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The Muppet Movie (Bilingual) [Import]
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THE MUPPET MOVIE tells the rags-to-riches tale of Kermit the Frog's leap to fame and fortune. It's Hollywood or bust when a small frog in a small swamp hears about a big audition in Tinsel Town. Against all odds, Kermit hits the road to the big time with only his bicycle and his dreams. Along the way, he meets a beautiful actress (Miss Piggy), a stand-up comedian (Fozzie Bear) and a whole troupe of talented friends who join Kermit as he heads West. It's sure to be a lights, camera, action-packed good time!
This simply irresistible first feature from the Muppets has Kermit the frog going from the swamps to Hollywood to be a star. As he travels and picks up his usual friends (Miss Piggy, Fozzie the Bear), Doc Hopper (Charles Durning) is in pursuit, looking for Kermit to be the spokesman for his frog-leg cuisine. A loose rendition of The Wizard of Oz, the film incorporates the same cagey humor as their breakout syndicated TV series The Muppet Show. This is one of the few times that a human cast (notably Steve Martin, Orson Welles, and Carol Kane) are integrated seamlessly with nonhumans. Worth noting is Paul Williams's score, which includes the Oscar-nominated "The Rainbow Connection." Williams's music, much like Howard Ashman's work on The Little Mermaid and other Disney films, provides more than atmosphere; there's a degree of magic here. Williams did not work on the future Muppet films until A Muppet Christmas Carol. His contributions made these films the best of the Muppet series. --Doug Thomas --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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Directed by James Frawley (Alley McBeal, Smallville) this is the Muppet version of how the Muppets got to Hollywood and became famous. Along the way the meet a string of characters that either help them along their way or actually are trying to prevent them from doing anything.
Haven't you ever wondered how Kermit the Frog met Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonnzo, Rolf, Animal, Rizzo and the rest of the Muppet clan? There is even a cameo by the original Big Bird! (He's on his way to Public Television on the east coast - while Kermit and friends on their way to Hollywood on the west coast.
Stars like Milton Berle, Charles Durning, Richard Pryor, Madaline Kahn, Mel Brooks, Steve Martin, Orson Wells, Cloris Leachman, Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergman, Dom Deluise and many many more make cameo appearances.
In the end, the make if of course but along the way take the audience along with slapstick, bad jokes, one-liners and music. One of my favorite tunes includes Moving Right Along and the best one of all, The Rainbow Song sung by Kermit when he opens the film.
The DVD extras include trailers and a little excerpt of the camera tests being done by the crew to see how the Muppets would actually look on the big screen. Cleverly done and full of magic, wishes and dreams this is a fun, fantastic family film and another must for your collection.
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je déplore que le français ne soit pas disponible dans le "setting" car la pochette semblait bilingue.sinon très beau filmPublished on Jan. 8 2014 by Micheline Benoit
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Just wanted to say that this film truly is a classic and it holds up well. We bought it for our 3 year old...as my husband and I held fond memories of it... Read morePublished on Dec 6 2005
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