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Tales from Muppetland: The Muppet Musicians of Bremen (1972)

Four mistreated farm animals seek refuge as a band of traveling musicians in this musical tale narrated by Kermit the Frog.

Director:

Jim Henson

Writer:

Jerry Juhl
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Cast

Cast overview:
Frank Oz ... Leroy the Donkey (Assistant) / Rat (voice)
Jerry Nelson ... T.R. the Rooster / Caleb Siles (voice)
Jim Henson ... Kermit the Frog / Mean Floyd / Catgut (Assistant) / Rat (voice)
Richard Hunt ... Chicken / Rat / Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
John Lovelady John Lovelady ... Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Danny Seagren Danny Seagren ... Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Faz Fazakas Faz Fazakas ... Additional Muppet Performer / Chicken (voice) (as Franz Fazakas)
Phyllis Marshall Phyllis Marshall ... Catgut (voice)
François Klanfer François Klanfer ... Rover Joe / Mordacai Sledge (voice) (as Francois Klanfer)
Nick Nichols Nick Nichols ... Leroy the Donkey / Farmer Lardpork (voice)
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Storyline

Four mistreated farm animals seek refuge as a band of traveling musicians in this musical tale narrated by Kermit the Frog.

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musician | rooster | robbers | donkey | dog | See All (10) »

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Comedy | Family | Music

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Details

Official Sites:

Henson.com

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Muppet Musicians of Bremen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jim Henson Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

T.R. (the rooster) changes his name five times - Tuckered Rooster, Terrified Rooster, Travellin' Rooster, Tender-hearted Rooster and Tough Rooster. See more »

Quotes

Farmer Lardpork: This is the second time this week that I've missed my breakfast on account of you!
T.R. the Rooster: [sarcastic, to the camera] I thought he was lookin' kinda scrawny...
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Connections

Follows Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

A FAMILY TOGETHER (REPRISE)
Sung by Leroy (voiced by Nick Nichols), T.R. (voiced by Jerry Nelson), Rover Joe (voiced by François Klafner) and Catgut (voiced by Phyllis Marshall)
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Never Catches the Usual Henson 'Spark'
11 March 2001 | by HotoilSee all my reviews

Everything seems a bit off in this one. The puppetry is an innovative blend of hand puppets, full-body costumes and marionettes, but the presentation is just too bland to stand alongside other more impressive 'Tales from Muppetland' specials.

Everything is just a bit muddy and off, even Kermit seems a little odd here (although I love his little dance at the beginning).

Never liked this one as a kid, thought I might have a newfound appreciation for it now as a Muppet fan and all, but no dice. I found myself bored and disappointed. Check out Henson's much better Muppet fairy tale specials from this era, like "Hey, Cinderella" or the masterpiece "Frog Prince". "Musicians of Bremen" however, probably won't hold the attention of you or your child very well.


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