The Muppets have been full-body walking, even dancing, in movies for years. Yet, this first poster for The Muppets looks strange to me. Maybe it’s just because a new Muppet anything that’s not a t-shirt at Disneyland is a shocking change of pace for the foa rubber animal crew. This is your moment, guys. Walk with pride… and with the help of many, many grumbling Muppeteers.
The Muppets come to theaters November 23rd. The film is directed by James Bobin, starring/written by Jason Segel. Interesting choice of tagline: “They’re Closer Than You Think.” Wait. Hear that? I think there might be a Muppet in my apartment right now. I’d better get my baseball bat, in case it’s one of the giant monsters. He got the nickname “Sweetums” in prison, you know. (AICN)