Your Favorite Muppets are Back. It’s a Capper Like No Other Sequel Capper Ever! “Muppets Most Wanted” #MuppetsMostWanted

Reblogged from the Red Carpet Report Article By Betsy Galchutt, Entertainment Reporter

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Check out our first glimpse of the Muppets in their new film, featuring music and mayhem and brand new characters played by Ricky Gervis, Ty Burrell, and Tina Fey!    

Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s 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 Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon. Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” is directed by James Bobin and produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Bobin co-wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller, who is also executive producer with John G. Scotti. Featuring music from Academy Award®-winning songwriter Bret McKenzie, “Muppets Most Wanted”  hits the big screen March 21, 2014. For more information, visit Disney.com/Muppets, like us on Facebook: Facebook.com/Muppets, and follow us on Twitter:Twitter.com/MuppetsStudio

  • Genre: Family Comedy
  • Rating: TBD
  • Release Date: March 21, 2014
  • Cast: Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo, Animal, Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrel, Tina Fey, Christoph Waltz, Ray Liotta, Frank Langella, Tom Hiddleston, Danny Trejo, Debby Ryan
  • Director: James Bobin    
  • Producers:  David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman
  • Executive Producers: Nicholas Stoller, John G. Scotti
  • Screenplay by: James Bobin, Nicholas Stoller
Ricky Gervais

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FUN FACTS

  • Director James Bobin returns to Muppets mania. For his work as Disney’s “The Muppets” director, Bobin was nominated for BAFTA (Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer). He co-created HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords,” which he wrote, directed and exec produced.
  • Bret McKenzie, who won an Oscar® for best original song for “Man or Muppet,” returns to the Muppets stage as music supervisor. McKenzie created, co-wrote, executive produced and starred in the hit HBO television series “Flight of the Conchords,”
  • Ricky Gervais is the creator of “Derek” and the Golden Globe®- and Emmy®-winning series “The Office” and “Extras.”
  • Ty Burrell is an Emmy® Award winner for his role in TV’s “Modern Family.”
  • Tina Fey is a Golden Globe®-, Emmy®- and SAG Award®-winning actress and writer Tina Fey (“30 Rock,” “Mean Girls,” “Date Night”).
Ty Burrell

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Get all the #MuppetsMostWanted scoop here!

Disney Announces New Dates for Saving Mr. Banks, Muppets Most Wanted, Planes, Tomorrowland and more

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SAVING MR. BANKS

SAVING MR. BANKS (Disney)  is inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen and the testy relationship that the legendary Walt Disney had with author P.L. Travers that almost derailed it.

  • Opens 12/13/13 limited and  12/20/13 wide playdate
  • Genre:    Drama  Rating:    PG-13
  • Cast:   Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, Annie Rose Buckley, Ruth Wilson, B.J. Novak, Rachel Griffiths, Kathy Baker
  • Director:   John Lee Hancock
  • Producers: Alison Owen, Ian Collie, Philip Steuer
  • Executive Producers:  Paul Trijbits, Andrew Mason, Troy Lum, Christine Langan
  • Written by:  Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith

When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation.

For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp.

It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.

MUPPETS MOST WANTED

  • MUPPETS MOST WANTED is the final title of the follow-up to 2011’s THE MUPPETS. The previously announced 3/21/14 wide playdate is unchanged
  • Cast:  Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal, Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey
  • Director:  James Bobin
  • Producers: David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman
  • Executive Producers: Nicholas Stoller, John Scotti
  • Screenplay by:   James Bobin, Nicholas Stoller

Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s 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 Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.

Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” is directed by James Bobin and produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Bobin co-wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller, who is also executive producer with John Scotti. Featuring music from Academy Award®-winning songwriter Bret McKenzie, “Muppets Most Wanted” hits the big screen March 21, 2014.

PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE

  • Now dated on 7/18/14 wide in 3D.

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY

  • Now dated on 10/10/14 wide.
  • Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner have been cast.
  • 21 Laps and The Jim Henson Company are producing.
  • Miguel Arteta is directing.
  • ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY, based on the award-winning children’s book by Judith Viorst, follows young Alexander through the mishaps of a terrible day for his family after he wishes they all would experience the same troubles he does.

TOMORROWLAND

  • Moves to 12/12/14 wide (from 12/19/14 wide).
  • The film is being directed by Brad Bird and written and produced by Bird and Damon Lindelof.
  • George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy and Thomas Robinson have been cast.

INTO THE WOODS 

  • Now dated on Thursday, 12/25/14 wide.
  • Rob Marshall is directing.
  • INTO THE WOODS, based on the Tony-winning original musical by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim, surrounds a baker and his wife’s quest to break a witch’s curse in order to start a family.  Along the way, they encounter several well-known fairy tale characters, and together they learn what happens after “happily ever after”.

THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY 

(DreamWorks)

  • Now dated on 8/8/14 wide
  • Lasse Hallstrom is directing
  • Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake producing
  • THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY, based on the international best-selling book by Richard C. Morais, tells the story of an Indian boy living in France who becomes the culinary apprentice to his father’s rival.

UNTITLED MARVEL FILMS

We’ve also announced dates for two UNTITLED MARVEL films (5/6/16 and 5/5/17), in line with Marvel’s successful tradition of opening films in early May, including the billion-dollar hits MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS and Marvel’s IRON MAN 3. We look forward to announcing more details about these films as well as the sequel to THE AVENGERS (opening 5/1/15) at a later date.

“John Carter” Fans can Tune in LIVE at Noon PST Today on Google Talk for Director Andrew Stanton

“Like” JOHN CARTER on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JohnCarterMovie and visit the official site: http://www.disney.com/johncarter

Marvel’s Avengers Trailer viewed more than 13.7 Million Times in 24 Hrs- What Will Happen At the Box Office

In “Marvel’s The Avengers” the world’s greatest Super Heroes assemble when Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) join S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to protect the world from the dangerous and powerful villain, Loki (Tom Hiddleston).

Thor and Captain America

Thor and Captain America

An exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is from Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures, produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Joss Whedon from a story by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon with the screenplay by Joss Whedon.

Marvel's Avengers in Theaters May 4th

Hawkeye, Captain America and Black Widow of Marvel's Avengers in Theaters May 4th

“Marvel’s The Avengers” will be released on May 4, 2012.
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In Theatres May 4th 2012

In Theatres May 4th 2012

About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominentcharacter-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit http://www.marvel.com.

New “John Carter” Video: Get to know more in this Exclusive 10 minute Excerpt

In Theaters March 9. Get tickets: http://di.sn/ly
Facebook: http://facebook.com/JohnCarterMovie
Official Site: http://disney.com/JohnCarter
Twitter: http://twitter.com/JohnCarter

John Carter - Exclusive Ten Minute Scene

From Academy Award®–winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes “John Carter”—a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). “John Carter” is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

John Carter - in theaters March 9th

John Carter - in theaters March 9th

Miss Piggy featured in InStyle Magazine

Miss Piggy - InStyle Fashion Shoot

Miss Piggy - InStyle November Issue

Part of being a star is getting styled by the best designers around. Miss Piggy is no exception.

In the November issue of InStyle magazine, Miss Piggy is dressed by Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Brian AtwoodSuno, Opening Ceremony, and Giles & Brother.

In her video interview with InStyle, the porcine diva talks fashion, footwear, Lady Gaga’s faux frogs AND reveals who Kermit’s biggest competition is!

Can you guess? No? Well, we won’t keep you in suspense any longer…

Here’s her InStyle Interview video:

The Muppets- opens November 23rd 2011

Story starts 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 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.

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Cast:    Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal, Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper and Walter

Miss Piggy - InStyle Fashion Shoot

Miss Piggy - InStyle Fashion Shoot - November Magazine

Dreams Do Come True in Walt Disney Movies, You’ll See in “The Odd Life of Timothy Green”

Growing up the magic of the movies was something we all looked forward to from those cliff-hangars and twists, the talking dogs, the magical cats, and they all drew us in and looking forward to watching them on the silver screen.

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Once again, Walt Disney Studios does not disappoint with this new tale about a couple who long for a family but cannot have one, so they dream about what it would be like, what having a son would be like. Jennifer Garner is wonderful in this scene with her movie husband as they “live” the wishes they write down for their future in “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.” In this clip below, Academy Award®–nominated director/writer Peter Hedges (“Dan in Real Life,” What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?”) delivers the magic we’re talking about with this story written by Ahmet Zappa.

Watch this clip to get a feel for their dreams and what comes from them.

Watch for the movie “the Odd Life of Timothy Green” coming next summer and meet young Timothy (CJ Adams) when he shows up on the Green’s doorstep one stormy night, and prove to Cindy and Jim Green that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts.

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The Odd Life of Timothy Green

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

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CAST & CREW

Cast:     Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, Dianne Wiest, CJ Adams, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ron Livingston, M. Emmet Walsh, Odeya Rush, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lois Smith and Common
Director:    Peter Hedges
Producers:    Ahmet Zappa, Scott Sanders, Jim Whitaker
Executive Producers:      John Cameron, Mara Jacobs
Story by:                       Ahmet Zappa
Screenplay by:               Peter Hedges

Dreams do come true!

When young Timothy suddenly comes into the lives of Cindy and Jim Green, they learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts.
Jennifer Garner at D23 Talking About "The Odd Life of Timothy Green"

Jennifer Garner at D23 Talking About "The Odd Life of Timothy Green"

Have you seen “Fright Night” yet?

Check out these new clips from the movie, it’s not all scary there are some streams of comedy sewn in. What’s too big or not big enough when it comes to crosses and vampires?

For that matter… isn’t his stake kinda short in length?

What do I know – but I can tell you that “Fright Night” was a great movie and when we were in the theatre there were lots of people with popcorn getting shaken up. We won’t, however, divulge who in our crew jumped and grabbed for a hand during some scenes…

“Like” FRIGHT NIGHT on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/frightnightmovie

Better yet – don’t wait for the weekend – check it out tonight!

At Disney’s D23 “John Carter” Sci-Fi Cast Talks Shooting on Mars

John Carter on Mars

John Carter on Mars

Interviewed today at D23 cast members from “John Carter” Taylor Kitsch (John Carter) and Willem Dafoe (Tars Tarkas) of Mars.

Trailer for JOHN CARTER, WALT DISNEY PICTURES


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Genre: Action-Adventure
Rating: TBD
Release Date: March 9, 2012

Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, with Thomas Haden Church and Willem Dafoe
Director: Andrew Stanton
Producers: Jim Morris, Colin Wilson, Lindsey Collins
Screenplay by: Andrew Stanton & Mark Andrews and Michael Chabon (credit not final)
Based on the story
“A Princess of Mars” by: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Recap of Days 1 and 2 – D23 – Disney 23 Ultimate Fan Expo 2011

We’re excited to be covering the D23 Ultimate Disney Fan Expo – here are some photos and videos from the past two days in Anaheim. D23 guests got to see first hand – the creative teams and stars of some of  the upcoming films that Disney has planned for release in the coming year.

Day One Video Recap

Day Two Video Recap

Sold Out Crowds on Saturday at D23 

FANS At D23

FANS At D23

A Big Hit today – Marvel Comics Cast of the Avengers!

Marvel’s president of Production Kevin Feige joined some of the top names in film on Saturday, August 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the Walt Disney Studios panel to discuss Marvel Studios’ plans for 2012, including the hotly anticipated Marvel’s The Avengers!

ROBERT DOWNEY JR., CHRIS HEMSWORTH, SCARLETT JOHANSSON, JEREMY RENNER, COBIE SMULDERS, TOM HIDDLESTON, KEVIN FEIGE (PRESIDENT OF MARVEL STUDIOS)

ROBERT DOWNEY JR., CHRIS HEMSWORTH, SCARLETT JOHANSSON, JEREMY RENNER, COBIE SMULDERS, TOM HIDDLESTON, KEVIN FEIGE (PRESIDENT OF MARVEL STUDIOS)

25 Years of Pixar

John Lasseter (chief creative officer, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios) and other key creative figures responsible for twenty-five years of moviemaking magic and 12 heartwarming and groundbreaking films at Pixar were at D23 to talk about past and future projects.
ANDREW STANTON, JIM MORRIS, LINDSEY COLLINS, DAN SCANLON, KATHERINE SARAFIAN, RICH ROSS (CHAIRMAN, THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS), JOHN LASSETER (CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, WALT DISNEY AND PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS), MARK ANDREWS, PETE DOCTER, BOB PETERSON, JONAS RIVERA, JOHN WALKER

ANDREW STANTON, JIM MORRIS, LINDSEY COLLINS, DAN SCANLON, KATHERINE SARAFIAN, RICH ROSS (CHAIRMAN, THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS), JOHN LASSETER (CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, WALT DISNEY AND PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS), MARK ANDREWS, PETE DOCTER, BOB PETERSON, JONAS RIVERA, JOHN WALKER

Upcoming Feature Films were highlighted at D23

JOHN LASSETER (CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, WALT DISNEY AND PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS)

JOHN LASSETER (CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, WALT DISNEY AND PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS)

DisneyToon Studios’ Planes
It was announced that actor Jon Cryer (TV’s “Two and a Half Men”) will voice the main character in DisneyToon Studios’ Planes. Jon joined John Lasseter on stage for the announcement and to introduce the teaser trailer of the film.

Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph
Director Rich Moore welcomed Jack McBrayer and Sarah Silverman on stage where the D23 audience was the first to see the opening sequence from the movie.

Disney•Pixar’s Brave
Filmmakers Mark Andrews and Katherine Sarafian were joined by actors Kelly Macdonald and Kevin McKidd to present footage from the film.

KATHERIINE SARAFIAN, MARK ANDREWS

KATHERIINE SARAFIAN, MARK ANDREWS

Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University
In a special surprise appearance, Billy Crystal, flanked by Mike Wazowski and Sulley, joined director Dan Scanlon to discuss the film and show some behind-the-scenes making of the film.

SULLEY, BILLY CRYSTAL, DAN SCANLON, MIKE WAZOWSKI

SULLEY, BILLY CRYSTAL, DAN SCANLON, MIKE WAZOWSKI

John Carter
Producer Jim Morris and director Andrew Stanton were accompanied by the film’s stars Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, and Willem Dafoe to present never-before-seen footage, introducing fans to the film’s epic characters.

WILLEM DAFOE, TAYLOR KITSCH, LYNN COLLINS, ANDREW STANTON

WILLEM DAFOE, TAYLOR KITSCH, LYNN COLLINS, ANDREW STANTON

Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie
Producers Don Hahn and Allison Abbate gave fans a sneak peek at what’s to come in next year’s film, including a demonstration on how these fascinating characters come to life through stop-motion animation.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green
The film’s star Jennifer Garner was on hand to talk about the inspiring, magical film and her experience making the movie.

JENNIFER GARNER, SEAN BAILEY (PRESIDENT, PRODUCTION THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS)

JENNIFER GARNER, SEAN BAILEY (PRESIDENT, PRODUCTION THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS)

Oz The Great and Powerful
Unable to join in person as they’re currently filming in Detroit, the film’s director Sam Raimi and stars James Franco, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis and Zach Braff provided fans with a first look at the making of Oz The Great and Powerful via a taped piece from the set of the film.

Disney’s The Muppets
Stars Jason Segel, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy gave fans an exclusive look at never-before-seen footage from their upcoming film.

KERMIT THE FROG, JASON SEGEL

KERMIT THE FROG, JASON SEGEL

KERMIT THE FROG, JASON SEGEL

KERMIT THE FROG, JASON SEGEL

MISS PIGGY, KERMIT THE FROG, JASON SEGEL

MISS PIGGY, KERMIT THE FROG, JASON SEGEL

Disneynature’s Chimpanzee
Walt Disney Studios Chairman Rich Ross presented the next Disneynature film, Chimpanzee.

Marvel’s The Avengers
The Avengers assembled at the D23 Expo, alongside producer and president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige.  Stars Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Cobie Smulders and Chris Hemsworth made an appearance to present their upcoming film.

Disney Princesses (real and imagined)

JIM FIELDING, ANIKA NONI ROSE & Disney Princesses

JIM FIELDING, ANIKA NONI ROSE & Disney Princesses

Photo Gallery of Main Events from D23 Expo

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