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Kermit's Swamp Years (2002)

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At 12 years old, Kermit the Frog and best friends Goggles and Croaker travel outside their homes in the swamps of the Deep South to do something extraordinary with their lives.


David Gumpel


Jim Lewis (teleplay), Joey Mazzarino (teleplay) (as Joseph Mazzarino) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Steve Whitmire ... Kermit the Frog / Jack Rabbit / Chico (voice)
Bill Barretta ... Croaker / Horace D' Fly / Roy the Frog / Turtle #2 (voice)
Dave Goelz ... Waldorf (voice)
Joey Mazzarino Joey Mazzarino ... Goggles / Turtle #1 (voice) (as Joseph Mazzarino)
John Kennedy ... Blotch / Arnie the Alligator / Monkey (voice)
Alice Dinnean ... Pilgrim / Vicki / Kermit's Mom
Jerry Nelson ... Statler (voice)
Cree Summer ... Pilgrim / Kermit's Mom / Star (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jarrod W. Amos Jarrod W. Amos ... Student #3
Ryan H. Amos Ryan H. Amos ... Student #4
William Bookston William Bookston ... Wilson
Kelly Collins Lintz ... Mary
Stephen Denmark ... Student
Hampton Dixon Hampton Dixon ... Young Hugo Krassman
Carolyn Green Carolyn Green ... Women


Kermit the Frog (Whitmire) whilst on his travels back to the swamp he grew up on, remembers one of his earlier adventures. Kermit, Croaker (Barretta), Goggles (Mazzarino) and Blotch (Kennedy) are sent on a wild adventure into the outside world, when Croaker and bully Blotch and kidnapped and placed in a pet store. It's now up to Kermit and Goggle, with help from a friendly dog called Pilgrim (Summer) to save them. But someone else has his eye on them. Dr Krassman (Hostetter) wants to buy all the frogs and use them in biology lessons. Written by Film_Fan

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His true story, warts and all.


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Did You Know?


When Kermit is chased out of a pig pen by a pig he makes the remark, "I hope I never see another one of those again as long as I live." This is an obvious joke made since his "love interest" will be Miss Piggy. See more »


In the scene where Young Kermit, Croaker, and Pilgrim are under the bench in George Washington High School, a dark moving figure (possibly Bill Barretta) is seen moving with Croaker. See more »


Goggles, Turtle #1: Oh... I get it! Dissection must be some kind of full body massage.
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Followed by A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (2008) See more »


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Words and Music by Robbie Bachman (as Robin Bachman), and Charles Frederick Turner
Performed by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Pretty fun Muppet film for kids.
10 December 2005 | by TOMNELSee all my reviews

stars: Steve Whittemire as Kermit and other. Bill Barretta as Croaker and D'fly. John Kennedy as Arnie the alligator and others. Dave Goelz as Waldorf. Jerry Nelson as Statler.

Interesting little movie about Kermit when he was little. The good things about it were the great look the movie had due to the cameras they used to film it. It had funny references to the Muppets as they are today, including Kermit mentioning that he doesn't like pigs, an appearance by young men Statler and Waldorf and Arnie the alligator which was a character that appeared on the show and was in the Muppet Movie. The plot was that Kermit and Croaker the frogs are going to be dissected for a school project, but escape. Meant for little kids, but adults will enjoy it too.

My rating: B minus. 81 mins.

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Release Date:

18 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rainbow Connections See more »

Filming Locations:

Winter Garden, Florida, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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