March 6, 2012
Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy are back on the big screen, with the whole Muppet gang, for a brand-new, big-screen adventure in Disney’s “The Muppets.” “It’s funny, upbeat and full of laughs for everyone…frogs, pigs, bears…even people,” says Kermit. “For new fans, it’s a chance to see the Muppets in action on the big screen. And for old fans it’s a chance to get together with old friends…and get a little crazy together.”
In the film, Kermit the Frog lives a quiet, solitary life. It’s been a few years since the Muppets last performed together, and Kermit doesn’t realize how much he misses his friends until he’s tracked down by Walter, Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, and convinced to reunite with the rest of the Muppets to save Muppet Studios.
Returning to the role he made famous in six previous Muppet movies, “The Muppet Show” and countless TV specials and Internet videos is Kermit the Frog. “I’ve played other parts, like Bob Crachit in ‘A Muppet Christmas Carol’ and Captain Smollett in ‘Muppet Treasure Island,’ says Kermit, “but I think me is my favorite part.”
The role is a bit of a departure for the frog known for his unifying spirit and award-winning songs like “The Rainbow Connection.” “The movie is filled with comedy, music and adventure—like all the Muppet movies,” says Kermit. “But I play quite a dramatic role. You see a side of me that maybe you haven’t seen before—and I’m not just talking about new camera angles. I really stretch to play me. One of my favorite moments is singing a brand-new original song called ‘Pictures In My Head.’ I walk through the halls of a big mansion, looking at portraits of my Muppet friends and missing those guys. It was very emotional…and I think it will disprove critics who’ve said, ‘The frog can’t emote.’”
Meanwhile, Miss Piggy showcases her diva attitude and big personality in a new made-to-order gig. As plus-size editor of Vogue Paris, she shares her sublime fashion sensibilities with readers worldwide…at least until Kermit shows up.
The frog is there, of course, as part of his mission to reunite all the Muppets to save Muppet Studios. But Miss Piggy can read between the lines: she knows an invitation for love when she sees it. And really—how could she say no to Kermie?
Playing the role of Miss Piggy is none other than Miss Piggy (“Muppets From Space,” TV’s “The Muppet Show”). “It’s the role I was born to play,” says the internationally famous star. “Moi plays a high-powered, confident, charismatic, gorgeous, scene-stealing star who saves the day and wins her frog’s heart.”
Her fans would expect nothing less.
Opening across the Philippines on March 21, “The Muppets” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.
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