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  The Muppet Movie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Muppet Movie is the first of a series of live-action musical feature films starring Jim Henson's Muppets.
This film was produced by Henson Associates and ITC Entertainment, and originally released in movie theatres in 1979.
The movie was dedicated to Edgar Bergen, who made his final film appearance in this movie.
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 Mutant Reviewers from Hell do "The Muppet Movie"
The Muppet Movie is basically the back story of where the Muppets come from, how they all meet and the adventures (or misadventures) they embark on during their cross country trek to take Hollywood by storm.
The Muppet Movie is the ultimate road trip of a frog (Kermit), a bear (Fozzy), a something-or-the-other (Gonzo), and a lot of other goofy velvet creations.
Still, this movie manages to create the Muppet mythos by giving most of the characters good introductions (such as Fozzy's humble beginnings as a stand-up comedian or Harry's job at a used car lot) and integrating them well into a team.
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 Encyclopedia: The Muppet Movie
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Muppet Treasure Island was the fifth feature film to star The Muppets, and the second produced after the death of Muppets creator Jim Henson.
Muppets From Space was the sixth feature film to star The Muppets, and the first since the death of Muppets creator Jim Henson to have an original Muppet-focussed plot.
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 The Muppet Movie (1993)
I don’t think that TMM is quite up to the fairly sophisticated standards of Disney flicks like The Emperor’s New Groove or the Toy Story features, but it still offers enough adult-oriented material to ensure that those of us over the age of 10 will have a good time.
The movie lacks great depth or humor, but it was largely witty and compelling, as the gentle irreverence of the Muppets remains a solid source of entertainment.
Muppeteers Jim Henson and Frank Oz are along as well, and they operate Kermit (Henson) and Fozzie and Miss Piggy (Oz) in scenes together.
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There is something universally appealing about the Muppet because, although seemingly wholesome and intended for kids, there is a level of sophistication to the characters and a wry sense of humor.
THE MUPPET MOVIE ($20) is the first of the many films, which brought the creations of the late, great Jim Henson and company to the silver screen.
Part road movie, part chase film and all fun, THE MUPPET MOVIE remains as fresh and funny as it was when it was released in 1979.
www.thecinemalaser.com /dvd2/reviews/muppet-movie-dvd.htm   (979 words)

 Tough Pigs Journal -- Hold On To Young: A Muppet Movie Sing-Along
The Muppet Movie Sing-Along was at the same theater, but it was a more low-rent, grassroots affair, done as a fundraiser for the Spiral Q Puppet Theater -- a local lefty nonprofit that does political consciousness-raising by organizing giant puppet parades.
He knows the Muppet Movie backwards and forwards, but he's never seen it in a theater before -- he's only sixteen years old, so the first Muppet movie he saw in the theater was The Muppet Christmas Carol when he was four.
The movie is a victory lap for the Muppets; it's structured as a celebration of the fact that the world of 1979 is already in love with the Muppets.
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 IGN: TV Review: It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
Muppet Christmas Carol had a lot of heart, but was short on the absurd wackiness that was such an integral part of their early work.
The person whose Muppet work I have been a fan of, however, is Kirk Thatcher – and the company has finally wised up and handed the directorial reigns to someone who understands what the franchise is supposed to be.
Overall, though, I can only hope that this movie provides a wake-up call to the Henson Company that there is a light at the end of the particularly bleak tunnel of the last 10 years, especially under the helm of Thatcher (who I dearly hope returns in whatever the Muppets next outing is).
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 DVD Verdict Review - The Muppet Movie
The Muppet Movie is told in flashback, as if it were a movie within a movie.
The movie itself is presented in both 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and pan and scan full frame, on opposite sides of the disc.
The Internet Movie Database refers to this cut scene: "In the original theatrical version of the film, when he meets Kermit the first time, Rowlf the dog asks Kermit if he wants a drink, to which Kermit says, "I'll have a grasshopper." This small scene has been deleted from all subsequent versions.
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 It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002) (TV)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Trivia: This is the first Muppet movie where Eric Jacobson does Frank Oz's roles of Fozzie, Piggy and Animal.
However, as a family movie, it is simply pathetic and certainly not something that Jim Henson (or even Frank Oz, noticeably absent from this production) would've ever signed his name to.
Fortunately this movie is not representative of the quality Muppet movies produced over the years, of which we are big fans.
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 Muppet Movie, The Arts, Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Epinions - The Muppet Movie Some individual reviews of the movie, average rating is 4.5/5 stars.
IMDb: Muppet Movie Quotes Memorable quotes from the 1979 movie.
Muppet Movie DVD Review Review of the DVD release includes a description of extras available on this version.
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 DVD Review - The Muppet Movie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
(As The Muppets were best known for their television show, director James Frawley immediately lets the audience know that "The Muppet Movie" is going to take advantage of its "film" status).
Some may feel that I’ve taken "The Muppet Movie" too seriously, but the film is a true classic, and I feel that it can still be enjoyed by audiences of all ages.
We start off with "Muppetisms", which are three 30-second commercials featuring Muppet characters extolling the virtues of their catch-phrase, or "Muppetism".
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 Kevin M. Cherry on It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie on National Review Online
Henson, who created the Muppets and was the driving force behind all their performances, died in 1990.
In The Muppet Movie, Kermit sang about "The Rainbow Connection," with undying optimism: "Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection/The lovers, the dreamers, and me." Some of us might accuse the frog of immanentizing the eschaton, but the sentiment was sweet and reassuring to children.
Apart from Kermit, the lead Muppet is Pepe the Prawn, an unremarkable character from the short-lived "Muppets Tonight" series that aired in the mid-1990s.
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 Muppet Central News - The Muppet Movie honored at Pennsylvania film festival on October 13
Muppet Central News - The Muppet Movie honored at Pennsylvania film festival on October 13
At the highlight of this year's Black Bear Film Festival is a special screening of the 1979 film "The Muppet Movie".
All Muppets, Bear characters and photos are copyright of the Muppets Holding Company.
www.muppetcentral.com /news/2002/100602.shtml   (288 words)

 The Muppet Movie (1979)
The Muppets were one of the unique phenomena of the late 1970s/early 1980s.
But, for the success that the whole Muppet phenomenon later found, it is a surprise that it took such difficulty to get the series off the ground.
The subsequent Muppet films under Jim Henson were The Great Muppet Caper (1981), which is as good as this, and the so-so The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984).
www.moria.co.nz /fantasy/muppetmovie.htm   (1158 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Great Muppet Caper at Epinions.com
The movie is strangely, the ONLY Muppet Movie directed by Jim Henson, and is a parody of the caper/mystery movies of the 1940s.
The entire movie ends up being a showcase for Miss Piggy, the only film where she really gets to be THE STAR that she's wanted to be ever since growing up on that farm in the Midwest.
The music, while not as poignant as that of "The Muppet Movie," is from Joe Raposo, prolific Sesame Street composer who wrote the words and music for the Sesame Street Theme, C Is For Cookie, Bein' Green, Sing, Doin' The Pigeon, and many other Sesame classics.
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 Bribes Put Cigar in Muppet Movie and Others [03/22/98]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Muppet Movie deal raises eyebrows because it is a movie clearly for children.
The Muppet characters are now owned by the Disney Motion Pictures Group, and officials there refused to comment on use of tobacco in The Muppet Movie.
Glantz recently studied the top-grossing movies from 1960 to 1995 and found that in the 1990s the amount of on-screen time for tobacco significantly increased.
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 dOc treehouse: The Muppet Movie (1979)
The Muppet Show became a major hit in syndication, and in 1979, The Muppet Movie brought the now-familiar characters to the silver screen.
Unlike the later Muppet films, which generally cast the characters in story-driven roles, The Muppet Movie lets Henson's fabric-and-foam characters be themselves.
The Muppet performers are in fine form as well, delivering excellent work under physically difficult conditions (five Muppets in a car with six or more Muppeteers and a driver crammed in below camera level, for example).
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 Enlaces : Arts : Performing_Arts : Puppetry : Muppets : Movies : Muppet_Movie,_The :: 100cia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Epinions - The Muppet Movie - Some individual reviews of the movie, average rating is 4.5/5 stars..
IMDb: Muppet Movie Quotes - Memorable quotes from the 1979 movie..
Muppet Movie DVD Review - Review of the DVD release includes a description of extras available on this version..
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 Amazon.com: The Muppet Movie (1979) : Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Like the TV show that inspired it, Henson and director James Frawley playfully acknowledge movie clichés and conventions and allow the characters to address the camera in asides, like a Hope and Crosby road film for the 1980s.
This was the first of the Muppet Movies and this is one of their best.
This is the first movie in the Muppet movie series and it is very cute and funny!
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 The Muppets - muppet movie, the (ost)
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The genre of the movie musical is commonly said to have died in the early 1970s, but some of these songs belong in the canon of great musical tunes.
Their authors, Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher, received Oscar nominations both for the entire song score and for the unlikely radio hit "Rainbow Connection," which Kermit the Frog sings with all the dreamy wistfulness of a short green Judy Garland.
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 DVD Empire - Item - Muppet Movie, The / DVD-Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
I used to be ashamed of loving the Muppets, but I finally had my vindication when a group of buddies came over and we pulled the MUPPET MOVIE off the shelf to watch.
The movie wasn’t the greatest example of Muppets to be had, but it still ranks as one of the great road movies, and quite possibly the only one suitable for a family audience.
Columbia has done us a huge favor by releasing these movies onto disc and THE MUPPET MOVIE is the one that began it all.
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 DVD Verdict Review - It's A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
The Muppets are back and returning to their television roots with this retelling of Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life.
Unfortunately, while many of the originating Muppet artists and their vocal talents are missing—Frank Oz, Jerry Juhl, Richard Hunt—their successors do a fine job of staying true to the characters.
I believe he would be very proud of this film and the direction his Muppet offspring are headed in for the 21st century.
www.dvdverdict.com /reviews/muppetxmasmovie.php   (1145 words)

 Moviefone: The Great Muppet Caper Movie
Synopsis: The Great Muppet Caper is the second Muppet film and it is considerably more complex than its predecessor, The Muppet Movie, which was essentially...
The Great Muppet Caper is the second movie in the Muppet movie series and I liked it and thought it was cute and I enjoyed the guest appearances by famous...
The Great Muppet Caper is the best Muppet movie ever and everyone should be thrilled about this release.
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 Television Heaven
It was also at about this time that the young Henson coined the phrase Muppet to describe his unique combination of marionette and puppetry.
But the Muppets true lasting impact was sealed by the creation of the legendary pre-school learning programme, Sesame Street, which they have featured in since 1969.
Despite their popularity in the series, and Henson's firm belief in his creation's potential, the concept of a wider audience based show of their own was rejected by the network officials, who deemed the Muppets appeal as being limited strictly to children.
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 Poll: Favorite Muppet Movie, Song, and Quote - Muppet Central Forum
My favorite muppet movie is the Great Muppet Caper and Muppet Movie.
Movie: A MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL, but I only watch it during the holidays (I have a thing about only watching X-mas films during the holidays
If I had to pick a muppet movie to watch year-round, it'd be THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN.
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 The Muppet Movie DVD Review
I was very excited at the time because I loved the muppets on Sesame Street, then on The Muppet Show along with famous stars.
Color reproduction is somewhat muted--not as vibrant as "Muppets in Space." These flaws don't take away from the film if you're a fan of the movie, but this disc wouldn't make a good demo disc to show off a high-end system.
"The Muppet Movie" is a light-hearted comedy that will appeal to families and the young-at-heart.
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 USATODAY.com - Disney relaunches Muppet brand with Web site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
"Today is the first day of the Muppets being back," said Chris Curtin, general manager and vice president of Muppet Holding Co., the group formed by Disney to manage the characters.
The movie is the first since It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, which aired on NBC in 2002.
The characters have been grouped together under The Muppets Holding Co., which is teaming with Disney's film studio, television network, Internet operations and other divisions to create new films, videos and TV shows in the future.
www.usatoday.com /tech/webguide/internetlife/2004-11-18-muppets_x.htm   (393 words)

 $1.95 DVD Rental Muppet Movie DVD - Sony - General DVD
The original Muppet movie based off the hit television show.
In this classic loosely based around the Wizard of Oz Kermit the Frog is leaving the swamp and on his way to Hollywood.
With the cagey humor expected of the Muppets this film was and is a huge hit.
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