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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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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

Princess Melora: [to King Rupert II] He's a drog, fatty.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (1986) See more »

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Memorable frog prince
26 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

I loved this film as a child. Even today I remember the song that Sweetums sang when they wanted him to go to sleep "Sweetums lay your lovely head...".

I believe it was a well made and funny (also for parents) telling of The Frog Prince.

Kermit the Frog has a nephew named Robin who plays a Prince who has been turned into (of all things!) a frog. He sings a great song called "Sir Robin, the brave". The songs in this movie are excellent and 30+ years after seeing this film, I still recall most of them.

The frog prince has to help a princess (Princess Melora) who has been enchanted and can only speak in spoonerisms (ie the first letters of her words are mixed up)". A crucial instruction she has for breaking the spell is that someone must "Bake the hall in the candle of her brain" which translates as "Break the ball in the handle of her cane".

A great film suitable for children over 5 and their parents (and for those of us who remember!).


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