The Muppets Blu-ray/DVD Review
The Muppets starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams, and the Muppets is now yours to own on Disney DVD and Blu-ray, but the most enthusiastic Muppets fan will simply have to have the Wocka Wocka Value Pack which includes the DVD, Blu-ray, Digital Copy, and a Soundtrack Download Card. The Muppets arrived on Blu-ray/DVD March 20th, 2012.
Jason Segel and Amy Adams play Gary and Mary, a couple that has been together for the last 10 years in Small Town, USA. Gary plans a special trip to Los Angeles for their anniversary, but ruins all the romance by inviting his brother, Walter (Peter Linz), along for the ride. Walter just so happens to be a huge Muppets fan, and wants to visit the Muppets Studio and to find Kermit the Frog. But when they get there, they discover that the Muppets Studio is basically in ruins and that the Muppets are nowhere in sight
When Walter slips into Kermit’s abandoned office, he discovers Tex Richman’s (Chris Cooper) dastardly plan to tear down the Muppets Studio and drill for oil. Meanwhile, Gary gets caught up in Walter’s plan to find Kermit the Frog and the rest of the gang to raise the money needed to save the Muppets Studio and forgets about his anniversary with Mary.
Certain plot elements might sound a bit serious, but the Muppets’ humor and charm let viewers know that everything is going to turn out better than all right. I couldn’t help but smile and dance around while watching The Muppets, and I was excited for my daughter to finally get to see the film since I hadn’t taken her with me to see it in theatres. The characters are recognizable to her (especially Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy), and she loves the music. The Muppets features favorite songs like Rainbow Connection, but Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords wrote several amazing new songs for The Muppets. Our favorites are Life is a Happy Song and Man or Muppet, which won the Academy Award for Best Song in 2012.
The Muppets is a must-have film for anyone who grew up watching the Muppets on TV and their movies, and wants to share those great memories with a new generation of Muppets fans.
Scratching the Surface: A Hasty Examination of the Making of The Muppets Interviews and commentary from the Muppets and the humans involved with making The Muppets. Jason Segel (Gary) talks about how Walter tested for the role by sending him letters every single day and eventually showing up at Jason’s house before he was invited to do a script reading.
A Little Screen Test On the Way to the Read-Through Jason Segel and Walter are on their way to a read through of the script, and viewers get to see the Muppets getting ready to make the film.
Explaining Evil–The Full Tex Richman Song An expanded version of Chris Cooper rapping, in which we learn why he is evil, and why he hates the Muppets so much. Hilarious!
Spoof Trailers This bonus section is a collection of all the parody trailers that were aired prior to the theatrical release of The Muppets, as well as two trailers that never made it into the ads.
The Longest Blooper Reel Ever Made In Muppet History This section is about 6 minutes of bloopers from The Muppets. For even more laughs, you should definitely check out this feature.
Disney Intermission If you need to pause the film, the show still goes on during Intermission! Press Pause to see what the Muppets are up to while you’re getting a drink refill or heading to the bathroom.
Audio Commentary Jason Segel, Nick Stoller, and James Bobin talk over the film and give details on how the film was made, personal anecdotes, and dish on their co-stars.
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.