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Ty Burrell Joins The Muppets Sequel’s Cast

Ty Burrell Joins The Muppets Sequel's Cast

Ty Burrell (Modern Family) has recently been announced as the newest addition to the cast of Disney’s upcoming sequel to 2011’s The Muppets movie. Burrell will be given the role that was originally offered to Oscard Award-winning Austrian actor Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds) but was turned down due to scheduling conflicts between the studio and the actor.

Review: The Muppets on DVD and Blu Ray

Review: The Muppets on DVD and Blu Ray

There’s really no sense preaching to the choir. If you grew up with the Muppets, or if you’re a younger fan who went through old episodes using the magic of the internet, I won’t be able to say anything that you don’t already know (or know better), the Muppets are the Muppets in the movie, and you’re going to be happy with the DVD. But what if you’re like me, who was already alive during the Muppets’ heyday and watched an episode or two but wasn’t a fan? Will you enjoy the movie?

Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story Small Fry joins Jim Henson’s The Muppets

Disney and Pixar's Toy Story Small Fry joins Jim Henson's The Muppets

On November 23rd, the Muppets will finally make their return to the big screen, ready to impress the legions of old fans and a world of new ones. The Disney mascots wont be traveling alone, however, as the film will be joined by a brand new Toy Story short, entitled Small Fry. When Cars 2 hit theaters a few months back, movie goers were also greeted with a short from the Toy Story universe, and the appearance of another has us hoping Pixar really could do a Toy Story 4 someday. But, more importantly, getting proper placement with the Muppets is quite an honor. The recent D23 Expo 2011 not only made special mention of this pairing, but also offered a beautiful tribute to Jim Henson, as Rowlf and Kermit paired to sing the famed Rainbow Connection. Check out the video.

Green With Envy starring Amy Adams and Jason Segel, and no one else

Green With Envy starring Amy Adams and Jason Segel

Every once in a while, we here at ToonBarn like to step back from the world of animation in it’s many forms (traditional, CG, puppet, stop-motion) and concentrate on other forms of media, like the magic of the Hollywood love story. As luck would have it, we recently caught word of Green With Envy, a Disney film featuring Amy Adams and Jason Segel. Their characters are simple small town folk, off to discover their dreams in a life together, even though it may cost them the one thing that matters most — each other. Awesome, right? Perfect for a site like ToonBarn! Check out the trailer after the break, and let us know if you agree

The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made in theaters November 23rd

The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made in theaters November 23rd

Anxious for Disney to return The Muppets to the big screen? Well, apparently, so is Disney! The House of Mouse has bumped up the upcoming Muppet film a full month, from December 25th to it’s new date, November 23rd. Though Christmas day films have a history of some solid success, those of us (all of us!) so incredibly excited to see the Jim Henson characters have a lot of thanks to give for the Thanksgiving weekend special. Tentatively dubbed The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made (or even The Greatest Muppet Movie of All Time) the Muppet Movie focuses on Kermit the Frog and the new co-star Walter as they put on a show to save their old theater. Hopefully, the new creative team (Jason Segel, James Bobin, Nick Stoller, and Bret McKenzie) wont offer any trouble to Miss Piggy. We’ll find out November 23, 2011!

NBC readies A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa

NBC readies A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa

The Muppets are bringing Christmas to NBC about a week early this year! At 8pm on December 17th, the network will air A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa, a one-hour holiday special starring the Emmy and Grammy Award-winning Muppets. Kermit, Miss Piggy, Animal — the whole gang of Jim Henson’s creations will team up with Santa for the Christmas spirit, as the Muppets mistakenly avert three letters from making their way to Santa Claus in the North Pole–leaving three Christmas wishes at stake. Kermit rounds up his fearless friends to get to the North Pole before Santa makes his rounds on Christmas Eve and as usual, nothing — not even Miss Piggy’s planned trip to the tropics — can stand between the Muppets and a joyful Christmas.

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