Jason Segel's Muppet Movie Gets A Title

By Perri Nemiroff 2009-09-12 13:49:03discussion comments
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I still think Jason Segelís Dracula musical from Forgetting Sarah Marshall could have been a hit on Broadway. Itís clear this guy has a knack for working with puppets and Disney is putting that talent to good use. According to Coming Soon, at the D23 Expo Disney Studios Chairman Dick Cook officially announced the new Muppet movie written by Segel will be called The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made.

The filmís title comes from an idea that Jim Henson developed in 1985. That story involves Gonzo directing a movie and blowing half of the filmís budget on the opening titles. Back in March, Ainít It Cool News revealed the plot of Segelís film will involve the Muppets uniting to put on a show in order to save The Muppet Studios in Hollywood from an oil tycoon. The two ideas donít correspond much, but perhaps a conscious effort was made to lightly pay homage to the original by using the title and incorporating the whole conduct-a-show-in-Hollywood concept.

Segel never got enough recognition for his work on Forgetting Sarah Marshall. The film is absolutely hilarious and completely rides on his writing. The Muppets may always belong to Henson, but I bet Segel will do the franchise justice.
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