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The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

G  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  11 December 1992 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Bean Bunny / Belinda Cratchit / Beetle / Lips / Pig Gentleman (voice)
Tiny Tim Cratchit / Jacob Marley / Ghost of Christmas Present / Lew Zealand / Ma Bear / Mouse / Mr. Applegate / Penguin / Pig Gentleman / Pops / Rat (voice)
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)
Rat / Peter Cratchit / Old Joe / Swedish Chef (voice)
Don Austen ...
Robert Tygner ...
Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (performer) / Ghost of Christmas Past (performer) / Turkey / Additional Muppets (uncredited) (voice)
Meredith Braun ...
Robin Weaver ...
Russell Martin ...
Theo Sanders ...


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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Release Date:

11 December 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Muppets Weihnachtsgeschichte  »

Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)


$27,281,507 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The theatrical trailer uses music from Beetlejuice (1988), a common practice which may nonetheless help explain why the trailer has not appeared on any home video releases. See more »


Bob closes the door when he gets home with Tiny Tim, the latch does not close, yet it is closed in the next scene. See more »


[Rizzo and "Mr. Dickens" are sitting on the window ledge outside Scrooge's bedroom]
Rizzo the Rat: [looking around] Um, are you sure it's safe for us to be up here?
Gonzo: Scrooge is saved. What can happen now?
Rizzo the Rat: Yeah.
[Scrooge opens the window, knocking Rizzo and "Mr. Dickens" off the ledge]
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits feature the names of the Muppet characters as the Christmas Carol characters they portray. (Kermit The Frog as Bob Cratchet, etc). The ending credits list the voice actors and puppeteers themselves. See more »


Version of O Velho Scrooge (1963) See more »


Bless Us All
Music and Lyrics by Paul Williams
Performed by Jerry Nelson, Steve Whitmire, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, and David Rudman
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God bless us all,every one!
8 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

A fine film that will put all you Christmas lovers into a festive,Christmassy mood and even those who aren't so optimistic about the festive season,it will definately lighten your hearts and cheer you up!

The traditonal story of Ebenezer Scrooge-who despises Christmas above everything else is closing up for Christmas Eve and goes off home 'humbugging' everyone who wishes him a 'Merry Christmas'.When he's sitting in his home,he's visited by his old fellow workers-Jacob and Robert Marley and they bring him the news that he will be visited by three ghosts that very night when the clock strikes one.Terrified,Ebenezer goes to bed and is visited by the three ghosts-the ghost of Christmas Past who shows him previous experieneces of Christmas in his own past,The ghost of Christmas Present who shows Ebenezer the present Christmas and finally the ghost of Christmas yet to come who shows Ebenezer his future-which isn't very good.Ebenezer is terrified and vows to change his evil,wicked ways and to rejoice Christmas. And so he does and makes everyone else around him happy.

A fine film portrayed brilliantly by Michael Caine and the muppets-Kermit the frog,Miss.Piggy and The Great Gonzo as Charles Dickens narrating the film himself.The best out of them all!

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