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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?
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
Bob Cratchit (Kermit) / Rizzo / Beaker /Bean Bunny / Belinda Cratchit
Emily Cratchit (Miss Piggy) / Sam Eagle / Animal / Fozziwig (Fozzie Bear)
Charles Dickens (The Great Gonzo) / Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf / Zoot / Betina Cratchit
Peter Cratchit / Swedish Chef / Old Joe
Statler / Floyd / Ma Bear / Tiny Tim / The Ghost of Christmas Present
Ghost of Christmas Present
video and DVD
23 Nov 2012
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