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Kidsday interviews Jason Segel for 'The Muppets'

Actor Jason Segel from the Muppets movie with

Actor Jason Segel from the Muppets movie with Kidsday reporters, from left: Emily Sadofsky Olivia Larocchia, Nicole Pagano and Christina Mandato, all 11, from North Bellmore, at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in Manhattan. (Nov. 13, 2011) Credit: Newsday/Pat Mullooly

"The Muppets" is an entertaining movie with some characters you have seen before but might have been missing as they haven't done a movie in a while.

The movie is a lot of fun. Some parts are weird, some are sad, and some are just crazy. It is really weird when Jason Segel and Amy Adams start singing and dancing out of nowhere.

It is really sad when Kermit and Walter, Jason Segel's brother and a Muppet wannabe, think that the old Muppet studio is going to be torn down. Animal doesn't disappoint and is his usual crazy self, but if you are a true Muppet fan, then you already know how crazy Animal can get. Watch the movie, and you might see his friend Jack Black try to calm him down.

We rate this movie a 4 ½ (out of 5) smiles because it is funny and entertaining. It's great for kids of all ages and even adults. During the movie, we even saw a grown man cry because he was so moved by the story.

We hope you like the songs and movie as much as we did!

Last week, after seeing the movie, we met Segel who stars in the movie along with the Muppets. He also co-wrote this very funny film.

How did you like working with the Muppets?

I always dreamed that some day I would do even a little part in a Muppet movie, but getting to write it and help make the movie, it was a real honor. I think the Muppets deserve to be the most famous people in the world. So it was important to get them back on the real screen.

If you were a Muppet, which one would you be?

Well, the one I admire the most is Kermit because he's sort of like the everyman. He's a little like Tom Hanks -- a green Tom Hanks. But I'm probably more like Fozzie [Bear] because I keep telling terrible jokes, and I don't get scared.

What was your favorite song from the movie?

I'm a really big fan of "Muppet or Man." I think that's a really cute song, and I thought that Jim Parsons [the human Walter] coming out was really, really funny when Walter sees his reflection. I really like singing that.

Why did you want to work with the Muppets in the first place? When did you start to love them?

When you're like a young comedian, the Muppets are your first exposure to comedy, really, so they taught me how to be funny. The Muppets have this sort of vibe about them that anything is possible, you should be nice to everybody, and it just seemed like an important message.

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