Muppets Take Manhattan

Directed By: Frank Oz

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Kermit the frog and his troupe of performing friends head for the big apple with plans to turn their small musical play manhattan melodies into a big broadway hit.


Studio Sony
SKU 40152963
UPC 043396056169
UPC 14 00043396056169
Format DVD
Release Date 3/20/2012
Rating Rating
Family (General)
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Catchy musical numbers, famous cameos, and a surprise wedding keep this third Muppet movie lively and fun for kids and parents alike. Miss Piggy, whether skating on roller skates borrowed from Gregory Hines, fuming with jealousy, or looking lovely and plump in lavender, steals every scene, while good guy/frog Kermit captures viewers' hearts.^When the Muppets come to Broadway to find a producer for their musical, disappointment is the only result. Discouraged, the gang leaves New York and goes its separate ways while Kermit, his dream still alive, continues the search for a producer. With the help of a pack of rats who cook at a diner, Kermit signs up an enthusiastic producer and calls his friends back to New York. But when Kermit disappears before the musical opens, the rest of the Muppets must decide whether the show must go on.^Songs about working for one's dreams and the importance of friendship send upbeat messages to kids while parents will appreciate the good-humored jabs at the showbiz industry and the cameo appearances by Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers, and Ed Koch, among many others.
Plot Summary
Summary Fresh out of college and with songs in their hearts, Kermit and his Muppet friends head for Broadway to find a producer for their musical, MANHATTAN MELODIES. So poor that they live in storage lockers in the bus station, the Muppets have door after door slammed in their fuzzy faces until the gang decides to split up, leaving Kermit to pound the pavement. With the help of a friendly diner owner and his rat staff, Kermit's luck finally turns as he lines up a producer. But when his friends joyfully return to town to start rehearsals, Kermit is nowhere to be found. Academy Award Nominations: Best Original Song Score.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "Out on our own, alone? Without each other even?"--Fozzie
New York Times "...[The Muppets] arrive...and nous sommes theirs....Charming production numbers..." 07/13/1984 p.C10
Variety "...A genuinely fun confection of old-fashioned entertainment....Juliana Donald is a winning ingenue..." 07/11/1984
Frank Oz
Name Muppet Show
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Cast & Crew
Art Carney - Actor
Brooke Shields - Actor
Dabney Coleman - Actor
Elliot Gould - Actor
Gregory Hines - Actor
Joan Rivers - Actor
Linda Lavin - Actor
Liza Minnelli - Actor
Polly Smith - Costume Designer
Karen Roston - Costume Designer
Calista Hendrickson - Costume Designer
Frank Oz - Director
Robert Paynter - Director of Photography
Evan A. Lottman - Editor
Jim Henson - Executive Producer
Jeffrey Moss - Musical Score
Ralph Burns - Musical Score
David Lazer - Producer
Paul Eads - Production Designer
Stephen Hendrickson - Production Designer
Frank Oz - Screenplay
Tom Patchett - Screenplay
Jay Tarses - Screenplay
Jay Tarses - Writer/Story
Tom Patchett - Writer/Story
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1984
Catalog ID 05616
UPC 00043396056169
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 94 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Chinese
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Portuguese Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Oscar (1985) Jeffrey Moss, Nominee, Best Music, Original Song Score
ReviewSource Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
Review The Muppets try to crash Broadway with their college show, but Kermit soon discovers there's a broken heart for every light... Enjoyable outing with bouncy songs, nice use of N.Y.C. locations.
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever
Review Following a smashing success with a college musical, the Muppets take their show and talents to Broadway, only to face misfortune in the form of an unscrupulous producer. A less imaginative script than the first two Muppet movies, yet an enjoyable experience with numerous stars making cameo appearances.
ReviewRating 6
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Mono Audio, English, Subtitled, French, Spanish
Product Attributes
Actor Muppet Show
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
The New York Times Miss one of the great showbiz creations of our time.
VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever enjoyable experience...
Leonard Maltin ...Enjoyable outing...
Time Magazine It's like a lullaby to Broadway.

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