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Format: DVD
Sku: 40152963
UPC: 043396056169
UPC 14: 00043396056169
Sales Rank: 3331
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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.

"Miss one of the great showbiz creations of our time.  The New York Times
" enjoyable experience...  VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever
"...Enjoyable outing...  Leonard Maltin
"It's like a lullaby to Broadway.  Time Magazine

Editor's 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.


Video Features DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Mono Audio, English, Subtitled, French, Spanish

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 3/20/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 94 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1984
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 05616
Video UPC UPC: 00043396056169
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Portuguese Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Chinese
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 1.85:1/4:3

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Art Carney
Video Cast Info Brooke Shields
Video Cast Info Dabney Coleman
Video Cast Info Elliot Gould
Video Cast Info Gregory Hines
Video Cast Info Joan Rivers
Video Cast Info Linda Lavin
Video Cast Info Liza Minnelli
Video Cast Info Polly Smith - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Karen Roston - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Calista Hendrickson - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Frank Oz - Director
Video Cast Info Robert Paynter - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Evan A. Lottman - Editor
Video Cast Info Jim Henson - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Jeffrey Moss - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Ralph Burns - Musical Score
Video Cast Info David Lazer - Producer
Video Cast Info Paul Eads - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Stephen Hendrickson - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Frank Oz - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Tom Patchett - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Jay Tarses - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Jay Tarses - Writer/Story
Video Cast Info Tom Patchett - Writer/Story
Plot 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.


Oscar (1985)
   Video Award Name Jeffrey Moss, Nominee, Best Music, Original Song Score

Memorable Quotes

"Out on our own, alone? Without each other even?"----Fozzie

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"...[The Muppets] arrive...and nous sommes theirs....Charming production numbers..." 07/13/1984 p.C10

"...A genuinely fun confection of old-fashioned entertainment....Juliana Donald is a winning ingenue..." 07/11/1984

Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide 7 of 10
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.

VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever 6 of 10
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.

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Muppet Show
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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