Oct 18, 2011

Of Mice and Frogs

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One of the films I am very excited for this year is The Muppets. It's been 7 years since Disney acquired the rights to the Muppets and I think they may finally have figured out how to use them. The Muppets are very different from Disney. Disney films need to end with the villain gone, everything good and everyone happy. The Muppets aren't necessarily that way. For the Muppets the only thing that matters is that they are together in the end. Bittersweet is an option with Muppet films that Disney films don't get.

From the trailers and talk of this film, I think that the teams involved in the film have been allowed the freedom to make an actual Muppet movie that will be true to the Muppet character (ha!). It looks to have plenty of humor for kids and adults, goofy songs, at least one tender moment and a couple instances of breaking the fourth wall.

Thanksgiving can't get here soon enough.

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