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The Muppets Visit the Set of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ in Fantastic Behind-the-Scenes Photos

by Jacob Hall January 29, 2015 @ 9:44 AM
Before he was a CGI creation, Jedi master Yoda was a puppet. Before green screens became the norm, the Dagobah set for ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ was built elevated off the ground to accommodate Yoda’s puppeteers. And before he brought Yoda to life, puppeteer and voice actor Frank Oz was best known as the man behind Miss Piggy. In a weird way, that makes the most wizened character in the ‘Star Wars’ universe a distant relative of the extended Muppet family.

'The Muppets Most Wanted' Super Bowl Trailer Dishes Out Internet Praise

by Nick Romano February 2, 2014 @ 5:42 PM
Disney joined in on the game day fun by premiering a 'Muppets Most Wanted' Super Bowl trailer, which takes a note from its previous trailers by debuting a sampling of Twitter reviews for similar comedic effect. So, ready to hear what @KevKoast315 has to say about the new movie?

The Muppets Super Bowl Ad With Terry Crews is Delightful (and Weird)

by Jacob Hall January 28, 2014 @ 3:45 PM
Few people are as welcome on our televisions as Terry Crews and few felt creatures warm our hearts quite like the Muppets. In other words, if you want to sell us a Toyota, there are far worse spokespeople (and spokespuppets) to use. In the grand tradition of modern Super Bowl ads, the presumably very expensive spot starring these guys is online in advance of the big game, giving everyone who doesn't watch football a chance to remember how much they like the Muppets and that really funny guy who used to play sports-ball once upon a time.
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'Muppets Most Wanted' Trailer From the 2014 Golden Globes

by Nick Romano January 12, 2014 @ 8:53 PM
While many of 2013's best movies and TV series were being honored at the 2014 Golden Globes awards ceremony, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, one of the films coming out this year was left out, 'Muppets Most Wanted,' and fans were upset! Just take a look at the new 'Muppets' trailer that aired during Sunday's ceremony.

'The Muppets Most Wanted' Has the Best "Critics" TV Spot You Could Ask For

by Nick Romano January 7, 2014 @ 12:41 PM
As we're currently in the throngs of awards season, studios are combing through movie reviews to find the most beaming critiques to place in new "critics" TV spots to promote their films' Oscar clout -- look at ones for 'Gravity,' 'Dallas Buyers Club' and the like. Well, leave it to 'The Muppets Most Wanted' to come up with one that puts all the rest to shame.

'The Muppets 2' Moves Forward, Christoph Waltz Up to Join Cast

by Damon Houx October 31, 2012 @ 9:15 PM
Getty Images, The Weinstein Company
It's been quiet on the 'Muppet 2' front for a while. We knew that James Bobin would return to write and direct, with writing assistance from Nicholas Stoller, and we knew that the sequel would be Jason Segel-free. But it looks like now they've started the casting process for the next film, and the first name is a bit of a surprise: Christoph Waltz.