I still think Jason Segel’s Dracula musical from Forgetting Sarah Marshall could have been a hit on Broadway. It’s 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 film’s title comes from an idea that Jim Henson developed in 1985. That story involves Gonzo directing a movie and blowing half of the film’s budget on the opening titles. Back in March, Ain’t It Cool News revealed the plot of Segel’s 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 don’t 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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