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The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

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Kermit and his friends go to New York City to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.

Director:

Frank Oz

Writers:

Tom Patchett (story by), Jay Tarses (story by) | 3 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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

The Muppets graduate from college and decide to take their senior revue on the road. They hit the streets of Manhattan trying to sell their show to producers, finally finding one young and idealistic enough to take their show. After several mishaps and much confusion, things begin to come together for them. Written by Jan Bednarczuk <bednarczuk@nwu.edu>

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Trivia

In an interview, Juliana Donald (Jenny) recalled how filming of the jogging scene in the park was temporarily delayed by a camera problem. In wide eyed amazement, a little boy passing by approached and started talking to Kermit the Frog, oblivious to Jim Henson operating him. Despite the surrounding commotion of technicians trying to fix the camera issue, Jim started interacting with the boy. Moments later, Jim found himself doing an impromptu performance with Kermit for an entire group of children who had gathered around to watch. Juliana said, "It was so memorable to me because time just stopped. It was a wonderfully magical moment where you experience someone's true joy with their work." See more »

Goofs

Miss Piggy's train makes noises like it is being pulled by a steam locomotive, but it is self-propelled electrically-powered cars. See more »

Quotes

Fozzie Bear: So the grizzly bear, he walks out of the room. Well, now, the panda bear is just sitting there, he thinks to himself , "This is odd". And then, what do you know, the phone rings. You know who it is? It's the polar bear, and the polar bear. he says to the panda bear, "I didn't know it was a koala bear!" Get it? "Koala?" Wocka wocka!
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Crazy Credits

After the final credits roll, we can hear Animal say "Bye Bye, Bye Bye, Bye Bye...Hasta Luego". See more »

Alternate Versions

The most recent VHS and Family Channel versions have Animal's slow growls of "BAAAAAAD MAAAAAAN" (at Dabney Coleman) dubbed out, though his repeated shouts of the phrase can be heard at the end of the scene. However, the growls are present on the DVD version. The same goes for the sound of Kermit's panting for breath immediately after leaving Leonard Winesop's office. See more »

Connections

References Fraggle Rock (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Rat Scat (Something Cookin')
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Moss
Performed by Steve Whitmire
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Not their best
9 February 2001 | by HotoilSee all my reviews

This is my least-favorite of the three Muppet movies of the Henson era. There just isn't enough Muppets. Most of the gang leaves during the very beginning and it's all about Kermit, Piggy and Rizzo. Great characters, yes, but without the whole wacky ensemble it's just not the same. That, and the film is kind of just reinforcing what happened in the original Muppet movie, only replacing Hollywood with Broadway.

Don't get me wrong, it's an enjoyable movie, but it's not grade 'A' muppet material.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Muppet Movie III See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,416,022, 15 July 1984

Gross USA:

$25,534,703

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,534,703
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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