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The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Theatrical Release Date:
December 11, 1992
DVD Release Date:
October 08, 2003
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Brian Henson directs his late father's creations in the Charles Dickens classic, the best known (and most oft-filmed) Christmas story of all time. Michael Caine plays the old miser Scrooge with Kermit as his long-suffering but ever-hopeful employee Bob Cratchit, Miss Piggy as Cratchit's wife, and a host of Muppets (including the Great Gonzo as an unlikely Charles Dickens) taking other primary roles in this bright, playful adaptation of the somber tale. Or at least it starts brightly enough--the anarchic humor soon settles into mirthful memories and a sense of melancholy as the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future take Scrooge on a journey of his lonely, wasted life. Michael Caine makes a wonderful Scrooge, delightfully rediscovering the meaning of life as fantastic creations from Henson's Creature Shop (developed specially for this film) take the reins as the three ghosts. While the odd mix of offbeat humor and somber drama undercuts the power of Dickens's drama, this kid-friendly retelling makes an excellent family drama that adults and children alike can enjoy. --Sean Axmaker

  • Audio Commentary By Director Brian Henson
  • Frogs, Pigs & Humbug: Unwrapping a New Holiday Classic
  • Christmas Around The World
  • On the Set

  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • Region 1
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

Michael Caine

The Great Gonzo
Dave Goelz

Rizzo the Rat/Kermit the Frog
Steve Whitmire

Tiny Tim/Jacob Marley/Ma Bear
Jerry Nelson

Miss Piggy/Fozzie Bear
Frank Oz

Swedish Chef/Peter Crachit
David Rudman

Mrs. Dilbert/Spider
Louise Gold

Ghost of Christmas Past
Jessica Fox

Pig Gentleman
Mike Quinn

Robin Weaver

Young Scrooge
Raymond Coulthard

Young Scrooge
Russell Martin

Young Scrooge
Theo Sanders

Young Scrooge
Kristopher Milnes

Young Scrooge
Edward Sanders