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Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

The Muppets' twist on the classic tale.

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Sweetums (voice)
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Black Eyed Pea
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Easy Pete
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Captain Flint
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The Muppets are back into action in another movie based on a novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson. Kermit the Frog and his colleagues go on a warfare against ruthless pirates. They also share their problem-solving journey on sea to rescue a treasure. Written by Anonymous

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Set sail for Muppet mayhem!


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16 February 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los Muppets en la isla del tesoro  »

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$33,609,000
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Trivia

Frank Oz was unable to perform and puppeteer his signature characters of Miss Piggy, Fozzie and Sam the Eagle, as he was busy directing Bowfinger (1999). Kevin Clash took over principle puppeteering duties during shooting, and Oz re-recorded the characters' voices in post-production. Oz had already participated in a recorded read-through of the script; Clash used these recordings to help prompt his performances. According to Clash, Oz gave him a brief description of each of his characters prior to shooting. Oz described Miss Piggy as "a truck driver wanting to be a woman", and Fozzie Bear as somebody similar to Jerry Lewis. See more »

Goofs

Miss Piggy introduces herself in very bad French: "Moi am Benjamina Gunn." It should be "Je suis Benjamina Gunn." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Billy Bones: I was Flint's first mate that voyage. Three days east of Tortola in the Caribbean, Flint knew an island. That's where we buried the treasure. Gold and blood, they were Flint's trademarks. He'd leave both behind him that day.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie a stone head is telling Long John Silver a joke. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Muppets. (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Boom Shakalaka
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Performed by Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Brian Henson, Frank Oz Kevin Clash, Bill Barretta, and John Henson
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Highly underrated
2 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

Probably the most underrated movie of the last CENTURY, "Muppet Treasure Island" is a must see for everyone. Kermit the Frog has a sword fight, for Pete's sake! What fun. The Muppets are hilarious and touching, as usual, the music is catchy, and Kevin Bishop and Tim Curry act and sing beautifully. I especially enjoy the mix of human and Muppet pirates, and the scene with the "visually challenged fiend."


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