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Still shot from the movie: The Muppets.

The Muppets

A group of fans (Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Peter Linz) tries to reunite Kermit the Frog (voice of Steve Whitmire) and the old gang (Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo etc.) in order to save the aging theater where the Muppets used to stage their variety show. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 103
Theater Release: 23 Nov 2011
Video Release: 20 Mar 2012
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

With the home video release of The Muppets, here are some fun family activity sheets you can enjoy:
Muppet Activity Page
Fozzie Bear’s Ten Things Every Comic Needs To Know
Miss Piggy’s Fashion Forward Tips
Recipe for Pepe’s Pollo Burrito
Recipe for Swedish Chef’s Turkey Meatballs
Muppet’s “Spot The Differences” Game

What kinds of entertainment do the Muppets offer during their telethon? How does their style compare with many of the reality shows on air? Why does Tex think the world has become too hard and cynical for these performers? Do you agree or not?

Although Gary and Walter share a strong sibling relationship, what do they learn about pursuing their own interests and taking on adult lives?

How does this movie contrast trends from the 1970s and 80s with current fads and stars?

Celebrity guest stars on the TV show included Alan Arkin and Liza Minelli who both make appearances in this movie. Check out the complete list of famous faces that appeared with the Muppets.

 

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