If you grew up with Sesame Street (or watch it with your kids) or were a kid in the late 70's to early 80's - then you know who the Muppets are. you know Kermit, Miss Piggy and Fozzy. If you are a die-hard fan, then you probably know Rowlf the Dog, Animal, Sam the Eagle and Beeker too.
We were lucky enough to be invited to a local premier by John's office. So we headed off to Plymouth Meeting early Saturday morning, went through security, where we had our bags checked, turned off our cell phones and got wanded (keeping the movie a secret until it's release is a BIG deal), then got our popcorn and drinks.
The Movie involves the Muppets trying to get control of their studio back from an oil tycoon. Luckily they have the help and support of three friends (2 humans and 1 muppet). Disney did a great job of adding in plenty of nostalgia for the "older" crowd (80s robot), while giving new Muppet fans plenty to love. My boys decided they love Fozzy Bear the best (mom is a die-hard Animal fan). The kids and parents all loved the movie - it's great for kids of all ages. I was trying to determine why it's got a PG rating. . .and concluded it must be the line about "butt shoes" (my kids' favorite line).
There is a long list of cameo appearances, including Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Neil Patrick Harris and Selena Gomez. I won't spoil the surprise and tell you who makes a BIG appearance. If you get a chance to see the movie this holiday weekend, I hope you'll stop back and tell me what you thought. Also - who's your favorite muppet?
manical laugh. . .manical laugh. . .
catch you soon -