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Released: 2012-11-06

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The Muppets Christmas Carol 50th Anniversary Edition by Walt Disney Studios Entertainment

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Walt Disney Studios
G (General Audience)

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Brian Henson directs his late father's creations in the Charles Dickens classic, the best known (and most oft-filmed) Christmas story of all time. Michael Caine plays the old miser Scrooge with Kermit as his long-suffering but ever-hopeful employee Bob Cratchit, Miss Piggy as Cratchit's wife, and a host of Muppets (including the Great Gonzo as an unlikely Charles Dickens) taking other primary roles in this bright, playful adaptation of the somber tale. Or at least it starts brightly enough–the anarchic humor soon settles into mirthful memories and a sense of melancholy as the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future take Scrooge on a journey of his lonely, wasted life. Michael Caine makes a wonderful Scrooge, delightfully rediscovering the meaning of life as fantastic creations from Henson's Creature Shop (developed specially for this film) take the reins as the three ghosts. While the odd mix of offbeat humor and somber drama undercuts the power of Dickens's drama, this kid-friendly retelling makes an excellent family drama that adults and children alike can enjoy. –Sean Axmaker


  • Steve Whitmire
  • Frank Oz
  • Dave Goelz


  • Closed-captioned
  • Color
  • Dubbed
  • DVD-Video
  • Subtitled

Editorial Review

Disney Intermission: Press “Pause” and see what happens when the Muppets Show up at your door to sing your Christmas Carols – Muppet Style!; Muppet Audio Commentary: All New Audio Commentary from your favorite Muppets – Kermit, Gonzo, Rizzo, and More!; Muppet Holiday Sing-Along; Blooper Reel; Frogs, Pigs, and Humbug: A Behind the Scenes Look; Christmas Around the World: Gonzo and Rizzo take a look at how Christmas is celebrated all over the world; Audio Commentary with Director Brian Henson; Pepe's Profiles Presents: Gonzo, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Weirdo

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