In The Muppet Movie, the first of the Muppets’ big screen adventures, Kermit dreams of leaving behind his humble life as a banjo-pickin’ swamp frog to find fame and fortune in glorious Tinseltown!
“Highly clever and hilarious … filled with catchy songs … not only was The Muppet Movie a great children’s movie in 1979, one that viewers of all ages could enjoy, but it’s still a great children’s movie today.” – Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
Hitting the road to stardom, he meets his new pals Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Rowlf, Gonzo and the rest of the gang, and together they embark on a crazy cross-country quest to find the rainbow connection and take Hollywood by storm, hoping to become the big time stars of their very own movie! The only catch is the menacing fast food franchiser Doc Hopper, who follows the Muppets’ every move as he tries to turn Kermit into the unwilling spokes-frog for his new line of fried frogs’ legs! But have no fear – our irrepressible heroes will just keep “Movin’ right along in search of good times and good news,” so the chances are good that everything is going to work out just fine! Featuring an all-star cast of supporting humans including Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor and Orson Welles, The Muppet Movie is pure movie magic for kids (and adults) of all ages! (Dir. by James Frawley, 1979, USA, 95 mins., Rated G)