Huntington Gardens Make Cameo in New Muppets Movie

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens has set the scene for many films and television shows over the years and makes its latest big screen appearance in the new film “The Muppets.”

You may not see Kermit the Frog strolling down Huntington Drive, but he and some of his famous friends visited to film a scene from the new movie The Muppets, now in theaters.

Last January, a scene depicting a celebrity anger management center with the Muppet Animal and actor Jack Black was filmed at the gardens’ North Vista, according to Huntington film coordinator Dinah LeHoven in a Huntington Blogs post Monday.

“Any filming project taking place in a botanical garden full of artwork and specimen plants is bound to have its challenges, and in the case of The Muppets, one of the biggest issues was the large hole the film company wanted to dig in the middle of the North Vista in order to hide the puppeteers below ground level,” said LeHoven in the post.

Read her Huntington Blogs entry to see how that issue was resolved and the grounds kept intact.

Do you know some of the other films and TV shows that have been shot at the property? See our and see if you recall the scenes that took place there.

Actors also enjoy the Huntington off-set, like Natalie Portman, who visited earlier this month with her fiancé and baby son.

Have you spotted celebrities or a film or television scene at the Huntington? Tell us in the comments.


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