December 5, 2011
The new Muppets movie caters to both veteran Muppets fans and a newer, younger audience
To many Americans born between 1960 and 2000, the Muppets were childhood icons - plastered on lunch boxes, watches, and backpacks. But the last decade has seen the near disappearance of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, and the rest of the crew from popular culture. That is until last week, when Disney released "The Muppets," the franchise's first theatrical release in 12 years, and the first Disney-produced Muppet film since "Muppet Treasure Island" in 1996.