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Tales from Muppetland: The Muppet Musicians of Bremen (1972)

Four mistreated farm animals seek refuge as a band of traveling musicians in this musical tale narrated by Kermit the Frog.

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Leroy the Donkey (Assistant) / Rat (voice)
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T.R. the Rooster / Caleb Siles (voice)
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Kermit the Frog / Mean Floyd / Catgut (Assistant) / Rat (voice)
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Chicken / Rat / Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
John Lovelady ...
Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Danny Seagren ...
Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Faz Fazakas ...
Additional Muppet Performer / Chicken (voice) (as Franz Fazakas)
Phyllis Marshall ...
Catgut (voice)
François Klanfer ...
Rover Joe / Mordacai Sledge (voice) (as Francois Klanfer)
Nick Nichols ...
Leroy the Donkey / Farmer Lardpork (voice)
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Four mistreated farm animals seek refuge as a band of traveling musicians in this musical tale narrated by Kermit the Frog.

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T.R. (the rooster) changes his name five times - Tuckered Rooster, Terrified Rooster, Travellin' Rooster, Tender-hearted Rooster and Top Rooster. See more »

Quotes

[Mordacai trips on the wagon and falls down]
Mordacai Sledge: [grunting, to Leroy] That was *your* fault!
Leroy: [to camera] What was *my* fault? I was asleep.
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Version of The Brementown Musicians (1935) See more »

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THE COCK-A-DOODLE-DOODLE-DOODLE-DOODLE BLUES
Sung by T.R. (voiced by Jerry Nelson)
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Never Catches the Usual Henson 'Spark'
11 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

Everything seems a bit off in this one. The puppetry is an innovative blend of hand puppets, full-body costumes and marionettes, but the presentation is just too bland to stand alongside other more impressive 'Tales from Muppetland' specials.

Everything is just a bit muddy and off, even Kermit seems a little odd here (although I love his little dance at the beginning).

Never liked this one as a kid, thought I might have a newfound appreciation for it now as a Muppet fan and all, but no dice. I found myself bored and disappointed. Check out Henson's much better Muppet fairy tale specials from this era, like "Hey, Cinderella" or the masterpiece "Frog Prince". "Musicians of Bremen" however, probably won't hold the attention of you or your child very well.


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