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The Muppets Most Wanted red carpet premiere at the El Capitan Theatre plus after party #MuppetsMostWantedEvent

 

Disney's Muppets Most Wanted in theaters March 21, 2014

Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted in theaters March 21, 2014

Last week I was out in Los Angeles doing some press junkets for Muppets Most Wanted, Captain America: The Winter Solider and DisneyNature Bears (among other amazing things). While I was there I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the red carpet premiere of Muppets Most Wanted.

I consider myself a very lucky and fortunate person that I have been able to attend a few red carpet events over the past few years. This is my third red carpet event at the beautiful El Capitan Theater on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. I have also attended the red carpet premiere of Gnomeo & Juliet there as well as the premier (on a white carpet) for Frankenweenie.

Before we headed to the theater the blogger group I was with stopped to have a group photo taken on the steps by the theater where the Oscars (Academy Awards) are held each year.

#MuppetsMostWanted Event Group Photo

Perhaps there are a few bloggers pictured here that you know?

Before heading over I took a few random photos of the event and there was even a surprise guest – the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters. What was he doing there?

Stay Puff Marshmallow Man

Muppets Most Wanted

Muppets Most Wanted Red Carpet Premiere Event

Disney's Muppets Most Wanted

Normally at red carpet premieres the non-talent (bloggers, guests…) get whisk across the red carpet behind the talent who are having their photos taken and interviewed on the red carpet. This time around we were lucky enough to be able to stop and take plenty of pictures. 🙂

Here is a photo of Tina Fey (Nadya) as she exited her car at the beginning of the red carpet.

Tina Fey Muppets Most Wanted #MuppetsMostWantedEvent

Doesn’t she look amazing?

Did you know she can sing? I didn’t know that until I saw the movie. She has a lovely singing voice – and she can sing with a accent.

I was also able to snap a not-so-great picture of Ty Burrell (Agent Napoleon) as he entered the red carpet. I got a much better picture of him later at the after party.

I was even able to snap a photo of singer Josh Groban who also appears in the film.

Josh Groban #MuppetsMostWanted Event red carpet

I am happy that I was able to stop and pose for a photo as well as take other random shots on the red carpet before having to head inside to watch the film. The weather was PERFECT that day too.

Here are a few random photos taken outside on the red carpet.

She Scribes Kimberly Vetrano Muppets Most Wanted #MuppetsMostWantedEvent

Me on the red carpet in front of the movie poster.

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Random shot. They had an old phone booth on the carpet too.

Random shot

Random shot

Terry Crews, Miss Piggy, Kermit and Constantine

Terry Crews, Miss Piggy, Kermit and Constantine

El Capitan Theater Muppets Most Wanted

Julie Bowen - Ty Burrell's on screen wife on Modern Family

Julie Bowen – Ty Burrell’s on screen wife on Modern Family

Once inside we took our seats and waited for the movie to begin. For our entertainment the organist played several songs on the organ, including many Disney tunes.

If you ever have the opportunity to visit the El Capitain Theater I would recommend it. They show regular movies there. The inside is BEAUTIFUL. We were not allowed to take pictures inside so you’ll have to take my word for it.

Just before the show began Statler and Waldorf (the two old guys) made an appearance and naturally they made fun of the Muppets and the movie. That was a fun surprise.

The audience watched the film. There were a lot of laughs and plenty of clapping at the end of the film.

Once the film was over we headed out across the street for the after party.

When we are outside waiting to head out across the street I saw Ricky Gervais (Dominic) and Josh Groban rush by. I tried to snap their photos but they were took quick.

Josh Groban Ricky Gervais

(L) Ricky Gervais (R) Josh Groban

Random night time shot

Random night time shot

Hollywood Boulevard was closed down for the event.

Hollywood Boulevard was closed down for the event.

I also noticed that right in front of the El Capitan Theater is a star for the Muppets on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. What a fun coincidence.

Muppets Star Hollywood Walk of Fame

The after party was just a short walk across the street.

The place was decorated with a lot of fun things from the film. I had taken a few photos but they all turned out too dark. I didn’t want to use the flash and bother people. I wish I had more fun photos to share.

After Party Muppets Most Wanted

Entrance to the after party

Car from the film. Ty Burrell drove around in this tiny car.

Car from the film. Ty Burrell drove around in this tiny car.

There was plenty of food and drink to be found. My favorite was the authentic Fish & Chips served wrapped in newspaper, the same way you would find it in the United Kingdom. Part of the film takes place in London.

I didn’t eat much (I wish I had – I was starving afterwards) because I was just too busy taking in my surroundings.

I will admit that I get star struck. I’m not one of those people who squeal loudly, cry and pounce on a favorite celebrity. No way! I just stay off in the background and watch them (I hope that doesn’t seem creepy?). I don’t have the nerve to approach celebrities, especially when they are chatting with industry people or enjoying a meal or conversation with their family and friends.

There was no getting near Ricky Gervais or Tina Fey. I tried but was unsuccessful in getting a good photo of either of them. This is the best photo I could get of Ricky Gervais (the quality is horrible too).

Ricky Gervais

I know there were plenty of Disney stars there, there usually are at these events for Disney. I did see Cameron Bryce (Jessie, Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2) race past me but I couldn’t track him down. The Disney kids are always happy to talk to us and take photos. I was hoping to get a few for my kids who are big fans of Disney shows (even if they are teens) as are me and my husband.

I saw Ray Liotta (he is also in Muppets Most Wanted). I have seen his film Goodfellas at least 50+ times. I can pretty much talk along with the movie at this point. I really wanted to meet him but he was always surrounded by people. By the time I had the nerve to get close enough to him he left. 🙁

Josh Groban was someone I REALLY wanted to meet. I absolutely LOVE his voice. He’s amazing. He also seems like a really nice guy. I saw him a few times around the party but never had the nerve to approach him.

I did try and snap his picture a few times.

Josh

Finally I had the opportunity to meet Josh IN PERSON and chat with him for a bit thanks to my friend Vanessa (The Queen of SWAG) who introduced me to him. We talked a bit about music and how therapeutic it can be for children.

My son doesn’t really watch TV or movies. The ONLY movie he will watch from beginning to end whenever it’s on is The Polar Express and he loves the theme song which is sung by Josh Groban. I was able to get my photo taken with Josh to show my son. I cropped myself out of it (for my blog that is) because I hated how I looked in the photo.

You can see my dress on the left side of the picture.

You can see my dress on the left side of the picture.

I was THRILLED for this once in a lifetime opportunity. It totally made my night. :-)!

I also had the opportunity to meet and have my photo taken with Ty Burrell and Terry Crews (White Chicks, Everybody Hates Chris, Brooklyn Nine-Nine). I hate how I look in both pictures, plus they are not the best quality but at least I have them to remember the night.

Terry Crews Muppests Most Wanted

Ty Burrell

The whole night was a lot of fun and amazing. It’s something I will NEVER forget. I consider myself very blessed for amazing opportunities like these. If you would have asked me 10 years ago if I would attend red carpet events in Hollywood and meet my favorite celebrities I would have thought you were crazy. LOL!

Keep an eye out for my interviews with Miss Piggy, Kermit, Constantine and others from the Mupppets Most Wanted film, as well as the film’s review, later on this week. In the mean time you can check out the film and follow it on the various social media sites.

Facebook

Twitter #MuppetsMostWanted

Miss Piggy on Twitter

YouTube

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You can also check out the official website, Disney.com/Muppets.

You can also read about the experiences of other bloggers who were on the trip with me using the hashtag #MuppetsMostWantedEvent.

Here is the film’s trailer for your entertainment.

 

Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

 

Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted in theaters in 2014

 

MUPPETS MOST WANTED

I’m excited to share some great news with my readers. A brand new full length feature film staring the loveable Muppets is set to be released on March 21, 2014. I know that sounds like a long time from now, but trust me, time flies. You’ll blink and it will be 2014 (sad to say).

The new film, Muppets Most Wanted, stars Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey plus all our favorite Muppet characters like Kermit, Miss Piggy, Animal, Fozzie Bear and more.

Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.

Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted is directed by James Bobin and produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Bobin co-wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller, who is also executive producer with John G. Scotti. Featuring music from Academy Award®-winning songwriter Bret McKenzie, Muppets Most Wanted hits the big screen March 21, 2014.

Check out the film’s teaser trailer.

 

It looks funny. I love the Moves Like Jagger sequence. LOL!

If you would like to get in on the fun you can shoot and then upload a short video of you and/or your family doing the “Moves Like Muppets” dance, similar to what Scooter and the Penguins did in the teaser trailer.

Upload your “Moves Like Jagger/Muppets” video on Instagram, Vine or Twitter and use the hashtag #MovesLikeMuppets. Some of the videos will be re-tweeted by the official Muppets Twitter handle. 🙂

To keep up to date on the movie be sure to check out the following…

Like The Muppets on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Muppets

Follow The Muppets on Twitter: https://twitter.com/muppetsstudio

Follow Miss Piggy on Twitter: @RealMissPiggy

Are you excited about the new Muppets movie?

Which is your favorite Muppet?

MUPPETS MOST WANTED

Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. I am sharing this for the enjoyment of my site readers. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

Coming to theaters in March 2014 – The Muppets… Again!

"THE MUPPETS ... AGAIN!"

♫ It’s time to play the music. It’s time to light the lights. It’s time to meet the Muppets on the Muppets Show tonight… ♫

Every time I think about the Muppets their theme song plays in my head. 🙂

Most of my readers know that I was lucky to meet the Muppets not once but twice. Both time I was honored to have my picture taken with them.

Me-and-the-Muppets

I also had the opportunity to meet Jason Segal who stared in last year’s Muppet Movie as well as Nick Stoller who helped bring the movie to life along with Jason.

I am thrilled to report that another Muppet movie is on it’s way. It will be in theaters in March 2014. I know that sounds like a long time from now, but trust me, time flies and the movie will be released before you know it.

Here is the movie’s synopsis;

Disney’s The Muppets …Again! takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.

Disney’s The Muppets … Again! is directed by James Bobin and produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Bobin co-wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller, who is also executive producer with John Scotti. Featuring music from Academy Award-winning songwriter Bret McKenzie, The Muppets … Again! hits the big screen March 21, 2014.

The Muppets…Again! stars Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal, Ricky Gervais (The Ricky Gervais Show), Ty Burrell (Modern Family) and Tina Fey (30 Rock).

If you would like to keep up to date on the film follow the Muppets on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/Muppets. You can also follow the Muppets on Twitter (@MuppetsStudio). Even Miss Piggy is on Twitter (@RealMissPiggy).

I’m sure I’ll give you updates as I receive them too. 🙂

"THE MUPPETS ... AGAIN!"

Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers. Any opinions expressed are my own unless otherwise noted.

The Muppet Christmas Carol 20th Anniversary Blu-ray Release

Now available on Blu-ray (with digital download) is the 20th Anniversary edition of The Muppet Christmas Carol, just in time for the holiday season.

Wow. I can’t believe this film came out 20 years ago! The first time I saw it was on VHS (remember that format?) about 12+ years ago. I actually won it from Ebay. We have several Muppet movies (back then on VHS, nowadays on Blu-ray or DVD). I wanted to add that movie to our collection too, even though I had never seen it before. As soon as the VHS tape arrived we watched it and fell in love with it. When I learned that it was going to be re-released on Blu-ray I knew I had to add it to our collection.

The Muppet Christmas Carol is a “Muppet-ized” version of the classic holiday tale. It features Michael Cain as Ebenezer Scrooge. The rest of the film’s characters are played by Muppet characters.

A Christmas Carol is an amazing story to begin with. The Muppet version is just downright hysterical. Only Jim Henson could take a rather gloomy story (until the end) and turn it into a fun, family friendly, comedy.

I don’t have to tell you the story of A Christmas Carol. I’m pretty sure that everyone knows about the infamous Scrooge.

It was fun to see the Muppets play the other characters in the film. They even added other characters that are not seen in any other version.

There is a lot of typical Muppet slap-stick humor in this film, and often the background characters (or minor characters) are just as funny, if not more so, then the main characters.

To give you an idea of how funny the film is, even my hard to amuse teenagers were laughing. 🙂

Here are a few clips from the film for your enjoyment. If you are reading this via e-mail you might want to visit this post on my site to see all the clips.

 

The bonus features are just as entertaining as the actual film. I know that sometimes people overlook bonus features, but you should really check these out. Trust me, you’ll be glad you did.

  • Disney Intermission: A Brand new Bonus Feature, when the  movie is paused  fans can watch and “cluck-along” to five classic yuletide  tunes with the The Muppets Chickens and friends.
  • Audio Commentary: Audio commentary with some of your fave  characters including Rizzo, Gonzo, Kermit and more, the commentary takes you  behind-the-scenes to show you how the Muppet magic happens.
  • Frogs, Pigs and Humbug – Unwrapping a New Holiday Classic:  Director Brian Henson, along with Rizzo and Gonzo show you how The  Muppet Christmas Carol was made.
  • On the Set Blooper Reel
  • Pepe Profiles Gonzo: “Portrait of the Artist as a Young  Weirdo”: A look at the man, the myth, the legend that is The Great  Gonzo hosted by the one and only Pepe the Prawn.
  • Christmas Around the World: Gonzo and Rizzo take you on an  adventure to see how Christmas is celebrated around the world.

I love the behind the scenes bonus feature. I always love to get a sneak peek at the craziness that went on behind the scenes. And when you are making a film with the Muppets you know it’s going to get crazy!

The blooper reel is one of my favorite bonus features too. They are usually funny but you know when it comes to the Muppets you are going to get something a bit more then just your average goof up.

I also enjoyed the Christmas Around the World feature. I love learning about different cultures and traditions and what a better way to learn then with a Muppet being your “travel guide”.

Look for the 20th Anniversary edition of The Muppet Christmas Carol on Blu-ray with Digital Download where ever films are sold.

Here is a little something extra – some holiday cheer from the Muppets. You can also check out the video here, http://bit.ly/Ucxrx1.

 

Kimberly

*I received a free screener copy in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own.