The Muppets graduate from college and decide to take their senior revue on the road. They hit the streets of Manhattan trying to sell their show to producers, finally finding one young and idealistic enough to take their show. After several mishaps and much confusion, things begin to come together for them. Written by
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Jim Henson initially planned to film the project in late spring 1983. Having directed The Great Muppet Caper (1981) and The Dark Crystal (1982) back-to-back, Henson decided to serve as the producer along with David Lazer. Upon selecting Frank Oz to handle directorial duties, Henson stated, "I was looking at the year ahead and I thought my life was very busy and I thought maybe it was a time to have Frank directing one of these." See more »
Miss Piggy's train makes noises like it is being pulled by a steam locomotive, but it is self-propelled electrically-powered cars. See more »
[talks on phone]
So I told him "Listen, buddy, I don't take my clothes off for anybody, even if it IS artistic".
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After the final credits roll, you can hear Animal say "Bye Bye, Bye Bye, Bye Bye...Hasta Luego" See more »
"Maybe we could sell the show if you wrote in more special effects like exploding socks."
The Muppets go to New York to try and sell Kermit's musical to a Broadway producer but are met with nothing but rejection. Thinking they are holding Kermit back, the other Muppets leave him in the city and return home. Kermit gets a job working at a café where rats are waiters. When a producer finally shows interest in Kermit's musical, the frog faces two obstacles: first, he must put the whole show together in two weeks; second, he's hit by a car and gets amnesia! Hopefully his friends, new and old, can help him get his memory back and put on the big show.
The third Muppets movie is a pleasant, leisurely film. Nowhere near the classic Muppet Movie but the songs are nice and the Muppets endearing as ever. It's kind of a solo movie for Kermit for awhile. The human cast is good, with several little-known actors in supporting parts. The celebrity cameos this time include Dabney Coleman, Brooke Shields, Elliott Gould, Art Carney, Joan Rivers, Gregory Hines, and Liza Minnelli. Most importantly, this movie introduced the Muppet Babies in a fantasy sequence. The Muppet Babies would go on to be an adorable cartoon series that was a beloved part of my childhood. This movie is the last of the Muppet films made while Jim Henson was still alive. It will surely please fans and those who love movies with heart and humor and magic.
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