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Jason Segal on the “Muppets” Movie

It was recently announced (article here) that Disney was bringing on the Forgetting Sarah Marshall writing/directing duo of Jason Segal and Nick Stoller to create a new Muppets movie for the studio. Segal spoke with MTV about the movie. Highlights from that interview follows after the jump.

Why he wanted to do it:

“I’ve just grown a little disappointed with ‘Muppets in the Old West,’ ‘Muppets Under Water,’ and all these weird concept movies,” sighed the 28-year-old “How I Met Your Mother” star, speaking for the first time on his recently-revealed plans to resurrect Rowlf and the gang. “I just want to go take it back to the early 80’s, when it was about the Muppets trying to put on a show. That’s what I’m trying to bring back.”

A glimpse of things to come via Forgetting Sarah Marshall:

“When you see the movie, you’ll see that there’s a puppet musical at the end. I’ve always loved puppets, and the Henson Studios designed those puppets for us,” Segel explained of his inspiration. “While I was there, I was talking to them and asking when the next Muppets movie was coming out, and they said ‘We don’t control the Muppets anymore, Disney does.’ And that just made me think back to those early 80’s Muppet movies, and The Muppet Show.”

You can read the rest of the interview at MTV Movies Blog.