Walter is a Muppet who didn't grow up knowing who he was. He spent his childhood attached at the hip to his nice brother Gary, but he never felt like he really fit in... until he saw The Muppet Show. After his first introduction to the Muppets, he became a super-fan, obsessed with every one of them, and upset that he would never get to become part of his idolized gang. When Gary plans a trip to Los Angeles to sightsee with his girlfriend Mary for their tenth anniversary, he invites Walter along so that Walter can tour the old Muppet studios. While sneaking around on the tour, Walter overhears the maniacal oil tycoon Tex Richman reveal his secret plot to destroy the Muppet studios and dig for oil underneath unless someone raises ten million dollars by the time the Muppets' original contract expires. This sends Walter into a panic, and he, Gary, and Mary set out to find Kermit, Gonzo, Fozzie, and the rest of the Muppets, in hopes of putting on a show in order to raise the necessary funds. However, they find a number of obstacles in their way. TV interest is low unless they can find a celebrity to host, the Muppet theater is in a serious state of disrepair, and Miss Piggy, an integral part of the Muppet gang and Kermit's estranged former lover, doesn't show an interest in rejoining unless Kermit tells her that he needs her. In the end, it may be up to Walter to find out how to make it all work, and how to find out whether he can truly live up to the label of Muppet.
Best part of story, including ending:
This is a hilarious film, delightful entertainment for kids, and one of the best entries into the Muppet genre yet. The songs are great, and there are plenty of terrific celebrity cameos.
Best scene in story:
Kermit the Frog walks around his old mansion, looking at pictures on the walls of his friends, and the pictures come to life and encourage him to re-unite with them. It will bring a tear to the eye of any Muppet fan.
Opinion about the main character:
Walter is just like many of us: he doesn't feel like he belongs. He provides some great visual gags as a Muppet who thinks he's a human, and at the end, we're overjoyed when he finds his place in the world.