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
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Jim HensonKermit the Frog, Rowlf, Dr. Teeth, Waldorf
Frank OzFozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Animal, Sam the Eagle
Charles DurningDoc Hopper
Dave GoelzGreat Gonzo, Zoot, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew
Michael DavisMuppet Performers
Richard HuntScooter, Statler, Janice, Sweetums, Beaker
Kathryn MullenMuppet Performers
Jerry NelsonFloyd Pepper, Crazy Harry, Robin the Frog, Lew Zealand
Steve WhitmireMuppet Performers
Scott WalkerFrog Killer
Milton BerleMad Man Mooney
Mel BrooksProf. Max Krassman
James CoburnEl Sleezo Cafe Owner
Dom DeLuiseBernie - the Hollywood Agent
Elliott GouldBeauty Contest Compete
Bob HopeIce Cream Man
Cloris LeachmanLord's Secretary
Steve MartinInsolent Waiter
Richard PryorBalloon Man
Telly SavalasEl Sleezo Tough
Orson WellesLew Lord
Madeline KahnEl Sleezo Patron
Paul WilliamsEl Sleezo Pianist
Bruce KirbyGate Guard
Paul WilliamsComposer (Music Score)
Joel SchillerProduction Designer
Les GobrueggeArt Director
Martin StargerExecutive Producer
Calista HendricksonCostume Designer
Gwen CapetanosCostume Designer
Robbie KnottSpecial Effects
Ron WrightFirst Assistant Director
Childrens and Family,Concerts Operas and Musicals
Family-Oriented Adventure,Family-Oriented Comedy,Musical Comedy,Road Movie
The Muppet Movie
United Kingdom,United States
Year of Release
The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition, DVD
Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel
Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV
The Muppet Movie [The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition] [DVD] 
I used to watch this movie a lot when I was a kid, loved it. Fast forward to my mid 40's and I heard one of the songs from the movie somewhere and it instantly trigged memories of this movie.
Naturally I hopped on BB's website, found the movie and bought it. What a great film that a lot of us grew up with, just as fun as I remember it. Worth the pick up for any long time fan or for someone just getting into the Muppet Universe.
It's Muppets. It's a classic. It's watchable about a thousand times and its kid friendly. Honestly, I feel that this a part of cinematic history that everyone can enjoy and should see at least once in their lives. A lot of your favorite and classic Muppet characters brought to life through the art and magic of the silver screen. Get some popcorn, grab the kids, and indulge yourself.
Way back in the day my Mom took me and my brothers to see this movie at the theater . When I learned we were going to the movies I was excited. “ What are we going to see ?!? “ I asked . “The Muppet Movie” my Mom answered. I thought “aw man” as I was not a fan of the Muppet Show on TV . BUT when I was exiting the theater I thought “ THAT MOVIE WAS SO AWESOME !!!!” I still Love it to this day and I think it’s good enough for new viewers to enjoy that don’t have fond childhood memories attached to it.
Original & Still the Best - A Furry, Funny Classic
Owned for 3 months when reviewed.
I could write a long essay or op-ed on how deeply and dearly I still love "The Muppet Movie". There are too many heartfelt things I can say about it -- too many to describe here. But I suspect almost anyone anywhere has seen the movie. It is -- quite simply -- charming, hilarious, clever, delightful, nostalgic fun for the whole family. Kids will appreciate it for the characters and the hilarious moments; adults will be able to catch the somewhat subversive jokes that would fly over a child's head. Kermit and the gang are old friends we can all delight in seeing anytime in entertainment, but "The Muppet Movie" is the original and still the very, very best of all their big-screen and small-screen feature-length adventures. A genuine classic.
The first and in some respects best movie by the Muppet Show cast. The story is Kermit’s and Fonzie’s cross country trip to Hollywood. Along the way they accumulate the other principal characters of the Muppet Show. Lots of gags. Lots of cameos by big name stars of the time. (Orson Welles still surprises me.) Some of the best music of all the Muppet movies thanks to Paul Williams writing the songs (and performing one for his cameo.). Speaking of cameos, Big Bird is one. An enjoyable, thoroughly family oriented movie.
Classic - As good as I remembered it 40 years ago!
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
Not sure kids today can appreciate all the humor in this. I feel like a lot of it likely goes over their heads. Having said that, my 9, 8, and 6 -year-olds enoyed it. And so did I. Hadn't seen it for 40 years and it brought back a flood of happy memories. Most of the puppeteering is pretty amazing. And the production is solid through in through. Only part that took me out of it a little was Fozzy's dancing scene. Looked like not the best blue screen.
Steve Martin's small cameo really stood out for me.
And the music -- most by the amazing Paul Williams -- was fantastic.
Thanks to the lovers. The dreamers .... and YOUUUUUUU ....