Everyone loves the Muppets…right? Have y’all seen the movie? If so (and even if you haven’t) I thought y’all might want to check out some fun facts about The Muppets movie!
BY THE NUMBERS
LUCKY NUMBER SEVEN -- Disney’s “The Muppets” is the 7th feature film featuring the Muppets.
MANY MUPPETS -- More than 120 Muppets appear in the film.
STEPPIN’ OUT – The film tapped 60 dancers to perform with Jason Segel and Amy Adams for the “Everything’s Great” opening musical performance.
· Hollywood Blvd. was shut down for two evenings to record the finale dance scene of the reprise of “Everything’s Great,” featuring 100 dancers.
PRETTY PIG -- A total of 12 different costumes were made for Miss Piggy—more costume changes than any other actor in the film.
SO BIG -- The largest Muppet, Thog, stands over 9.5 feet tall and is 4 feet wide.
TOP TEACHER – Amy Adam’s character Mary is a teacher with 16 students. Thus, no less than 16 perfect apples sit on the edge of the stellar teacher’s desk.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ACCESSORIES
HIGH FASHION -- Miss Piggy had shoes made for her by Christian Louboutin and a dress by Zac Posen, which she wears in the finale scene.
FANCY DUDS -- Kermit had a suit made for him by Brooks Brothers for the scene where he walks through the streets of Paris with Miss Piggy.
TIME WILL TELL -- Walter wears a Kermit watch in the film.
TICKLING THE IVORIES -- Rowlf’s original piano is back—incorporated into the Muppet Show orchestra.
RIBET – Kermit the Frog first appeared on “Afternoon, Footlight Theater” and “Sam and Friends” in 1955.
· A balloon of Kermit appears annually in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.
· Kermit has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
· Kermit celebrated his 50th Anniversary in Kermit, Texas, in 2005 and received a key to the city.
PROMINENT PIG – Miss Piggy first appeared in the chorus on “The Herb Alpert Special” in 1974.
· She appeared as 1st Sow in the “Return to the Planet of The Pigs” bit on “The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence” in 1975 (which was, in effect, the pilot for “The Muppet Show”).
· She was also a chorus pig in the first season of “The Muppet Show.” Her break-out performance was in a number called “Temptation” on the Juliet Prowse episode.
· The confident character was called Miss Piggy for the first time on “The Muppet Show” in 1976.