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Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

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The Muppets' twist on the classic tale.

Directors:

Brian Henson, David Lane (uncredited)

Writers:

Robert Louis Stevenson (novel), Jerry Juhl (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Curry ... Long John Silver
Billy Connolly ... Billy Bones
Jennifer Saunders ... Mrs. Bluveridge
Kevin Bishop ... Jim Hawkins
Dave Goelz ... The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf / Mudwell the Mudbunny / Zoot (voice)
Steve Whitmire ... Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker (voice)
Jerry Nelson ... Statler / Blind Pew / Mad Monty / Floyd Pepper / Lew Zealand / Tomato / Pirate / Skulls / Trelawney's Butler / Screaming Cat (voice)
Kevin Clash ... Bad Polly / Black Dog / Spa'am / Chicken / Miss Piggy (assistant) / Fozzie Bear (assistant) / Sam the Eagle (assistant) / Animal (assistant) / Walleyed Pike / Monkey / Pirate / Real Old Tom (voice)
Bill Barretta ... Clueless Morgan / Swedish Chef / Blind Pew (hands) / Pirate / Pig / Skulls (voice)
Frank Oz ... Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Sam the Eagle / Animal (voice)
John Henson John Henson ... Sweetums (voice)
Danny Blackner Danny Blackner ... Short Stack Stevens
Peter Geeves Peter Geeves ... Black Eyed Pea
Harry Jones Harry Jones ... Easy Pete
David J. Nicholls David J. Nicholls ... Captain Flint (as David Nicholls)
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Storyline

The Muppets are back into action in another movie based on a novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson. Kermit the Frog and his colleagues go on a warfare against ruthless pirates. They also share their problem-solving journey on sea to rescue a treasure. Written by Anonymous

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Set sail for Muppet mayhem!


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los Muppets en la isla del tesoro See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,906,689, 18 February 1996

Gross USA:

$34,327,391

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,327,391
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kermit the Frog does not appear until twenty-seven minutes into the film. His character, Captain Abraham Smollett arrives in a horse-drawn carriage. Miss Piggy does not appear until one hour and six minutes into the film. Her character, Benjamina Gunn arrives on an elephant. See more »

Goofs

Miss Piggy introduces herself in very bad French as "Moi am Benjamina Gunn." It should be "Je suis Benjamina Gunn." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Billy Bones: I was Flint's first mate that voyage. Three days east of Tortola in the Caribbean, Flint knew an island. That's where we buried the treasure. Gold and blood, they were Flint's trademarks. He'd leave both behind him that day.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie a stone head is telling Long John Silver a joke. See more »

Alternate Versions

After complaints about the cinema version, the BBFC removed all occurances of the word "bloody" to retain the U-certificate on video. See more »


Soundtracks

Professional Pirate
Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
Performed by Tim Curry (uncredited), Jerry Nelson (uncredited), Dave Goelz (uncredited), Steve Whitmire (uncredited), Brian Henson (uncredited), Frank Oz (uncredited), Kevin Clash (uncredited), Bill Barretta (uncredited), and John Henson (uncredited)
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Not Their Best, But Still A Decent Muppet Movie
25 June 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

I keep thinking these "Muppet Movies" are going to be just for little kids but I am usually pleasantly surprised that I enjoy most of them, too. In this one, there were a lot of modern-day expressions and referrals to things that only adults would appreciate.

Meanwhile, the special-effects with the puppets is the normal high-quality. Actually, this was my first look at a Muppet film, although I've reviewed several others, so I was downright amazed at what I saw. After I had seen others, and then viewed this one again, it wasn't as appealing. It was okay, but I liked a few others better. As I found with subsequent episodes, Rizzo The Rat and The Great Gonzo had the best lines even though Kermit and Miss Piggy have always been the best-known of these puppet characters. I've never been a fan of Miss Piggy so I was glad to see her with a minor role here.

Tim Curry played "Long John Silver" and he was entertaining, as was young Kevin Bishop as "Jim Hawkins." The songs were okay: not outstanding, but not bad. There weren't that many and they were brief enough not to interrupt the flow of the story. The movie is a little loud the first 20 minutes but settles down after that.


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