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'Muppets Most Wanted' fun facts revealed

"Muppets Most Wanted" starring Kermit the Frog, Miss

"Muppets Most Wanted" starring Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and the rest of the gang hit theaters on Friday, March 21, 2014. (Credit: Disney Motion Pictures)

"Muppets Most Wanted" hit the big screen last weekend, living up to the Disney standard of entertaining both children and adults.

Filmed in London and Hollywood, the movie has Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal and the rest of the Muppet gang heading on an overseas tour and finding themselves entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine -- "the World's No. 1 criminal and dead ringer for Kermit." Joining the Muppets in the sequel are Ricky Gervais (creator of "The Office"), Tina Fey ("30 Rock" and "Mean Girls") and Ty Burrell ("Modern Family").

Recently, Disney revealed a few fun facts from the movie you may not have heard. Take a look:


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Lucky numbers: According to the opening number in "Muppets Most Wanted," the new film is the seventh sequel to their original motion picture, 1979's "The Muppet Movie," so it's really the Muppets' eighth big-screen extravaganza in 35 years.

Gulag garb: The look for Tina Fey's character, Nadya, was inspired in part by the girl in Elton John's video for "Nikita." Who says prison guards can't be a little sexy?

A dressing room with a walk-in closet: With a whopping 24 costume changes, Miss Piggy has more outfits than any Muppet or human in the movie. She has more costumes than all of the humans combined.

Decades of fun: The movie officially takes place in the present day, however, filmmakers traveled back in time to add flavor to the film. The plot takes you back to '60s crime capers. The music sports elements of the '80s. Production design for the Hollywood scenes paid homage to '40s-era Hollywood. Costume design uses references from the '20s, '30s and '40s.

Seeing stars: In the grand tradition of the Muppets, the film features a host of cool cameos. Revealed so far are Danny Trejo, Tom Hiddleston, Celine Dion, Salma Hayek, Diddy, Christoph Waltz and Ross Lynch.

Crew of dancers: After shooting several takes of a musical number sung by Tina Fey, the entire crew was invited to join the cast on set for the final take.

And just in case, Kermit, according to Disney, Miss Piggy's ring size is an 8!

 

 

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