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

Director:

Brian Henson

Writers:

Charles Dickens (novel), Jerry Juhl (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Caine ... Scrooge
Kermit the Frog ... Bob Cratchit
Dave Goelz ... The Great Gonzo as Charles Dickens / Robert Marley / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Betina Cratchit / Rat / Zoot (voice)
Miss Piggy ... Emily Cratchit
The Great Gonzo ... Charles Dickens
Steve Whitmire ... Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Bean Bunny / Belinda Cratchit / Beetle / Lips / Pig Gentleman (voice)
Jerry Nelson ... Tiny Tim Cratchit / Jacob Marley / Ghost of Christmas Present / Lew Zealand / Ma Bear / Mouse / Mr. Applegate / Penguin / Pig Gentleman / Pops / Rat (voice)
Rizzo The Rat ... Self
Fozzie Bear ... Fozziwig
Frank Oz ... 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)
David Rudman ... Rat / Peter Cratchit / Old Joe / Swedish Chef (voice)
Don Austen Don Austen ... Ghost of Christmas Present (performer) / Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (performer)
Louise Gold Louise Gold ... Mrs. Dilber / Spider / Additional Muppets (voice)
Karen Prell Karen Prell ... Daughter Mouse / Ghost of Christmas Past (performer) / Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Jessica Fox ... Ghost of Christmas Past (voice)
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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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Trivia

According to producer and director Brian Henson, Gonzo and Rizzo narrate because he wanted to incorporate the narration and prose of the original novel. See more »

Goofs

During the Fozziwig party, Animal and Rolf the dog are seen playing a drum kit and a normal piano. These instruments would not had been invented in the early 19th century. See more »

Quotes

Ebenezer Scrooge: Do you know the poultry shop in the next street?
Bean Bunny: Yes, sir, I do.
Ebenezer Scrooge: An intelligent lad. A remarkable lad. Do you know whether the prize turkey has been sold in the window?
Bean Bunny: Oh, the one twice as big as me? It's still there.
Ebenezer Scrooge: Oh, it's a pleasure talking with you, lad. Go and buy it.
Bean Bunny: Be serious.
Ebenezer Scrooge: I am being serious. Buy it for me and I'll give you a shilling.
Bean Bunny: Oh.
Ebenezer Scrooge: [throwing a pouch down] No, I'll give you five shillings.
Bean Bunny: Wow!
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The musical sequence "The Love is Gone" is missing from the UK DVD versions of the film. See more »

Connections

Version of The Christmas Carol (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Good King Wenceslas
(uncredited)
Written by John M. Neale (as John Mason Neale) and Thomas Helmore
Performed by Bean Bunny
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User Reviews

love it
14 May 2000 | by todd2uSee 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Muppet Christmas Carol See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,010,109, 13 December 1992

Gross USA:

$27,381,507

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,574,382
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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