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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Scrooge
... The Great Gonzo as Charles Dickens / Robert Marley / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Betina Cratchit / Rat / Zoot (voice)
... Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Bean Bunny / Belinda Cratchit / Beetle / Lips / Pig Gentleman (voice)
... Tiny Tim Cratchit / Jacob Marley / Ghost of Christmas Present / Lew Zealand / Ma Bear / Mouse / Mr. Applegate / Penguin / Pig Gentleman / Pops / Rat (voice)
... Miss Piggy as Emily Cratchit / Fozzie Bear as Fozziewig / Sam the Eagle as Headmaster of Junior High Graduates / Animal / George the Janitor / Horse and Carriage Driver / Vegetable Salesman (voice)
... Rat / Peter Cratchit / Old Joe / Swedish Chef (voice)
Don Austen ... Ghost of Christmas Present (performer) / Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (performer)
... Ghost of Christmas Past (voice)
Robert Tygner ... Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (performer) / Ghost of Christmas Past (performer) / Turkey / Additional Muppets (uncredited) (voice)
... Fred, Scrooge's Nephew
Meredith Braun ... Belle
Robin Weaver ... Clara
... Young Scrooge
Russell Martin ... Young Scrooge
Theo Sanders ... Young Scrooge
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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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Release Date:

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

Sprocket from Fraggle Rock (1983) makes a cameo in the opening scene. See more »

Goofs

The Marleys make a reference to "teddy bears," a named derived from President Theodore Roosevelt who was born about 15 years after A Christmas Carol takes place. Since the film is presented as a theatre-play, however, where The Muppets use whatever props are available, this can be seen as deliberate. See more »

Quotes

[an urchin steals a talking vegetable]
Vegetable: Hey, I'm being stolen! Hey, help me! Help me!
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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

Featured in Greatest Ever Christmas Movies (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Overture
(uncredited)
Written by Paul Williams
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Charming re-telling of a classic story
17 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is an excellent re-telling of Dickens' classic, with the added twist of Muppet humor and charm. The Muppet characters fit Dickens' characters so well that it would be easy to think he had them in mind while writing. The music adds a magic to the movie that brings out all the emotion that Dickens wrote into the original novel.

This will be hard to top!


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