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03.13.2008
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Here's a strange, unexpected and interesting bit of news to kick off your Thursday. Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller, star, co-writers and director of FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL have signed on with Disney to develop a new Muppets movie. Say what?! Apparently Segel's character in SARAH MARSHALL is a TV composer and is working on a project that features puppets. The Henson Company provided the puppets and that led to Segel pitching a new concept to Henson and Disney, which execs loved and bought on the spot. Segel brought his SARAH MARSHALL co-writer and director Stoller to the project. It's unclear if Segel would star in the film but Stoller has signed to direct. The two also signed on to work on a more Apatowian comedy titled THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT for Universal, which will star Segel as a guy who managed to get engaged but keeps putting off the actual nuptials. It's unclear in what direction Segel and Stoller plan to take the new Muppet movie but I hope there's at least one banjo inspired musical number (sorry I can't get "Movin' Right Along" out of my head). SARAH MARSHALL hits theaters on April 18th.

Extra Tidbit: The last Muppet movie was 1998's MUPPETS IN SPACE.
Source: Variety

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5:11PM on 03/13/2008

WOO HOO

Thank God, just when I thought the muppets were dying a slow death due to Disney. Any new muppets material is great news, let's keep those wizards at the Jim Henson creature shop in business please!
Thank God, just when I thought the muppets were dying a slow death due to Disney. Any new muppets material is great news, let's keep those wizards at the Jim Henson creature shop in business please!
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2:49PM on 03/13/2008

So Strange It Just Might Work

I'm looking forward to Sarah Marshall, despite some not-so-flattering early reviews. Anything with Segel behind it will at least get my attention, especially when there are puppets/muppets involved.
I'm looking forward to Sarah Marshall, despite some not-so-flattering early reviews. Anything with Segel behind it will at least get my attention, especially when there are puppets/muppets involved.
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2:09PM on 03/13/2008

muppets rule

ALthought it was made for TV, the Muppet's Wizard of Oz came out in 2005. It also had Quentin Tarantino appear playing himself. Crazy.
ALthought it was made for TV, the Muppet's Wizard of Oz came out in 2005. It also had Quentin Tarantino appear playing himself. Crazy.
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1:19PM on 03/13/2008
Muppets! Jason Segel! Yay!

Extra tidbit: I had a friend once tell me I sounded like Kermit when I sang. :P
Muppets! Jason Segel! Yay!

Extra tidbit: I had a friend once tell me I sounded like Kermit when I sang. :P
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11:07AM on 03/13/2008

FRICK YEAH!

I'd use harsher language but hey, it's the muppets man.

Seriously, Disney has been sitting on their hands when it comes to the Muppets. How do you buy something like that and then not use it for so long?

Bout freakin time I hear more about that Rainbow Connection..and no...it's not that stuff you cousin gave you to try when you both were bored last thanksgiving.
I'd use harsher language but hey, it's the muppets man.

Seriously, Disney has been sitting on their hands when it comes to the Muppets. How do you buy something like that and then not use it for so long?

Bout freakin time I hear more about that Rainbow Connection..and no...it's not that stuff you cousin gave you to try when you both were bored last thanksgiving.
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