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The Muppets (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) (2011)

Amy Adams , Jason Segel , James Bobin  |  PG |  Blu-ray
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (545 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Amy Adams, Jason Segel
  • Directors: James Bobin
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Color, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), French (Unknown), Spanish (Unknown)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios
  • DVD Release Date: March 20, 2012
  • Run Time: 103 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (545 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004EPZ03Y
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,431 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Muppets (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)" on IMDb

Special Features

• Blu-ray Feature Film + Bonus
• DVD Feature Film + Bonus
• Scratching The Surface: A Hasty Examination Of The Making Of The Muppets -- A Surprisingly Shallow But Profoundly Absurd Look At Muppets And Humans Working Together To Make Cinematic History
• Deleted Scenes
• A Little Screen Test On The Way To The Read-Through -- The Muppets Bring The Wocka Wocka Wocka To A Routine Camera Test
• Explaining Evil: The Full Tex Richman Song
• Unreleased Theatrical Spoof Trailers -- And More!
• Audio Commentary -- With Jason Segel, James Bobin, And Nicholas Stoller
• Disney Intermission -- Pause The Movie And See What Happens!
• The Longest Blooper Reel Ever Made (In Muppet History**) **We Think -- Includes Muppets! Stars! And One Ridiculously Long Chicken Joke! What More Do You Need?

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Movies attempting to retrieve cherished nuggets of pop culture often stumble, either by appealing solely to the die-hard minutia enthusiasts or clunking up the batter with unnecessary additions to the base material. (Enough with the human love triangles, get to the giant robots fighting.) Thankfully, this revival of Jim Henson's beloved characters gets the formula delightfully right, providing a googly-eyed nostalgia trip for adults while also retaining the original's sense of bright (and mildly subversive) wonder. All that's missing is a cameo from Shields and Yarnell, really. Kicking off with a boffo musical number, the story follows Walter (voice of Peter Linz), a small-town boy with a uniquely personal affection for the long-retired Muppets. (OK, he's made of felt.) Teaming up with his brother (Jason Segel, who also co-scripted) and the local schoolteacher (Amy Adams), they attempt to get Kermit, Fozzie, and the gang back together in order to save their studio from an evil oil baron (Chris Cooper, going all in). Director James Bobin (Flight of the Conchords) does a marvelous job of updating and honoring his material, weaving sly references to days gone by (the contents of Kermit's rolodex are a particular delight) into the mix of songs, celebrity cameos, and barn-broad puns that gave the original show its bubbly kick. (Fans of Animal and the Chickens will not go home disappointed.) Even the moments that don't quite work land with a cornball brio that feels wholly of a piece with Henson's universe. The result is a true family movie that still brings on the blissful, uncomplicated grins days after viewing. No matter what Statler and/or Waldorf might say, the show goes on. --Andrew Wright

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Release Date March 20, 2012
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Format/Disc # DVD DVD + Soundtrack Download Card
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Blu-ray No No Yes Yes
DVD Yes Yes Yes Yes
Digital Copy No No No Yes
Bonus Features
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DVD Feature Film+ Bonus

Digital Full-Length Original Soundtrack

The Longest Blooper Reel Ever Made (In Muppet History**)
Blu-ray Feature Film + Bonus
DVD Feature Film+ Bonus
Scratching the Surface: A Hasty Examination of The Making of The Muppets
A Little Screen Test on the Way to the Read Through
Explaining Evil: The Full Tex Richman Song
Deleted Scenes
Audio Commentary
Disney Intermission
The Longest Blooper Reel Ever Made
(In Muppet History**)

Same as The Muppets (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) plus:

Digital Copy
Digital Full-Length  Original Soundtrack

Product Description

Muppet domination continues with a hilarious new movie from Walt Disney Studios. Jason Segel, Academy Award(R) nominee Amy Adams (Best Performance By An Actress In a Supporting Role, Junebug, Doubt, The Fighter) and Academy Award winner Chris Cooper (Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role, Adaptation) join everyone's favorite Muppets and an all-star celebrity cast in a comic adventure for the whole family. While on vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary, and friend Mary uncover the diabolical plot of a greedy oil millionaire to destroy the Muppet Theater. Now, the Muppet-loving trio must reunite Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and their friends to stage the greatest Muppet telethon ever and save their beloved theater. The gang is back together again in a must-own movie full of irresistible music and family fun. Bring home the biggest Muppet adventure ever on Disney Blu-ray(TM) and DVD!

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229 of 243 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well done Segel...well done! November 23, 2011
Format:DVD
At the end of the day, the underlying subject of this movie is: "We are The Muppets: If modern society decides we are no longer funny and popular, we're ok with that. We are just here to entertain for those who will appreciate."

I'm not a professional critic, so there's no need for me to bore everyone with an over-analyzed, granular review. What I can say is I (like many folks) have been a die hard Muppet fan since I was a kid in the early 80's. Jim Henson was a genius and the world became a slightly darker place when we lost him. I lost touch with The Muppets over the years as they tried to re-envision themselves and relate to a new generation. Though still popular, it wasn't the same to me. This new film is the closest thing that I have seen in attempting to return to their truly zany days when you had Henson, Oz, Hunt, and Nelson leading the charge.

Jason Segel (who co-wrote the screenplay) didn't have to do his research. It's obvious he has been a fan of the Muppet-brand of humor for a long time. There were so many subtle homages to the classic essence of Henson and The Muppets that will fly under the radar of many, and yet they still managed to write a genuinely, caring story that will hold the attention of a new generation. Also, in the tradition of classic Muppet movies, keep your eyes peeled for "blink and you'll miss them" cameos by movie stars of all generations.

Additionally, I would like to point out that it was refreshing to see a plethora of classic, overlooked Muppets from the past getting their time in the spotlight in this movie: Lew Zealand, The News Anchor, Marvin Suggs, Uncle Deadly, along with the ALWAYS hip Electric Mayhem just to name a few.
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82 of 98 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing short of a masterpiece. January 6, 2012
By R. Ree
Format:Blu-ray
As someone who is a huge fan of film(many would say im a film snob). I have seen all the classics, I see all the indie films, all the blockbusters, and foreign films. Movies are my passion. So if you told me, that a Muppet movie would end up being my movie of the year, I simply would not believe it. But this film simply works. Its a perfect movie, and their are very few movies i can say that about. Do i think its one of the best movies of all time? No, but it set out to do be a happy, fun and simple movie, and it did it succeeded one hundred percent. Never have i walked out of a movie, feeling so utterly happy about it. I saw this with my girlfriend and she agreed, it just makes you feel happy. The songs are great, the writing is great, the pacing is perfect, it never ceased to entertain me. This is a must see.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun, Great Cameos and Great Value March 24, 2012
Format:Blu-ray
I wanted to start this review by saying that this release, is not only great on Blu-Ray, it represents great value for money.
BD disc, DVD for the car or other room, digital copy AND soundtrack, available as a download code in MP3 format (no actual soundtrack CD is included)

The story of the movie is simple, and as I'm sure others have noted, mirrors today in a World where the Muppets, are old hat, forgotten, and no longer recognized.
The story of getting back together for one "big" show, to raise money for the side plot, is curiously topical, as this movie in itself has launched the Muppets back from their relative obscurity.
I loved the simple story, and I remember enjoying the Muppets from their beginnings, in what really is a long time ago.
Over the years they morphed into Elmo, Fraggle Rock and innumerable Jim Henson exploits to keep up with the times, but Kermit and the gang were always at the heart, the original, still the best.
The fairly thin plot deals with Kermit and new friends tracking down the old gang, and trying to get the show on, to stop evil oil baron Chris Cooper (who is enjoying chewing scenery every second he's on screen) from tearing down their theater and studio.
A whole host of well known actors pop up in funny cameos to pad out the story, and Jack Black as the kidnapped celebrity host is a blast!
It's plain fun, good songs, dance routines and sillyness, and I loved it!
I suspect this movie will probably appeal more to older parents, and original fans, who will enjoy taking a whole new generation through the magical ride of the Muppets.

I gave it 5 stars, clean family fun, with enough to keep the adults and kids laughing together.
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40 of 52 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It took me down memory lane... November 22, 2011
Format:DVD
On Saturday (11/19), my son and I attended an advance screening of the new movie "The Muppets". From the moment I received the invitation, I started going back in time to when my entire family would gather in the family room to watch The Muppets on TV.

I remember the show format being similar to "Laugh In" and 'Sonny and Cher" (if you are old enough to remember back that far). I was in love with Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog and Fozzie's silly jokes cracked me up. Everyone was rooting for Gonzo to finally do one of his hair brained stunts right and the dancing chickens were the hit of the evening. And each show was always hosted by one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. When I told my son that I was a few years older that he is now when the show first came on TV, he said "Dang! The Muppets are that old?" Don't you just love kids...

The movie "The Muppets" starts out back in the day when the TV show was still a major hit. A little boy (well, more puppet than boy) named Walter who doesn't fit in with the rest of the kids in the neighborhood discovers The Muppets Show on TV and lives and breathes everything Muppets related all the way into adulthood. His brother Gary (played by Jason Segel) it very protective of Walter, much to the chagrin of his very, very long time girlfriend Mary (played by Amy Adams). What was suppose to be romantic getaway to LA for Mary and Gary, turns into a trip to the old Muppets studios by the threesome.

The Muppet Theater is now in major disrepair because the gang has all gone their separate ways. Kermit is in seclusion. Miss Piggy is now a Vogue editor in Paris. Fonzie Bear is living foul doing bad theater in Reno and Animal is in a mental institution with actor Jack Black.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I really liked the Muppets television show
A classic. I really liked the Muppets television show, and this movie stayed true to that formula. I really loved all of the cameos of stars.
Published 1 day ago by J. Krukowski
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
movie did not play well the first half
Published 3 days ago by AAdams
5.0 out of 5 stars Make a second one please.
Holy smokes a Muppet movie that is enjoyable for everyone to watch. My kids love this movie and we watch it weekly.
Published 3 days ago by Tony
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great movie! Great soundtrack to sing along with your ...
This is a great movie! Great soundtrack to sing along with your favorite little buddies in the car.
Published 5 days ago by Amanda Medina
4.0 out of 5 stars Good to see the Muppets
If you like the Muppets you will enjoy this DVD. It reminds me of when I watched them as a child.
Published 11 days ago by p.j.bower
4.0 out of 5 stars Prefect except the soundtrack can't be downloaded...
Please be aware that the soundtrack is a digital download, but that offer expired last year in April 2013. I was quite bummed to realize that after opening it.
Published 15 days ago by Ryan Craig
3.0 out of 5 stars No Soundtrack
Movie was entertaining, however soundtrack was not included. Code for soundtrack had expired.
Published 20 days ago by Spike Jensen
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Granddaughter loves it.
Published 23 days ago by Gary L. Nichols
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what it neeeded to be.
This movie is awesome, and an Academy Award winner, so It's not just me who feels that way.

Perfect for kids and Old Muppet fans. 5/5.
Published 24 days ago by Colin Kawaguchi Cecil
5.0 out of 5 stars My husband and I enjoy it too
My grandkids cant get enough. My husband and I enjoy it too. The best Muppet movie ever.
Published 24 days ago by lisa schomaker
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