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The Muppet Movie

Released

Jun 21, 1979

Latest Home Video

Aug 13, 2013

MPAA Rating

G

Director

James Frawley

Cast

Jim Henson
Frank Oz
Jerry Nelson
Richard Hunt
Dave Goelz

Studio

Walt Disney Home Entertainment

Still shot from the movie: The Muppet Movie.

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Synopsis

In Jim Henson's The Muppet Movie, a tale supposedly based-on-a-true-road-trip, you'll find out what drove Kermit out of the swamp and into the bright lights of Hollywood. And you'll be introduced to a whole menagerie of lovable Muppets along the way.

Content Details

Why Is The Muppet Movie Rated G?

The Muppet Movie is rated G

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In typical Muppet style, this movie is full of slapstick antics and physical comedy, including animal attacks, gunshots, roughhousing, car chases, pies in faces, and self-defense karate chops.

A more serious sense of peril exists in a scene where a character is kidnapped and held hostage, and another is threatened with having his mind erased by an electrical-shock-producing machine operated by a man with a German accent who makes a couple of Jewish references. In another scene, a group of armed men and a hired assassin engage in target practice before confronting their intended victim. Romance is introduced into the script when Miss piggy falls in love-at -first-sight with the web-footed hero (amounting to lavish daydreams and a couple of kisses). Later, Kermit and Rolf the Dog bemoan the frustration of not being able to live with or without women. An experimental drug cause a creature to grow unusually large and an alcoholic beverage is served in a restaurant.

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The Muppets have been the stars of several movies and television productions, such as The Great Muppet Caper, A Muppet Christmas Carol, and The Best of the Muppet Show. The franchised was given a reboot in 2011with the introduction of a new movie simply called The Muppets.

Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
Not Rated
AB Not Rated
MB G
ON G
QC G
NB
NS
NL
PE
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: G

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Home Video Notes: The Muppet Movie: The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition

Release Date:  13 August 2013

The Muppet Movie releases to home video (Blu-ray + Digital Copy) in The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition..Bonus extras include:

- Disney Intermission, Starring the Muppets

- All-New Frog-E-Oke Sing-Along

- Kermit: A Frog’s Life

- Jim Frawley’s Extended Camera (includes previously unseen footage)

- Pepe Profiles - “Kermit: A Frog’s Life” Featurette

- Doc Hooper’s Commercial

- Original Trailers

DVD Notes: The Muppet Movie DVD Release Date: 29 November 2005

In commemoration of Kermit’s 50th Anniversary, Buena Vista Home Entertainment is releasing to DVD in a restored and re-mastered format The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, The Muppet Christmas Carol, and Muppet Treasure Island. Sold individually, each film offers a Pepe Profiles Present interview with one of the Muppet stars. The Muppet Christmas Carol also features a gag reel, a Christmas Around the World music video and audio commentary by Brian Henson. All of the discs provide the movie in full and wide screen, with audio tracks in English and French.

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