A full-length musical starring the Muppets. Investigative reporters Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear hunt down a band of jewel thieves in London, who have stolen the famous Baseball Diamond and framed Miss Piggy for the theft. Academy Award Nominations: Best Original Song ("The First Time It Happens").
Peter Ustinov - Actor/Director/Screenwriter, SPARTACUS (1960)
Sir Peter Ustinov - Actor/Director/Screenwriter, SPARTACUS (1960)
Jim Henson - Director/Producer/Muppeteer
The Muppets - Fuzzy puppets created by Jim Henson
Jack Warden - American actor, SHAMPOO, HEAVEN CAN WAIT (1979)
Robert Morley - British Actor/Playwright
Charles Grodin - American actor/Stage Director
John Cleese - British actor, MONTY PYTHON, A FISH CALLED WANDA
Diana Rigg - Emma Peel of TV's "The Avengers"
- Format: DVD
- Run Time: 97
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 786936287820
- Genre: Family
- Rating: G (MPAA)
- Release Date: June 2015
The second cinematic outing of Jim Henson's endearing Muppets. Here, Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear and The Great Gonzo are journalists in England investigating the theft of a gem known as the Baseball Diamond, which belonged to fashion maven Lady Holiday. But when Kermit meets would-be model Miss Piggy, he not only mistakes her for Lady Holiday, he begins falling in love with her! However Lady Holiday's crafty brother Nicky is also wooing the sexy swine -- in order to frame her for the jewel theft. Can the wacky Muppets save Miss Piggy? And what will come of Miss Piggy and Kermit's inter-species relationship?
"The Great Muppet Caper" was Jim Henson's first directorial effort. Copyright 1993 Jim Henson Productions, Inc. Additional Credits: Terry Ackland-Snow (Effects Design).
"...[The] elegant lensing is a joy to behold, and great imagination has been exercised by tunesmith Joe Raposo..." - 06/24/1981 Variety
"...Moviegoers [again] have a team of stars on which to heap the adoration they once dumped on Nelson Eddy and Jeannette MacDonald....Whimsy well disciplined..." - 06/26/1981 New York Times, p.C8