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Make Mine Muppets: Your Guide To The Muppet Movies
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Make Mine Muppets: Your Guide To The Muppet Movies | Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

Though not quite as much fun as Christmas Carol, the gang’s take on Robert Louis Stevenson’s pirate tale nevertheless delivered strong reviews and even more booty at the box office than their dally with Dickens. Keeping to a similar format, the cast is front-loaded with real people, including Kevin Bishop, Tim Curry and Billy Connolly, while also offering prime parts to Kermit and the rest. Thanks to the positive response to their roles as joint narrators on the last film, Gonzo and Rizzo were squeezed into the plot as friends of hero Jim Hawkins. Music and mayhem build around the central plot, and Tim Curry finally finds a cast who enjoy OTT performances as much as he does. It’s once again a cameo-free zone, though there are small roles for Jennifer Saunders and Jerry Nelson. Fun fact: US produce company Hormel tried to sue the production for using the name Spa'am (a riff on Spam) for one of the tribal warthog characters in the movie. They lost, with the judge snarkily commenting, “one might think Hormel would welcome the association with a genuine source of pork.”

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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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