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Make Mine Muppets: Your Guide To The Muppet Movies
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Forget lights, camera, action. It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights! Yes, with a new Muppet movie on the way to us next year and the full proper trailer finally arriving, we thought we’d take a quick look back at Kermit and the fuzzy faction’s history in the cinema. While we’ll always love the Muppets, not all of their films are winners...

WORDS JAMES WHITE
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Make Mine Muppets: Your Guide To The Muppet Movies | The Muppet Movie (1979)
The Muppet Movie (1979)

Meta from its earliest moments, the Muppets’ first trip into the cinema is ostensibly an origin story for how they all got together, though as Kermit himself admits early on, it’s a somewhat fictionalised version of events, and one which they’re already watching in a screening room. But it’s loaded with iconic Muppet moments, including a Jim Henson-performed Kermit playing The Rainbow Connection for the first time (and scoring an Oscar nomination for writers Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher). There’s room for a Sesame Street crossover, and Charles Durning as scheming, Colonel Sanders-style villain Doc Hopper, who wants Kermit to be the spokesfrog for his new frogs legs restaurant. Add to that a plethora of cameos from Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Telly Savalas and more, including Orson Welles as a spoof version of Lord Lew Grade, who gives the thumbs up to a little TV series called The Muppet Show.

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1 RE: A Muppets Movie without Yoda..!?
L: slaveone Where's Frank Oz gone? I was unaware of this! How's that gonna work..? Gutted actually! e's been gone for about ten years so if you haven't noticed before now I wouldn't be too worried. He left to focus on directing. His replacement is very good; he's no Frank Oz but it's impossible to match him. His Fozzie in particular is great. The 2nd/3rd generation Muppeteers are all excellent. Can't wait for the new movie, it's a shame we have to wait for months after the US release. More

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