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Muppet power couple Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy will present at the 84th Academy Awards. Kermit and Miss Piggy are coming off their critical and box office success with Disney’s “The Muppets,” which is Oscar nominated for Best Song, “Man or Muppet.” Fey, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy join a stellar list of previously announced Oscar presenters including Bradley Cooper, Chris Rock, Emma Stone, Halle Berry, Rose Byrne, Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Milla Jovovich, Ellie Kemper, Jennifer Lopez, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig.
The 2012 Academy Awards ceremony takes place on Feb. 26 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles and will air live on ABC7.
The event will be hosted by actor Billy Crystal in what will mark his ninth such stint.
The Must-Own Movie For The Entire Family Debuts on Blu-ray ™ Combo Pack, Digital and On-Demand March 20, 2012
Debut Release Offers Fans the Full Movie Soundtrack with DVD Release andas part of a ‘Wocka-Wocka’ Pack for the Ultimate Muppets Experience!
One of the year’s best-loved family comedies and among the best reviewed films of 2011, Disney’s “The Muppets,” starring Jason Segel, Academy Award®-nominee Amy Adams, and favorite celebrity couple Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy — debuts March 20 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, Digital Download and On-Demand formats. A must-own movie the entire family can enjoy, Disney’s “The Muppets” in-home release includes the DVD and music soundtrack packaged together and also offered as the ultimate Muppets experience, a ‘Wocka-Wocka Value Pack,’ which contains the movie on Blu-ray high definition, DVD and Digital Copy (three discs), plus a download card which allows fans to own all the songs from the film’s hugely popular soundtrack.
Disney’s “The Muppets” Blu-ray Combo Pack, with its flawless picture and pitch perfect sound, comes with a fantastic slate of bonus content including the laugh out loud “The Longest Blooper Reel Ever Made (In Muppet History––We Think).” The exciting release also includes the hilarious featurette “A Little Screen Test on the Way to the Read Through,” which follows Jason Segel, Kermit, The Great Gonzo, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and others asthey get ready for the first day of production, and much more fun.
“Blu-ray is a great way to bring the Muppets into your home without having to worry about cleaning up after us,” said Kermit the Frog, commenting on the announcement. “And the behind-the-scenes extras are a revealing tell-all look at what it took to bring our movie to the big screen. It’s a must-see for fans of bloopers, flubs and slip-ups – which pretty much describes our act.”
Miss Piggy is equally thrilled at the movie’s Blu-ray release, “Now you can watch moi whenever you want! Ooh! Lucky vous!”
Additional fun-filled features on Disney’s “The Muppets” Blu-ray include a groundbreaking industry first — ‘Disney Intermission,’ a hilarious all-new feature that allows viewers to press Pause on their remote control and watch as the Muppets take over the screen and entertain until the movie resumes playing. The release also includes “Explaining Evil: The Full Tex Richman Song,” an extended version of the rollicking rap song by villain Tex Richman (Academy Award® winner Chris Cooper) who provides the hilarious backstory of why he hates the Muppets. Audio commentaries with screenwriter and star Jason Segel, director James Bobin and screenwriter Nicholas Stoller are also included.
With the Muppet’s signature irreverent comedy, songs and dancing, Muppet fans of all ages will cheer as the gang reunites to put on a benefit show to save the crumbling Muppet Studios from being razed by nefarious oil baron Tex Richman. New fans and long-time devotees will find the rainbow connection when they bring Disney’s “The Muppets” into their very own homes.
3-Disc ‘Wocka-Wocka Value Pack’
(1-Disc Blu-ray + 1-Disc DVD + Digital Copy + Soundtrack Digital Download Card)
Ø The Longest Blooper Reel Ever Made (In Muppet History––We Think) – A laugh out loud look at the actors’funny gaffs and gags from behind the scenes of making Disney’s “The Muppets.”
Ø Disney Intermission – Groundbreaking Blu-ray feature. Pausing a movie will never be this much fun, as the Muppets take over the screen every time you stop the disc!
Ø Scratching The Surface: A Hasty Examination of the Making of Disney’s “The Muppets.” Hosted by unit production manager monster J.G., the cast and crew take a behind the scenes look at making Muppet and movie history.
Ø Explaining Evil: The Full Tex Richman Song. Rapping his way through the story of his miserable life, Tex tells audiences why he turned out to be such a rotten guy.
Ø A Little Screen Test on the way to the Read Through. This hilarious footage follows the Muppet gang as they go to their first table reading of the script.
Ø Eight Deleted Scenes
Ø Audio Commentary with Jason Segel, James Bobin and Nicholas Stoller
Ø The Combo Pack also comes with the popular theatrical spoof trailers
Ø The Complete Soundtrack
2-Disc Combo Pack (1-Disc Blu-ray + 1 Disc DVD)
Ø The Longest Blooper Reel Ever Made (In Muppet History––We think).
Ø Disney Intermission
Ø Scratching the Surface: A Hasty Examination of the Making of Disney’s “The Muppets”
Ø Explaining Evil: The Full Tex Richman Song
Ø A Little Screen Test on the Way to the Read Through
Ø Deleted Scenes
Ø Audio commentary with Jason Segel, James Bobin and Nicholas Stoller
Ø Hidden Easter Eggs
1-Disc DVD + Soundtrack Digital Download Card
Ø The longest Blooper Reel Ever Made (In Muppet History––We Think)
Ø Complete Soundtrack
Ø The Longest Blooper Reel Ever Made (In Muppet History––We Think)
Digital Bonus Exclusive
Ø Inside Walter’s Trailer. Take a peek inside Walter’s star trailer as he prepares to play his big role.
Release Formats & 3-Disc Blu-ray with Soundtrack (‘Wocka-Wocka Value Pack’) =
Suggested Retail Pricing: $49.99 U.S./$56.99 Canada
2-Disc Blu-ray = $39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada
1-Disc DVD with Soundtrack = $34.99/$41.99 Canada
1-Disc DVD = $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada
High Definition Digital = $39.99 U.S./$44.99 Canada
Standard Definition Digital = $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada
On-Demand = check with your television provider or favorite digital retailer for pricing
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On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend, Mary (Amy Adams), from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze Muppet Studios and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage a telethon and raise the $10 million needed to save the studio, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have allgone 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.
Disney’s “The Muppets” is directed by James Bobin (“Flight of the Conchords,” “The Ali G Show”) and produced by the Academy Award®-nominated team of David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman (“The Fighter,” “The Proposal”) with a screenplay written by Segel & Nicholas Stoller (“Get Him to the Greek”), who also serve as executive producers along with John G. Scotti and “The Muppet Show” veteran Martin G. Baker. Bret McKenzie, who created, co-wrote, executive-produced and starred in the hit HBO television series “Flight of the Conchords,” is the music supervisor as well as the writer/producer of three original songs. Original score is by Christophe Beck, Michael Rooney is the choreographer, Rahel Afiley is the costume designer, and James Thomas is the editor. SteveSaklad is the production designer, and Don Burgess, A.S.C., is the director of photography.
- Muppet Radio to Launch on SiriusXM – Sample Audio inside (chipandco.com)
- “Tap Tap Muppets” Launches on App Store (chipandco.com)
Disney has announced The Muppets starring Jason Segel and Amy Adams coming to Blu-ray and DVD on March 20!
The combo edition of The Muppets includes the film on Blu-ray and DVD. The Wocka Wocka value pack adds on top of the combo edition a digital copy and the film’s soundtrack available via download.
Both versions of The Muppets on Blu-ray will feature the following fun and informative bonus features:
- BD Exclusive: The Longest Blooper Reel Ever Made (In Muppet History)
- Scratching The Surface: A Hasty Examination Of The Making Of THE MUPPETS
- Deleted Scenes
- A Little Screen Test On The Way To The Read-Through
- 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!
Stay tuned to Chip and Co for the full Press Release and as always a Giveaway!
- Jason Segel Talks About “The Muppets” and More (chipandco.com)
- Disney Unveils Muppets Inspired Jewelry, Shoes, Cosmetics and More (chipandco.com)
I was fortunate to be able to review the iPad app Muppet Mail for Chip and Company. This app is available at the iTunes App Store, and I have been enjoying playing with the app to learn the ins and outs of it.
In it’s most basic form, Muppet Mail is a way of sending Muppet e-cards to people via email or Facebook. However, there are so many more layers to this app, so let’s talk about the details in this app.
Muppet Mail lets you create e-cards starting with a character first, or starting with an occasion. Additionally, you can take a picture, and make your own Muppet! In this way, you can answer the age old question “Am I a man (or woman), or am I a Muppet?” I guess you could say that you are both with this app!
Here is just some of the things that you can do with Muppet Mail:
- Create e-cards based on various special occasions. I created one for my sister-in-law and her husband to celebrate their 25th anniversary!
- Create your own cards based on Muppets that currently exist, or Muppets that you create. You can add special stamps on the cards, text, even make your own Muppets and give them things to say!
- You can take a picture of someone, or load one from your photo album, and turn that picture into a Muppet! Or you can create your own Muppet by picking a body style, head, eyes, etc.
Here is a picture that I created in Muppet Mail to show a normal day in the life of the Chip & Company offices:
In addition, my whole family has been taking Muppet Mail for a test drive! My wife created Muppets of all of us! Take a look at these Muppets:
There are only a couple of things that I would change about the Muppet Mail app, and they are really quite minor changes. One thing I would change is that, when you are creating a Muppet, you can only choose one accessory to go with the Muppet. For example, I could choose a necklace, or I could choose a hat, but I couldn’t choose both. That is something I would change. Another thing that I would change is that there are a ton of fonts that you can choose from for text that you put into a card that you might be creating, but the one thing that isn’t in there is Walt Disney font. I would put that font into the app as a selection to choose from — it is a Disney app, after all!
I have had a great time reviewing this app, and I highly recommend it for anyone with an iPad. To purchase Muppet Mail, just click on the link to head to the iTunes Store!
- Disney’s Muppet Mail now available for Apple’s iPad (chipandco.com)
It’s time to get things started on the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational app from the Muppets!
Transform yourself or your friends into hilarious Muppet characters using innovative facial recognition technology. Share your Muppet creations with your friends using the create-your-own greeting cards feature.
You can also select from a range of ready-made cards for all kinds of occasions and events. Add your own message before sharing with friends and family by email and Facebook.
In Disney’s Muppet Mail, explore these fun features:
•MUPPET MAKER – Create humorous Muppet look-alikes of you and your friends.
•OCCASIONS – Share fun, modern greeting cards featuring your favorite Muppet characters. Occasions include Christmas, Birthday, Baby, Love, Friendship and Get Well.
•CREATE-YOUR-OWN – Choose from your favorite Muppet characters to create your own greeting cards to share with friends and family. Customize with backgrounds, flair and even have your custom Muppet read your greeting out loud!
•FACEBOOK CONNECT – Receive alerts for upcoming birthdays of your Facebook friends – and download photos from your Facebook albums to create your custom Muppets.
You can get this app (and more from Disney) at the iTunes app store. This app is only for the iPad, though. Disney is having some great sales on apps right now, so check it out!
I’m in the process of reviewing this app right now, and so far, I’ve enjoyed the app, so look for the review soon!
- Save Big on Disney Apps at the App Store — Limited Time Offer (chipandco.com)
- “Tap Tap Muppets” Launches on App Store (chipandco.com)