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Simply one of Hollywood's best,
This review is from: The Muppet Movie: Kermit's 50th Anniversary Edition (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.