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6 December 1986 (USA) See more »
When no people are around, the toys still play in the playroom. But since a toy will be frozen forever if a person catches it out of position... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Dave Goelz ... Rugby / Ditz / Dauntless Dragon (voice)

Steve Whitmire ... Mew (voice)
Kathryn Mullen ... Apple (voice)

Jerry Nelson ... Balthazar (voice)

Richard Hunt ... Belmont (voice)
Camille Bonora ... Meteora (voice)

Brian Henson ... Cruiser (voice)
Rob Mills ... Bleep (voice)
Nikki Tilroe ... Ding-a-Ling (voice)
Marsha Moreau ... Jamie Jones

Zachary Bennett ... Jesse Jones
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jim Henson ... Kermit the Frog / Jack-in-the-Box (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Eric Till 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Laura Phillips 

Produced by
Jim Henson .... producer
Original Music by
Jeff Moss  (as Jeffrey Moss)
Film Editing by
Geoff Craigen 
Production Design by
Val Strazovec 
Set Decoration by
Kenneth Coontz 
Production Management
Ritamarie Peruggi .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wayne Moss .... assistant director
Art Department
Peter Constantinides .... on-set carpenter
Larry Di Fiori .... conceptual designer
Sound Department
Frank Morrone .... re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Rick McVicar .... camera operator
John Rook .... lighting designer
Animation Department
Fred Buchholz .... mechanical designer
Thom Flowers .... mechanical designer
Larry Jameson .... mechanical designer
Tom Newby .... mechanical designer
Music Department
Dick Lieb .... music arranger
Other crew
Ken Brown .... technical director (as Kenneth G. Brown)
Edward G. Christie .... muppet design group
Bonnie Erickson .... creative consultant
Joanne Green .... muppet design group
Rollin Krewson .... muppet design group
Tim Miller .... muppet design group
Lawrence S. Mirkin .... creative consultant
Jan Rosenthal .... muppet design group
Jocelyn Stevenson .... story editor
Norman Tempia .... muppet design group

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50 min
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Did You Know?

Originally introduced by Kermit The Frog, it was released on VHS format in 1993. In 2008, HIT Entertainment (distributed by Lionsgate) released the special on DVD, but edited out Kermit's opening introduction due to legal issues.

The film later inspired a spin-off television series called Secret Life of Toys.See more »
Balthazar:Fear is very bad for my seams.See more »
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Referenced in A Muppet Family Christmas (1987) (TV)See more »
Try the ImpossibleSee more »


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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Christmas Favourite, 12 August 2001
Author: Cylex from England

I watch this Henson film every Christmas & it never fails to move me. It has that essential combination of tears, laughter, story, great characters & song.

Rugby, a conceited, cuddly tiger & Mew, a sweet, loyal cat toy lead an irresistable cast. Their friends include a doll, a ride-on horse, an old teddy, a robot & every kind of toy you can imagine. Will capture the hearts of adults & children alike. 10/10

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