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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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Trivia

Originally, Jim Hawkins was split into two characters named Jim and Hawkins, portrayed by The Great Gonzo and Rizzo the Rat. This was changed in order to make this movie a coming-of-age story. See more »

Goofs

When Billy Bones puts a flagon over Rizzo in the opening scene, you see a crew member's hand holding the flagon in place. 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

Followed by Muppets Most Wanted (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Drunken Sailor
Performed by Tim Curry
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User Reviews

Interesting spoof
29 December 1999 | by Op_PrimeSee all my reviews

Muppet Treasure Island is a funny spoof of the classic story. Tim Curry stands out, and plays the part of Long John Silver very well. Using the Muppets to play the parts of the classic characters makes it all the more fun. Muppet Treasure Island is by far not the best Muppet film ever, but it is good and enjoyable.


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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 »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK 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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