Release Date: November 23, 2011
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Director: James Bobin
Screenwriter: Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller
Starring: Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones, Alan Arkin, Jack Black, Billy Crystal, Zach Galifianakis, Kathy Griffin, Ricky Gervais, Emily Blunt
Genre: Comedy, Family
Official Website: Disney.com/Muppets
Plot Summary: On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. With secret, signature, celebrity cameos, "The Muppets" hits the big screen Nov. 23, 2011.
Disney Pixar annnounced at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California on Friday that a new "Toy Story" short will debut with The Muppets in theaters on November 23.
Titled "Small Fry," the short was directed by Angus MacLane. In the short, Buzz Lightyear is left behind at a fast food restaurant when a kids' meal toy version of Buzz takes his place. While Bonnie's toys are stuck with the annoying 3-inch-tall Buzz impersonator, the real Buzz is trapped in the restaurant at a support group for discarded toys. As Woody and the gang devise a way to rescue their friend, Buzz tries to escape the toy psychotherapy meeting.
The "Toy Story" characters were last seen on the big screen in the short "Hawaiian Vacation," which played in front of Cars 2. The Cars 2 Blu-ray and DVD will hit stores on November 1st and will include the "Toy Story" short.
New Toy Story Short with The Muppets