MUPPET TREASURE ISLAND (Theatrical Release USA 1996)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

Muppet Treasure Island—puppet show combines with live action to produce a good musical—requires some careful listening to understand boldly stated messages. Appears to be a children’s story, but due to the dialogue and lyrics can serve an adult audience to some extent. The movie is perfect for Muppet fans.

Storyline

Pirates and an orphan clash over a treasure map that supposedly leads to Captain Flint’s treasure.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Brian Henson and David Lane for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Frank Oz for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Long John Silver (Tim Curry), Billy Bones (Billy Connolly), Mrs. Bluveridge (Jennifer Saunders), Jim Hawkins (Kevin Bishop), The Great Gonzo/Dr. Bunsen Honeydew/Waldorf/Mudwell the Mudbunny/Zoot (voice of Dave Goelz), Kermit the Frog/Rizzo the Rat/Beaker (voice of Steve Whitmire), Statler/Blind Pew/Mad Monty/Floyd Pepper/Lew Zealand/Tomato/Pirate/Skulls/Trelawney’s Butler/Screaming Cat (voice of Jerry Nelson), Bad Polly/Black Dog/Spa’am/Chicken/Miss Piggy (assistant)/Fozzie Bear (assistant)/Sam the Eagle (assistant)/Animal (assistant)/Walleyed Pike/Monkey/Pirate/Real Old Tom (voice of Kevin Clash), and Clueless Morgan/Swedish Chef/Blind Pew (hands)/Pirate/Pig/Skulls (voice of Bill Barretta).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. For the Muppet fan, this movie more than suffices. 


Ben Meyers

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