‘The Muppets’ Trailer #2: Now Featuring Celebrity Cameos & Fart Shoes

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The Muppets movie trailer with Jason Segel The Muppets Trailer #2: Now Featuring Celebrity Cameos & Fart Shoes

Let’s face it. The world can be a pretty depressing place. The economy is in a slump, unemployment is high, and the prospect of a cold winter is on the horizon (at least if you live in Chicago like me).

That’s why it’s so wonderful every time Disney releases something new from The Muppets. Whether it’s a teaser spoofing the latest hot movie (like the recently released Girl With The Dragon Tattoo-style trailer) or just some new character posters, The Muppets have a way of brightening your day.

Today, Disney released its second full-length trailer for The Muppets. Like the first trailer, this new trailer does a good job of showing off the basic plot of the film (the Muppets must reunite for a show to keep a greedy oil tycoon from demolishing their beloved theater). However, in typical Muppet fashion, it also leaves plenty of room for off-the-wall gags, pop culture references, celebrity cameos, and bright musical numbers.

For what it’s worth, I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of Fozzie Bear’s fart shoes joke. Judge me if you want, but that’s comedy gold. Co-writers Jason Segal and Nicholas Stoller, along with veteran Flight of the Conchords director James Bobin, all seem to have nailed the tone of The Muppets - while also modernizing the characters enough to make them accessible to new audiences. Hopefully the result is a success at the box office.

It’s heartening to know that a new generation of kids will get to see The Muppets on the big screen in a new adventure (not to mention all the grown-up kids who remember Kermit and the gang from their own childhoods).

Are you excited for The Muppets? Just for debate, who’s your favorite Muppet?

The Muppets hits theaters this Thanksgiving on November 23, 2011.

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  1. I didn’t find any of the humor in this trailer clever at all YET I had a Cheese-Eating-Grin on my face the whole time. Must be the effect of growing up in the 80′s watching Sesame Street every morning for 10 years.

  2. I grew up with the muppets, and loved them uncontrollably. I wouldn’t hate it if the muppets continued to live on.

    Btw, Animal will always be my favorite.

  3. I had the animal puppet growing up, it had the eyebrow slide above the mouth so you could make expressions. ::sick::

  4. Miss Piggy has always been my favorite Muppet. Unfortunately, she’s been badly written for and badly designed for years; it’s good to see that she at least looks good in this trailer.

    Whether I’ll actually see the movie is debatable though. My passion for the Muppets has faded considerably (see above note regarding La Pig). Maybe I’ll just be content with my memories.

  5. Trailer got me even more excited. Chickens singing Cee Lo Green…come on, that’s comedy gold. By far, this one was my favorite trailer. I’m overly excited for this movie which has gotten my 3-year-old daughter excited. And as far as picking out a favorite, as a kid I loved Gonzo in the movies and Fozzie on Muppet Babies. But as an adult re-watching the old Muppet Show on DVD, my favorites have to be Statler and Waldorf. But, Beaker is hilarious on youtube. And Dr. Teeth and Electric Mayhem are the best Muppet band ever. So many Muppets…it’s too hard to decide! I can’t wait until Thanksgiving!

  6. Can’t wait for this movie. I’ve grown up with the Muppets. I’ve loved them ever since I was a little kid. They are one of the few things that you never outgrow.

    It’s hard to pick a favorite one. The Swedish Chef always stole the show. Statler and Waldorf are hilarious. For some reason, I always liked Scooter. All of them were great in their own way.

  7. Muppet Domination! GLEE is featuring a Muppets song on the Nov 1st episode. That has potential awesomness written all over it.

    • The Muppets will also be the guest hosts for WWE Monday Night RAW on Halloween.

  8. James Bobin who’s director of this movie.
    Watch The Muppets Online