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Muppets Movie Collection (3 Discs)

Joseph MazzarinoSteve WhitmireDave Goelz

Director: Tim HillFrank OzDavid Gumpel

rated: pg

released: January 31, 2006

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The third entry in the original Muppet movie trilogy and the first to be directed by Frank Oz, The Muppets Take Manhattan is not as memorable as its predecessors, but still manages to entertain on the same levels. The similar story line is present here as in the first two, as Kermit and the Muppet gang struggle to make it big and put on a show. This time, the group is striving for success in New York, rather than Hollywood or London. Some of the plot drags when Kermit gets amnesia and is separated from the others, as well as when the group gets depressed about the lack of funding for their Broadway show. For the most part, however, all the familiar elements are there, including the constant flux of celebrity cameos such as Joan Rivers, Dabney Coleman, and Gregory Hines. This was the last Muppet movie to feature the late creator Jim Henson; his son, Brian Henson, would later continue the series with The Muppet Christmas Carol in 1992. Andrea LeVasseur, All Movie Guide

It wouldn't be insulting the legacy of Jim Henson to assume that a Muppet movie made in 1999 would have little new to offer. Children's movies had gone in a different direction, with puppets seeming like a holdover from a simpler era. But Muppets From Space finds it easier being green than one would expect, effectively trotting out the old formula of mid-level stars making game cameos amidst a bunch of giggly Muppet mayhem. Ray Liotta, Andie McDowell, Jeffrey Tambor, and David Arquette take their place among the franchise's proud fraternity of guest stars, and the creatures -- now under the auspices of Henson's son, Brian -- are equipped with as many endearing facial expressions and one-liners as ever. The movie kicks off with a rousing around-the-house montage to the Commodores' "Brick House," and never lets up steam. Miss Piggy's diva shtick may be a tad played out, but it's the new characters that breathe humorous life into the project, notably the foreign-accented Pepe the Prawn and Bobo the Bear, the befuddled yes-man to Tambor's plotting villain. And Kermit the Frog could never wear out his welcome; the plot may revolve around Gonzo, but Kermit is the heart and soul of this clan. Only a human hand could so perfectly scrunch up Kermit's face into that priceless look of "Why me?" embarrassment. Such details will always give the Muppets a human touch, increasingly absent in the animated fare marching toward further technological sterility. Derek Armstrong, All Movie Guide

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