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Muppet Classic Theater (1994)

The Muppets perform six classic fairy tales: Three Little Pigs, King Midas' Golden Touch, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Rumpelstiltskin, The Emperor's New Clothes and The Elves and the Shoemaker. Hosted by Gonzo and Rizzo the Rat.

Director:

David Grossman

Writers:

Jim Lewis, Bill Prady
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dave Goelz ... The Great Gonzo / Randy Pig (voice)
Jerry Nelson ... Robin the Frog / Big Bad Wolf / Loyal Royal Advisor / The Wolf / Montague the Rat / The Royal Jester (voice)
Steve Whitmire ... Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat (voice)
Frank Oz ... Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear (Emperor) (voice)
Bill Barretta ... Elvis (voice)
Julianne Buescher ... Yolanda the Rat (voice)
Brian Henson ... Andy Pig / Mink in 'Gotta Get That Name' (voice)
Bruce Lanoil ... Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Allan Trautman ... Papa Pig / The Banker / The Royal Doctor / Villager (voice)
Cheryl Blaylock Cheryl Blaylock ... Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Tim Blaney ... Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Kevin Carlson ... Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Terri Hardin ... Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Drew Massey ... Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
James Murray ... Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
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The Muppets perform six classic fairy tales: Three Little Pigs, King Midas' Golden Touch, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Rumpelstiltskin, The Emperor's New Clothes and The Elves and the Shoemaker. Hosted by Gonzo and Rizzo the Rat.

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Taglines:

Where 6 Fairy Tales Take A Wacky Twist


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The last Muppet film where Frank Oz performed his characters as a puppeteer. He would go on to do the odd television appearance as his characters, but every other Muppet film afterwards were performed by substitutes. See more »

Goofs

When Rizzo comes in and whispers something to Kermit during "The Elves and the Shoemaker", it is obviously not Rizzo's voice. This is because Steve Whitmire was already performing Kermit in this scene. The Muppets typically use this method of substitution, then dub in the correct voice later, but it appears this instance was overlooked. The voice is almost certainly that of Dave Goelz. See more »

Quotes

Big Bad Wolf: [approaches the brick house] Little pigs, little pigs, let me come in.
[no answer]
Big Bad Wolf: [persistently] Little pigs, little pigs, let me come in!
[still no answer]
Big Bad Wolf: [clears his throat] You're supposed to say 'not by the hair of my chinny chin-chin'!
Miss Piggy: [opens the door] Are you suggesting that I have facial hair, furball?
Big Bad Wolf: Oh, no, I only meant that...
Miss Piggy: [attacks him] HYAH!
Big Bad Wolf: OW!
[Piggy slams the door on him]
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Connections

Followed by It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Who Do You Think You're Fooling?
Performed by Steve Whitmire and Chorus
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Nothing to write home about but certainly no failure
10 June 2002 | by hexfieldSee all my reviews

The Muppets are still the Muppets. I agree that since Jim Henson died, it seems to take a lot more effort to put together something worthy of their original off the wall charm, but it can and has be done in Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppets Tonight!. Muppet Classic Theater shows us that the focus has shifted to Gonzo and Rizzo since Dave Goelz and Steve Whitmire are among the few Muppeteers still dedicated exclusively to Muppet projects. Granted, these stories are rushed and simplistic and the songs are mediocre, but the work Goelz and Whitmire put in reminds us that these are still the characters we love. It's much like seeing your favorite actors in a bad movie. The story isn't so hot, but you can tell they've still got it and will go onto do better things.


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Official Sites:

Henson.com

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Muppet Fairy Tales See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jim Henson Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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