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Muppets from Space (1999)

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Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal. But when the men in black kidnap him, it's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help him reunite with his long-lost family.

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Tim Hill

Writers:

Jerry Juhl, Joey Mazzarino (as Joseph Mazzarino) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dave Goelz ... Gonzo / Bunsen Honeydew / Waldorf / The Birdman (voice)
Steve Whitmire ... Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Beaker / Cosmic Fish #1 / Rainbow / Miss Piggy (assistant) (voice)
Bill Barretta ... Pepe the Prawn / Bobo as Rentro / Johnny Fiama / Bubba the Rat / Cosmic Fish #2 (voice)
Jerry Nelson ... Robin / Statler / Ubergonzo (voice)
Brian Henson ... Dr. Phil Van Neuter / Sal Minella (voice)
Kevin Clash ... Clifford (voice)
Frank Oz ... Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Animal / Sam the Eagle (voice)
Jeffrey Tambor ... K. Edgar Singer
F. Murray Abraham ... Noah
Rob Schneider ... TV Producer
Josh Charles ... Agent Barker
Ray Liotta ... Gate Guard
David Arquette ... Dr. Tucker
Andie MacDowell ... Shelley Snipes
Kathy Griffin ... Female Armed Guard
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Storyline

After Gonzo receives messages from his breakfast cereal, he determines that he is an alien and tries to contact his alien brethren, but is captured by an overzealous secret government agency determined to prove the existence of extraterrestrial life. It's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help reunite him with his long-lost family. Written by Tell85

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Space. It's not as deep as you think. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Henson.com

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Muppets in Space See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,826,049, 18 July 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,625,807

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,323,612
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

An earlier draft of the story was written by Kirk R. Thatcher called "Muppets in Space." In the screenplay, aliens abducted Kermit because they believed him to be their leader, leading the other Muppets to attempt to save him. A set of Welch's Jelly Glasses were produced based around this theme. See more »

Goofs

One of the "R U There" messages is shown in Hollywood, California. Later, a globe showing the spiral formation of the messages has the western most portion of the spiral east of California. See more »

Quotes

TV Producer: Gonzo, you've got it.
Rizzo: Sure wish we could find a cure for it.
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Crazy Credits

Kaleidoscopic images of various Muppet characters appearing in the film are the backdrop to the credits. In order of appearance, they are the Swedish Chef, Kermit the Frog, Beaker, Clifford, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Animal, Fozzie Bear, Pepe the King Prawn, Carter, Bobo the Bear, Statler and Waldorf, and Rizzo the Rat. See more »

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The Gambler
Written by Don Schlitz
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18 July 1999 | by DjonnSee all my reviews

The Muppet franchise has mellowed a bit with age. MUPPETS FROM SPACE doesn't have the level of frenetic insanity that occasionally marked the original syndicated MUPPET SHOW, and it's neither as edgy as, say, the latest Mike Meyers movie nor as fast-paced as an Indiana Jones yarn.

But even if it's a little on the laid-back side, its heart is very much in the right place. In some ways, this is a direct spiritual sequel to the original MUPPET MOVIE, focusing this time on Gonzo's origin story rather than Kermit's. Where the first film spoofed the "road" comedies and Westerns, this one spoofs CE3K and MiB (but not, as the title might suggest, the Star Trek or Star Wars franchises).

It's lighter on the zingy one-liners than MUPPET MOVIE, and longtime Muppet fans will probably be a bit frustrated at the soundtrack, which relies almost entirely on borrowed and guested songs rather than musical performances by the Muppets themselves. (Note: if you peeked at the soundtrack album listings first, be advised that "I'm Going to Go Back There Someday" is NOT in the film. Should be, darnit, but isn't.) But there's some inspired silliness involving lab rats and a wonderfully zany infiltration of a Secret Government Installation.

All in all, what's here is a very warm and watchable comedy of a kind that's increasingly hard to find in theaters these days. And Miss Piggy's karate is still as dangerous as ever. I'm looking forward to the next Muppet film already. (How about a spy spoof, guys? "My name is Frog, Kermit the Frog.")


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