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This holiday weekend we welcomed the Muppets back to the silver screen in, uh, The Muppets. It’s been 32 years since their first feature film, The Muppet Movie and 12 years since Muppets from Space. Add in the sensation they stirred up with any of their promotional appearances or parody trailers and it’s clear we’ve been missing the Muppets. And The Muppets, the movie, nails that perfect blend of nostalgia with fantastic fresh material.

Much of The Muppets’ success, of course, goes to the Muppets. These characters are so much larger than the people who bring them to life, and it’s because of this the Muppets will most likely still be making movies long after we’re dead. And this isn’t meant to discredit those who do bring them to life! What they do is incredible. I’ve always been amazed at the amount of emotion and expression a Muppet can show, and in The Muppets, the Muppets deliver some of their best, most genuine performances.

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In a continuation of what have been awesome teaser trailers for The Muppets movie they score again with a timely Green Lantern parody. Seriously though, there’s been a lot of green on this blog lately, go figure. This new teaser, ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green,’ offers us another short glimpse at The Muppets opening November 23rd.

Not only does this trailer poke fun at Hal Jordan (always acceptable) but action movies in general, and it’s something I’d love to see continue. The people behind The Muppets have a great understanding and admiration for their property, and know how to perfectly blend self-awareness with pop culture references. Plus, it’s even funny! Win, win.

Check out the teaser below, as well as earlier trailers, ‘Green With Envy’ and ‘The Fuzzy Pack’ below the cut.

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. With secret, signature, celebrity cameos, “The Muppets” hits the big screen Nov. 23, 2011.

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“They’re closer than you think.”

What the hell does that even mean? This is one of our first glimpses of the Muppets promoting their new film and I’m completely unimpressed. Okay, it’s a teaser poster, I shouldn’t be expecting a lot. I just wish I understood what that tagline was supposed to mean.

Are they geographically closer? Closer to what?! Are they closer as friends than in the past? Whatever. It’s dumb.

I’m excited to see the Muppets on the big screen again. I’m excited to see them in movie that doesn’t involved Gonzo being an alien. Judging by the title, simply, The Muppets, it should be a back to basics kind of tale. Here’s the film’s synopsis,

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. With secret, signature, celebrity cameos, “The Muppets” hits the big screen Nov. 23, 2011.

I love the idea of a telethon being held for the Muppets. Appropriate considering Jim Henson‘s long time associaction with PBS. The Muppets will star Jason Segel, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper and Walter.

Click the jump for a larger version of the poster. Are you itching for the a new Muppets movie or are your DVD collectons of The Muppet Show enough?

source: GeekTyrant

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