David Hoberman is a film producer whose body of work contains some big hit movies, including such Academy Award-nominated pictures as The Fighter and Beverly Hills Chihuahua. I had not seen his name attached to the new Muppet movie before today, but apparently he’s producing that too.
Hoberman spoke at Boston’s Suffolk University last week as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar, and when talk turned to The Muppets he brought out Steve Whitmire, who then brought out Kermit, “to thunderous applause,” as the university website reports.
According to this Boston.com article, they showed a montage of clips from the upcoming film, which I would be willing to bet ten Fruit Roll-Ups and a nickel is the same montage that Jason Segel and Amy Adams introduced at CinemaCon recently. Then they did a Q&A, in which it sounds like Kermit was asked the usual mix of obvious Piggy-related questions and queries about the new movie.
With any luck, some video will surface soon somewhere on the world wide internet, but in the meantime you can read some quotes on the aforementioned Suffolk University website. And maybe someday soon the rest of us will get to see this clip montage.
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by Ryan Roe – Ryan@ToughPigs.com