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


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
Calista Hendrickson
Costume Designer
Gwen Capetanos
Costume Designer
Kurt Neumann
Production Manager