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Muppets from Space (1999)

Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal. But when the men in black kidnap him, it's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help him reunite with his long-lost family.

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Gonzo / Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf / The Birdman (voice)
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Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Cosmic Fish #1 / Rainbow / Miss Piggy (assistant) (voice)
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Pepe the Prawn / Bobo as Rentro / Johnny Fiama / Bubba the Rat / Cosmic Fish #2 (voice)
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Robin / Statler / Ubergonzo (voice)
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Clifford (voice)
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TV Producer
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Agent Barker
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Gate Guard
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Dr. Tucker
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Female Armed Guard
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After Gonzo receives messages from his breakfast cereal, he determines that he is an alien and tries to contact his alien brethren, but is captured by an overzealous secret government agency determined to prove the existence of extraterrestrial life. It's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help reunite him with his long-lost family. Written by Tell85

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Columbia Pictres and Jim Henson Pictures take you where no Muppet has gone before. See more »


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14 July 1999 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,826,049 (USA) (16 July 1999)

Gross:

$16,290,976 (USA) (10 September 1999)
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Trivia

An earlier draft of the story was written by Kirk Thatcher called "Muppets in Space." In the screenplay, aliens abducted Kermit because they believed him to be their leader, leading the other Muppets to attempt to save him. A set of Welch's Jelly Glasses were produced based around this theme. See more »

Goofs

One of the "R U There" messages is shown in Hollywood, California. Later, a globe showing the spiral formation of the messages has the western most portion of the spiral east of California. See more »

Quotes

Miss Piggy: I've got great news! Gonzo has been kidnapped by the government and it could be a life-threatening situation!
Kermit: How can that be great news?
Miss Piggy: Because, I've got a story, I've got a story! Oh! I need to change! Something that says journalistic integrity.
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Crazy Credits

Pepe the Prawn sings "Flashlight" with George Clinton as the end credits roll. See more »

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Referenced in The Muppets (2011) See more »

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Shining Star
Written by Maurice White, Philip Bailey, and Larry Dunn
Performed by the Dust Brothers featuring Jeymes
Jeymes appears courtesy of Epic Records
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Lack that Muppets feeling
16 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

Gonzo is seeing mysterious messages from his alien family. He is kidnapped by government agents, and the gang has to rescue him.

It's a little dark for a Muppets movie. Jeffrey Tambor is overplaying the evil agent. The whole tone of Gonzo's incarceration is too evil. It gets way too serious no matter how much silliness is going on. The animal testing on Rizzo has some funny moments. Like always, there are a lot of cameos. I love Miss Piggy fighting Josh Charles. I always love an angry Miss Piggy. Besides the serious tone, this Muppets movie sorely misses the traditional song and dance routines. At least, they end with Celebration, but there are no original songs. It just doesn't feel like a Muppets movie. I love the gang, and that's all I have to recommend about this movie.


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