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763 Ratings

The Muppet Movie

Directed by James Frawley
United States, United Kingdom, 1979
Comedy, Fantasy


Story of how the Muppets got together and how Kermit got into show business.

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The Muppet Movie Directed by James Frawley

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1980 | 2 nominations including: Best Music, Original Song

Golden Globes (USA)

1980 | Nominee: Best Original Song - Motion Picture

National Film Preservation Board

2009 | Winner: National Film Registry

Hugo Awards

1980 | Nominee: Best Dramatic Presentation

Critics reviews

Hopper’s presence makes this the best cinematic depiction of the Muppets, not only for the focus it provides to the story, but for the manner in which he demonstrates the Muppets’ key quality. Despite Hopper’s villainy, the film never deals with him harshly, even as a source of ridicule. The latter defines Muppet humor: frequently complex and dark, but never aimed too hard at anyone.
August 09, 2013
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