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Saturday, December 20, 2008

5 Days to Christmas

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Release Date December 11th 1992

Rated G

Running Time: 89 min.

Brian Henson (dir.)

Micheal Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge

The Great Gonzo as Charles Dickens

Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit

Miss Piggy as Emily Cratchit

Robin the Frog as Tiny Tim Cratchit

Fozzie Bear as Fozziwig


The Muppet Christmas Carol

Review By John C.

Surprisingly this version of A Christmas Carol with a mostly Muppet cast, starring Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and narrated by Gonzo and Rizzo the Rat, is actually an excellent adaptation of the Dickens classic. Michael Caine is amazing as Scrooge, playing him in all seriousness, even though he is surround mostly by a non-human cast. While it would work as an introduction to the story for kids, (maybe eight and up), it sticks close to the book, so adults will not be disappointed, and might actually enjoy it more than kids. Through and through a Christmas classic, right up there with other classic adaptations of the book.

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