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Fans of The Muppets may be pleased to hear that a trailer for their forthcoming movie has been released.

Two teaser snippets were put on the internet in recent weeks, one of which was a parody of The Green Lantern, but it turns out that they were just there to throw people off the scent.

Now, the real trailer has emerged and it shows the gang of characters involved in everything from sword fights and love scenes to toilet humour.

It is thought the film will come out at the end of 2011 and it features everyone's favourite Muppets, including Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Animal.

However, there are also some humans in the form of Amy Adams and How I Met Your Mother's Jason Segal.

The storyline sees notorious oil baron Tex Richman plan to pull down the Muppet Theatre after finding black gold beneath it - can The Muppets reunite and raise enough money in time to save it and all their memories?

It's been a while since we saw The Muppets on the silver screen - the last time was back in 1999 when they made Muppets from Space.

Other memorable outings include The Muppet Christmas Carol in 1992 - with Michael Caine as Scrooge - and Muppet Treasure Island in 1996.

Meanwhile, recently reported that The Muppets are to come to the O2 Arena this summer as part of the Empire Presents Big Screen Weekend between August 12th and 14th 2011.

They will provide attendees with more sneak previews of their forthcoming film, as well as being interviewed for the media, so expect plenty of karate chops from the irrepressible Miss Piggy.

The Muppets have certainly come a long way since they were first created by Jim Henson back in the mid-1950s - and they haven't aged a bit!

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