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The Muppets Take Manhattan [1984] (1 disc)

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Director:Frank Oz
Writer:Frank Oz
Jay Tarses
Tom Patchett
Composer:Ralph Burns
Length:94 minutes
(1 hour 34 minutes)
MPAA Rating:G
Sorting Category:Family
IMDB Rating:6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:73%
Amazon Rating:5.0/5 stars
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  • Kids
  • Family
  • Puppets
  • Drama
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Synopsis: Kermit and crew graduate college and head to New York with a show to sell.


Reaction: Touching and heart-felt.


Personal Rating: 8/10


Highlights
"My frog turned on me."
"Yeah, I had some bad tuna myself."

Select Cast and Crew
Frank Oz => Director / Writer / Cookie Monster / Miss Piggy / Ocean Breeze Soap Board Member / Fozzie / Sam the Eagle (voice) / Animal / Bert
Jay Tarses => Writer
Tom Patchett => Writer
Ralph Burns => Composer
Art Carney => Bernard Crawford
Brian Henson => Additional Muppet Performer (voice) (uncredited)
Brian Muehl => Bear / Tatooey - Rat / Dog (voice)
Brooke Shields => Customer in Pete's
Bruce Edward Hall => Beth Bear (voice) / Masterson - Rat
Cyril Jenkins => The Minister (as Dr. Cyril Jenkins)
Dabney Coleman => Martin Price
Dave Goelz => Dog / Chester - Rat / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Bill - Frog / Penguin (voice) / Zoot / Beauregard / Gonzo
Elliott Gould => Cop in Pete's
Gates McFadden => Mr. Price's secretary (as Cheryl McFadden)
Gregory Hines => Roller skater
Jerry Nelson => Penguin / Crazy Harry / Lew Zealand / Pops / Dog / Floyd / The Count (voice) / Dr. Strangepork / Bear / Granny / Chicken / Camilla
Jim Henson => Granny / Dr. Teeth / Horse & Carriage Rider / Waldorf / Link Hogthrob / Swedish Chef / Kermit the Frog / The Newsman (voice) / Ernie / Rowlf
Joan Rivers => Perfume saleswoman
John Landis => Leonard Winesop
Juliana Donald => Jenny
Karen Prell => Yolanda - Rat (voice)
Kathryn Mullen => Jill - Frog / Chicken (voice)
Linda Lavin => Kermit's doctor
Liza Minnelli => Herself
Lonny Price => Ronnie
Louis Zorich => Pete
Martin P. Robinson => Additional Muppet Performer / Bear (voice) / College Student in Audience
Richard Hunt => Janice / Beaker / Scooter / Dog (voice) / Statler
Steve Whitmire => Dog / Gill - Frog / Lew Zealand (voice) / Baby Kermit / Chicken / College Student in Audience / Rizzo the Rat

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The fantasy sequence with the Muppets as babies was so popular, it resulted in the successful cartoon spinoff [Muppet Babies].
  • Rizzo the Rat appeared throughout the final season of [The Muppet Show] and along with Scooter as the Happiness Hotel bellhops in The Great Muppet Caper, but this is his first major role with the Muppets and his first appearance with his more-"wiseguy" personality.