The Muppet Movie
 


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The Muppet Movie
Sunday ONLY, August 29
Starring Jim Henson, Frank Oz & Jerry Nelson

Relive the joy or the beloved Muppets' Big Screen debut on our larger and brighter, all-new 33% brighter projector in true HD and enhanced digital surround-sound!

In their feature film debut, The Muppet Movie (1979), Kermit and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog legs merchant is after Kermit.

One of the most endearing aspects of all of the Muppet films is the proliferation of celebrity cameos, but one was particularly meaningful to Jim Henson: Edgar Bergen. Bergen died shortly after his scene was shot in 1978. Jim Henson has said on many occasions how Bergen and his wooden sidekick, Charlie McCarthy, influenced his interest in puppetry. The end credits include a dedication to Bergen.

Jim Henson was determined to use the larger budget of a feature film to push the technological limits and capabilities of puppetry. One of the most difficult feats (and one that appears deceptively easy on-screen) was making Kermit ride a bicycle. Henson also spent an entire day in a fifty-gallon steel drum submerged in a pond for the opening scene of Kermit the Frog in the swamp.

In a 2004 interview, John Landis revealed that he was the puppeteer for Grover during the final sequence, as Frank Oz was busy operating Miss Piggy. Landis also noted that Tim Burton was also amongst the many puppeteers in the finale.

The illusion of Fozzie driving the Studebaker was achieved by having a little person drive the car via remote control from the trunk, using a television monitor to guide his steering. The puppeteers would lie on the seat or floor and not see a thing. The first time they tested it, the television monitor went on the blink, and the driver had to be talked through the scene by an assistant director on a walkie-talkie ("A little to the right, now, to the left...hold it...").

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979 Rated G | 1 Hr, 35 Min

Sunday Matinee, August 29  2:00pm