Kermit's Swamp Years [DVD] [2002]

Fans learn the truth about Kermit the Frog and his younger days in Kermit's Swamp Years. The film is presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen as well as a 1.33:1 full-frame version. Both of these transfers appear to be in tip-top shape, especially the widescreen print. With sharp colors and dark black levels, fans of the green one will be very happy with how these pictures look. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 5.0 Surround in French, Portuguese, English, and Spanish. This is a decent 5.0 mix that includes some directional effects filtered through both the front and back speakers. While this 5.0 mix won't give home theater systems a really thorough workout, it does support the film very well. Also included on this disc are English, Chinese, Thai, and Korean subtitles. Kermit's Swamp Years sports some entertaining extras, starting with a video interview with Kermit featuring the lovable reptile answering questions about his past. A screen-specific commentary track with Kermit and Horace the Horsefly is a hoot with recollections about the production (and each of them being quite silly). A behind-the-scenes featurette includes footage from the production along with funny asides by the actors (aka Muppets) in the film. Finally there's a humorous blooper reel and a boatload of trailers for other Columbia family DVDs.
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Special Features

  • Blooper reel
  • Selected scene audio commentary with Kermit and Horace
  • Behind-the-scenes featurette
  • On the set with Kermit
  • Bonus trailers
  • Scene selections
  • Animated menus
  • Digitally mastered audio and anamorphic video
  • Mastered in high definition
  • Widescreen and full screen presentations
  • Audio: English 5.0 (Dolby Digital), French, Portuguese and Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, Chinese, Thai, Korean
  • Closed Captioned


Kermit's Swamp Years: The Real Story Behind Kermit the Frog's Early Years
Intended as a component of a marathon "History of the Muppets" cable-TV special, this feature-length slice of whimsy chronicles the early life of Mr. "Not Easy Being Green" himself, Kermit the Frog. At age 12, Kermit and his two best buddies, a wise-guy frog named Croaker and a Woody Allen-esque amphibian named Goggles, decide to venture out of their pond and into the "real world." Along the way, Kermit makes the acquaintance of a highly imaginative preteener named Jim Henson (Christian Kebbel). By the time Kermit's Swamp Years premiered over the Starz! Family channel on August 18, 2002, its running time had been pared down from 82 to 48 minutes; however, a full-length version was released on DVD some three weeks later. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Christian Kebbel - Jim Henson
  • Steve Whitmire
    Steve Whitmire - Kermit the Frog
  • Dave Goelz
    Dave Goelz
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    Joseph Mazzarino - Goggles
  • Bill Barretta
    Bill Barretta - Croaker
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