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The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

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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Cast

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Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Bean Bunny / Belinda Cratchit / Beetle / Lips / Pig Gentleman (voice)
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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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Russell Martin ...
Theo Sanders ...
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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$27,281,507 (USA)
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Trivia

In the commentary the creators relate a funny story from the screenings. A few children asked what the bookkeepers did wrong to get coal at the end. It had completely slipped their minds that Santa gives bad children coal in their stockings. See more »

Goofs

Scrooge begrudgingly gives Cratchet the day off as no other businesses will be open on Christmas day. At the end of the film, though, he has a boy buy a Turkey and appears to buy several presents. See more »

Quotes

Rizzo the Rat: Rats don't understand these things.
Gonzo: You were never a lonely child?
Rizzo the Rat: I had twelve hundred and seventy four brothers and sisters.
Gonzo: Boy! Rats don't understand these things!
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Crazy Credits

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

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Version of Story of the Christmas Carol (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

When Love Is Gone
Music and Lyrics by Paul Williams
Performed by Meredith Braun and Michael Caine
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sharply observed, witty, far too good for kids
23 August 2001 | by (Hertforshire, england) – See all my reviews

Having seen previous Muppet offerings that were, frankly, banal this little gem almost escaped me. This film is best enjoyed if you already know the Dickens tale inside out so that you can relish the way it has been adapted to fit well-known Muppet characters and also so that you can spend you time watching for the throwaway comedy in the background. This is the same throwaway humour that Nick Park (Chicken Run) has become famous for. I recommend buying this movie on video and getting it out once a year, in the run-up to Christmas, as a family tradition.


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