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Muppet Movie (1979)

Director: James Frawley     Starring: Henson,Jim
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40723461
UPC: 786936287769
UPC 14: 00786936287769
Rating: Game Rating Code
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They're irreverent, irrepressible, and downright irresistible. They're the Muppets! -- starring in their first full-length movie. See how their meteoric rise to fame and fortune began: with a rainbow, a song...and a Frog. After a fateful meeting with a big-time talent agent, Kermit the Frog heads for Hollywood dreaming of showbiz. Along the way, Fozzie Bear, the Great Gonzo, and the dazzling Miss Piggy join him in hopes of becoming film stars too. But all bets are off when Kermit falls into the clutches of Doc Hopper (Charles Durning), a fast-food mogul seeking to promote his French-fried frog-leg franchise! Featuring Oscar-nominated music (1980, Best Original Song "The Rainbow Connection," Best Original Score) and side-splitting appearances by some of the biggest names on the silver screen -- including Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Orson Welles, and more! This fully restored and remastered 50th Anniversary Edition of The Muppet Movie is a critically acclaimed comedy classic your family will treasure for all time.

"...irresistible characters...  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
"...a thoroughly delightful movie...  New York Daily News
"...embraceable by all ages.  Newsweek Magazine
"...A delightful cult favorite...  VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever

Editor's Note
Jim Henson's Muppets make their film debut in this charming story that chronicles their rise to fame. It all begins with Kermit the Frog sitting in a swamp singing and strumming a guitar. Realizing he can use his talent to "make people happy," Kermit decides to head for Hollywood. During his trip, Kermit meets fellow Muppets Fozzie the Bear, the Great Gonzo, Miss Piggy, and an odd assortment of others who join Kermit on his song-filled journey. But before Kermit and friends achieve their dreams of stardom, Kermit must confront the man who's been trying to catch him since he left the swamp--a man who sees Kermit as a potential meal ticket.

THE MUPPET MOVIE is a lovingly made, touching story for kids of all ages as only Jim Henson could make it. The film includes clever, very funny cameo appearances by Milton Berle, Mel Brooks, Bob Hope, Cloris Leachman, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, Telly Savalas, and Orson Welles. Academy Award Nominations: Best Original Song ("The Rainbow Connection"), Best Original Song Score.

Features
Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, Dolby Digital (5.1); Dolby Surround Sound, Featurette
Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Video Release Date Release Date: 8/28/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 96 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1979
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 4054703
Video UPC UPC: 00786936287769
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen/Standard  1.85:1/1.33:1
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Charles Durning
Video Cast Info Edgar Bergen
Video Cast Info Mel Brooks
Video Cast Info Steve Martin
Video Cast Info Christopher Greenbury - Editor
Video Cast Info Isidore Mankofsky - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Jack Burns, et. al. - Writer
Video Cast Info James Frawley - Director
Video Cast Info Jim Henson - Producer
Video Cast Info Joel Schiller - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Kenny Ascher, et. al. - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Lew Grade, et. al. - Executive Producer

Awards


Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films (1980)
Video Award Name The Muppet Movie, Winner, Best Fantasy Film

Oscar (1980)
   Video Award Name Kenny Ascher, Paul Williams, Nominee, Best Music, Original Song Score And Its Adaptation Or Best Adaptation Score
   Video Award Name Kenny Ascher, Paul Williams, Nominee, Best Music, Song

Golden Globe (1980 )
   Video Award Name Kenny Ascher, Paul Williams, Nominee, Best Original Song--Motion Picture

Professional Reviews

Variety
"...THE MUPPET MOVIE is a winner....[The puppets] prove highly attractive....A love of films and showbiz is apparent in every frame and gives THE MUPPET MOVIE a touch of class..." 05/30/1979

New York Times
"...The last word in 'road pictures'....We very quickly come to accept the Muppets as real people who just happen to be made largely of felt." 06/22/1979 p.C19

Entertainment Weekly
"...[A] smart, lively musical farce....Henson's mix of grown-up humor and endearingly humanlike characters make this a must-have..." 06/08/2001 p.55

Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide 7 of 10
Enjoyable showcase for Jim Henson's irresistible characters... Unnecessary movie-star cameos...can't dim Muppets' appeal in their first feature film.

VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever 7 of 10
...filled with entertaining cameos, memorable (though somewhat pedestrian) songs and crafty special effects--Kermit rides a bike and rows a boat! A success for the late Jim Henson.

Product Attributes
Product attributeActor:   Henson,Jim
Product attributeLabel:   Buena Vista Home Video
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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