The Muppet Movie [The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition] [Blu-ray] [1979]

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  • Release Date: 08/13/2013
  • Rating: G
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (150 out of 153)

Special Features


  • Muppetastic bonus features:
  • Disney intermission - pause the movie and see what happens!
  • Frog-e-oke sing-along - sing, howl and croak along with Kermit and the gang.
  • Jim Frawley's extended camera test - the filmmakers take the Muppets for their first outdoor camera test. Includes never-before-seen footage.
  • Doc Hopper's commercial
  • Original trailers
  • Classic bonus: Pepe profiles present Kermit - a frog's life - Pepe the king prawn turns the spotlight on one of the world's most famous frogs

Synopsis


The Muppet Movie
Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear, from of the large crew of loveably fuzzy characters created by puppetmaster Jim Henson, have embarked on a quest for stardom. They take a trip to Hollywood, riding in or on a wide variety of vehicles along the way. They begin their journey on a bicycle pedalled by Kermit, but friends accumulate along the way, and they change vehicles to accomodate them. They have the additional challenge of fending off the entreaties of the heartless Doc Hopper (Charles Durning), who wants Kermit to make some advertisements promoting fried frog legs. Kermit must also cope with his amorous feelings for Miss Piggy, and hers for him. This appealing children's adventure movie has numerous scenes which do homage to classic films, and features a huge cast of Hollywood greats, from Edgar Bergen to Orson Welles, in cameo roles. A great box-office success, this movie paved the way for a number of sequels. One of the film's many songs, The Rainbow Connection, was nominated for an Oscar. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Jim Henson
    Jim Henson - Kermit the Frog
  • Frank Oz
    Frank Oz - Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy
  • Charles Durning
    Charles Durning - Doc Hopper
  • Dave Goelz
    Dave Goelz - Great Gonzo



Customer rating

4.7
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the film terrible package

    Posted
    CKCSWHFFAN
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    I still love the film. My favorite scenes: 1. Animal growing large in the lab & 2. Kermit on the bicycle Has not lost its charm over the years. Wish all of the Muppet films were as good as the original. Now, here is what is wrong with this package. 1. Where is the DVD? Disney did NOT include a DVD, just the blu ray. Cheap, & do NOT care about fans. 2. Where are the extras? No Making Of specials, just nothing to care about. Yet, in another recent blu ray release Disney's "Oliver and Company" which was not successful had a DVD & a Making Of special. If you are a Muppet fan you will buy this but be prepared to be very disappointed with Disney being cheap without a DVD combo pack & no good extras.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Life's Like A Movie...

    Posted
    Mellojoker

    This is a great movie for the whole family! Entertaining throughout and fun for the kids with a few winks and nods at the adults. There is great song after great song..."The Rainbow Connection", "Movin' Right Along", "Can You Picture That?" still have me singing all these years later. You can also play spot the star...there are cameos by everyone from Steve Martin to Richard Pryor to Milton Berle. And from Animal to Gonzo to -wakka wakka wakka- Fozzie the Bear, these are some of the best animated/puppet characters ever. There would be many other Muppet movies, but this has the best songs, jokes and the most heart. Just try to not be moved by Kermit's "The Rainbow Connection"...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Timeless classic with the real voices

    Posted
    SsmboTheGreat
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    Who doesn't like this movie ? Feel sorry for anyone who doesn't. This is a timeless classic not far behind The Wizard of Oz. Nothing beats the original Jim Henson muppet voices. Brings back memories of the great Muppet Show which more celebrities wanted to appear on than any other show back then. The star studded cameos in this are a real pleasure now as they introduce today's kids to some of the great comedians and performers of the past Great musical score. Just as enjoyable for adults to watch too Sonething for everyone from the hippie band to Animal and the Swedish Chef Never get tired of watching it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Muppet Movie Blu-ray disc

    Posted
    ckent24
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    I purchased this as a gift for a friend, so I have not actually watched this. But I have seen a Blu-ray version of the Muppet Movie before. Overall I would recommend purchase of the Blu-ray disc as it is a better quality than DVD, with a sharper picture. If you don't already have the Muppet Movie on any format, I highly recommend purchasing the Blu-ray over DVD.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    must have for any age

    Posted
    laopwh2263
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    If anyone out there grew up on the Muppets like I did back in the 70's then you'll want to own the first Muppet Movie. Talk about a classic in it's own right. All the stars that were in it and have long since passed away. The story line is a bit corky, but it's still cute. Something for the whole family to sit back and watch on a rainy day or night.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's the Muppets!

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    guachi
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    It's the Muppets. What's not to love? First and still best of the Muppet movies. The lack of CGI makes the movie stand out even more as time goes by. There's so much fun and joy and goofiness in this movie even if your kids likely won't recognize any of the human actors in it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    such a great flick

    Posted
    worm
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    always loved the muppets - and the beginning was the best. (i even did a 20 minute presentation in my college speech class on the muppets - i got ripped off with a 'C'.) I've seen this movie so many times and was stoked when it came out on blu. i remember watching this as a kid when it came out and i can't wait to share it with my kid when he's old enough!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect !!!

    Posted
    Commando
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    One of my childhood favorites now available on Blu-ray. I'm sure most who love this film had this already on VHS and DVD. Unless this movie comes to UHD 4K format this is the best your ever going to see this movie. It's Perfect in every way. Great for the Family and kids.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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