Posted on: July 23rd, 2009 The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made
I have a confession to make, I love Sesame Street! During some forced time off, I recently became aquatinted Elmo, Grover and the rest of the gang on Sesame Street. Spending weekday morning with my two year old son, is most definitely awesome time. I only bring that up, because it lead me to ponder the current progress of the new Muppets film, announced in march of last year. I began to watch as much Muppet infused celluloid as possible to aid in the yearning for Muppets forgotten by this new generation.
As it stands, the films co-screen writers, Nick Stoller and Jason Segal have submitted five drafts to the studio heads at Disney, for review and approval. All the drafts, according to Segal, revolve around the same premise of globetrotting Muppets, in search of the rest of the bunch in an effort to save the Muppet Theater.
Personally, I think the concept is fantastic, what better way to introduce the Muppets to this new generation, then by introducing them in the same manner that was done originally. And on top of that, it will draw the old timers, such as myself, into the overpriced seats at the theater, for that little bit of nostalgia and relive some of those childhood memories. The only issue I have currently with this film is the pace of the development process. Why should we be subjected to the half assed, foolhardy, garbage that is G-Force, Beverly Hills Chihuahua and countless High School Musicals, while Muppet gold sits on the back burner, surely anything Muppet would be better exposure to our kids then these steaming piles of shit. I digress, my point is simply that Muppets should be at the forefront before anything else Disney is cranking out these days, they most definitely have earned that much.
And finally, one quick last thing, Muppet films are notorious for it celebrity cameos from stars of the day, this time around is no different. Though nothing is set in stone, and this is pure speculation at this point but there are already some celebrities tossing their hats in the ring. Names such as Christian Bale, Ben Stiller (who did a guest spot on the most recent season of Sesame Street), Jack Black, Steve Carrell, George Clooney, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Matt Damon, Mel Brooks, Matt Damon, Anne Hathaway, Seth Rogen and Charles Grodin, just to name a few.
Be sure to stay tuned here at GKS for your Muppet updates, as you know I will be keeping my eye and posting all I know and see directly to you.
4 Responses to “The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made”
Dale Pidlisny Says:
July 24th, 2009 at 10:24 am
It’s funny you made this post because with the new addition to our family finally getting pumped for cartoons and stuff, I’ve been trying to get my hands on all the Muppet material I can. Every kid should know who Gonzo is and dressing up as fozzie bear doing lame shtick for halloween. Hope the new movie puts brings in today’s youth. For the sake of my sanity at least!
Richard Christensen Says:
July 25th, 2009 at 6:01 pm
Congraqts dude! definetly fun to have arounds, kids I mean. am totally with you dude, i loved Beaker, and Pigs in Space growing up, never missed an episode of the Muppet Show, i thonk the thing that pisses me off about the whole thing, as i mentioned, is Disney keeps cranking shit, while this sits on the backburner, a bit of a pisser, but at some point I am sure tha we will see a muppet movie in some form, and besides kids still have Sesame Atreet, wich for the monet is a suitable filler in the mean time
July 26th, 2009 at 12:06 am
Words do not describe how much I love the Muppets. My only worry is that since Segel has been working on this for a while, the cultural references will be a bit dated. Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau? Swingers? Just 13 years later.
Richard Christensen Says:
July 26th, 2009 at 12:48 pm
I belive that any cultural refernce that were made in the drafts should be easily adjusted, so I am not worried. I love Muppets, have loved them since I was a youngin., definetly stoked for tis one.