The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992). "How many more sleeps until Christmas?"
Join us for this week's episode "The Muppet Christmas Carol". We talk Michael Caine the legend, pre-union labor, ghosts of time, being a lame student, proper party planning, dying alone, and why it never pays to be a penny pinching miser. Does this movie have us rejoicing in the Christmas spirit or are we hoping to be left out in the cold? Find out now!
Storyline :A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future.
Directors: Brian Henson
Writers: Jerry Juhl, Charles Dickens
Stars: Michael Caine, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, and Dave Goelz
Awards: Grammy Nominee Best Musical Album for Children
Film Budget: $12,000,000
Gross Worldwide: $32,574,382
Several original songs made the cut for this soundtrack. You won't find your traditional Jingle Bells or Frosty here.
How many more fun facts until christmas?
Before production began, Sir Michael Caine told producer and director Brian Henson, "I'm going to play this movie like I'm working with the Royal Shakespeare Company. I will never wink, I will never do anything Muppety. I am going to play Scrooge as if it is an utterly dramatic role, and there are no puppets around me." Henson replied "Yes, bang on!"
In the final musical scene, a store in the background is called "Micklewhite". Sir Michael Caine was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite.
In the commentary, the creators relate a funny story from the screenings. A few children asked what the bookkeepers did wrong to get coal at the end. It had completely slipped their minds that Santa gives bad children coal in their stockings.
First Muppet movie where Kermit the Frog isn't the lead role.
It doesn't have to be Christmas to enjoy this classic story as told by muppets.
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