• The Muppet Movie (1979)

The Muppet Movie

Release Date: June 22nd, 1979

DVD Release Date: June 5th, 2001

G |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

After Kermit the Frog decides to pursue a movie career, he starts his cross-country trip from Florida to California. Along the way, he meets and befriends Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and rock musicians Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. When Kermit is offered a job by Doc Hopper (Charles Durning) to advertise the fried frog legs at his restaurant chain, Kermit turns Hopper down. However, Hopper refuses to relent and pursues Kermit and his companions to a final showdown.

Cast: Charles Durning, Austin Pendleton, Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Edgar Bergen, Milton Berle, James Coburn, Dom DeLuise

Director: James Frawley

Genres: Comedy , Children

Production Co: Henson Associates, ITC Films

Keywords: Creative, Playful, Friendship, Car, Endearing, Love, 1970s, Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    TV Guide Magazine

    Cute without being insipid, funny without being childish, The Muppet Movie contains enough magic to please all ages. show more

  • 88
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    Perfect for family viewing. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    After that first second we quit wondering: This is magic, after all, so who wants to know where Henson is? show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Adaptation Score)
Nominated Music (Original Song)