Yidio Video of the Day: Kermit the Frog at the 'Pirates of the Caribbean 4' World Premiere (Plus: New Muppet Movie Details)by: Posted:
The marketing execs promoting "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" may have tried to get cute at the film's premiere, calling the entryway to the screening "the black carpet," but the real star at last night's screening made sure the carpet was all green.
Kermit the Frog got behind the mic and played celebrity journo for the premiere at Disneyland, interviewing everyone from Penelope Cruz (who playfully called him by his Spanish name, Gustavo) and Johnny Depp to Keith Richards and Geoffrey Rush.
Though we admit we miss Jim Henson's voice something fierce, it's really great to see Kermit back out in circulation, being his usual old ladies' frog. Like some sort of amphibious love ninja, Kermie was able to score smooches from Vanessa Hudgens, Kirstie Alley and Penelope Cruz, all while keeping a watchful eye out for the fiery, jealous rage of Miss Piggy.
The original gangsta of green was on the scene primarily as part of a promotion for a new upcoming Muppets movie. Yeah, we said it, there's a brand new Muppets flick coming soon to a theater near you.
Slated to hit the screens on Thanksgiving, the new film reportedly will feature over 100 Muppets characters, as well as roles by, , , , , , and Selena Gomez, according to the New York Times.
The new $50 million movie will be directed by "Da Ali G Show" and "Flight of the Conchords" vet James Bobin and written by “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Get Him To The Greek” scribes Nick Stoller and
a proven comedy team behind the camera, we're excited enough about the new Muppet movie to bust into a rousing round of our favorite song (see below).
Watch Kermit own the scene at the World Premiere of "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides":
Marvel at a masterful Muppet music moment - "Mahna Mahna":