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Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

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The Muppets' twist on the classic tale.

Directors:

Brian Henson, David Lane (uncredited)

Writers:

Robert Louis Stevenson (novel), Jerry Juhl (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Curry ... Long John Silver
Billy Connolly ... Billy Bones
Jennifer Saunders ... Mrs. Bluveridge
Kevin Bishop ... Jim Hawkins
Dave Goelz ... The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf / Mudwell the Mudbunny / Zoot (voice)
Steve Whitmire ... Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker (voice)
Jerry Nelson ... Statler / Blind Pew / Mad Monty / Floyd Pepper / Lew Zealand / Tomato / Pirate / Skulls / Trelawney's Butler / Screaming Cat (voice)
Kevin Clash ... Bad Polly / Black Dog / Spa'am / Chicken / Miss Piggy (assistant) / Fozzie Bear (assistant) / Sam the Eagle (assistant) / Animal (assistant) / Walleyed Pike / Monkey / Pirate / Real Old Tom (voice)
Bill Barretta ... Clueless Morgan / Swedish Chef / Blind Pew (hands) / Pirate / Pig / Skulls (voice)
Frank Oz ... Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Sam the Eagle / Animal (voice)
John Henson John Henson ... Sweetums (voice)
Danny Blackner Danny Blackner ... Short Stack Stevens
Peter Geeves Peter Geeves ... Black Eyed Pea
Harry Jones Harry Jones ... Easy Pete
David J. Nicholls David J. Nicholls ... Captain Flint (as David Nicholls)
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Storyline

The Muppets are back into action in another movie based on a novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson. Kermit the Frog and his colleagues go on a warfare against ruthless pirates. They also share their problem-solving journey on sea to rescue a treasure. Written by Anonymous

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Set sail for Muppet mayhem!


Certificate:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Tim Curry modelled Long John Silver's voice on his grandfather's. See more »

Goofs

While Miss Piggy introduces herself in very bad French as "Moi am Benjamina Gunn," as opposed to the correct "Je suis Benjamina Gunn," it does conform to her lifelong standard of referring to herself as "Moi" on virtually all occasions. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Billy Bones: I was Flint's first mate that voyage. Three days east of Tortola in the Caribbean, Flint knew an island. That's where we buried the treasure. Gold and blood, they were Flint's trademarks. He'd leave both behind him that day.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie a stone head is telling Long John Silver a joke. See more »

Alternate Versions

After complaints about the cinema version, the BBFC removed all occurances of the word "bloody" to retain the U-certificate on video. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Muppets Tonight: Cindy Crawford (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Professional Pirate
Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
Performed by Tim Curry (uncredited), Jerry Nelson (uncredited), Dave Goelz (uncredited), Steve Whitmire (uncredited), Brian Henson (uncredited), Frank Oz (uncredited), Kevin Clash (uncredited), Bill Barretta (uncredited), and John Henson (uncredited)
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Highly underrated
2 March 2003 | by Dee7See all my reviews

Probably the most underrated movie of the last CENTURY, "Muppet Treasure Island" is a must see for everyone. Kermit the Frog has a sword fight, for Pete's sake! What fun. The Muppets are hilarious and touching, as usual, the music is catchy, and Kevin Bishop and Tim Curry act and sing beautifully. I especially enjoy the mix of human and Muppet pirates, and the scene with the "visually challenged fiend."


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Muppet Treasure Island See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,906,689, 18 February 1996

Gross USA:

$34,327,391

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,327,391
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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