The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

Genres - Children's/Family, Comedy, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Showbiz Comedy, Family-Oriented Comedy, Urban Comedy  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - G
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Jim Henson's Muppets find themselves in Manhattan yearning to get a musical on Broadway in this charming film that also chides show business and its foibles. Kermit the Frog has just put together a successful variety show at Danhurst college (probably somewhere between Amherst and Dartmouth), and although he would like to mount it on Broadway so he would have a hit and be able to marry Miss Piggy, he cannot find backers. The Muppets are then forced to take jobs to support themselves, and it is while working as a waiter that Kermit meets the friendly Jennie (Juliana Donald). Jennie is the daughter of the owner of the restaurant and a source of great jealousy for Miss Piggy, who does not like competition. With stunning musical numbers involving a hundred or so Muppets and on-scene locations in New York City, the film is impressive in its merging of technical achievements and acting.

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friendship, Muppets, backstage, behind-the-scenes, jealousy, love, misfortune, missing-person, musical [play], playwright, songwriter, strife, success, talent, waiter

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High Production Values