The Muppet Movie: The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray + Digital Copy)

Blu-ray Review

The Muppet Movie

Directed by: James Frawley
Cast: Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Animal
Running Time: 1 hr 35 mins
Rating: G
Due Out: August 13, 2013

PLOT: courtesy of Disney
See how the Muppets began, with the nearly 35th Anniversary Special Edition of the original, classic that started it all—The Muppet Movie, produced by the cultural icon and Muppet creator himself, Jim Henson! Witness the hilarious origins of everyone’s favorite Muppets–Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Animal, and the rest—as they embark on an inspirational and laugh-filled road trip to follow their Hollywood dreams. And now for the first time, you and your family can see the Muppets make the “rainbow connection” in vibrant Blu-ray Hi-Def.

WHO’S IT FOR? Every human being who sits through films.

MOVIE:

I was thrilled when The Muppets came out two years ago, and that a sequel was announced for 2014. So far, it’s the right spirit, and that spirit has never been on better display than with the 1979 film The Muppet Movie. For adults, here are a few stars who made cameos … Milton Berle, James Coburn, Dom DeLuise, Bob Hope, Madeline Kahn, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, and Orson Welles. For children you have the Muppets doing Muppet things. That’s enough. For everyone, you have the music. This is the film that gave us “Rainbow Connection,” “Movin’ Right Along,” and “I Hope That Somethin’ Better Comes Along.”

Now that I have a son, I am constantly thinking in terms of when he will watch something. I’ve already decided this will be his first live-action film. I haven’t figured out his first animated film yet. Luckily, he’s only 9 months old, so I have some time.

While the extras aren’t ground-breaking, the film is really all that matters. Plus, Disney Intermission (hitting pause and having interactive games) is a nice addition.

MOVIE SCORE: 10/10

EXTRAS

  • Jim Frawley’s Extended Camera Test
  • Frog-E-Oke Sing-Along
  • Pepe Profiles Present Kermit: A Frog’s Life
  • Disney Intermission
  • Doc Hopper’s Commercial
  • Trailers

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