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What to know: Kermit, Fozzie and the gang find trouble on the way to success when hey head to New York City to get their show onto Broadway.
Recommended age 5-12
94 minutes
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This is a fun, comedic, family film that will definitely keep you happy and entertained. Kermit (voiced by Jim Henson) and his friends, the Muppets travel to New York City to be stars on Broadway with their musical, but not long after they get in the Big Apple they figure out getting on Broadway isn't as easy as they expected. After a while Kermit and his friends are ready to throw in the towel. Everyone except Kermit leaves New York and scatters across the country. Kermit is now determined to get his musical on Broadway and get his friends back. I like this film because I really like the Muppets and Jim Henson. I've always like the Muppets growing up. This plot is enjoyable, and interesting. I love that the music is fun and catchy. It keeps my attention and I think it is made for the Muppets to sing. My favorite part in is when Miss Piggy (voiced by Frank Oz) is imagining her and Kermit as babies, and they are doing a little musical number with their funny baby voices, It sounds so cute and adorable. To me, Miss Piggy is always very funny. Director, Frank Oz, is doing a great job in directing this film along with writers, Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses giving a great story line. A couple of other actors are Juliana Donald (Jenny), and Louis Zorich (Pete). A good message I found is to never give up, no matter how hard it is, never give up. I know sometimes it gets hard, but keep going. This message is clearly noticeable in this film, because Kermit is getting rejected so many times, but he keeps on going even when the going gets tough. I like that. I recommend, The Muppets Take Manhattan, for ages 6 to12, but you can also watch it if you are older, or with your family and friends. If you love the Muppets, and Broadway, then this film is for you. You will absolutely enjoy and love it. I give this film 4 out of 5 stars, because it has good music for a musical, a meaningful message, good scenes, and of course those lovable little Muppets. Take a visual trip to New York City as you watch The Muppets Take Manhattan. It is playing all month on HDNet Movies KidScene. Brianna Hope Beaton, age 12, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic. Another Great Muppets movie by Jim Henson. This movie is about Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo are all graduating from the same college together. They have decided to take their successful show "Manhattan Melodies" to Broadway. Arriving in New York with very little money, they all sleep in bus station storage lockers. They soon run out of money and all the Muppets split and go on their own ways to look for jobs. Kermit is the only one stay in New York and found a job at a restaurant and continue to work on getting their show on Broadway. Miss Piggy is close by to keep an eye on Kermit without him knowing she's still in New York. The wedding scene is epic. There are so many puppeteers hidden behind the puppets to have the wedding scene the way they have it. This movie also includes a lot of star cameos such as, Art Carney, James Coco, Dabney Coleman, Gregory Hines, Linda Lavin, Joan Rivers Elliott Gould, Liza Minnelli and Brooke Shields. This musical movie colors are clean and crisp. The human performers look really natural. There are a lot of funny scenes and jokes for adults and children. I am disappointed at the songs in this movie. None of the songs are memorable like "Rainbow Connection". I am expecting at least one song that will stay in my mind. The message in this movie is how to get along. The Muppets are made up a frog, a pig, a bear, rats and many other animals, and they all get along even though they are different. My favorite character is Jenny. She's always there to help Kermit and she has a big heart. I rank this movie 4 out of 5 stars. I give this age ranged 3 and up. Cheyenne Nguyen, age 8, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.
Playing throughout November 2012 on HDNet - kidScene. Originally released in 1984.
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