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Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince (1971)

Frog and princess, both cursed by a witch, figure out how to break each other's spell.

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Trudy Young ...
Princess Melora
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Sir Robin the Brave
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Robin the Frog / Featherstone / Sweetums (assistant) (voice)
Carl Banas ...
Sweetums (voice)
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Aunt Taminella (assistant)
John Lovelady ...
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Danny Seagren ...
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Enchanted by an evil witch, a beautiful princess is forced to speak only in nonsense phrases. One day, she finds a small frog who can understand what she says. The frog claims to really be a prince, also enchanted by an evil witch. Together they must try to break their spells. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Trivia

All of Kermit's frog friends are named after the King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table (Gawain, Ector, Kaye, and Garth, a variation from Gareth). See more »

Goofs

When Robin (as a frog) is being held by Aunt Taminella as she leaves the dinner table, you can very briefly see his performer's arm. See more »

Quotes

King Rupert the Second: I'm sorry, but if you're really my sister, I'm afraid I need proof.
Taminella: Well, all right, good King Rupert the Second. What was the name of your father?
King Rupert the Second: King Rupert the First!
Taminella: So was mine!
King Rupert the Second: Sister!
Taminella: Brother!
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Crazy Credits

While the credits roll, you get to watch Kermit swimming in a fountain. See more »

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Follows Hey Cinderella! (1969) See more »

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A clever, fantastic movie for everyone
28 August 2002 | by (Kensington, CA) – See all my reviews

This movie provides the cleverness of Jim Henson's muppets and a pleasing twist to the classic tale of the Frog Prince. Aunt Taminella puts a spell on Princess Melora so that she can only speak backwards. Even the songs she sings have backwards lyrics.

This movie made such an impression on my youngest child when she watched it at around age 4, and what seemed forever after, that when she turned 19 (the age of Princess Melora when she sang her birthday song), she could still sing this song - and pretty much every other song in the movie.

I rate this movie to be the most well-done of the muppet movies, though probably not the most watched or most advertised. If you can get your hands on a copy from the video store, watch it with your kids. Or just alone!


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