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The Muppets' twist on the classic tale.

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Statler / Blind Pew / Mad Monty / Corn / Floyd Pepper / Lew Zealand / Pirate / Skulls / Butler / Screaming Cat (voice)
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Bad Polly / Black Dog / Spa'Am / Chicken / Miss Piggy (assistant) / Fozzie Bear (assistant) / Sam the Eagle (assistant) / Animal (assistant) / Lolleyed Pike / Monkey / Pirate / Real Old Tom (voice)
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Clueless Morgan / Swedish Chef / Blind Pew (hands) / Pirate / Pig / Skulls / Black Eyed Pea (voice)
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Sweetums (voice)
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Short Stack Stevens
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Black Eyed Pea
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Easy Pete
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The Muppets are back into action in another movie based on a novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson. Kermit the Frog and his colleagues go on a warfare against ruthless pirates. They also share their problem-solving journey on sea to rescue a treasure. Written by Anonymous

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Set sail for Muppet mayhem!


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16 February 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Muppet nell'isola del tesoro  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£1,903,433 (UK) (14 June 1996)

Gross:

£2,730,304 (UK) (19 July 1996)
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Brian Henson was nervous that the whole cast and crew would get motion sick as the ship rolled on the gimbals. He gave everyone seasickness pills for the first day of the shoot, and not only did the cast and crew not get seasick but they almost fell asleep on the job. See more »

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When Captain Smollett arrives at the dock to board the ship, he is piped "The Side" by Sam the Eagle. The Side would not be used for a Captain's rank. It is only used for the King or Queen, members of the Royal Family (when in uniform), foreign naval officers and Royal Naval Officers of Flag Rank (Rear-Admiral, Vice Admiral, Admiral, or Admiral of the Fleet). See more »

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[first lines]
Billy Bones: I was Flint's first mate that voyage. Three days east of Tortola in the Caribbean, Flint knew an island. That's where we buried the treasure. Gold and blood, they were Flint's trademarks. He'd leave both behind him that day.
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At the end of the movie a stone head is telling Long John Silver a joke. See more »

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Something Better
Written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Performed by Kevin Bishop (uncredited), Dave Goelz (uncredited), and Steve Whitmire (uncredited)
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Not Their Best, But Still A Decent Muppet Movie
25 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I keep thinking these "Muppet Movies" are going to be just for little kids but I am usually pleasantly surprised that I enjoy most of them, too. In this one, there were a lot of modern-day expressions and referrals to things that only adults would appreciate.

Meanwhile, the special-effects with the puppets is the normal high-quality. Actually, this was my first look at a Muppet film, although I've reviewed several others, so I was downright amazed at what I saw. After I had seen others, and then viewed this one again, it wasn't as appealing. It was okay, but I liked a few others better. As I found with subsequent episodes, Rizzo The Rat and The Great Gonzo had the best lines even though Kermit and Miss Piggy have always been the best-known of these puppet characters. I've never been a fan of Miss Piggy so I was glad to see her with a minor role here.

Tim Curry played "Long John Silver" and he was entertaining, as was young Kevin Bishop as "Jim Hawkins." The songs were okay: not outstanding, but not bad. There weren't that many and they were brief enough not to interrupt the flow of the story. The movie is a little loud the first 20 minutes but settles down after that.


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