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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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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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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$27,281,507 (USA)
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Trivia

The song "When Love Is Gone", sung by Belle, was dropped from the theatrical release (over the objections of Brian Henson) at the request of Disney chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg, who considered it too sad for young children. The last-minute decision resulted in a jarring edit in the scene, from which it was removed, and caused some confusion about Scrooge, Gonzo, and Rizzo's reactions. The scene was restored in the VHS, LaserDisc, and first DVD (full screen) releases, but it isn't used in television airings, Blu-ray releases, or the Netflix version. 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

Kermit the Frog: If you please sir, why open the office tomorrow? Other businesses will be closed; there'll be no one to do business with. It'll waste a lot of expensive coal for the fire!
Rats: Yeah!
Ebenezer Scrooge: It's a poor excuse for picking a man's pocket every December the 25th. But as I seem to be the only man who knows that... take the day off.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Version of An American Christmas Carol (1979) See more »

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Good King Wenceslas
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Performed by the "Muppet Brass Buskers"
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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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