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The Muppet Movie -- Kermit goes to Hollywood dreaming about the world of show business.
The Muppet Movie -- Trailer #1
The Muppet Movie -- Clip: Piggy Sees Kermit
The Muppet Movie -- Kermit and his new found friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit.
The Muppet Movie -- Clip: We Picked Up a Weirdo


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Jack Burns (written by) &
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Release Date:
22 June 1979 (USA) See more »
More entertaining than humanly possible
Kermit and his new found friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Jim Henson ... Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Waldorf / Swedish Chef / Link Hogthrob / Doc Hopper's Men (voice)

Frank Oz ... Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Animal / Sam the Eagle / Doc Hopper's Men / Marvin Suggs / Swedish Chef (assistant) / Motorcycle Guy (voice)

Jerry Nelson ... Floyd Pepper / Crazy Harry / Robin the Frog / Lew Zealand / Camilla / Blue Frackle (voice)
Richard Hunt ... Scooter / Statler / Janice / Sweetums / Beaker / Fozzie Bear (assistant) (voice)

Dave Goelz ... The Great Gonzo / Zoot / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Doglion / Iraqian in El Sleezo Cafe / Nigel / Pig (voice)

Charles Durning ... Doc Hopper

Austin Pendleton ... Max
Edgar Bergen ... Himself / Charlie McCarthy - (voice)

Milton Berle ... Mad Man Mooney

Mel Brooks ... Professor Max Krassman

James Coburn ... El Sleezo Cafe Owner

Dom DeLuise ... Bernie the Agent

Elliott Gould ... Beauty Contest Compere

Bob Hope ... Ice Cream Vendor

Madeline Kahn ... El Sleezo Patron

Carol Kane ... Myth

Cloris Leachman ... Lord's Secretary

Steve Martin ... Insolent Waiter

Richard Pryor ... Balloon Vendor

Telly Savalas ... El Sleezo Tough

Orson Welles ... Lew Lord

Paul Williams ... El Sleezo Pianist
Scott Walker ... Frog Killer
Lawrence Gabriel Jr. ... Sailor
Ira F. Grubman ... Bartender

H.B. Haggerty ... Lumberjack

Bruce Kirby ... Gate Guard
Tommy Madden ... One-Eyed Midget
James Frawley ... Waiter
Arnold Roberts ... Cowboy

Steve Whitmire ... Fletcher Bird / Scooter (assistant) (voice)
Kathryn Mullen ... Camilla (assistant)
Bob Payne ... Muppet Performer (as Robert Payne)
Eren Ozker ... Muppet Performer
Caroly Wilcox ... Muppet Performer

Michael Earl ... Animal (assistant) / Beaker (assistant) / Big Bird (assistant) / Dr. Teeth (assistant) / Fozzie Bear (assistant) / Janice (assistant) / Scooter (assistant) (as Michael Davis)
Olga Felgemacher ... Muppet Performer
Buz Suraci ... Muppet Performer
Bruce Schwartz ... Muppet Performer
Tony Basilicato ... Muppet Performer
Adam Hunt ... Muppet Performer

Caroll Spinney ... Big Bird (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bob Baker ... Muppet Performer (uncredited)

Tim Burton ... Muppet Performer (uncredited)

Melinda Dillon ... Woman with Balloon (uncredited)
Lisa Henson ... Beauty Pageant Model (uncredited)
Jerry Juhl ... Muppet Performer (uncredited)

Earl Kress ... Ernie / Bert (uncredited)

John Landis ... Grover (uncredited)
John Lovelady ... Muppet Performer (uncredited)

Directed by
James Frawley 
Writing credits
Jack Burns (written by) &
Jerry Juhl (written by)

Produced by
Lew Grade .... executive producer (as Sir Lew Grade)
Jim Henson .... producer
David Lazer .... co-producer
Martin Starger .... executive producer
Original Music by
Paul Williams 
Cinematography by
Isidore Mankofsky 
Film Editing by
Christopher Greenbury  (as Chris Greenbury)
Casting by
Gus Schirmer 
Production Design by
Joel Schiller 
Art Direction by
Les Gobruegge 
Set Decoration by
Richard B. Goddard  (as Richard Goddard)
Costume Design by
Gwen Capetanos 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye Jr. .... makeup artist (as Ben Nye II)
Production Management
Kurt Neumann .... production manager
Richard L. O'Connor .... executive in charge of production
James Potter .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Penny Adams .... second assistant director (as Penny Adams Flowers)
Ron Wright .... first assistant director
Art Department
Horst Grandt .... property master
Julia Harmount .... set designer
Hank Kentop .... construction foreman (as Henry Kentop)
Julius King .... set designer
Roy Kirkpatrick .... construction coordinator
Eric Orbom .... assistant art director
Ken Richey .... greensman (as Kenneth Richey)
Tom Southwell .... illustrator
Tommy Tomlinson .... assistant property master
Sal Denaro .... foam technician (uncredited)
Bruce Wayne Mecchi .... set dresser (uncredited)
Frank White .... labor foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ralph Babcock .... boom operator
David Dockendorf .... sound re-recording mixer
Charles Lewis .... sound mixer
Paul Nelson .... playback operator
Bill Wistrom .... sound effects editor
Michael Perricone .... assistant sound engineer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Robbie Knott .... special effects
Scott Forbes .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Gilbert B. Combs .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Sidney Ray Baldwin .... still photographer (as Sidney Baldwin)
Joe Collins .... key grip (as Joseph Collins)
Richard J. Edesa .... camera operator (as Richard Edesa)
Lee Heckler .... gaffer
Bruce Hill .... camera operator: video
Lindsay P. Hill .... video operator (as Lindsay Hill)
Robert Lowry .... video operator (as Bob Lowry)
Marcia Reed .... still photographer
John R. Shannon .... still photographer (as John Shannon)
Pat Campea Jr. .... best boy grip (uncredited)
George A. Clark .... grip (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sharon Day .... costumer
Calista Hendrickson .... muppet costume designer
Charles E. James .... costume supervisor (as Charles James)
Marta McElroy .... assistant to costume designer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Robin Forman Howard .... post-production assistant (as Robin Forman)
Steve Polivka .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Kenny Ascher .... songs: music and lyrics by
John Caper Jr. .... music editor
Ian Freebairn-Smith .... conductor
Ian Freebairn-Smith .... music arranger
Garry Ulmer .... music mixer
Garry Ulmer .... music recordist
Paul Williams .... music adaptor
George A. Martin .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Donald R. Casella .... transportation captain (as Don Casella)
Other crew
Ellen Adolph .... associate auditor
Sherry Amott .... muppet designer
Martin G. Baker .... muppet technical coordinator (as Martin Baker)
Bill Beaumont .... craft service (as William Beaumont)
Ulla Bourne .... script supervisor
Edward G. Christie .... muppet designer (as Ed Christie)
Buck Edwards .... location manager
Bonnie Erickson .... muppet designer
Faz Fazakas .... muppet designer
Fred Fisher .... production assistant
Wayne Fitzgerald .... titles
Michael Flynn .... production assistant
Michael K. Frith .... muppet design consultant (as Michael Frith)
Dave Goelz .... muppet designer
Lew Grade .... presenter (as Sir Lew Grade)
Richard Holloway .... muppet technical coordinator
Larry Jameson .... muppet designer
Mari Kaestle .... muppet designer
Saul Kahan .... unit publicist
Lynn Klugman .... muppet production coordinator (as Lynn M. Klugman)
Janet Lerman-Graff .... muppet designer
Kermit Love .... muppet designer
John Lovelady .... muppet workshop coordinator
Mireille Machu .... secretary to director
Leigh Malone .... muppet visual consultant
Robert McCormack .... muppet workshop supervisor: New York
Wendy Midener .... muppet designer
Kathryn Mullen .... muppet designer
Frank Oz .... creative consultant
Lee Rose .... production associate
Don Sahlin .... muppet designer
Shirley Snyder .... production coordinator
Martin Starger .... presenter
Teresa Stokovic .... production coordinator
Amy Van Gilder .... muppet designer
Amy Van Gilder .... muppet workshop coordinator
Pamela Varney .... secretary to producer
Rusty Warren .... production auditor
Caroly Wilcox .... muppet designer
Tim Burton .... additional puppeteer (uncredited)
Jeffrey A. Humphreys .... studio utility (uncredited)
John Landis .... additional puppeteer: "Grover" (uncredited)
Bill McCamey .... set nurse (uncredited)
Harry Sabin .... additional puppeteer (uncredited)
Lee Solters .... publicist (uncredited)
Curt Vig .... puppeteer: "Pigs in Space D & E" (uncredited)
Rik Vig .... puppeteer: "J. P. Gross" (uncredited)
David Odell .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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95 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Shot in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Lake Sherwood, California.See more »
Continuity: When Kermit the Frog goes into the El Sleezo café, he leaves his banjo outside. He does not retrieve it before getting into the Studebaker with Fozzie, but he somehow reacquires it when he plays and sings "Movin' Right Along" with Fozzie.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Boys in Blue (1982)See more »
Finale: The Magic StoreSee more »


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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
the joy of Muppets, 6 October 2004
Author: AC4077BD

The Muppet Movie is a pure delight. I cant stop watching this movie. It has great catch phrases and one liners that will stick with you for years. A soundtrack to last a life-time. I consider Rainbow Connection to be a perfect song. Follow Kermit the Frog on his way to Hollywood. He is influenced to an audition for frogs wishing to become rich and famous. On the way he meets his future Muppet pals and a gaggle of legendary guest stars. This film has the last appearance of Edger Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. Kermit and pals must also doge Doc Hopper, a enterprising frog leg restaurant chain owner. The humor has a ridiculous charm. This is as close to Monty Python humor as an American writer can get. You will be beaming like a star all throughout the film. This film is a timeless and ageless classic. Add it to your collection now!!!

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