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The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

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The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.

Director:

Brian Henson

Writers:

Charles Dickens (novel), Jerry Juhl (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Caine ... Scrooge
Dave Goelz ... The Great Gonzo as Charles Dickens / Robert Marley / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Betina Cratchit / Rat / Zoot (voice)
Steve Whitmire ... Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Bean Bunny / Belinda Cratchit / Beetle / Lips / Pig Gentleman (voice)
Jerry Nelson ... Tiny Tim Cratchit / Jacob Marley / Ghost of Christmas Present / Lew Zealand / Ma Bear / Mouse / Mr. Applegate / Penguin / Pig Gentleman / Pops / Rat (voice)
Frank Oz ... Miss Piggy as Emily Cratchit / Fozzie Bear as Fozziewig / Sam the Eagle as Headmaster of Junior High Graduates / Animal / George the Janitor / Horse and Carriage Driver / Vegetable Salesman (voice)
David Rudman ... Rat / Peter Cratchit / Old Joe / Swedish Chef (voice)
Don Austen Don Austen ... Ghost of Christmas Present (performer) / Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (performer)
Jessica Fox ... Ghost of Christmas Past (voice)
Robert Tygner Robert Tygner ... Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (performer) / Ghost of Christmas Past (performer) / Turkey / Additional Muppets (uncredited) (voice)
Steven Mackintosh ... Fred, Scrooge's Nephew
Meredith Braun Meredith Braun ... Belle
Robin Weaver Robin Weaver ... Clara
Raymond Coulthard ... Young Scrooge
Russell Martin Russell Martin ... Young Scrooge
Theo Sanders Theo Sanders ... Young Scrooge
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Storyline

A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Muppet Christmas Carol See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,010,109, 13 December 1992

Gross USA:

$27,281,507

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,090,708
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In this movie version, Bob (and the rats) are forced to persuade Scrooge to allow them the day off as it is Christmas after Scrooge originally tells them he will let them off for half an hour. It is also implied that Scrooge is also persuaded to take the day off, while in the other movies and the book, Scrooge presumably worked on Christmas Day until he repented. See more »

Goofs

The Marleys make a reference to "teddy bears," a named derived from President Theodore Roosevelt, who was born about fifteen years after "A Christmas Carol" takes place. Since the film is presented as a theatre-play, however, where the Muppets use whatever props are available, this can be seen as deliberate. See more »

Quotes

Rizzo the Rat: Light the lamp, not the rat, light the lamp, not the rat! Put me out, put me out, put me out!
Gonzo: Oh! My apologies! Um...
[Suddenly spotting a barrel of water below the lamp post]
Gonzo: Rizzo!
Rizzo the Rat: What?
["Mr Dickens" pushes Rizzo so he falls into the water barrel]
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits include a credit for "Rizzo's personal caterer". See more »

Alternate Versions

Older American TV broadcasts of the film not only use "When Love is Gone" (as in the VHS), but also has an extended version of "Marley and Marley" with an extra verse reinstated. The full version of the song can be heard on the soundtrack album. See more »

Connections

Version of Ms. Scrooge (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Fozziwig's Party
(uncredited)
Written by Paul Williams
Performed by Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem Band
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14 May 2000 | by todd2uSee all my reviews

I love this movie. I am a big muppet fan, and when this movie came out on video I had to get it. Of course I was in third grade. I watched this movie all the time, and still do around Christmas time. Every December I watch this movie twenty times. Everything about this movie is great. The plot to the music. I especially like the music. I recommend this movie to anyone who likes the Muppets, or the story of The Christmas Carol.


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