Long have Muppet fans waited with bated breath to see when our furry, demented pals would make a return to theaters and – more importantly – if they could manage to re-harness the anarchic feeling they’d seemingly lost. For several years news about the project has come and gone, with slacker comedian and Muppet fan Jason Segel eventually taking on scripting duties. We’re finally starting to see the end result of all that effort as the film’s November release approaches, and at last we have some real footage – a teaser trailer that was released today.
The great news is that it looks really fun and in the right Muppet “spirit” – I only wish that I could have seen this without knowing what it was, so the gag could have really played out as intended. But rejoice! It’s a trailer for a Disney film with nary a single embarrassing moment, “record-scratch” gag, or flatulence hilarity. Perhaps the world did end this last weekend.
So enjoy the trailer and remember – everything is funnier with puppets!