New MUPPETS Movie Set for December 25, 2011

     June 8, 2010

The Muppets (tentative title) has decided to throw its tiny Muppet hat into the Holiday 2011 season.  Disney has penciled in a release date of December 25, 2011.  As it stands right now, December 2011 is going to be a giant smackdown between some heavy blockbusters.  On December 16th, you have Alvin and the Chipmunks 3D, Mission: Impossible IV, and Sherlock Holmes 2 (my quick theory: one of these films is going to blink and move to a new date).  The following weekend is owned by Steven Spielberg’s 3D motion-capture film The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.  However, Tintin doesn’t have a built-in American audience like its three competitors from the previous week.  As for the Muppets, they have name recognition, but it’s going to need to rekindle interest since there hasn’t been a major Muppet movie in some time.

The Muppets is being directed by James Bobin (Flight of the Conchords) and will star Jason Segel who also co-wrote the film. Click here to read Steve’s interview with co-writer Nicholas Stoller. [Box Office Mojo]

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