Muppets from Space/Muppets Take Manhattan [2 Discs] [DVD]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Muppets from Space: Live video commentary with Kermit, Gonzo, Rizzo and director Tim Hill
  • Outtakes reel
  • Music video "Shining Star" by the Dust Brothers featuring Jeymes
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Bonus previews
  • The Muppets Take Manhattan: Bonus trailers
  • Muppetisms: Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog, Pepe and Fozzie Bear
  • Interview with Jim Henson
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

The Muppets Take Manhattan
Jim Henson's Muppets find themselves in Manhattan yearning to get a musical on Broadway in this charming film that also chides show business and its foibles. Kermit the Frog has just put together a successful variety show at Danhurst college (probably somewhere between Amherst and Dartmouth), and although he would like to mount it on Broadway so he would have a hit and be able to marry Miss Piggy, he cannot find backers. The Muppets are then forced to take jobs to support themselves, and it is while working as a waiter that Kermit meets the friendly Jennie (Juliana Donald). Jennie is the daughter of the owner of the restaurant and a source of great jealousy for Miss Piggy, who does not like competition. With stunning musical numbers involving a hundred or so Muppets and on-scene locations in New York City, the film is impressive in its merging of technical achievements and acting. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Muppets from Space
At long last, the secret of just what the Great Gonzo happens to be is revealed! As Gonzo and his friend Rizzo hit the road in search of their roots, Gonzo makes a shocking discovery: his parents are actually space aliens from another galaxy. After announcing this startling news on Miss Piggy's talk show (hey, if Ricki Lake and Rosie O'Donnell can do it, why not Miss Piggy?), Gonzo finds himself the subject of a dark and mysterious government conspiracy, led by the nefarious K. Edgar Singer (Jeffrey Tambor). In time, Gonzo is forced to choose: should he hop on board the UFO and sail off to live with his family, or stay on Earth with the friends he knows and loves? Muppets From Space once again pairs the late Jim Henson's creations with a stellar cast of human beings, including F. Murray Abraham, David Arquette, Ray Liotta, and Andie MacDowell. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Jim Henson
    Jim Henson - Kermit the Frog
  • Frank Oz
    Frank Oz - Animal, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy
  • Dave Goelz
    Dave Goelz - Bill (frog)
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