Muppets Gearing Up For Their Big Screen Return

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Image via Entertainment Weekly, credit Andrew Macpherson/© The Muppets Studio, LLC

Okay, so a frog, a bear and an actor are sitting around a table…

Entertainment Weekly has a peek at the next Muppet movie online and in a two-page print spread shared by ComingSoon.net.

The brief piece on the movie – one working title is The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made, judging by some news coverage this summer — describes what sounds like a fun mix of new takes and old Jim Henson-style meta-fun. Take the new guy, Walter, for example: He’s obviously a Muppet in our world, but in his world, he’s a human, and he’s also a huge fan of “The Muppets.” (And yes, he’s toting what looks like an iPhone — I bet those felt fingers keep that screen shiny like you wouldn’t believe.)

Written by Jason Segel — Marshall on How I Met Your Mother, among other roles — and Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nicholas Stoller, the next Muppet movie is being directed by Flight of the Conchords co-creator James Bobin, and it’s due for a Christmas 2011 release.

Wakka-wakka!

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