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The Muppet Movie (1979)

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Kermit and his new found friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit.


Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Floyd Pepper / Crazy Harry / Robin the Frog / Lew Zealand / Camilla / Blue Frackle (voice)
Himself / Charlie McCarthy


While living the quiet life in a swamp, Kermit the Frog is approached by a Hollywood agent to audition for the chance of a lifetime. So Kermit takes this chance for his big break as he makes the journey to Hollywood. Along the way, Kermit comes across several quirky new friends including comedic Fozzie Bear, beautiful but feisty Miss Piggy and the Great Gonzo. But Kermit must also watch out for ruthless Doc Hopper, who plans to use him as his spokesman for his Frog Legs food chain. Written by Blazer346

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Release Date:

22 June 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

As Aventuras dos Marretas  »

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$76,657,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Is the second highest grossing Muppet film after The Muppets (2011). See more »


After Miss Piggy saves Kermit and talks on the phone to her manager, we see her hang up the phone. But as she's standing by Kermit and about to say goodbye, we can still see the phone receiver in her right hand at the bottom of the frame. See more »


[first lines]
Statler: I'm Statler.
Waldorf: I'm Waldorf. We're here to heckle "The Muppet Movie".
Gate Guard: Gentlemen, that's straight ahead. Private screening room D.
Statler: Private screening?
Waldorf: Yeah, they're afraid to show it in public.
[they laugh as their car proceeds forward]
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Crazy Credits

Over first few credits, Sweetums bursts out of the screen, followed by many Muppet gags See more »


Follows The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence (1975) See more »


Movin' Right Along
Music and Lyrics by Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher
Performed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz
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25 October 2000 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

Like all the Muppet movies, this movie is aimed at children. But that doesn't mean it's only for children. Heck, kids probably won't even get most of the jokes. The Muppet Movie is probably the best of the series. This one had a certain charm to it that the others never realized. This movie had great songs and humor for all ages. To think, people thought the Muppets wouldn't succeed on the big screen.

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