The Muppet Movie

Story: The first Muppet feature. Kermit decides to leave his swamp for fame and fortune in Hollywood.

Scenery: A scene driving through moss covered trees was filmed at Rancho San Carlos near Carmel Valley. Some other road scenes filmed in Monterey County.


  • Director: James Frawley.
  • Stars: Kermit The Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and other Muppets (performed by Jim Hensen, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz), Charles Durning, Austin Pendleton, Edgar Bergen, Milton Berle, Mel Brooks, James Coburn, Dom DeLuise, Elliott Gould, Bob Hope, Madeline Kahn, Carol Kane, Cloris Leachman, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, Telly Savalas, Orson Welles, Paul Williams.


  • Year: 1979
  • Studio: Henson Associates/Incorporated Television Company (I.T.C.)
  • Film: color (Eastmancolor)
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Sound: Dolby Stereo
  • Running time: Originally released at 97 minutes, later cut to 94 min.
  • MPAA Rating: G
  • Academy Awards: Nominated for best musical score and song (The Rainbow Connection).


Information compiled from:
The Monterey Herald,
the Monterey County Film Commission, Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide,
the Internet Movie Database,
and other sources.

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