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The Muppets Take Manhattan

muppetstakemanhattanKermit and the gang take their amateur variety show to Broadway, but the city doesn’t exactly welcome them with open arms… The third Muppet movie echoes all of those 1930s and ‘40s Hollywood musicals where a boy and a girl try to put on a show but run into all sorts of difficulties. In other words, the story is very familiar, but still hard to resist. A lot has to do with the music, which even propels a charming dream sequence introducing the Muppet Babies. Also notable for taking Kermit and Miss Piggy’s romance to the next level, which leads to a pretty glorious finale.

1984-U.S. 94 min. Color. Directed by Frank Oz. Screenplay: Frank Oz, Tom Patchett, Jay Tarses. Songs: Jeff Moss. Cast: Juliana Donald (Jenny), Lonny Price (Ronnie Crawford), Louis Zorich (Pete), Art Carney, James Coco, Dabney Coleman… Gregory Hines, Joan Rivers. Muppet Performers: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz. Cameos: Elliott Gould, Liza Minnelli, Brooke Shields, Ed Koch, John Landis. 

Trivia: The Muppets next appeared in The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992). Followed by an animated TV series, Muppet Babies (1984-1991).



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