The Muppet Christmas Carol (U)
★★★★ The Muppets do Dickens with that trademark blast of irreverence, affection and tap-along tunes. ~ The Times.
A Christmas cinema screening of Brian Henson's 1992 classic, starring The Muppets and Michael Caine.
The Muppets reimagine Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol by adding a hilarious and heartfelt touch of Muppet magic. Ebeneezer Scrooge is a wicked, cold-hearted moneylender, angered by the Christmas spirit of his colleague Bob Cratchit (played by Kermit the Frog) and those around him. However, the arrival of the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future teach him to embrace the warmth and good will that comes with Christmas time.
★★★★★ The first Muppet film made after the death of creator Jim Henson in 1990 shows warmth, wit and an obvious affection for Dickens making it one of the greatest Christmas films – and literary adaptations – of all time. ~ The Telegraph.
★★★★★ A magical extravaganza, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy are joined by a spirited Michael Caine as a hilarious Scrooge in this irresistibly sweet musical adaptation of Dickens’ festive tale. ~ The Guardian.
★★★★★ Already a classic, this is the Muppets’ finest film. Its mashup of slapstick, songs and literary adaptation is suitably anarchic, but crucially it gets Dickens right. ~ Total Film.