'The Muppets' blasted over 'anti-corporate message'
New movie sees the heroes reunite to save their old theatre from an oil tycoon
Jim Henson's puppet heroes are back in a new big screen adventure, due for release, which sees them reunite to save their old theatre from the clutches of oil tycoon Tex Richman. But now the Disney family film has been accused of being the latest example of Hollywood's apparent liberal bias.
Dan Gainor of conservative organisation Media Research Center, hit out on Fox News' Follow The Money programme, saying:
It's amazing how far the left will go, manipulating your kids to give the anti-corporate message. For goodness sakes this is a Muppet movie, the only thing green in this movie should be Kermit The Frog
He went on to attack other films like Cars 2 and Syriana of spreading liberal propaganda to "brainwash" young people: "All these movies attacking the oil industry, none of them reminding people what oil means to most people which is fuel to light a hospital or heat your home or fuel an ambulance to get you to a hospital.
"They've been doing it for decades. Hollywood, the left, the media, they hate the oil industry. They hate corporate America. And so you'll see all these movies attacking it."
He went on to claim that the Occupy Wall Street movement is a result of people being "indoctrinated" by children's characters like Captain Planet. You can watch Gainor's outburst by clicking below.
The Muppets opens in the UK on February 10, 2012. It stars human actors Jason Segel and Amy Adams alongside favourites Kermit, Miss Piggy and Animal.