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Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

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The Muppets' twist on the classic tale.

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Brian Henson, David Lane (uncredited)

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Robert Louis Stevenson (novel), Jerry Juhl (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Curry ... Long John Silver
Billy Connolly ... Billy Bones
Jennifer Saunders ... Mrs. Bluveridge
Kevin Bishop ... Jim Hawkins
Dave Goelz ... The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf / Mudwell the Mudbunny / Zoot (voice)
Steve Whitmire ... Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker (voice)
Jerry Nelson ... Statler / Blind Pew / Mad Monty / Floyd Pepper / Lew Zealand / Tomato / Pirate / Skulls / Trelawney's Butler / Screaming Cat (voice)
Kevin Clash ... Bad Polly / Black Dog / Spa'am / Chicken / Miss Piggy (assistant) / Fozzie Bear (assistant) / Sam the Eagle (assistant) / Animal (assistant) / Walleyed Pike / Monkey / Pirate / Real Old Tom (voice)
Bill Barretta ... Clueless Morgan / Swedish Chef / Blind Pew (hands) / Pirate / Pig / Skulls (voice)
Frank Oz ... Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Sam the Eagle / Animal (voice)
John Henson John Henson ... Sweetums (voice)
Danny Blackner Danny Blackner ... Short Stack Stevens
Peter Geeves Peter Geeves ... Black Eyed Pea
Harry Jones Harry Jones ... Easy Pete
David J. Nicholls David J. Nicholls ... Captain Flint (as David Nicholls)
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Storyline

The Muppets are back into action in another movie based on a novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson. Kermit the Frog and his colleagues go on a warfare against ruthless pirates. They also share their problem-solving journey on sea to rescue a treasure. Written by Anonymous

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Set sail for Muppet mayhem!


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los Muppets en la isla del tesoro See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,906,689, 18 February 1996

Gross USA:

$34,327,391

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,327,391
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the only two theatrical films of Billy Connolly's to be rated G alongside Pocahontas (1995), all of Connolly's other films were rated PG or higher. See more »

Goofs

When Billy Bones puts a flagon over Rizzo in the opening scene, you see a crew member's hand holding the flagon in place. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Billy Bones: I was Flint's first mate that voyage. Three days east of Tortola in the Caribbean, Flint knew an island. That's where we buried the treasure. Gold and blood, they were Flint's trademarks. He'd leave both behind him that day.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie a stone head is telling Long John Silver a joke. See more »

Alternate Versions

After complaints about the cinema version, the BBFC removed all occurances of the word "bloody" to retain the U-certificate on video. See more »

Connections

Featured in Muppet Race Mania (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Boom Shakalaka
(uncredited)
Written by Nick Glennie-Smith and Hans Zimmer
Performed by Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Brian Henson, Frank Oz, Kevin Clash, Bill Barretta, and John Henson
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Yo ho ho and a bottle of...fun!
14 February 2004 | by BroadwayBaby76See all my reviews

Although this film has taken quite a beating since its release, I fail to understand why. The songs are catchy, the script is hilarious, and the performances are stellar.

Let's start with the music. Whether it's the wonderfully fun "Cabin Fever," the touching "Love Led Us Here," or another one of the wide array of tunes, nobody can say that they are inferior to any other Muppets melodies.

The script is full of one liners and clever dialogue that never grows old, delivered by a cast and vocal talents who are incredibly talented. Tim Curry, sinister and wonderful as ever, plays Long John Silver to perfection. Billy Connolly is also worth mentioning, despite his brief appearance in the film. And young Jim Hawkins is just as he should be, albeit surrounded by a crew of muppet pirates.

This is my favorite Muppet film, and I think everybody should give it a try and embrace a different sort of humor-filled extravaganza.


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