Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Bill Barretta (voice)
Kevin Bishop Jim Hawkins
Kevin Clash Spa'am / Black Dog / Polly / Real Old Tom
Billy Connolly Billy Bones
Tim Curry Long John Silver
Dave Goelz Dr. Levesey (Dr. Bunsen Honeydew] [Voice] / Gonzo (Gonzo the Great) [Voice]
Louise Gold Tourist Rat (voice)
Harry Jones Easy Pete
Bruce Lanoil (voice)
Mark Mansfield (voice)
Muppets
Jerry Nelson Figurehead (Statler) [Voice] / Floyd Pepper [Voice] / Robin [Voice] / Blind Pew [Voice] / Mad [Voice]
Frank Oz Squire Trelawney (Fozzie Bear) [Voice] / Benjamina Gunn (Miss Piggy) [Voice]
Jennifer Saunders Mrs. Bluveridge
Steve Whitmire Capt. Abraham Smollet (Kermit the Frog)/Rizzo the Rat [Voice]
Movie Details
Genre Children
Director Brian Henson; Mark Loparco
Producer Mark Loparco; Martin Baker; Brian Henson
Writer Ray De Laurentis; James V. Hart; Jerry Juhl
Studio Disney / Buena Vista
Language English
Audience Rating G
Running Time 99 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a young orphan who becomes involved with pirate Long John Silver is given the Muppet treatment in this vibrant children's musical. As in The Muppet Christmas Carol, the film stays loyal to the original storyline but casts the well-known puppets in many of the supporting roles. Young Jim Hawkins remains human, as does Long John Silver, played by an amusingly exaggerated Tim Curry. However, Captain Smollet is played by the evergreen Kermit the Frog; Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and Rizzo the Rat serve as roving narrators; and numerous other Muppets assume smaller roles. The familiar adventure plot is enlivened by the Muppets' good-natured, winking sense of humor, and a number of anarchic musical numbers are reminiscent of the original Muppet Show. Long-time followers of the Muppets may find the film less fresh than Jim Henson's original creations, but the combination of old-fashioned storytelling, intriguing design, and clever humor will undoubtedly amuse younger audiences. — Judd Blaise
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 12
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
IMDB
DVD Empire
Atlantic DVD
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 786936178579
Release Date 6/4/2002
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
"The Tale Of The Story Beyond The Tail"
Treasure Island Sing-Along
Hidden Treasure Commentary with Brian Henson