The Muppet Movie
Directed by James Frawley. US. 1979. 4+. 95 minutes. Universal. 35mm.
Sat., November 26, 2011
From Kermit the Frogs humble origins in a swamp, to the entire gang being hired by studio head Orson Welles, The Muppet Movie is an absolute delight. As Kermit makes his way to fabled Hollywood, he assembles his team of like-minded individuals, including Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo the Great, and others. The movie includes Kermits heart-tugging Rainbow Connection, and the film ends on a surprisingly existential note. (Universal sent us a print of The Great Muppet Caper by mistake so we have to show The Muppet Movie on DVD.)