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A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa -- Clip: North Pole Airlines
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa -- Clip: To the airport

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Director:
Writers:
Hugh Fink (teleplay) &
Scott Ganz (teleplay) ...
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Release Date:
17 December 2008 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
When Gonzo accidentally diverts three letters to Santa, he talks Kermit and his friends to try to deliver them personally to the North Pole. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
User Reviews:
Coming from a Muppet fan, this was a big disappointment See more (12 total) »

Cast

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Steve Whitmire ... Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Statler / Beaker (voice)

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

Bill Barretta ... Pepe the Prawn / Swedish Chef / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Bobo the Bear / Husband Pigeon (voice)

Eric Jacobson ... Fozzie Bear / Miss Piggy / Animal / Sam the Eagle (voice)

Michael Bloomberg ... Himself (as Mayor Michael Bloomberg)

Whoopi Goldberg ... Taxi Driver

Richard Griffiths ... Santa Claus

Jane Krakowski ... Claire's Mom

Nathan Lane ... Officer Meany

Jesse L. Martin ... Postal Worker

Petra Nemcova ... Beaker's Girlfriend

Madison Pettis ... Claire

Steve Schirripa ... Mobster

Tony Sirico ... Mobster

Uma Thurman ... Joy

Paul Williams ... Elf
Pam Arciero ... Additional Muppets (voice)
Heather Asch ... Additional Muppets (voice)

Tyler Bunch ... Wife Pigeon / Additional Muppets (voice)
Leslie Carrara ... Additional Muppets (voice) (as Leslie Carrara-Rudolph)

Stephanie D'Abruzzo ... Additional Muppets (voice)
James Godwin ... Additional Muppets (voice)
James J. Kroupa ... Additional Muppets (voice) (as Jim Kroupa)
Matt Vogel ... Floyd Pepper / Lew Zealand / Crazy Harry / Robin the Frog / Son Pigeon / Additional Muppets (voice)
Tim Lagasse ... Additional Muppets (voice)

Peter Linz ... Additional Muppets (voice)
Noel MacNeal ... Sweetums / Additional Muppets (voice) (as Edward Noel MacNeal)
Jim Martin ... Additional Muppets (voice)
Paul McGinnis ... Additional Muppets (voice)
Martin P. Robinson ... Sweetums / Additional Muppets (voice) (as Marty Robinson)

David Rudman ... Scooter / Janice / Additional Muppets (voice)

Nadine Ellis ... Dancer

Kevin Sateri ... Dancer
Douglas Caldwell ... Dancer
Mary Ann Lamb ... Dancer
Terrance Reddick ... Dancer
Warren Adams ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Paul Becker ... Postal Dancer (uncredited)

Peter Conboy ... Holiday Commuter (uncredited)

Paul T. Gosselin ... Postal Customer (uncredited)
Bill Timoney ... Additional voices (uncredited)
Guy Veryzer ... Mailman - Muppet Tosser (uncredited)
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Directed by
Kirk R. Thatcher 
 
Writing credits
Hugh Fink (teleplay) &
Scott Ganz (teleplay) &
Andrew Samson (teleplay) &
Paul Williams (teleplay)

Paul Williams (story) and
Hugh Fink (story) &
Scott Ganz (story) &
Andrew Samson (story)

Produced by
Martin G. Baker .... producer
Anthony Katagas .... producer
 
Original Music by
Chris Caswell (score)
Paul Williams (original songs)
 
Cinematography by
Luke Geissbuhler 
 
Film Editing by
Jamie Kirkpatrick 
 
Casting by
Kathleen Chopin 
 
Production Design by
Michael Shaw 
 
Art Direction by
Ryan Heck 
 
Set Decoration by
Carol Silverman 
 
Costume Design by
Luca Mosca 
 
Makeup Department
Michelle Johnson .... key hair stylist
Nuria Sitja .... makeup department head
Jason Shur .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
John Fedynich .... production supervisor
Ann Gray .... post-production supervisor
Anthony Katagas .... unit production manager
Paul A. Levin .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francisco Ortiz .... second assistant director
Doug Torres .... first assistant director
Aurora Warfield .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Melissa Creighton .... puppet builder: Muppet Workshop
Akeo Ihara .... property master
Katie Kemsley .... scenic artist
Peter MacKennan .... puppet builder: Muppet Workshop
Tom Newby .... puppet builder: Muppet Workshop
Heather Prendergast .... assistant set decorator
Stephen Rotondaro .... puppet builder: Muppet Workshop
Pierre Rovira .... construction coordinator
Nithya Shrinivasan .... assistant art director
Peter Allburn .... charge scenic artist (uncredited)
Jasmine E. Ballou .... props (uncredited)
David Boyd .... lead scenic artist (uncredited)
David Cooney .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Michael Cory .... props (uncredited)
Brian Haimes .... puppet builder: Muppet Workshop (uncredited)
Robert Ludemann .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Michele Mayas .... camera scenic artist (uncredited)
Dave McAllister .... key construction grip (uncredited)
Eugene Melvin .... set dresser (uncredited)
Alyssa Motschwiller .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Dennis Tillberg .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer
Matthew Haasch .... foley supervisor
Glenfield Payne .... supervising sound editor
Reilly Steele .... sound re-recording mixer
Noah Timan .... sound mixer
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
Greg Crawford .... adr mixer: Atlanta (uncredited)
Dan Guachione .... boom operator (uncredited)
Michael Miller .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Egor Panchenko .... ProTools playback mixer (uncredited)
Jay Peck .... foley artist (uncredited)
Greg Steele .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Fred Buchholz .... special effects supervisor
Doug Coleman .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Colleen Bachman .... visual effects producer
Katie Biese .... roto artist
Martin Boksar .... matte painter
Michael Capton .... 3d supervisor
Dan Schrecker .... visual effects supervisor
Greg M. Silverman .... digital compositor
D. Walt Cameron .... 2d supervisor, LookFX N.Y. (uncredited)
Joseph Oberle .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Adam Schwartz .... digital compositor (uncredited)
John Semerad .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert M. Andres .... key grip (as Bob Andres)
Howard J. Cournoyer .... best boy rigging gaffer
Bill Floyd .... first assistant camera
Jeremy Knaster .... electrician
Aaron Medick .... camera operator
Charles Meere III .... rigging gaffer
John Panuccio .... key rigging grip
Wayne Paull .... camera operator
Steve Ramsey .... gaffer
Chris Skutch .... best boy grip
Craig Striano .... techno crane operator
Ryan Webb .... electrician
Lamont Crawford .... crane technician grip (uncredited)
Michael J. Maurer .... best boy (uncredited)
Thomas McGrath Woods .... grip (uncredited)
David Satin .... digital imaging technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Anne Davison .... casting associate
Jamie Sparer Roberts .... executive in charge of casting
Eric Zuckerman .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Clare Cardoni .... costume assistant
Meghan Kasperlik .... assistant costume designer
Chrissy Kuhn .... key costumer
Amy Pickering .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Adam Der Aris .... first assistant editor
Brian Boyd .... colorist
Antonia Law .... additional assistant editor
 
Music Department
Chris Caswell .... musical arrangement
Frank Filipetti .... music mixer
Michael Kosarin .... conductor
Derik Lee .... assistant music engineer
Sandra Park .... orchestra contractor
Jason Poss .... music transcription
Sally Swisher .... music editor
Tony Finno .... orchestra librarian (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Mo Fitzgerald .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Tom Ara .... legal counsel
Bill Barretta .... puppet captain
Ashley Bearden .... production coordinator
Paul Becker .... choreographer
Kate Boyer .... production assistant
Lisa Burrascano .... set production assistant
Claudia Cifuentes .... assistant to producers
Bob Corna .... assistant to producers (as Robert Corna)
Maura Gannett .... studio teacher
Steve Gilbaud .... production accountant (as Steve Guilbaud)
Jane Gootnick .... supervisor: Muppet Workshop
Vicky Lambert .... associate choreographer
Patrick Mahoney .... craft service
Jason Messeri .... key set production assistant
Anthony Pettine .... script supervisor (as Tony Pettine)
Alex Starke .... location assistant
Daniel Tresca .... assistant location manager (as Dan Tresca)
Sasa Watt .... second assistant accountant
Daniel Wong .... office production assistant
Warren Adams .... associate choreographer (uncredited)
James Coker .... production assistant (uncredited)
Christina Cortez .... production assistant (uncredited)
Natalie Damico .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Scott Ferlisi .... location assistant (uncredited)
Trish Gray .... location scout (uncredited)
Ronnie Kupferwasser .... location manager (uncredited)
Yana Collins Lehman .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Colin Markowitz .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael L. Mizrahi .... location assistant (uncredited)
Sara Webster .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Yves Wilson .... office production assistant (uncredited)
 

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USA:60 min
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1.78 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Trivia:
At the airport, announcements are made for one Frank Oznowicz and one Jerry Nelson. This is a reference to Frank Oz (whose real last name is Oznowicz) and Jerry Nelson, both former Muppeteers.See more »
Quotes:
Claire's Mom:Look what I found.
The Great Gonzo:What's that?
Claire's Mom:It's an inflatable Santa. Can someone help me blow it up?
Crazy Harry:Did someone say "blow it up"?
[Detonates explosives]
Claire's Mom:That's why you have to choose your words carefully around here.
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Movie Connections:
References Jaws (1975)See more »
Soundtrack:
Delivering ChristmasSee more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Coming from a Muppet fan, this was a big disappointment, 8 February 2011
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

I love the Muppets, the show and most of their movies. However, this special was a big disappointment. Granted it has its good points, I loved the chemistry between Kermit and Miss Piggy, the production values are at least decent and I liked Gonzo very much here. Also the Muppet performers do do a decent job with weak material.

Pretty much everything else is a big disappointment. The story was fresh and original I agree at first glance, but it was a completely different story when it came to the execution. Most of it actually is very predictable and rushed. This isn't helped by the fact it is too short.

I also agree about the special's writing. The script is pretty much terrible, Gonzo and Fozzie have their moments but most of the other Muppet parts are under-written and very rarely was it funny. The jokes were also very lame and childish, and the sentimentality gets mushy.

The music was also a big disappointment. Other than Gonzo and Fozzie's duet, which was compared to everything else delightful, the music is little more than mediocre and I say forgettable too. The lyrics are also trite and the melodies are unmemorable afterwards.

The Muppets do try their best, and I was thrilled at the return of some old favourites, but let down severely by bad material, and I missed Gonzo and Rizzo's chemistry which was always delightful. The cameos are even more disappointing. Some of the characters are somewhat superfluous to the story or are poorly explored- I concur that the whole believing in Santa thing was quite poorly done- and Paul Williams' cameo especially is completely out of place and unfunny.

In conclusion, I am a Muppet fan, but I have to agree, A Muppets Christmas:Letters to Santa is quite weak. It has its moments, but it is a shame especially about the writing and music. 4/10 Bethany Cox

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