While the population of the UK wait like expectant children at a Christmas shop window for the unveiling of the new Muppets film (out in February) the States are about to feel the fuzzy might of the latest movie with its release this week. A fact which makes this particular offering all the more tantilising.

Coming Soon have nine clips from the film and each one is a lot of fun, with Piggy’s take on a movie classic from the 80s my particular favourite, and it draws to a close one of the most successful and hilarious marketing campaigns of recent years.

The cinematic return of The Muppets is a welcome one, yet there was no knowing if writers Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller, along with director James Bobin, had a decent grasp of the essence of Muppetry.

What we’ve seen so far, and something which the early Stateside reviews appear to compound, is that this is a true Muppet film, and a welcome return to form after some less than successful dalliances apeing literary classics.

Here’s a couple of the clips, head on over to CS for the rest,