The Muppets Take Manhattan [DVD] [1984]

Frank Oz (the voice of Miss Piggy and numerous other Muppets) directed The Muppets Take Manhattan, which comes to DVD with a pair of images. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable to the standard full-frame transfer. English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese soundtracks are all rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Subtitles are available in all four of those languages, as well as Chinese, Thai, and Korean. Supplemental materials include trailers and an interview with Muppet creator Jim Henson. This is a fine release from Columbia/TriStar. More could have been done, but this release will please fans of the film and its furry stars.
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Special Features

  • Bonus trailers
  • Interactive menus
  • Muppetisms: Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog, Pepe, and Fozzie Bear
  • Interview with Jim Henson
  • Scene selections

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

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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