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It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie -- Join Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Miss Piggy and the entire Muppet gang in a heartwarming holiday classic that will bring joy to the world every Christmas season!


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Writers (WGA):
Tom Martin (written by) and
Jim Lewis (written by)
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Release Date:
29 November 2002 (USA) See more »
More holiday fun than humanly possible!
On Christmas Eve, an angel petitions God to send help for Kermit the Frog who has lost all hope after losing the Muppet Theatre. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order)

Steve Whitmire ... Kermit / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Bean Bunny / Mr. Poodlepants / Statler - Assistant (voice)

Dave Goelz ... The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf (voice)

Bill Barretta ... Pepe the Prawn / Dr. Teeth / Rowlf the Dog / Swedish Chef / Johnny Fiama / Bobo the Bear / Howard / Lew Zealand (voice)

Eric Jacobson ... Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Animal / Yoda (voice)

David Arquette ... Daniel

Joan Cusack ... Rachel Bitterman

Matthew Lillard ... Luc Fromage

William H. Macy ... Glenn

Whoopi Goldberg ... Daniel's 'Boss'

Carson Daly ... Himself - Cameo Appearance

Kelly Ripa ... Herself

Joe Rogan ... Himself - Cameo Appearance

Molly Shannon ... Herself - Cameo Appearance

Robert Smigel ... Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (voice) (as Triumph the Insult Comic Dog)

Zach Braff ... Dr. John 'J.D.' Dorian

Sarah Chalke ... Dr. Elliot Reid

Neil Flynn ... The Janitor

John C. McGinley ... Dr. Perry Cox

Judy Reyes ... Nurse Carla Espinosa

Bill Lawrence ... Himself - 'Scrubs' Producer

Mel Brooks ... Joe Snow (voice)

Brian Henson ... Scooter / Sal Manilla / Janice / Muppet Performer (voice)

Jerry Nelson ... Robin the Frog / Statler / Announcer / Pops / Floyd Pepper / Kid #1 / Muppet Performer (voice)

Kevin Clash ... Sam the Eagle / Muppet Performer (voice)
Alice Dinnean ... Muppet Performer (as Alice Dinnean-Vernon)

Allan Trautman ... Muppet Performer

Geoff Redknap ... Muppet Performer / Sweetums Suit Performer (as Geoff Rednap)
Denise Cheshire ... Muppet Performer
Drew Massey ... Muppet Performer
Adam Behr ... Muppet Performer
Gord Robertson ... Muppet Performer
John Henson ... Muppet Performer / Sweetums
Dawn Lewis ... Fear Factor Contestant

Colin Foo ... Security Guard

Yee Jee Tso ... Angel 1

Dan Joffre ... Angel 2
Jonathan Bruce ... Fat Angel
Cameron McDonald ... Safari Animal Tracker
Darrell Lee-Izeard ... Thin Angel (as Darrell Izeard)
Chantal Strand ... Nancy Nut-What

Robin Mossley ... Nicki Nut-What

Dan Payne ... Handsome Executive
Dave 'Squatch' Ward ... Sally Ann Santa
Julia Arkos ... Sally Ann Representative
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Briana Forbes ... Muppet performer (not credited)
John Kennedy ... Sam the Eagle (assistant)

Jon Stewart ... Himself (scenes deleted)

Marci Dacus ... Fear Factor Contestant (uncredited)
Fozzie Bear ... Himself (uncredited)

Ray Galletti ... Club Dot Guy (uncredited)
Conan Graham ... Executive Assistant (uncredited)

Miss Piggy ... Herself (uncredited)
Lawrence Trilling ... Himself (uncredited)
Sisi Wang ... Old Muppet's Date (uncredited)

Directed by
Kirk R. Thatcher 
Writing credits
Tom Martin (written by) and
Jim Lewis (written by)

Produced by
Martin G. Baker .... producer
Bill Barretta .... co-producer
Juliet Blake .... executive producer
Warren Carr .... producer
Ruth Caruso .... co-producer
Brian Henson .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mark Watters 
Cinematography by
Tony Westman (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Gregg Featherman 
Production Design by
Michael S. Bolton  (as Michael Bolton)
Art Direction by
James Steuart  (as Jim Steuart)
Set Decoration by
Linda Vipond 
Costume Design by
Polly Smith 
Sandra J. Blackie (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Sandy Cooper .... key makeup artist
Harlow MacFarlane .... special makeup effects artist
Charles Porlier .... special makeup effects designer
Debra Wiebe .... hair stylist
Production Management
Warren Carr .... production manager
Annie Court .... post-production supervisor
Drew Locke .... unit manager: second unit
Ritamarie Peruggi .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fred Frame .... second unit director
Leann Harvey .... trainee assistant director
Alexis Hinde .... second assistant director: second unit
Patrice Leung .... first assistant director
David Mills .... first assistant director: second unit
Tracey Poirier .... second assistant director
Patrick Stark .... third assistant director
Art Department
Dave Conway .... construction coordinator
Brian Epp .... assistant property master
Phil Gough .... property master: second unit
Kevin Griffin-Park .... on-set dresser
Frank Haddad .... greensman
Leesa Hanna .... set dresser
Iesza Jessica Jordan .... statue maker (as Iesza Snowdon)
John Marcynuk .... set designer
Wendy McAllister .... storyboard artist
Roxanne Methot .... assistant art director
Beth Nelson .... assistant set decorator
Kristin Shanski .... assistant prop master (as Kristin Shanski Beaudin)
Christine Shaw .... set dresser
Grant Swain .... property master
Darcy Wyness .... greensperson
Patrick Zahorodniuk .... art department coordinator
Sound Department
Darren Brisker .... sound recordist
Neil Cedar .... adr recordist
Ryan Darden .... assistant sound editor
Stephen Fitzmaurice .... sound mixer (as Steven Fritzmaurice)
Richard C. Franklin .... adr supervisor (as Rick Franklin)
Sara Kohlman .... sound assistant
Carey Milbradt .... foley recordist
Charles O'Shea .... boom operator (as Charlie O'Shea)
Chris Ostler .... sound recordist
Larry Stensvold .... sound mixer
Richard Taylor .... sound supervisor
Sarah Workhoven .... adr assistant
Special Effects by
James G. Fisher .... first assistant special effects (as Jim Fisher)
Brant McIlroy .... special effects
Robert Yeager .... special effects coordinator (as Rob Yeager)
Visual Effects by
Adrian Banton .... digital character and visual effects: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Hal Bertram .... digital character and visual effects: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Jason Bielski .... digital character and visual effects: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Clare Burgess .... line producer: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Charlene Eberle Douglas .... on-set visual effects coordinator (as Charlene Eberle)
Sean Feeney .... visual effects producer
Alan Latteri .... digital character and visual effects: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Nick Lloyd .... digital character and visual effects: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Dusan Strugar .... digital character and visual effects: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
John B. Anderson .... senior shader writer: Jim Henson's Creature Shop (uncredited)
Adrian Banton .... digital artist: Jim Henson's Creature Shop (uncredited)
Hitesh Bharadia .... matchmove supervisor/technical director: Jim Henson's Creature Shop (uncredited)
Mike Connolly .... digital compositor: Jim Henson's Creature Shop (uncredited)
James Furlong .... digital tracking: Jim Henson's Creature Shop (uncredited)
Myf Hopkins .... head of production: Jim Henson's Creature Shop (uncredited)
Alberto Montañés .... digital compositor: Jim Henson's Creature Shop (uncredited)
Mike Pope .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Dan Sheerin .... digital artist (uncredited)
Marny Eng .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
John Adams .... gaffer: second unit
Toby Armitt .... second assistant camera
Trevor Butt .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Harvey Fedor .... key grip
Niall Fraser .... best boy electric
Rob Graham .... video assist operator: second unit
Peter Grotek .... dolly grip (as Pete Grotek)
Peter Grotek .... key grip: second unit
Martin Hass .... dolly grip
Colin Hudson .... Steadicam operator
Simon Hunt .... gaffer
Armin Matter .... camera operator
Carl Pederson .... video engineer
Randal Platt .... director of photography: second unit
Brian Rose .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Charlie Schultz .... best boy grip
Lance White .... video assist
Keith Woods .... rigging gaffer
Casting Department
Lynne Carrow .... casting: Canada
Allison Cowitt .... casting: US
Mike Fenton .... casting: US
Ann Frederick .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jessica Lythgoe-Green .... costumer
Anthea Mallinson .... costume dyer
Kurtis Reeves .... costume supervisor: second unit
Heather Seshadri .... costume dyer (as Heather Rupert)
Editorial Department
Brian Anton .... assistant editor
Frank Mazzaro .... on-line editor
Leeanna Romero .... post-production intern
Sati Tooray .... colorist
Music Department
Michael Atwell .... score recordist: Pro-Tools
Tim Bryson .... additional mixes: score
Annmarie Crivelli .... assistant to composer (as Annemarie Crivelli)
Audrey DeRoche .... music coordinator (as Audrey deRoche)
Ross DeRoche .... orchestra contractor (as Ross deRoche)
Ira Hearshen .... orchestrator
Jimmy Hoyson .... second score engineer
Robert Irving .... synthesizer programmer
Andrew Kinney .... orchestrator
Dino A. Moriana .... music editor
Don Nemitz .... orchestrator
Bill Newlin .... orchestrator
John Richards .... score engineer
J. Eric Schmidt .... orchestrator (as Eric Schmidt)
Nan Schwartz .... orchestrator
Stephen James Taylor .... orchestrator
Christopher Klatman .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Ron James .... transportation coordinator
Tony Johnson .... transportation captain
Jason Wayne Spencer .... driver: van
Other crew
Mary Brehmer .... Jim Henson's Muppet Workshop
Sophie Brodovitch .... script coordinator
Brittan Brown .... post-production accountant
Edward G. Christie .... Jim Henson's Muppet Workshop (as Ed Christie)
Ric De Groot .... assistant accountant (as Ric Degroot)
Andrea Detwiler .... Jim Henson's Muppet Workshop
Brad Elliott .... Jim Henson's Muppet Workshop (as Brad Elliot)
Sandy Fox .... loop group voice
Kathleen Gati .... loop group voice
Jerry Gelb .... loop group voice
Alexander Glua .... production assistant
Jane Gootnick .... Jim Henson's Muppet Workshop
Catherine Gordon .... assistant accountant
Michael Gough .... loop group voice
Teresa Gough .... assistant location manager
Paul Hartis .... Jim Henson's Muppet Workshop
James Hibbard .... choreographer
Ann Marie Holdgruen .... Jim Henson's Muppet Workshop
Lauri Johnson .... loop group voice
Lorne Kostyshin .... craft service
Lana Krotenko .... script supervisor: second unit
Lex Lang .... loop group voice
Stephanie Leavitt .... assistant to producers
Laura Livingstone .... production coordinator
Danny Mann .... loop group voice
Mona Marshall .... loop group voice
Tom Martin .... executive consultant
David M. McLoughlin .... office assistant (as Dave McLoughlin)
Robert Milicevic .... set security
Tim Miller .... Jim Henson's Muppet Workshop
Kelly Moon .... script supervisor
Robert Murdoch .... location manager
Tom Newby .... Jim Henson's Muppet Workshop
Joan Parkinson .... Jim Henson's Muppet Workshop
Karen Pelrine .... second assistant coordinator: second unit
Michael Roberts .... production accountant
Lia Sargent .... loop group voice
Adrienne Sol .... assistant production coordinator
Rhonda Taylor .... assistant to director
Mike Atwater .... production assistant (uncredited)
Simon Bright .... key production assistant (uncredited)
Raimey Casiro .... key production assistant (uncredited)
Allison Chretien .... set supervisor (uncredited)
Suzanne Cross .... trainee assistant location manager (uncredited)
Ian Doig .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Grace MacLeod .... cat trainer (uncredited)
Jason Wayne Spencer .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements
100 min | Netherlands:85 min (DVD)
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Steve Whitmire, who was beginning to perform Statler around this time, puppeteered him while his current performer, Jerry Nelson, was out sick. Nelson later looped Statler's lines, but one of them ("Historical landmark!") remained unlooped.See more »
Continuity: Kermit's hand shifts on and off the back of the bench between shots during Gonzo's song in the alternate universeSee more »
Fozzie:Where's Ms. Bitterman's office? I gotta get this money up to her!
Security Guard:Let me think. If I was a bear, I'd store my honey in a tree somewhere...
Fozzie:No, not honey! Money! I gotta see Ms. Bitterman so I can give her her MO-NEY!
Security Guard:Oh, Ms. Bitterman's laundry. She's on the 17th floor. I'll call her to tell her you're coming.
Fozzie:Thank you!
Security Guard:Gesundheit.
[Cut to Ms. Bitterman's office. She answers the phone]
Rachel Bitterman:Hello?
Rachel Bitterman:No! That can't be! Stop him!
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
IT'S A VERY MERRY MUPPET Christmas (Kirk R. Thatcher, 2002) (V) **, 24 January 2010
Author: MARIO GAUCI ( from Naxxar, Malta

Given the fact that The Muppets had already tackled the Yuletide perennial "A Christmas Carol" in 1992, this would seem like a redundant effort (even if we stick to a contemporary setting now, with the various popular characters playing themselves rather than re-incarnated as literary figures) – which may also explain its relegation to video. Incidentally, the star cast (including David Arquette as an angel and Whoopi Goldberg as God!) roped in for this venture is perhaps the least impressive ever, with only Joan Cusack as a Scrooge-like tycoon entering into the spirit of the thing (since she gets the sole substantial role here). The premise, as can be gathered from the above description, is a variation on that other Christmas classic IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946), so that we have Kermit The Frog being shown what life would have been like without him after wishing he had never been born; as would be the case with THE MUPPETS' WIZARD OF OZ (2005), which I watched recently, the climax involves a duel between the villainess and Miss Piggy (where she was actually the baddie) – and, once again, the one to get the most screen-time is Pepe the playboy-ish and laid-back King Prawn (which is not in itself a bad thing). Tolerable enough as a kiddie film, then, but a long way from the best Muppet movies out there.

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