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Animal animosity in the new Muppets movie

The Muppets are back in another movie, but tensions run high among the cast members

Published on Apr 23, 2014 11:57 AM

They look like one big happy family on screen, but like the cast of any long-running show, The Muppets are not immune to the odd bout of professional jealousy.

And to the delight of the international press, some of the behind-the-scenes tensions bubbles over at a recent publicity event, where Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and their Muppet co-stars fight like, well, pigs and frogs, bickering and bantering as only friends do.

Suspension of disbelief is a given as journalists delightedly engage the Muppets during a question-and-answer session at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles last month.

They are there to promote their new film, Disney's Muppets: Most Wanted, a sequel to the 2011 hit that successfully rebooted a franchise that began with a popular 1970s children's television show.

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