For the month of October Disney Family Movies is offering one free month when you sign up! The participating cable providers are Mediacom, Cox and AT & T U-verse. You can read more details here, in my Disney Family Movies special treat for October post.
We’re highlighting one great movie per day that’s currently playing on Disney Family Movies. For our second Muppet Monday, it’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights, it’s time to meet the Muppets… in London!
In 1981’s all singing, all-action, all-Muppet magic, The Great Muppet Caper!
The only Muppet movie ever directed by Muppet maestro Jim Henson, The Great Muppet Caper continues the notable Muppet tradition of bold-faced guest stars, including veddy, veddy British funny folks John Cleese and Peter Ustinov! Co-starring the great Charles Grodin (Midnight Run) and the lovely dame Diana Rigg (television’s The Avengers), the film introduced more memorable Muppet music Hey, A Movie!, Happiness Hotel, and The First Time It Happens (nominated for the Oscar for Best Original Song). (To check in early to the Happiness Hotel, please click here:
A bit of Muppet movie trivia:
- This is the first time Gonzo is officially called a ‘whatever’
- The film was shot entirely on location in merry old England
- The final scene— the famous scene in which all the Muppets ride bicycles together!— was accomplished by all the Muppets being pulled on their bicycles by a group of puppeteers, including Jim Henson’s then 19 year old son Brian Henson— now the chairman of The Jim Henson Company
Gather the gang to see the Muppet gang across the pond in Britain in The Great Muppet Caper trailer:
Enjoy more Muppet madness with the official YouTube channel of the Muppets:
And follow the Muppet-y magic on Twitter.
Remember, Disney Family Movies extends the Muppet madness by showing The Muppet Movie as well:
When in Disney World and Disneyland, be sure to catch “Muppet Vision 3-D”.