‘Muppets Most Wanted’ Press Junket Part 1: The Filmmakers

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Last weekend, I was lucky enough to attend a press junket for 'Muppets Most Wanted', the highly anticipated sequel to the 2011 film, 'The Muppets'. The new film stars Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, and Tina Fey, with everyone's favorite Muppets, on a worldwide adventure that sees the Muppets caught in the middle of a crime wave, where they are suspect number one. Disney invited us out to talk to the people behind the film, getting an inside look at their minds during the filmmaking process. The day … [Read more...]



The Walt Disney Studios Release Schedule Update for 2014 and beyond

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  Today, The Walt Disney Studios announced release dates and additional information for several upcoming films. In case you missed our post from last month here are the Disney Movies coming to theaters in 2013.Here’s a closer look.THE MUPPETS 2 is now dated on 3/21/14.MUPPETS 2 is produced by Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman and directed by James Bobin. The screenplay is by Bobin and Nick Stoller, who will also serve as executive producer. The cast includes Ricky … [Read more...]



‘The Muppets’ Director Eyeing ‘Alice in Wonderland 2′

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Back in December, I reported that Disney had begun to develop a sequel to Tim Burton's 2010 film, 'Alice in Wonderland'. At the time, all we know about the film was that Linda Wooverton would return to write the sequel, but there was no word on whether Tim Burton would be back to direct. Word on the sequel had gone quiet since the announcement, with many speculating that Disney was in early negotiations with Burton to return for the sequel. For fans of Burton, they'll be sad to hear he won't be … [Read more...]



Disney’s “The Muppets are back again!” Production to begin in London

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The filmmaking team behind 2011’s celebrated film “The Muppets” reunites as Disney’s “The Muppets … Again!” kicked off production last week in London. The all-new global Muppets adventure welcomes Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey to the mayhem, along with Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Walter and rest of the Muppets. The film is directed by James Bobin (“Flight of the Conchords,” “Da Ali G Show”), who was just nominated for a BAFTA for “The Muppets” (Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, … [Read more...]



Tina Fey to Star in ‘The Muppets’ Sequel; Working Title Revealed

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The cast for the new 'Muppets' film just keeps getting better and better. Back in December we learned that both Ricky Gervais and Ty Burell were both set to star as two of the three leads in the film, with Gervais being the main character, and Burell playing a "lazy Interpol agent", but with nothing else known about either character at this time. Now we've learned who the final of the three characters in the film will be, and it'll be no other than Tina Fey, of 'Saturday Night Live' and '30 … [Read more...]