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Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince (1971)

Frog and princess, both cursed by a witch, figure out how to break each other's spell.

Director:

Jim Henson

Writer:

Jerry Juhl (book)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Trudy Young Trudy Young ... Princess Melora
Gordon Thomson ... Sir Robin the Brave
Frank Oz ... Gawain / Robin the Frog (assistant) (voice)
Jerry Nelson ... Robin the Frog / Featherstone / Sweetums (assistant) (voice)
Carl Banas Carl Banas ... Sweetums (voice)
Richard Hunt ... Aunt Taminella (assistant)
John Lovelady John Lovelady ... Muppet Performer
Danny Seagren Danny Seagren ... Muppet Performer
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Storyline

Enchanted by an evil witch, a beautiful princess is forced to speak only in nonsense phrases. One day, she finds a small frog who can understand what she says. The frog claims to really be a prince, also enchanted by an evil witch. Together they must try to break their spells. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Family | Fantasy | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Frog Prince See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jim Henson Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

All of Kermit's frog friends are named after the King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table (Gawain, Ector, Kaye, and Garth, a variation from Gareth). See more »

Goofs

When Robin (as a frog) is being held by Aunt Taminella as she leaves the dinner table, you can very briefly see his performer's arm. See more »

Quotes

Kermit: Will you stop talking about the princess? You know, she's not even green.
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Crazy Credits

While the credits roll, you get to watch Kermit swimming in a fountain. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Tale of the Bunny Picnic (1986) See more »

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This is an excellent special for children
17 August 1999 | by CatKnapSee all my reviews

Although the Frog Prince was filmed in 1972, it does not feel dated. One of the strengths of Jim Henson's work is the ability to create shows that appealed to both children and adults. The piece is an excellent example. The muppet work, songs and story, all work to create a humorous telling of the Frog Prince.


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