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The Muppets Trailer Debuts

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<i>The Muppets</i> Trailer Debuts

Disney has premiered an appropriately offbeat first trailer for The Muppets, which sees the return of Jim Henson’s beloved characters to the big screen for the first time since 2005, this time under the direction of James Bobin (Da Ali Gi Show, The Flight of the Conchords) from a script by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller. It’s a good 50 seconds before the first Muppet appears, so hang in there. Here’s the official description:

On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino house 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.

The all-star cast also Rashida Jones, Zincludes ach Galifianakis, Jack Black, Ed Helms, Neil Patrick Harris, Katy Perry, Donald Glover and a host of others. The Muppets opens on Nov. 23.

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