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Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

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Blind Pew / Mad Monty / Statler / Corn / Floyd Pepper / Lew Zealand / Pirate / Robin the Frog / Skulls / Butler / Screaming Cat (voice)
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Bad Polly / Spa'Am / Black Dog / Chicken / Fozzie Bear (assistant) (uncredited) / Lolleyed Pike (uncredited) / Miss Piggy (assistant) (uncredited) / Monkey (uncredited) / Pirate (uncredited) / Real Old Tom (uncredited) / Sam Eagle (assistant) (uncredited) (voice)
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Clueless Morgan / Blind Pew (hands) / Dr. Teeth (uncredited) / Pirate (uncredited) / Pig (uncredited) / Rowlf (uncredited) / Skulls (uncredited) / Swedish Chef (uncredited) / Black Eyed Pea (voice)
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Sweetums (voice)
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Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Sam the Eagle / Animal / George (voice)
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Short Stack Stevens
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Black Eyed Pea
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Easy Pete
David Nicholls ...
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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)

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£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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As Kermit's stagecoach arrives at the dock, the two horses switch places between shots. 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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Professional Pirate
Written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Performed by Tim Curry (uncredited), Jerry Nelson (uncredited), Dave Goelz (uncredited), Steve Whitmire (uncredited), Brian Henson (uncredited), Frank Oz (uncredited), Kevin Clash (uncredited), Bill Barretta (uncredited), and John Henson (uncredited)
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The best Muppet movie yet.
6 May 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Muppet Treasure Island relies heavily on incongruity, and the contrast between the Muppet world and reality. The directing and music are pure swashbuckler -- the opening sequence is brilliant, with a dark pirate song with sprinklings of straight-faced jest, setting the mood for the film.

Many of the gags are cheap shots -- roll is called for Old Tom, Real Old Tom, and Dead Tom, along with Headless Bill (yes, he's headless) and Big Fat Ugly Bug-Faced Baby-Eating O'Brien (a Geena Davis look-alike who barks "Aye" in a rough bass). Others are character humor, such as the exchange in which Rizzo laments that they are "captured by crazed wild pigs and about to be sacrificed hideously on a pagan altar," to which Gonzo breathlessly adds, "Are we lucky or what?!" Anachronisms abound, such as when Miss Piggy reflects on her dalliances with the murderous Captain Flint and her most recent beau, Long John Silver, who has tied her by the feet and left her dangling at the edge of a cliff. "You know," she muses, "I'm beginning to see a pattern in the men I date." A Greek chorus of tourist rats adds a surrealistic touch of The Love Boat.

For all the silliness, characters are still able to develop. Jim's love for Long John Silver is real, and the betrayal cuts to the quick. Their parting scene is heart rending but not overdone. Jim simply chokes out, "Now take your oars and row away. I don't want to see you again, ever."

Brian Henson has done his father proud.


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