Jason Segal and Muppets Join Forces

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Another long-standing series of sorts got a big push today as The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made! was also unveiled through a song and dance number by a whole slew of Muppets on stage. The film is indeed being written by Jason Segel (as we first found out about over a year ago) and it seems like the idea for this flick comes from another that was in development by Jim Henson himself back in 1985.  The idea had Gonzo directing a Hollywood movie and very quickly running out of money to make it, and it seems this same story will be at the heart of Segel’s Muppet movie. Though some of the more recent Muppet fare has been lackluster (Muppets from Space anybody?) I love these fuzzy puppets, and with Jason Segel writing, I don’t think this can go wrong.

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2 thoughts on “Jason Segal and Muppets Join Forces

  1. Wasn’t Jason Segal the guy in a movie with Mila Kunis (sp?) where he had a dream to make a musical about dracula or ? He actually ended up using something very Muppet-like in the film, so if this report is true, then that previous film would appear to be somewhat autobiographical. Wasn’t it like “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” or something like that?

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