The Muppet Movie

The Muppet Movie

James Frawley (1979)

91min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Jim Henson's beloved, zany puppets made their feature film debut in this entertaining adventure relating Kermit the Frog's inspirational journey from Georgia swamp tadpole to Hollywood star. Comedy director James Frawley imposes pleasing order on the charming proceedings while Henson and his long-time associate Frank Oz delightfully dominate as the manipulators and voices of Kermit and Miss Piggy. An indication of how big the Muppets were at the time is the more than a dozen silly star cameos (Orson Welles, Steve Martin, Bob Hope and James Coburn among them). The only letdown is Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher's disappointingly forgettable song score.

Summary

Kermit the frog is persuaded by his agent that he has a future in movies. He sets off on a journey across America to realise his dream, gathering a crowd of like-minded friends along the way - but the owner of a French restaurant plans to make him the dish of the day. Comedy, starring Dom DeLuise and Charles Durning alongside the puppet characters, with cameos from Mel Brooks, Orson Welles and Steve Martin.

Cast & Crew

Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr Teeth / Waldorf Jim Henson
Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Animal / Sam the Eagle Frank Oz
Floyd Pepper / Crazy Harry / Robin the Frog / Lew Zealand Jerry Nelson
Scooter / Statler / Janice / Sweetums / Beaker Richard Hunt
Gonzo / Zoot / Dr Bunsen Honeydew Dave Goelz
TBC Bob Hope
TBC James Coburn
TBC Steve Martin
TBC Orson Welles
Director James Frawley
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy Children's