Have you gone to see The Muppets movie yet? If you haven’t, stop reading this and just go see it. You can come back to the post later!
Don’t worry, Fozzie, Miss Piggy and Kermit will wait too!
Here are some of my favorite Fun Facts about The Muppets Movie!
LUCKY NUMBER SEVEN — Disney’s “The Muppets” is the 7th feature film featuring the Muppets.
PRETTY PIG — A total of 12 different costumes were made for Miss Piggy—more costume changes than any other actor in the film.
AT THE HELM — Director James Bobin makes his film directorial debut. Bobin co-created HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords,” which he wrote, directed and executive produced.
CUE THE MUSIC — Bret McKenzie of “Flight of the Conchords” wrote and produced three original songs and served as music supervisor for the film.
- McKenzie fills some big shoes: “The Muppet Movie” was nominated for two Oscars®: Best Music, Original Song (“Rainbow Connection”) and Best Music, Original Sound Score.
MINI ME — Muppet versions of Gary/Jason Segel and director James Bobin were created.
STRUMMING THE SAME STRINGS — Kermit uses the banjo from 1979’s “The Muppet Movie” during the “Rainbow Connection” performance in Disney’s “The Muppets.”
- The staging of the scene features Kermit on a replica of the log where he was first found strumming his banjo in the very first Muppet movie. Miss Piggy shows up in a rowboat very much like the one the late Dom DeLuise used when he joined Kermit in their sweet duet.
HIGH FASHION — Miss Piggy had shoes made for her by Christian Louboutin and a dress by Zac Posen, which she wears in the finale scene.
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