over 3 years
My first Muppets experience as a kid. Am I biased? Yes. Does this movie rule? Hell yes.
over 4 years
Probably the best muppets movie made if you can get past the stupid human protagonist.
Great family film and my 2nd favourite Muppet movie after A Christmas Carol
Sailing for adventure on the big blue wet thing!
over 6 years
over 6 years
One of the best things associated with the Muppets. Absolutely hilarious and well made.
Muppet Treasure Island is the fifth feature film to star The Muppets. It was released in 1996 and directed by Jim Henson's son Brian Henson. It was one of many film adaptations of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island.
Similarly to the earlier Muppet Christmas Carol, the key roles were played by human stars, with the Muppets in supporting roles. The human cast consisted of Tim Curry as Long John Silver, Billy Connolly as Billy Bones, Jennifer Saunders, and introducing Kevin Bishop as Jim Hawkins. Kermit the Frog appeared as Captain Abraham Smollett, Fozzie Bear as Squire Trelawney, Sam the Eagle as Mr. Samuel Arrow, and Miss Piggy as the gender-flipped castaway "Benjamina" Gunn. Following their success as the narrators of The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Great Gonzo and Rizzo the Rat appeared in specially created roles as Jim's best friends.
While featuring the Muppets' usual good-natured slapstick humor, several musical numbers, and the occasional twist, the film stays fairly true...