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The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Brian Henson (1992)

85min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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?

Summary

An embittered Victorian miser hates the festive season and people in general, but on Christmas Eve, the ghosts of his former business partners, the Marley brothers, visit him in the night. They warn him three spirits are coming to make him change his ways by showing him visions of the past, the present and what the future may hold. Comedy, with Michael Caine and Steven Mackintosh alongside the puppet characters.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Brian Henson
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Park Circus Available on: Available on video and DVD

Comedy Music Childrens

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