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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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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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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First Muppet movie where Kermit The Frog isn't the lead role. See more »

Goofs

Bob closes the door when he gets home with Tiny Tim, the latch does not close, yet it is closed in the next scene. See more »

Quotes

Ebenezer Scrooge: What right have you to be merry? You're poor enough.
Fred: What right have you to be dismal? You're rich enough.
Rizzo the Rat: He's got 'im there. The old boy's speechless!
Ebenezer Scrooge: If I could work my will, every idiot who goes around with "a Merry Christmas" on his lips would be cooked with his own turkey and buried with a stake of holly through his heart!
Rizzo the Rat: Well, not quite speechless.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits include a credit for "Rizzo's personal caterer". See more »

Connections

Version of A Christmas Carol (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Good King Wenceslas
(Traditional)
Performed by the "Muppet Brass Buskers"
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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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