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The Muppet Christmas Carol

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Director: Brian Henson

Cast: Michael Caine, Voice of Dave Goelz, Voice of Jerry Nelson, Voice of Frank Oz

Brian Henson directs his late father's creations in the Charles Dickens classic, the best known (and most oft-filmed) Christmas story of all time. Michael Caine plays the old miser Scrooge with Kermit as his long-suffering but ever-hopeful employee Bob Cratchit, Miss Piggy as Cratchit's wife, and a host of Muppets (including the Great Gonzo as an unlikely Charles Dickens) taking other primary roles in this bright, playful adaptation of the sombre tale. Or at least it starts brightly enough--the anarchic humour soon settles into mirthful memories and a sense of melancholy as the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future take Scrooge on a journey of his lonely, wasted life. Michael Caine makes a wonderful Scrooge, delightfully rediscovering the meaning of life as fantastic creations from Henson's Creature Shop (developed specially for this film) take the reins as the three ghosts. While the odd mix of offbeat humour and drama undercuts the power of Dickens's drama, this kid-friendly retelling makes an excellent family drama that adults and children alike can enjoy.

Genre: Childrens/Family

Year: 1992

Running time: 86 minutes

Territory: UK

Studio: Disney

Format: DCP

Language options: Dialogue - EN

Brian Henson directs his late father's creations in the Charles Dickens classic, the best known (and most oft-filmed) Christmas story of all time. Michael Caine plays the old miser Scrooge with Kermit as his long-suffering but ever-hopeful employee Bob Cratchit, Miss Piggy as Cratchit's wife, and a host of Muppets (including the Great Gonzo as an unlikely Charles Dickens) taking other primary roles in this bright, playful adaptation of the sombre tale. Or at least it starts brightly enough--the anarchic humour soon settles into mirthful memories and a sense of melancholy as the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future take Scrooge on a journey of his lonely, wasted life. Michael Caine makes a wonderful Scrooge, delightfully rediscovering the meaning of life as fantastic creations from Henson's Creature Shop (developed specially for this film) take the reins as the three ghosts. While the odd mix of offbeat humour and drama undercuts the power of Dickens's drama, this kid-friendly retelling makes an excellent family drama that adults and children alike can enjoy.



Country

City/Town

Cinema

Date


Austria

Vienna

Austrian Film Museum

23 December - 30 December


Cyprus

Gerrards Cross

Mercury Ayios Nik Cyprus - SSVC Cinema

16 December


Malta

Valetta

Spazju Kreattiv

23 December


Republic of Ireland

Youghal

Regal Cinema Youghal

8 December - 16 December


Republic of Ireland

Dublin

Lighthouse Cinema Smithfield

15 December


Republic of Ireland

Cork

Triskel Arts Centre

16 December - 23 December


Republic of Ireland

Galway

Pálás Galway

16 December


Republic of Ireland

Dublin

Lighthouse Cinema Smithfield

17 December


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