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Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

The Muppets' twist on the classic tale.

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Mrs. Bluveridge
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Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker (voice)
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Statler / Blind Pew / Mad Monty / Floyd Pepper / Lew Zealand / Tomato / Pirate / Skulls / Trelawney's 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) / Walleyed Pike / Monkey / Pirate / Real Old Tom (voice)
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Clueless Morgan / Swedish Chef / Blind Pew (hands) / Pirate / Pig / Skulls (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)  »

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Opening Weekend:

£1,903,433 (UK) (14 June 1996)

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$33,609,000 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

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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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Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie a stone head is telling Long John Silver a joke. See more »

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Referenced in Showbiz Today: Episode dated 29 May 1995 (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Shiver My Timbers
Written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Performed by 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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Classic Muppets Fare
8 February 1999 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I'll admit it, the first time I saw this movie, I wasn't impressed. But as I watched it again, it grew on me. "Muppet Treasure Island" is a film that grows on you over time. Props go to Tim Curry for his fine job as Long John Silver, and to the entire cast of puppeteers, without who this film would not be possible. The relationship between Silver and Jim is also well-developed, as it is difficult to watch them part at the end. The songs are fun, the ending touching..and of course, humorous! Give this movie another try.


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