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The Muppet Movie Details


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. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

  • Release date:May 31, 1979


Awarded by
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Kenny Ascher Best Original Song 1979 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Kenny Ascher Best Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Adaptation Score 1979 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Kenny Ascher Best Song 1979 Nominee


Jim Henson
as Kermit the Frog
Frank Oz
as Fozzie Bear
Frank Oz
as Miss Piggy
Charles Durning
as Doc Hopper
Dave Goelz
as Great Gonzo
Dave Goelz
as Dr. Bunsen Honeydew
Dave Goelz
as Zoot
Bob Hope
as Ice Cream Man
Carol Kane
as Myth
Cloris Leachman
as Lord's Secretary
Jerry Nelson
as Crazy Harry
Jerry Nelson
as Floyd Pepper
Jerry Nelson
as Lew Zealand
Jerry Nelson
as Robin the Frog
Austin Pendleton
as Max
Carroll Spinney
as Big Bird
Dom DeLuise
as Bernie - the Hollywood Agent
Elliott Gould
as Beauty Contest Compete
Jim Henson
as Dr. Teeth
Jim Henson
as Rowlf
Jim Henson
as Waldorf
Frank Oz
as Animal
Frank Oz
as Sam the Eagle
Richard Pryor
as Balloon Man
Steve Martin
as Insolent Waiter
Mel Brooks
as Prof. Max Krassman
Orson Welles
as Lew Lord
James Coburn
as El Sleezo Cafe Owner
Paul Williams
as El Sleezo Pianist
Steve Whitmire
as Muppet Performers
Milton Berle
as Mad Man Mooney
Lawrence Gabriel
as Sailor
James Frawley
as Waiter
Ira Grubman
as Bartender
Telly Savalas
as El Sleezo Tough
Edgar Bergen
as Himself
H.B. Haggerty
as Lumberjack
Bruce Kirby
as Gate Guard
Madeline Kahn
as El Sleezo Patron
Kathryn Mullen
as Muppet Performers


James Frawley
Jim Henson
Jerry Juhl
Jack Burns
Isidore Mankofsky
Kenny Ascher
Paul Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Christopher Greenbury
Joel Schiller
Production Designer
David Lazer
Martin Starger
Executive Producer
Gwen Capetanos
Costume Designer
Calista Hendrickson
Costume Designer
Kurt Neumann
Production Manager