This is the first of The Muppets productions to win an Oscar… Best Original Song for ‘Man or Muppet’.
Jim Parsons‘ all white suit when he performs in “Man or Muppet,” is similar to the one he wore in The Big Bang Theory: The Work Song Nanocluster.
Due to limited space for the puppeteers, for the scene where the car is full of The Muppets after picking them all up, the film’s stars Amy Adams and Jason Segel were asked to operate the Muppets on either side of them.
In Kermit the Frog‘s office, there are many pictures of him with different special guest hosts like Steve Martin, and Sandy Duncan. One of the pictures is of Kermit and Jim Henson, who originally performed Kermit until his death in 1990.
This is the first theatrical Muppets movie since The Muppets Take Manhattan (1987) to include the voice of creator Henson. Although Henson’s characters are voiced in the film by other Muppeteers, his (uncredited) renditions can be heard in archive clips of The Muppet Show (1976), including Kermit’s introduction and a snippet of the song “Mah Na Mah Na”.
During an interview with Terry Gross on her National Public Radio program “Fresh Air,” Jason Segel said that during filming, he observed the choreographer, Michael Rooney, giving instructions to the classic movie star Mickey Rooney (who had a cameo in the movie) and calling him “Dad.” Segel went up to Michael and reprimanded him, saying “you can’t just call any old man ‘Dad,'” and Michael told Segel, “no, he’s my actual Dad.” – IMDB