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When The Muppets return to the big screen tomorrow, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy will be joined by a new muppet we’ve never met before: Walter. Said to be a sweet, slightly-naive, and lacking self-confidence, Walter works with Gary (Jason Segal) and Mary (Amy Adams) to save the Muppet Theater from the villainous an oil tycoon.

But here’s another interesting tidbit about Walter. According to Peter Linz (who voices the new muppet), he was told to model Walter after the awkward, naive Michael Cera (Superbad, Scott Pilgrim). Linz said:

“They told me to think about Michael Cera — that if he was a puppeteer he would already have the job.”

I’m not sure if this piece of trivia ruins Walter or makes him even lovable. But physical characteristics between the two already appear uncanny.