with them is incredible. I couldn't believe it! I walked on set and Kermit was there, Piggy was there, and Fonzie, and Gonzo was there. It's amazing." MUPPET MOBILE NEXT TO FANS ON THE STREET
- Embargoed: 29th November 2011 12:00
- Location: Usa, Usa
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts
- Reuters ID: LVA8V5DL0Q3Z68U7AYLSTV5DPQV1
- Story Text: Kermit and Miss Piggy along side human co-stars Jason Segel and Amy Adams took to the green carpet for the world premiere of "The Muppets"on Saturday (November 12).
Fans of the Muppets have waited since 1999 to see the Muppets again on the big screen. In this latest Muppet installment, viewers are introduced to new Muppet, Walter, who convinces his brother Gary, played by Jason Segel, and his girlfriend, played by Amy Adams, to go to Los Angeles for a vacation and to see the Muppets Studio. Upon arrival, they find out an oil tycoon plans to tear the studio down to get to the oil found in the soil underneath the building. Complete with its usual hijinks, Kermit works to get the old gang back together for a telethon to raise $10 million needed to save the rundown Muppets Studio.
Jason Segel not only stars in the film, but he was also a screen writer, and executive producer of the film. Getting the Muppets back on the big screen was important for Segel.
"It just seemed to me unfair that there hasn't been a Muppet movie in twelve years," said Segel, "I grew up with the Muppets, and they really informed who I wanted to be as a comedian. Sort of as a person as well."
Segel's co-star, Amy Adams, said filming with Kirmit and Miss Piggy was a lot of fun, "It's awesome. It's just fun. We all got into it because we love the Muppets. I think everybody on this set was there because of that love, so it was a really fun project. You could feel the energy."
Muppet films are known for having great cameos throughout and this one will not disappoint with cameos from Mickey Rooney, Jack Black, Kristen Schaal, and Neil Patrick Harris.
Disney's "The Muppets" opens nationwide November 23, 2011.
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