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Muppets from Space (1999)

G  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  14 July 1999 (USA)
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Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal. He is kidnapped and it's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help reunite him with his long-lost family.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Muppets in Space  »

Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£1,673,030 (UK) (4 February 2000)
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Trivia

The band Ween was asked to provide a song for this movie. It was to be for the scene in which Gonzo was sitting on the roof dreaming of where he might have come from. After the song was recorded, it was decided that all of the music in the movie should be funk/soul and they asked Ween to record a remake of "Brick House". They declined. See more »

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In the opening shot of Noah's Ark, the loading door is near the bow. But when Gonzo tries to get through the door, it is closer to the stern. See more »

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Fozzie Bear: I have to go to the little bear's room.
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Kaleidoscopic images of various Muppet characters appearing in the film are the backdrop to the credits. In order of appearance, they are the Swedish Chef, Kermit the Frog, Beaker, Clifford, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Animal, Fozzie Bear, Pepe the King Prawn, Carter, Bobo the Bear, Statler and Waldorf, and Rizzo the Rat. See more »

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Enjoyable, if not the Muppets best!
13 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love Muppets Treasure Island and Muppets Christmas Carol, mainly because I love Tim Curry, and Michael Caine was amazing as Scrooge, and I have always loved the Muppet Movie and Muppets Take Manhatton. In fact the only Muppet movie I don't really like is Muppets Wizard of Oz. Muppets From Space, while not as good as the older Muppet movies, is certainly enjoyable. One thing I didn't particularly like though was the soundtrack, a bit too 1970s style, and because of this, I was never too sure what time period the film was supposed to be. The plot of the film is very original, though you would assume the Muppets went to space without having read the plot line, and the jokes are funny, if less inspired than something from the Muppet Movie. It isn't quite true to the style of the older Muppet movies, but the film does try to and almost succeeds. The story focuses on Gonzo, and his story was very heartwarming. Any scene with Miss Piggy who I love is priceless, and Jeffrey Tambor makes the most of his role as Ed, the paranoid operative. I also liked the contributions from F.Murray Abraham, Andie McDowell, The Sweedish Chef and The Bear Sidekick.Nice also to see Kermit, Rizzo and Fozzie, not to mention Sam the Eagle, in short all your favourite Muppets, though the best scene is the beginning, not to mention the sandwich scene. Overall, enjoyable, not their best, but I do like it. 7/10 Bethany Cox.


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