Austin and Ally: Meet the Group

Rico & Raini Rodriguez at the Muppets PremiereRaini Rodriguez gets silly with little bro Rico at the premiere of The Muppets on Saturday.

Raini was joined by her “Austin & Ally” co-stars Laura Marano, Ross Lynch, and Calum Worthy at the premiere at El Capitan in Hollywood. The movie definitely earned our vote of approval and it looks like it got Raini’s too. She tweeted, “The Muppets movie was amazing! I laughed so much! It showed how much of a legacy the Muppets really had & still do.” Rico even has a cameo in the movie.

“Austin & Ally” will make its premiere on Disney Channel December 4 and below you can get to know each of the characters a little better in a sneak peek video. The series follows polar opposites – an extroverted musician/singer, and a brilliant yet shy songwriter – who combine their talents in an attempt to create a true musical tour-de-force.

In the premiere episode, Austin is eager to release another music video, so he puts the pressure on Ally to quickly finish the lyrics. However, in her haste to complete the song, she scribbles down the lyrics in illegible handwriting, prompting Dez and Trish – who are collecting props for the music video – to gather some strange items which they think correspond to Ally’s lyrics. When the odd collection of musical props and items begins arriving, they piece together the handwriting debacle and quickly work together to resolve the mix-up.

Be sure to catch the premiere after the holiday episode of “So Random!” featuring Justin Bieber! Click inside for more pictures from The Muppets premiere…

Photos: Eric McCandless/Craig Sjodin/Disney Channel/Wireimage