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The Muppet Christmas Carol

  • Comedy
  • Children's
  • 1992
  • Brian Henson
  • 82 mins
  • U

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.

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Review

Rating: 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?

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Credits

Cast

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ScroogeMichael Caine
Bob Cratchit (Kermit) / Rizzo / Beaker /Bean Bunny / Belinda CratchitSteve Whitmire
Emily Cratchit (Miss Piggy) / Sam Eagle / Animal / Fozziwig (Fozzie Bear)Frank Oz
Charles Dickens (The Great Gonzo) / Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf / Zoot / Betina CratchitDave Goelz
Peter Cratchit / Swedish Chef / Old JoeDavid Rudman
Statler / Floyd / Ma Bear / Tiny Tim / The Ghost of Christmas Present Jerry Nelson
Ghost of Christmas PresentDonald Austen
FredSteven Mackintosh
ClaraRobin Weaver
BelleMeredith Braun

Crew

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DirectorBrian Henson

Details

Theatrical distributor
Park Circus
Released on
2012-11-23
Language
English
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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