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The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.

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Tiny Tim Cratchit / Jacob Marley / Ghost of Christmas Present / Lew Zealand / Ma Bear / Mouse / Mr. Applegate / Penguin / Pig Gentleman / Pops / Rat (voice)
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Miss Piggy as Emily Cratchit / Fozzie Bear as Fozziewig / Sam the Eagle as Headmaster of Junior High Graduates / Animal / George the Janitor / Horse and Carriage Driver / Vegetable Salesman (voice)
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Rat / Peter Cratchit / Old Joe / Swedish Chef (voice)
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Robert Tygner ...
Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (performer) / Ghost of Christmas Past (performer) / Turkey / Additional Muppets (uncredited) (voice)
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Storyline

A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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11 December 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Muppets Weihnachtsgeschichte  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$27,281,507 (USA)
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Trivia

The song "When Love Is Gone", as sung by Belle, was recorded and filmed, but then dropped from the theatrical release (over the objections of director Brian Henson) at the request of Disney chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg on the grounds that it would be too sad for young children. This last-minute decision resulted in a jarring and obvious edit in the scene where it was removed, and leaves some confusion to Scrooge, Gonzo & Rizzo's reactions. The scene was restored in the VHS and laserdisc releases, but it isn't used in TV airings of the movie or the first DVD release. See more »

Goofs

The Marleys make a reference to "teddy bears," a named derived from President Theodore Roosevelt who was born about 15 years after A Christmas Carol takes place. See more »

Quotes

Rizzo the Rat: [a nearby clock strikes the hour] Oh, what was that?
Gonzo: Two o'clock.
Rizzo the Rat: Is it too early for breakfast?
Gonzo: Yes.
Rizzo the Rat: Oh good, suppertime!
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits include a credit for "Rizzo's personal caterer". See more »

Connections

Followed by Muppet Treasure Island (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Christmas Scat
Music and Lyrics by Paul Williams
Performed by Steve Whitmire and Jerry Nelson
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Charming re-telling of a classic story
17 June 2003 | by (Hesperia, CA) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent re-telling of Dickens' classic, with the added twist of Muppet humor and charm. The Muppet characters fit Dickens' characters so well that it would be easy to think he had them in mind while writing. The music adds a magic to the movie that brings out all the emotion that Dickens wrote into the original novel.

This will be hard to top!


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