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Muppet Treasure Island Details

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Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a young orphan who becomes involved with pirate Long John Silver is given the Muppet treatment in this vibrant children's musical. As in The Muppet Christmas Carol, the film stays loyal to the original storyline but casts the well-known puppets in many of the supporting roles. Young Jim Hawkins remains human, as does Long John Silver, played by an amusingly exaggerated Tim Curry. However, Captain Smollet is played by the evergreen Kermit the Frog; Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and Rizzo the Rat serve as roving narrators; and numerous other Muppets assume smaller roles. The familiar adventure plot is enlivened by the Muppets' good-natured, winking sense of humor, and a number of anarchic musical numbers are reminiscent of the original Muppet Show. Long-time followers of the Muppets may find the film less fresh than Jim Henson's original creations, but the combination of old-fashioned storytelling, intriguing design, and clever humor will undoubtedly amuse younger audiences. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

  • Release date:February 16, 1996

Cast

Tim Curry
as Long John Silver
Jennifer Saunders
as Mrs. Bluveridge
Kevin Bishop
as Jim Hawkins
Billy Connolly
as Billy Bones
Frank Oz
as Benjamina Gunn (Miss Piggy)
Frank Oz
as Squire Trelawney (Fozzie Bear)
Steve Whitmire
as Capt. Abraham Smollet (Kermit the Frog)/Rizzo the Rat
Dave Goelz
as Dr. Levesey (Dr. Bunsen Honeydew]
Dave Goelz
as Gonzo (Gonzo the Great)
Jerry Nelson
as Blind Pew
Jerry Nelson
as Figurehead (Statler)
Jerry Nelson
as Floyd Pepper
Jerry Nelson
as Mad
Jerry Nelson
as Robin
Kevin Clash
as Black Dog
Kevin Clash
as Polly
Kevin Clash
as Real Old Tom
Kevin Clash
as Spa'am
Harry Jones
as Easy Pete
Frederick Warder
as Calico Jerry
David Rudman
as Swedish Chef

Crew

Brian Henson
Director
Brian Henson
Producer
Selwyn Roberts
Producer
Martin G. Baker
Producer
Jim V. Hart
Screenwriter
Jerry Juhl
Screenwriter
Hans Zimmer
Composer (Music Score)
Barry Mann
Songwriter
Cynthia Weil
Songwriter
Michael Jablow
Editor
Val Strazovec
Production Designer
Michael Jablow
Associate Producer
Frank Oz
Executive Producer
Simon Wakefield
Set Designer
Polly Smith
Costume Designer
John Fenner
Camera Operator
Mike Fenton
Casting
Suzanne Crowley
Casting
Allison Cowitt
Casting
Gilly Poole
Casting
Karen Dawson
Makeup
Nick Allder
Special Effects Supervisor
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