Muppet movie sequel confirmed

Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of their felt-covered friends will be returning to the big screen.

Disney announced at CinemaCon on Tuesday that it’s working on a sequel to the 2011 hit “The Muppets.” James Bobin is returning to direct the project, and is co-writing the script with Nicholas Stoller, who co-wrote last year’s movie with star Jason Segel.

A release date for the sequel has not yet been announced.

Last year’s “The Muppets,” the first film starring Jim Henson’s creations in 12 years, has amassed a worldwide gross of more than $158 million on a $45 million budget, according to Box Office Mojo.

The film also won several awards, including an Oscar in the Best Original Song category for “Man or Muppet.”