The Muppet Movie (1979)

Genres - Children's/Family, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Family-Oriented Adventure, Family-Oriented Comedy, Musical Comedy, Road Movie  |   Release Date - Jun 22, 1979 (USA)  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |   MPAA Rating - G
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Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear, from of the large crew of loveably fuzzy characters created by puppetmaster Jim Henson, have embarked on a quest for stardom. They take a trip to Hollywood, riding in or on a wide variety of vehicles along the way. They begin their journey on a bicycle pedalled by Kermit, but friends accumulate along the way, and they change vehicles to accomodate them. They have the additional challenge of fending off the entreaties of the heartless Doc Hopper (Charles Durning), who wants Kermit to make some advertisements promoting fried frog legs. Kermit must also cope with his amorous feelings for Miss Piggy, and hers for him. This appealing children's adventure movie has numerous scenes which do homage to classic films, and features a huge cast of Hollywood greats, from Edgar Bergen to Orson Welles, in cameo roles. A great box-office success, this movie paved the way for a number of sequels. One of the film's many songs, The Rainbow Connection, was nominated for an Oscar.

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accident, cross-country, fame, friendship, Hollywood, journey, Muppets, musical [play], on-the-road, passenger, puppet [doll], songwriter, stars [celebrities]

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High Artistic Quality, High Production Values