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Muppets from Space (1999)

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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:
Gonzo / Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf / The Birdman (voice)
Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Cosmic Fish #1 / Rainbow / Miss Piggy (assistant) (voice)
Pepe the Prawn / Bobo as Rentro / Johnny Fiama / Bubba the Rat / Cosmic Fish #2 (voice)
Robin / Statler / Ubergonzo (voice)
Clifford (voice)
TV Producer
Agent Barker
Gate Guard
Dr. Tucker
Female Armed Guard


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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Release Date:

14 July 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Muppets in Space  »

Box Office


$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


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 »


The yellow spyglass prize from the cereal box is in Gonzo's hand in one instant, then back in the cereal bowl in the next. See more »


Kermit: What is he doing up there?
Rizzo: His breakfast cereal told him to sit up there.
Clifford: Talk about whole grain and nuts.
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Crazy Credits

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


Spoofs Men in Black (1997) See more »


Theme from 'Star Trek' (TV series)
Written by Alexander Courage and Gene Roddenberry
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Tough To Beat Gonzo & Rizzo
25 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Good special-effects, funny and likable characters and an interesting story all made this 1999 'Muppets In Space' movie much better than I anticipated.

This one featured more of Gonzo and Rizzo, my two favorite characters. The movie, in fact, centers around Gonzo. Miss Piggy played a lesser role than normal, which also pleased me.

A tiny bit too secular-liberal in parts but overall, not offensive and definitely entertaining. It looks great and sounds good on DVD, too.

Some have said this was the best of the Muppet films and perhaps that's true. I wouldn't argue.

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