The Muppets Are Back… AGAIN! (@MuppetsStudio, @RealMissPiggy)

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The filmmaking team behind 2011s celebrated film The Muppets reunites as Disneys 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, Director or Producer), and produced by the Academy Award-nominated team of David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman (The Fighter, The Proposal). With a screenplay by Bobin and Nicholas Stoller (The Five-Year Engagement), who is also executive producer with John Scotti, The Muppets Again! will feature music from Academy Award-winning songwriter Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Conchords), who won an Oscar for best original song for The Muppets (Man or Muppet). The new film will hit the big screen March 21, 2014.

Its great to be back working with the Muppets, said Bobin, some of them even remember my name occasionally now. As for the movie, its a tip of the hat to the old-school crime capers of the 60s, but featuring a frog, a pig, a bear and a dogno panthers, even pink onesalong with the usual Muppet-y mix of mayhem, music and laughs.

Disneys The Muppets Again! takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europes most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantinethe Worlds Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermitand his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais, creator of Derek and the Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning series The Office and Extras. The film stars Golden Globe-, Emmy- and SAG Award-winning actress and writer Tina Fey (30 Rock, Mean Girls, Date Night) as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Emmy Award winner Ty Burrell (TVs Modern Family) as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.

 

Said Kermit the Frog, This movie takes us places weve never been before. And trust methis frog has never seen so much international flavor. I think audiences will eat it upthe entertainment, that is.

 

Featuring a slew of surprising celebrity cameos, Disneys The Muppets Again! will shoot on location in London and in Hollywood, as well as in the famed Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, just outside of London.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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