On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. With secret, signature, celebrity cameos, The Muppets hits the big screen Nov. 23, 2011.
The cast includes Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Rashida Jones, Chris Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Jack Black, Alan Arkin, Emily Blunt, Neil Patrick Harris, Whoopi Goldberg, Selena Gomez, James Carville, Ken Jeong, Sarah Silverman, Donald Glover, Mickey Rooney and Jim Parsons.
The Muppets won 1 Oscar at the
2012 Academy Awards