Jason Segel reboots Kermit and co
The Muppets' last cinematic outing – Muppets From Space in 1999 – wasn’t exactly a high point for the cuddly Jim Henson creations. More than a decade later, they've found a saviour in the unlikeliest of people – Forgetting Sarah Marshall star Jason Segel.
Teaming with Flight Of The Conchords co-creator James Bobin (here directing), Segel returns the Muppets to their frolicsome roots for a laugh-out-loud musical adventure that’s packed full of jokes, cameos, and crowd-pleasing ditties.
His efforts clearly paid off – the film became the first Muppet movie to earn an Oscar, bagging a baldie for original song 'Man Or Muppet' by Conchord star Bret McKenzie.