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The Muppet Movie: The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray + Digital Copy) (1979)

Jim Henson , Frank Oz , James Frawley  |  G |  Blu-ray
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (314 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz
  • Directors: James Frawley
  • Writers: Jack Burns, Jerry Juhl
  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen, Multiple Formats
  • Language: English (DTS-HD High Res Audio)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: August 13, 2013
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (314 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00CUDD0KW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,128 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Muppet Movie: The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray + Digital Copy)" on IMDb

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Celebrate The Nearly 35th Anniversary of the ultimate frogs-to-riches story with the one that started it all—The Muppet Movie. Laugh along with the mostly-true story of how the Muppets got their start, now for the first time ever in vibrant Blu-ray hi-def picture and sound.

From the very first "plunk!" of Kermit's banjo playing "The Rainbow Connection" (Oscar nominee, Best Original Song, 1979), to the hysterical road trip that brings our fearless frog together with Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal and most importantly of all, Miss Piggy, join the jam-packed heartwarming hilarity, outrageous antics and big-shot Hollywood cameos. It’s bursting with hilarious bonus extras including an all-new Frog-E-Oke sing-along with your favorite Muppet songs.

As Kermit and the gang sing—"Life's like a movie!" Make The Muppet Movie part of your family, and have the time of your life as the Muppets share laughter and fun with "the Lovers, the Dreamers...and You."

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228 of 236 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 star movie, 2 stars for shoddy treatment and extras November 28, 2005
Format:DVD
OK to clear up some confusion about the latest incarnation of "The Muppet Movie" this edition is celebrating the fact that Kermit always a bit green around the gills is 50 years old. That said I'm completely unimpressed with this edition of a classic family movie. I'll get to the reasons why in just a bit in the meantime here's a recap of the plot for those of you who have forgotten what its about.

Discovered by a big time agent (Dom DeLuise) playing his banjo among the reeds and lilly pads, Kermit (Jim Henson) moves to Hollywood for fame and fortune. Along the way he hooks up with Miss Piggy (Frank Oz), Fozzie Bear (Frank Oz) and other Muppets who are looking for their road to the big time. Kermit is pursued by Doc Hopper (Charles Durning) who wants to open a chain of fast food frog leg restaurants. He hopes to make Kermit his company mascot. Along the way Kermit and his friends meet a who's who of Hollywood's funniest comedians along the way. Featuring a who's who list of top notch celebrity talent including Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahnm Richard Pryor, Edgar Bergen, Steve Martin and others, "The Muppet Movie" provided the early template for family films that could also be adult friendly as well.

With bright vivid colors "The Muppet Movie" looks solid in this DVD transfer but the film could have used a bit of restoration. Image clarity and sharpness are not what they could have been as well with an occasional softness that surprised me. Granted, this edition looks better than the Tri-Star release of four years ago but the film really needs to be carefully restored improving the overall image and sound quality. The 5.
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79 of 82 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Let's clear up some confusion here....the "grasshopper" comment was on the movie soundtrack ONLY. It was NOT in the film. If you listen to the song "I hope that something better comes along" from the soundtrack recording, MOST of the dialog exchange between Rowlf and Kermit prior to the beginning of the song, is DIFFERENT than the movie (not just the "grasshopper" line). The different dialog on the soundtrack was to help make sense of the scene in which the song takes place, for those who hadn't seen the film.
I have an old VHS tape of The Muppet Movie from 1984, and the "grasshopper" line isn't on that either. Nothing was censored for the DVD.

I agree that the Muppets' 1979 TV special "The Muppets Go Hollywood" (which promoted the film's release), SHOULD have been included on this DVD. I'm deducting one star for that ridiculous omission.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Creme de la Kermie. June 3, 2004
Format:VHS Tape
Mini review of one of my alltime 10 favorite films.
Many people question why this is on my top 10. I think the question is why is it not on theirs? This is pure entertainment for the whole family. It is a movie that works on all levels. The story is enchanting. The music is charming and whimsical. The muppetry is fantastic. It is hard to imagine a better opening to a movie than the rainbow connection sequence.
The movie is a cornucopia of awesome quotes. I think my favorite still remains: If frog's couldn't hop, I'd be gone with the Schwinn.
The cameo roles are excellent as well. Steve Martin excels as a put upon waiter. Dom Delouise is impressive as a hollywood agent adrift in a swamp and Mel Brooks steals the show as a german mad scientist.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply one of Hollywood's best November 12, 2005
Format:DVD
First, to answer some questions from below. Due to an incorrect press release from Disney some people think there is no widescreen. The 50th anniversary release of The Muppet Movie will indeed be presented in full widescreen along with pan and scan full screen.

Also, Kermit the frog is indeed 50 years old. He first appeared in 1955 in a 5 minute puppet show for WRC-TV's Sam and Friends.

The Muppet Movie is simply one of the most original movies to come out of Hollywood in ages. There hasn't been anything like it since, not even subsequent Muppet movies. They've all tried but nothing else has been able to recapture that perfect blending of children's puppetry with dialogue and situations that can hold an adults attention throughout an entire movie. The cameos are numerous and, quite often, hilarious. One of the best is the inclusion of puppeteering pioneer Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. Genius!

This movie puts me in mind of some of Mel Broosks' best work. So it comes as no surprise that the Brooks cameo here is one of the funniest bits in the movie.

After 26 years The Muppet Movie holds up to its original comic standings. The jokes were old and funny then and they're older and funnier now. Do yourself and your children a favor and add The Muppet Movie to your collection permanently. You'll watch it 30 years from now and still enjoy it.
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134 of 162 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great movie--but what the HEY? Censorship! November 5, 2003
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Format:DVD
I love the Muppet Movie. Its nods to film noir and buddy films, the music by the fabulous Paul Williams, the celebrity cameos, the characters--especially Miss Piggy and Fozzie.
Now then, I always watched the Muppets very aware that the movies were working on both the child and adult level, and happily put in the DVD anticipating my favorite muppet joke of all: when Kermit walks into a bar after having lost Piggy and says, sadly, "I'll have a grasshopper, please."
Great joke! Kids won't know what a "grasshopper" is or that he is boozing over being stood up--they'll just tune out til the music!
So why did they cut it from the DVD?
Especially when they kept the visual that Kermit drank alllll the champagne after Piggy left, and Rowlf's assertion that every night he has "a coupla beers." This PC thing has gone too far. I suppose it's not enough to deduct a whole star--except it's my all time fave muppet moment.
Oh well, love the movie. And love the DVD option of watching it in French, where they have to change Piggy's trademark "Moi!" to "Me."
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars classic muppets
great movie, songs, dance, humor, a treat for the whole family. easy streaming, though for us, more manageable in regular definition.
Published 2 days ago by JS
4.0 out of 5 stars Great film however missing SD digital version
I loved the movie again after so many years ago. The movie package itself I would have liked to have had both the SD and HD digital versions (HD only) but that wasn't a show... Read more
Published 2 days ago by thunderbird129
5.0 out of 5 stars Received, just as described.
Gotta love the Muppets! It is nice to see the anniversary edition, since I still have the original on VHS.
Published 5 days ago by Martha S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Drinks on the house!
Cameos, puns, and Muppets--this is one of my favorite movies of all time.

I will say it does NOT translate well to other languages thanks to all of the word play, but... Read more
Published 5 days ago by S. Kilpatrick
5.0 out of 5 stars for the young and old, but may want to skip over some parts
Got this for my toddler son. He loves it. There are some parts I skip over, just not the most appropriate for young child. Read more
Published 8 days ago by lh
5.0 out of 5 stars 50+ yrs later still great!
Jim Henson left a humongous hole when he died. This story is still great watching! It's entertaining, fun, imaginative, great songs, fun cameo appearances and alas, a simplistic... Read more
Published 15 days ago by Y. Saavedra
5.0 out of 5 stars Who doesn't love the muppets?
I've loved this movie since I first saw it as a kid. I can quote almost all the lines, and now I'm able to annoy my own children by saying all the lines at the same time, or... Read more
Published 15 days ago by Amy S
4.0 out of 5 stars A Classic - And A Must for Muppet-Lovers
The original! I grew up going to a camp that showed this during "Color War." I bought it after seeing the latest Muppet Movie to show a friend who had never seen it. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Susan G. Gibilisco
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Muppet Movie
The people did a great job in producing a quality disk. The picture really pops out . The movie is really fun to watch. The humor is clean and funny. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Who cares
5.0 out of 5 stars The Muppets Rock!
The original and by far the best of the Muppet Movies; one of my all time favorite movies. Love the songs!
Published 19 days ago by Rebecca in Saint Louis
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