When Love is Gone

The Muppet Christmas Carol is the fourth Muppet movie and the first one directed by Brian Henson. Since Jim Henson passed away, his son stepped up to follow his legacy. It’s also the first one by Disney. Christmas may be long over, but The Muppet Christmas Carol is one of the most beloved Christmas movies for kids of the 90’s. I wasn’t one of them though, since I’ve only seen it once. The Muppet Christmas Carol is done in the style of A Christmas Carol. Making it one of a hundred other Christmas Carol adaptations in existence. That also makes it the first Muppet movie to tell a famous story with Muppets in place of key characters. Except for the main character who remains human. Michael Caine makes for a very memorable Ebenezer Scrooge. Taking his role seriously as if it were in a Muppetless version. Kermit the Frog (replaced permanently by Steve Whitmire) plays Bob Cratchit and Miss Piggy his wife. Kermit’s nephew Robin plays Tiny Tim. Statler and Waldorf both play Marley and Fozzie Bear plays Scrooge’s old boss. The story itself plays out the same as it always is. Only with three Muppet ghosts and Gonzo & Rizzo doing light hearted narration. The Muppet Christmas Carol has less celebrities, cheerful songs, and plenty of Muppet filled Christmas spirit.

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The Muppets and Scrooge celebrate Christmas

Preceded by: The Muppets Take Manhattan & Followed by: Muppet Treasure Island

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