VIDEO: The Muppets Receive a Star on Hollywood “Wocka Wocka” Walk of Fame

On Tuesday, March 20th, The Muppets took over Hollywood Boulevard as they received the 2,466th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  The star is located in front of the El Capitan Theatre, also known as “Muppet Theater” in the 2011 film “The Muppets.”  Several Muppets were in attendance for the star ceremony including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal, Pepe, Sweetums, and Walter, the newest Muppet, who made his debut in Disney’s 2011 film.  Continue reading for more photos and video highlights of the ceremony.

All photos by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage © Disney Enterprises, Inc.

The celebration was emceed by Hollywood Chamber President and CEO Leron Gubler, with special guest speakers Rich Ross, Chairman, Walt Disney Studios and Lisa Henson, daughter of Muppets creator Jim Henson and CEO of The Jim Henson Company.

Rich Ross, Chairman of the Walt Disney Studios; photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage © Disney Enterprises, Inc.

 

Walt Disney Studios Chairman Rich Ross noted the star placement was fitting, in front of the El Capitan where scenes from the recent film were shot, and across the street from the Kodak Theater where “The Muppets” received an Oscar for Best Original Song, Man or Muppet.  Regarding the day, Ross said,

“Thanks to creative genius Jim Henson and these extraordinary puppeteers, the Muppets are truly worldwide icons and Hollywood stars.  They are a treasured part of the Disney family, and we’re thrilled to see them join so many other luminaries on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.”

After the ceremony, Kermit the Frog reminded everyone that Disney’s “The Muppets,” starring Jason Segel, and Academy Award® nominee Amy Adams, was just released on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, Digital Download and On-Demand formats.  “What a coincidence…” said Walter.  To which Miss Piggy replied, “in Hollywood, we call that publicity.”  For more movie news, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on twitter and “like” our facebook page too.

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