The year 1984 witnessed the debut of a fantastic musical fantasy-comedy movie, namely – “The Muppets Take Manhattan.” The movie was directed by Frank Oz, the third installment in the Muppet saga. Released on July 13, 1984, “The muppets Take Manhattan” was based on the Marvel Comics that came in the same year.
The narrative of the musical fantasy revolved around the struggle of Kermit and his pals to make a musical show in New York City.
Overview: “The Muppets Take Manhattan”
The movie depicts the story of Kermit and his pals who traveled to New York City after their graduation in the hopes of getting their opera series produced in Manhattan. But fate only made them realize that; it was a far more arduous task than they thought it would be. When Kermit yells at them on certain things, all the muppets decide to go separately and search for new jobs to run their livelihood.
However, Miss Piggy stays in Manhattan to stalk on Kermit, who had pledged to make the musical a grand success even after the disappointment. The story further shows the twists and turns in the life of Kermit and Miss piggy and, at last, the broadcast of their opera show.
Ratings and Reviews: “The Muppets Takes Manhattan”
Although the audience and critics didn’t find it as good as the previous two movies from the Muppet Saga, they found it quite entertaining and amusing. This is why “The Muppets Take Manhattan” received a mixed review from the audience and the critics. In terms of ratings and reviews, it earned 83 percent positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.
On IMDb, it was rated 6.9 out of 10. On the other hand, the musical comedy fantasy managed to earn 64 percent positive reviews on Metacritic.
Streaming Platform: “The Muppets Take Manhattan”
If you’re one of them who wants to watch the movie this festive season and are confused that where to watch this? We’re here with the solution; you may stream the comedy movie on HBO Max, Amazon Prime, and iTunes store.
Cast: “The Muppets Take Manhattan”
The Muppets Take Manhattan had several good artists to play the role and others to give their voice to muppet characters. The list of the artist includes names like:
- Louis Zorich as Pete
- Juliana Donald as Jenny
- Lonny Price as Ronnie Crawford
- Cheryl McFadden as Nancy
- Graham Brown as Mr. Washington
Several Celebrities Played Muppets in the Show, Which are as Follows:
- Jim Henson played Kermit, Rowlf, Dr. Teeth, The Swedish Chef, Waldorf, The Muppet Newsman, Baby Kermit, Baby Rowlf, Ernie.
- Frank Oz acted as Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Sam Eagle, Baby Piggy, Baby Fozzie, Bert, Cookie Monster.
- Jerry Nelson played Floyd Pepper, Camilla, Lew Zealand, Crazy Harry, Pops, Bear.
- Richard Hunt played Scooter, Janice, Statler, Baby Scooter, Beaker.
- Dave Goelz acted as The Great Gonzo, Chester Bill, Zoot, Jim, Baby Gonzo, Beauregard, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew.
- Steve Whitmire as Rizzo, Gill, Bear.
- Bruce Edward Hall as Masterson, Beth.
- Kathryn Mullen played Jill.
- Karen Prell as Yolanda, Frank.
- Brian Muehl as Tattooed.