MUPPETS MOST WANTED

US
2014
1hr 47mins
Dir: James Bobin
Starring: Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey

The Muppets become involved in an international crime caper whilst on a world tour in Europe

Muppets Most Wanted (referred to in-film as The Muppets…Again!) is a musical crime comedy and the eighth theatrical film featuring The Muppets, the classic American ensemble cast of puppet characters. This film features scenes with Miss Piggy loading her luggage onto a train at Union station, then arriving into Dublin station, and both scenes were filmed at Sheffield Park on the Bluebell Railway. Captain Baxter was standing in for a US locomotive, suitably adorned with US flags, cow catcher and huge smokestack chimney. Captain Baxter was built in 1877 by Fletcher Jennings & Co of Whitehaven and spent its entire working life at Dorking Greystone Lime Works at Betchworth in Surrey. It arrived on the Bluebell in 1960 as one of the very first standard gauge locos to enter preservation there, but was laid up after a single steaming. It returned to traffic in 1982 but the diminutive little 0-4-0 tank is now to small to haul trains on the line. None the less, the loco is a unique survivor, and it provides an attractive contrast in its bright red livery lined in black with green additions when it appears on demonstration trains.