• The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Release Date: December 11th, 1992

DVD Release Date: October 8th, 2002

G |1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets -- Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Sam the Eagle -- weave in and out of the story, while Scrooge receives visits from spirits of three Christmases -- past, present and future. They show him the error of his self-serving ways, but the miserable old man seems to be past any hope of redemption and happiness.

Cast: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson, David Rudman, Frank Oz, Jessica Fox, Steven Mackintosh

Director: Brian Henson

Genres: Fantasy , Children

Production Co: Walt Disney Pictures, Jim Henson Productions

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures

Keywords: Transformation, Office, Madcap, Heartwarming, England, Charming, Sacrifice

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    The Associated Press

    I thought that The Muppet Christmas Carol was a wonderful movie. The Muppets' re-enactment of the story was funny and touching and full of Christmas spirit. Michael Caine was a perfect Scrooge, in looks, manner and expression. [9 Sept 1992]

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Will kids like the movie? The kids around me in the theater seemed to, although more for the Muppets than for the cautionary tale of Scrooge. show more

  • 90

    If you love Christmas movies, and especially if you have some young family members you wish to share your holiday with, you can't go wrong with The Muppet Christmas Carol. show more

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