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
Frank Oz was unable to perform and puppeteer his signature characters of Miss Piggy, Fozzie and Sam the Eagle, as he was busy directing Bowfinger (1999). Kevin Clash took over principle puppeteering duties during shooting, and Oz re-recorded the characters' voices in post-production. Oz had already participated in a recorded read-through of the script; Clash used these recordings to help prompt his performances. According to Clash, Oz gave him a brief description of each of his characters prior to shooting. Oz described Miss Piggy as "a truck driver wanting to be a woman", and Fozzie Bear as somebody similar to Jerry Lewis. See more »
When Long John introduces himself and tells the story of how he lost his leg, Tim Curry's leg can be seen tied behind him. See more »
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 »
Love Led Us Here
Written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Performed by John Berry and Helen Darling
John Berry appears courtesy of Capitol Nashville Records
Helen Darling appears courtesy of Decca Records See more »
Probably the most underrated movie of the last CENTURY, "Muppet Treasure Island" is a must see for everyone. Kermit the Frog has a sword fight, for Pete's sake! What fun. The Muppets are hilarious and touching, as usual, the music is catchy, and Kevin Bishop and Tim Curry act and sing beautifully. I especially enjoy the mix of human and Muppet pirates, and the scene with the "visually challenged fiend."
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