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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 | Muppets From Space (1999)
Muppets From Space (1999)

Despite their success with Christmas Carol and Treasure Island, the Muppets have not gone back to the literary well since then (at least not on the big screen – though they did tackle the Wizard of Oz in a TV movie). Nope, for Muppets in Space, the producers looked to craft an original epic, albeit one that affectionately pokes fun at sci-fi tropes in everything from Close Encounters to The X-Files. The story follows Gonzo – heretofore always classified as a “Whatever” - learning that he’s actually an alien, and trying to meet his outer space family. Another big change was the switch from being a flat-out musical, though there’s plenty of soul and funk to be found littering the soundtrack. The likes of Jeffrey Tambor, Ron Schneider and F Murray Abraham crop up, and there are funny, self-spoofing cameos from Dawson’s Creek veterans Joshua Jackson and Katie Holmes. It’s just a shame that this most recent release was nowhere near as successful, creatively or critically.

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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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