The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

G  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  13 July 1984 (USA)
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Kermit and his friends go to New York to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Waldorf / Swedish Chef / Ernie / Granny / Horse & Carriage Rider / Link Hogthrob / The Newsman (voice)
Miss Piggy / Fozzie / Animal / Bert / Cookie Monster / Ocean Breeze Soap Board Member / Sam the Eagle (voice)
Gonzo / Chester the Rat / Bill the Frog / Zoot / Beauregard / Jim the Dog / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Penguin (voice)
Rizzo the Rat / Gill the Frog / Baby Kermit / Chicken / College Student in Audience / Dog (voice)
Richard Hunt ...
Scooter / Statler / Janice / Beaker / Dog (voice)
Camilla / Lew Zealand / Floyd / Bear / Chicken / Crazy Harry / Dog / Dr. Julias Strangepork / Granny / Penguin / Pops (voice)
Martin Price / Murray Plotsky
Roller Skater
Kermit's Doctor
Perfume Saleswoman


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 Jan Bednarczuk <>

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13 July 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Muppets erobern Manhattan  »

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Kathryn Mullen:  helps Miss Piggy after her purse is stolen. See more »


When Ernie says "Yeah" in the Wedding play, he says it in Bert's voice. See more »


[the Swedish Chef is the popcorn vender at a movie theater showing a 3D film]
The Swedish Chef: Yaa da poppin' corn is...
[throws popcorn in the air]
The Swedish Chef: 3D! Da corn is popping in your face inna...
[throws popcorn in his own face]
The Swedish Chef: 3-D!
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Crazy Credits

After the final credits roll, you can hear Animal say "Bye Bye, Bye Bye, Bye Bye...Hasta Luego" See more »


Edited into Muppet Babies: Musical Muppets (1985) See more »


The Ceremony
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Moss
Performed by Cyril Jenkins, Jim Henson, and Frank Oz
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Who knew Miss Piggy could be so entertaining!
24 August 2002 | by (Charlotte, NC) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to see this film countless times when I was a child. A few days ago while taking a break from college work I saw the movie on television and was really impressed by it. The film is excellent. Kermit and the gang are not only entertaining to children but also to adults. Children are entranced by the puppets and the humor is very well suited to adults. If you have children I recommend this film, there's singing, puppets, action, and Miss Piggy what else could be more entertaining and it beats being stuck with the teletubbies.

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