The Muppets is a American musical comedy film and the seventh theatrical film featuring the Muppets. Bret McKenzie served as music supervisor, writing four of the film's five original songs, while Christophe Beck composed the film's score. Walt Disney Pictures first announced the film in March , with Segel and Stoller as the screenwriters and Mandeville Films as co-producer. Filming began in September and was completed entirely in Los Angeles. The film was the first theatrical Muppet production without the involvement of veteran Muppet performers Frank Oz and Jerry Nelson , although Nelson provides an uncredited vocal cameo in his final role before his death in A sequel, titled Muppets Most Wanted , was released on March 21, Walter and his loving and protective brother Gary, residents of Smalltown, are fans of the Muppets, having watched The Muppet Show throughout their youth. Now adults, Gary plans a vacation to Los Angeles with his girlfriend, Mary, to celebrate their tenth anniversary, inviting Walter so he can tour the Muppet Studios. Mary accepts this, as she is a Muppet fan as well, but feels Gary's devotion to Walter is distracting from their relationship. After Statler and Waldorf leave, Richman reveal his plan to destroy the theater and drill for oil.
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The Muppets are an ensemble cast of puppet characters known for an absurdist , burlesque , and self-referential style of variety - sketch comedy. Created by Jim and Jane Henson in , they are the namesakes of the Disney -owned media franchise that encompasses television, film, music, and other media associated with the characters. The Muppets originated in the short-form television series Sam and Friends , which aired from to Following appearances on late night talk shows and in advertising during the s, the Muppets began appearing on Sesame Street in , and attained celebrity status and international recognition through The Muppet Show — , which received four Primetime Emmy Award wins and twenty-one nominations during its five-year run.
The Muppets is the Muppets ' seventh feature film, released in The film started production in September Principal photography for The Muppets began on October 30, and concluded on February 11, Theatrically, the film was accompanied by a new short film featuring Pixar 's Toy Story characters. With secret, signature, celebrity cameos, "The Muppets" hits the big screen November 23,