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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:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los Muppets en la isla del tesoro See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$33,609,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to several cast and crew members, this movie was filmed mostly under the supervision of second unit director David Lane, as director Brian Henson was too sick to work on several occasions, due to his alleged frequent partying during production. See more »

Goofs

When Captain Smollett arrives at the dock to board the ship, he is piped "The Side" by Sam the Eagle. The Side would not be used for a Captain's rank. It is only used for the King or Queen, members of the Royal Family (when in uniform), foreign naval officers and Royal Naval Officers of Flag Rank (Rear-Admiral, Vice Admiral, Admiral, or Admiral of the Fleet). 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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Shiver My Timbers
Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
Performed by 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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The Muppets, we just got to love them ! Unfortune...
9 September 1999 | by AlcaminhanteSee all my reviews

The Muppets, we just got to love them !

Unfortunely, the same can´t be said about many of their movie adventures. Most of them were nothing more than a parade of has been actors and ex-television stars, mixed with a couple of Muppet jokes, singing moments and uninteresting plots. Somehow the idea of mixing the Muppets with real locations and images never worked that great, and so. to me at least, most of the movies got always to a point when i was just bored of watching them. I always found them a bit too long. Even when i was a kid i thought like that.

I still love the Muppets on tv, that backstage setting was a brilliant creation and the perfect home to those characters and situations. Even the new television series are good. So i always wished for some good movies with the Muppets, but that never seemed to happen.

Untill a couple of years ago, a new one came out. That Christmas one, about the classical story of the Ghosts of Christmas Past and the old Scrooge. This movie restored my faith on the Muppets. I loved it, and this time i thought it was too small. I wanted more ! And i loved that cute sad little bunny hero !

Anyway, then i bought this new one, MUPPETS TREASURE ISLAND, and i think it´s an absolute masterpiece, on what Muppets are concerned.

All the "problems" the other movies had are gone, and this finaly looks like a great Muppets movie. No more dull scenes, no more boring guests, now it´s got a great storytelling rithm and the perfect pace of a real movie.

Funny story, great gags particulary the ones with the rats, fantastic landscapes and scenery, cool songs, and good special effects. It even has Tim Curry in it and a great actor always come in handy. No one plays a fun villain like him.

Oh, and it has Miss Piggy, of course. (Sorry Miss, it won´t happen again i almost forgot about you... SPLAP ! Ouch !....) :-)

So im glad this movie was made, and i can´t wait to see the next one.

So to all of you who think the Muppet movieas are boring to follow, go and see this and forever change your mind. And you so called cool guys, let go of that macho crap atitude, and don´t be afraid to watch a movie filled with puppets. Don´t worry, this is nothing like Sesame Street. (thank god !) :-)

A great family movie if ever there was one. A great movie.

I want more !


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