The Muppets are returning to theaters, but not for a new feature film.
CNN reported that “The Muppet Movie,” the first full-length film starring Jim Henson’s felt puppets, is returning to select theaters in July for its 40th anniversary.
Released in 1979, the film follows Kermit the Frog heading to Hollywood for stardom after being discovered in a Florida swamp by a talent agent. Along the way, he befriends Fozzie Bear and connects with Miss Piggy, Cozo and his chicken, Camilla, and Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem.
The Oscar-nominated movie, Entertainment Weekly reported, also includes appearances by live-action actors Bob Hope, Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Cloris Leachman and Orson Welles.
“‘The Muppet Movie' is a cinematic treasure, a delightful film that may have been made 40 years ago but is truly timeless, thanks both to its iconic characters and to its always-stirring theme of following your dreams and believing in your own abilities,” Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations Tom Lucas said in a statement. “This film’s return to the big screen is very well deserved and we are happy to work with The Jim Henson Company and Universal Pictures to give it a proper nationwide re-release.”
Only 700 theaters will be screening the movie, and it will only be back for two days: July 25 and 30. Screenings will be at 12:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time at participating theaters.
Find a theater near you for the screening at FathomEvents.com.
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