The Muppet Christmas Carol

  • U
  • Brian Henson (1992)
  • US
  • 85 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

With Michael Caine as Scrooge, Kermit and Miss Piggy as the Cratchits, and Gonzo as Dickens, this is quite simply corking Christmas entertainment. Although the story has been Muppetised (with Fozzie Bear as Fozziwig, the owner of a rubber-chicken factory), no attempt has been made to water down the story, and the poignancy of the moral tale is as affecting as ever. Caine hadn't been this good in years, and his scenes with those hecklers supreme Statler and Waldorf, as the Marley brothers, are the highlight of the film. Paul Williams's songs are a bit hit 'n' miss, but who cares when you're having such a good time?

Plot Summary

Comedy fantasy. The inimitable puppets are joined by Michael Caine for their own special interpretation of the classic Dickens Christmas tale, in which miserly Scrooge is visited by ghosts to help him mend his selfish ways.

Cast and crew

Cast

Scrooge
Michael Caine
Bob Cratchit (Kermit) / Rizzo / Beaker /Bean Bunny / Belinda Cratchit
Steve Whitmire
Emily Cratchit (Miss Piggy) / Sam Eagle / Animal / Fozziwig (Fozzie Bear)
Frank Oz
Charles Dickens (The Great Gonzo) / Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf / Zoot / Betina Cratchit
Dave Goelz
Peter Cratchit / Swedish Chef / Old Joe
David Rudman
Statler / Floyd / Ma Bear / Tiny Tim / The Ghost of Christmas Present
Jerry Nelson
Ghost of Christmas Present
Donald Austen
Fred
Steven Mackintosh
Clara
Robin Weaver
Belle
Meredith Braun

Crew

Director
Brian Henson

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Park Circus
Available on video and DVD
Certificate U
Categories
Comedy
Childrens