Disney to Release ‘Muppets Movie’ Next Thanksgiving

Wanda Sykes has joined the all-star cast, which is led by Jason Segel

Disney will release "The Muppets Movie" on Nov. 23, 2011, the studio announced on Wednesday.

James Bobin's film was previously scheduled for released on Christmas.

Jason Segel stars alongside Amy Adams, Chris Cooper and Rashida Jones, who will be joined by Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the rest of the beloved Muppet gang.

Alan Arkin, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Billy Crystal and Wanda Sykes have all been confirmed for cameos, and Zach Galifinakis, Jack Black, Ricky Gervais, Emily Blunt, Donald Glover and Danny Trejo will also appear briefly.

Segel wrote the script with his "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" director Nicholas Stoller, and production is currently underway in Los Angeles.

"Disney has had incredible success opening films over the Thanksgiving weekend, and thanks to 'Tangled,' we have the top three Thanksgiving openers of all time,” said Chuck Viane, president of global distribution for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. “I have spoken with The Muppets, and we all agreed this comedy is a great fit for the holiday 2011 time frame.”

Commenting on the new release date, Miss Piggy noted “it was actually moi’s idea to open the movie then,” stating she wants to give everyone a big reason to give thanks next Thanksgiving. “It doesn’t get any bigger than moi…. And don’t you dare quote that out of context!”