Have you seen The Muppets yet? If not, you are really missing out. It is and for good reason, the #1 family film at the box office!
Below are some fun Muppet facts about the the making of the movie.
- More than 120 Muppets appear in the film.
- This is the 7th feature film featuring the Muppets.
- Hollywood Blvd. was shut down for two evenings to record the finale dance scene of the reprise of “Everything’s Great,” featuring 100 dancers
- A total of 12 different costumes were made for Miss Piggy—more costume changes than any other actor in the film.
- The largest Muppet, Thog, stands over 9.5 feet tall and is 4 feet wide.
- Choreographer Michael Rooney is the son of Mickey Rooney, who appears in the film in a cameo role. This is the first time the two have ever worked together on a film.
- Miss Piggy had shoes made for her by Christian Louboutin and a dress by Zac Posen, which she wears in the finale scene.
- Kermit had a suit made for him by Brooks Brothers for the scene where he walks through the streets of Paris with Miss Piggy.
- 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.
- Disney’s “The Muppets” was a green set (in more ways than one) with an environmental steward who made sure the proper recycling receptacles were utilized on set. All of paper products were made from recycled materials and were compostable. The production also provided each crew member with aluminum refillable water bottles to cut down on the use of plastic bottles and paper cups. Water was readily available on set for cast and crew to fill their personal water bottles.
- Walter was a character conceptualized by Jason Segel specifically for Disney’s “The Muppets.”
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