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Tales from Muppetland: The Muppet Musicians of Bremen (1972)

Four mistreated farm animals seek refuge as a band of traveling musicians in this musical tale narrated by Kermit the Frog.

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Leroy the Donkey (Assistant) / Rat (voice)
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Chicken / Rat / Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
John Lovelady ...
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Danny Seagren ...
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Faz Fazakas ...
Additional Muppet Performer / Chicken (voice) (as Franz Fazakas)
Phyllis Marshall ...
Catgut (voice)
François Klanfer ...
Rover Joe / Mordacai Sledge (voice) (as Francois Klanfer)
Nick Nichols ...
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Four mistreated farm animals seek refuge as a band of traveling musicians in this musical tale narrated by Kermit the Frog.

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T.R. (the rooster) changes his name five times - Tuckered Rooster, Terrified Rooster, Travellin' Rooster, Tender-hearted Rooster and Tough Rooster. See more »

Quotes

Mordacai Sledge: [in a low tone] It's time for you to retire.
Leroy: [relieved; to camera] Retire. I'd love to retire!
Mordacai Sledge: [exploding] I'm gonna get me my gun and retire you proper!
Leroy: [nervously; to camera] But not *that* way!
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Version of Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten (2009) See more »

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A FAMILY TOGETHER
Sung by Leroy (voiced by Nick Nichols)
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Never Catches the Usual Henson 'Spark'
11 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

Everything seems a bit off in this one. The puppetry is an innovative blend of hand puppets, full-body costumes and marionettes, but the presentation is just too bland to stand alongside other more impressive 'Tales from Muppetland' specials.

Everything is just a bit muddy and off, even Kermit seems a little odd here (although I love his little dance at the beginning).

Never liked this one as a kid, thought I might have a newfound appreciation for it now as a Muppet fan and all, but no dice. I found myself bored and disappointed. Check out Henson's much better Muppet fairy tale specials from this era, like "Hey, Cinderella" or the masterpiece "Frog Prince". "Musicians of Bremen" however, probably won't hold the attention of you or your child very well.


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