Disney has released a new promo image for The Muppets, their upcoming reboot of the franchise co-written by and starring Jason Segel. The image shows Segel and new Muppet Walter super-excited to be standing next to each other. Of slightly more use is a synopsis for the film. The Muppets will have Walter, Gary (Segel), and Mary (Amy Adams) trying to save the Muppet Theater from nefarious oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper). Unfortunately, all of the Muppets have gone their separate ways and found new careers.
Hit the jump to find out what Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and the gang are up to by reading the synopsis after the jump. Also after the jump you can also check out the new (less exciting) image. The Muppets is due out November 23, 2011.
Image and synopsis via Stitch Kingdom.
Here’s the synopsis for The Muppets:
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino house band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.