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Story

This simply irresistible first feature from the Muppets has Kermit the frog going from the swamps to Hollywood to be a star. As he travels and picks up his usual friends (Miss Piggy, Fozzie the Bear), Doc Hopper (Charles Durning) is in pursuit, looking for Kermit to be the spokesman for his frog-leg cuisine. A loose rendition of The Wizard of Oz, the film incorporates the same cagey humor as their breakout syndicated TV series The Muppet Show. This is one of the few times that a human cast (notably Steve Martin, Orson Welles, and Carol Kane) are integrated seamlessly with nonhumans. Worth noting is Paul Williams's score, which includes the Oscar-nominated "The Rainbow Connection." Williams's music, much like Howard Ashman's work on The Little Mermaid and other Disney films, provides more than atmosphere; there's a degree of magic here. Williams did not work on the future Muppet films until A Muppet Christmas Carol. His contributions made these films the best of the Muppet series. --Doug Thomas

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Jim HensonKermit the Frog/Rowlf/Dr. Teeth/Waldorf/Doc Hopper's Men/Link Hogthrob/Swedish Chef
Frank OzMiss Piggy/Fozzie Bear/Animal/Sam the Eagle/Doc Hopper's Men/Marvin Suggs/Swedish Chef/Motorcycle Guy
Jerry NelsonFloyd Pepper/Robin the Frog/Crazy Harry/Lew Zealand/Camilla/Dr. Bunsen Honeydew
Richard HuntScooter/Statler/Janice/Sweetums/Beaker
Dave GoelzThe Great Gonzo/Dr. Bunsen Honeydew/Zoot/Doglion/Iraqian in El Sleezo Cafe/Pig
Charles DurningDoc Hopper
Austin PendletonMax
Milton BerleMad Man Mooney
Mel BrooksProfessor Max Krassman
James CoburnEl Sleezo Cafe Owner
Dom DeLuiseBernie the Agent
Elliott GouldBeauty Contest Compere
Bob HopeIce Cream Vendor
Madeline KahnEl Sleezo Patron
Carol KaneMyth
Cloris LeachmanLord's Secretary
Steve MartinInsolent Waiter
Richard PryorBalloon Vendor
Telly SavalasEl Sleezo Tough
Orson WellesLew Lord
Paul WilliamsEl Sleezo Pianist

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  • Genre: Family Movies
  • Director: James Frawley
  • Producer: Columbia/Tri-Star
  • Length: 97 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJun 22, 1979
  • Ratings
    North AmericaG
    EuropeU
    AustraliaG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJun 5, 2001
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