The Muppet Movie 40th Anniversary

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  • Trailer #1
  • Clip: Movin Right Along

Movie Info & Cast


They're irresistible! They're irrepressible! They're The Muppets and their first full-length movie is coming back to the big screen in celebration of its 40th anniversary! After a fateful meeting with a big-time talent agent in a Southern Swamp, Kermit heads for Hollywood to be a star. Along the way, a cast of lovable Muppet characters, including the dazzling Miss Piggy, the charming Fozzie Fear and Gonzo the Great, join him to become movie stars, too! Together that rub elbows with some of the biggest names on the silver screen! Then the evil Doc Hopper tries to thwart Kermit's show biz plans and kidnaps Miss Piggy, Kermit rushes to the rescue and falls right in to the evil Doc's trap! Filled with memorable music, this critically acclaimed timeless comedy is a Muppet classic your whole family will enjoy!


  • Jim Henson
  • Frank Oz
  • Jerry Nelson
  • Richard Hunt
  • Dave Goelz
  • Charles Durning
  • Austin Pendleton
  • Edgar Bergen
  • Milton Berle
  • Mel Brooks

Did You Know?


  • Orson Welles plays a studio executive named Lew Lord who draws up a standard rich-and-famous contract for The Muppets, a reference to real-life producer Sir Lew Grade. When Jim Henson was trying to find a producer to make The Muppet Show (1976) happen, no American network understood, nor was interested in the concept, Grade recognized Henson's vision and made the show possible.
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  • When Fozzie stops the car the first time to speak to Big Bird the car is further up; when the camera moves to Big Bird, he is seen standing directly next to the car.
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    • [singing; repeated lines]
    • Kermit: Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection. The lovers, the dreamers, and me.
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Verified Review

Great Fun!

David T
Verified Review

Wish they’d have had it on film/ there was way too much digital artifacts for a theatrical presentation. Still, great fun to see this movie on the big screen!

David V



After that first second we quit wondering: This is magic, after all, so who wants to know where Henson is?

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Perfect for family viewing.

Metacritic review by Gene Siskel
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune