THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN (Theatrical release USA 1984)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì

The Muppets Take Manhattan —almost as good as The Muppet Movie and much better than other 3-star rated Muppet movies like The Muppets Most Wanted—has a well-written, uniform story with much of the gang present. Live characters blend well with the Muppets, dialogue lines are good, story has just enough comedy to keep adults as well as children entertained. A great Muppet movie that earns its watch. 

Storyline 

Kermit wants to produce a Broadway musical but encounters difficulties along the way. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Frank Oz for directing effort. Thank you to to Executive Producer Jim Henson for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Kermit the Frog/Rowlf/Dr. Teeth/Waldorf/Swedish Chef/Ernie/Granny/Horse & Carriage Rider/Link Hogthrob/The Newsman (Voice of Jim Henson), Miss Piggy/Fozzie/Animal/Bert/Cookie Monster/Ocean Breeze Soap Board Member/Sam the Eagle (Voice of Frank Oz), Gonzo/Chester the Rat/Bill the Frog/Zoot/Beauregard/Jim the Dog/Dr. Bunsen Honeydew/Penguin (Voice of Dave Goelz), Rizzo the Rat/Gill the Frog/Baby Kermit/Chicken/College Student in Audience/Dog (Voice of Steve Whitmire), Scooter/Statler/Janice/Beaker/Dog (Voice of Richard Hunt), Camilla/Lew Zealand/Floyd/Bear/Chicken/Crazy Harry/Dog/Dr. Julius Strangepork/Granny/Penguin/Pops (Voice of Jerry Nelson), Jenny (Juliana Donald), Ronnie Crawford (Lonny Price), Pete (Louis Zorich), Bernard Crawford (Art Carney), Mr. Skeffington (James Coco), Martin Price/Murray Plotsky (Dabney Coleman), Roller Skater (Gregory Hines), Kermit’s Doctor (Linda Lavin), and Perfume Saleswoman (Joan Rivers).


Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. This movie serves as a comfortable afternoon watch for the whole family to share. 

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