• The Muppet Movie (1979)

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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, Family

Production Co: Henson Associates, ITC Films

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

  • There’s a fair amount of Hollywood magic in the way director James Frawley and Henson’s Muppeteers stick Kermit and friends into scenarios in which he’s riding a bike, rowing a boat, and walking in cowboy boots. But the less showy effects always defined the Muppets. show more

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

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