There was something missing for much of this movie. It took a second viewing to notice it, and it's not true in every scene, but it's true in many of them -- especially scenes with Kermit. So what was missing? VISIBLE ARM RODS. They were there in some scenes, but in MANY scenes where they SHOULD have been visible, they weren't. It was obvious they were still being operated that way, but the arm rods had apparently been removed in post-production. We've heard that the Creature Shop has been delving into the world of CGI, and they were credited on this show. Is it possible this was a chance for them to hone their skills on an in-house project? OK, so maybe no one else would even care about something like that, but it was neat to me from a puppeteering standpoint. Also - to those who say the human actors overdid it like in children's shows -- i agree on some of the characters (Matthew Lillard's, for instance), but disagree on the main one -- Joan Cusack. She was exactly in the same tone as the Muppets themselves. And can I say that for some reason, the scene where Bitterman gives Piggy a double slap to the head is hilarious? Not sure why -- but the way Piggy just takes it ... then the almost deadpan reaction. Good job, Eric.