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The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

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The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.

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Cast

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Rat / Peter Cratchit / Old Joe / Swedish Chef (voice)
Don Austen ...
Ghost of Christmas Present (performer) / Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (performer)
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Robert Tygner ...
Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (performer) / Ghost of Christmas Past (performer) / Turkey / Additional Muppets (uncredited) (voice)
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Meredith Braun ...
Robin Weaver ...
Clara
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Russell Martin ...
Young Scrooge
Theo Sanders ...
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Storyline

A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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11 December 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Muppets Weihnachtsgeschichte  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$27,281,507
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Ghost of Christmas Past effects were created by making a special puppet that was operated in a tank of water and then green-screened into the film, to make it look like it was floating. See more »

Goofs

Although Scrooge's nephew, Fred, is seen enjoying Christmas Dinner with Scrooge and the Cratchet Family at the very end of the film, Clara (Fred's wife) is noticeably absent. She could possibly be seated across from Fred and therefore out of view of the camera. But it is never made clear. See more »

Quotes

Rizzo the Rat: How do you know what Scrooge is doin'? We're down here and he's up there!
Gonzo: I told you, storytellers are omniscient; I know everything!
Rizzo the Rat: Hoity-toity, Mr. Godlike Smarty-Pants.
Gonzo: To conduct a proper search, Scrooge was forced to light the lamps.
[the lamps come on]
Rizzo the Rat: How *does* he do that?
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits feature the names of the Muppet characters as the Christmas Carol characters they portray. (Kermit The Frog as Bob Cratchet, etc). The ending credits list the voice actors and puppeteers themselves. See more »

Connections

Follows A Muppet Family Christmas (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

One More Sleep 'Til Christmas
Music and Lyrics by Paul Williams
Performed by Steve Whitmire
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14 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

I love this movie. I am a big muppet fan, and when this movie came out on video I had to get it. Of course I was in third grade. I watched this movie all the time, and still do around Christmas time. Every December I watch this movie twenty times. Everything about this movie is great. The plot to the music. I especially like the music. I recommend this movie to anyone who likes the Muppets, or the story of The Christmas Carol.


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