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Plot, Details & Awards

The Muppet Movie

G In Theaters 06/22/1979 , 98min.
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Plot & Details

Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear, from of the large crew of loveably fuzzy characters created by puppetmaster Jim Henson, have embarked on a quest for stardom. They take a trip to Hollywood, riding in or on a wide variety of vehicles along the way. They begin their journey on a bicycle pedalled by Kermit, but friends accumulate along the way, and they change vehicles to accomodate them. They have the additional challenge of fending off the entreaties of the heartless Doc Hopper (Charles Durning), who wants Kermit to make some advertisements promoting fried frog legs. Kermit must also cope with his amorous feelings for Miss Piggy, and hers for him. This appealing children's adventure movie has numerous scenes which do homage to classic films, and features a huge cast of Hollywood greats, from Edgar Bergen to Orson Welles, in cameo roles. A great box-office success, this movie paved the way for a number of sequels. One of the film's many songs, The Rainbow Connection, was nominated for an Oscar.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1979 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Paul Williams Nominated
1979 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Adaptation Score Paul Williams Nominated
1979 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Kenny Ascher Nominated
1979 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Adaptation Score Kenny Ascher Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1979 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Kenny Ascher Nominated

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