Muppet Treasure Island

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Overview

Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a young orphan who becomes involved with pirate Long John Silver is given the Muppet treatment in this vibrant children's musical. As in The Muppet Christmas Carol, the film stays loyal to the original storyline but casts the well-known puppets in many of the supporting roles. Young Jim Hawkins remains human, as does Long John Silver, played by an amusingly exaggerated Tim Curry. However, Captain Smollet is played by the evergreen Kermit the Frog; Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and ...
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Overview

Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a young orphan who becomes involved with pirate Long John Silver is given the Muppet treatment in this vibrant children's musical. As in The Muppet Christmas Carol, the film stays loyal to the original storyline but casts the well-known puppets in many of the supporting roles. Young Jim Hawkins remains human, as does Long John Silver, played by an amusingly exaggerated Tim Curry. However, Captain Smollet is played by the evergreen Kermit the Frog; Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and Rizzo the Rat serve as roving narrators; and numerous other Muppets assume smaller roles. The familiar adventure plot is enlivened by the Muppets' good-natured, winking sense of humor, and a number of anarchic musical numbers are reminiscent of the original Muppet Show. Long-time followers of the Muppets may find the film less fresh than Jim Henson's original creations, but the combination of old-fashioned storytelling, intriguing design, and clever humor will undoubtedly amuse younger audiences.
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Special Features

Pepe Profiles presents: Fozzie Bear: A Long Day's Journey Into the Night Clubs; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; Widescreen (1.85:1)-enhanced for 16x9 televisions; Full screen (1.33:1); French language track
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Robert Louis Stevenson's classic adventure gets Muppetized in this 1996 delight, complete with savvy cameos, rollicking musical numbers ("Cabin Fever" is a showstopper), self-referential humor, and Miss Piggy as the Island's treasure-bedecked "queen of the warthogs." Purists offended by any of this are free to walk the plank. But if you're anything like the tour group that passes through one of the climactic scenes ("This is where they filmed Muppet Treasure Island," explains the guide) you'll be very impressed indeed. Kevin Bishop heads the human cast as plucky young Jim Hawkins, who comes into possession of a treasure map. Tim Curry is in his element as the scheming "professional pirate" Long John Silver. The Muppet cast includes Kermit as Captain Smollett, with Rizzo the Rat and the Great Gonzo shouldering most of the comedy. It wouldn't be a Muppet movie without a Kermit-and-Piggy love scene, and here the duo wind up tied together upside down, dangling over a cliff, where they share the tender ballad "Love Led Us Here." Funny and faithful (in its way) to Stevenson's story, this is a film families will long treasure.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/29/2005
  • UPC: 786936286519
  • Original Release: 1996
  • Rating:

  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Anniversary Edition / Pan & Scan
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: Fran├žais
  • Time: 1:40:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 21,483

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tim Curry Long John Silver
Jennifer Saunders Mrs. Bluveridge
Kevin Bishop Jim Hawkins
Billy Connolly Billy Bones
Frank Oz Voice Only, Voice Only
Steve Whitmire Voice Only
Dave Goelz Voice Only, Voice Only
Kevin Clash Black Dog, Polly, Real Old Tom, Spa'am
Harry Jones Easy Pete
Harry Jones Easy Pete
Jerry Nelson Voice Only, Voice Only, Voice Only, Voice Only, Voice Only
David Rudman Voice Only
Frederick Warder Calico Jerry
Technical Credits
Brian Henson Director, Producer
Nick Allder Special Effects Supervisor
Martin G. Baker Producer
Alan Cassie Art Director
Allison Cowitt Casting
Suzanne Crowley Casting
Karen Dawson Makeup
John Fenner Camera Operator
Mike Fenton Casting
Pat Garrett Choreography
Jim V. Hart Screenwriter
Michael Jablow Associate Producer, Editor
Jerry Juhl Screenwriter
Peter Lindsay Sound/Sound Designer
Barry Mann Songwriter
Frank Oz Executive Producer
Gilly Poole Casting
Selwyn Roberts Producer
Polly Smith Costumes/Costume Designer
Val Strazovec Production Designer
Kirk R. Thatcher Screenwriter
Simon Wakefield Set Decoration/Design
Cynthia Weil Songwriter
Hans Zimmer Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Muppet Treasure Island
1. Opening Title / "Shiver Me Timbers" [:07]
2. A Story Worth Hearing [4:01]
3. "Something Better" [2:27]
4. The Black Spot! [3:36]
5. Billy's Treasure Map [3:32]
6. Trelawney & Son, Master Ship Builders [5:20]
7. Aboard the Hispaniola [2:46]
8. Long John Silver [1:25]
9. Captain Smollett Arrives [3:16]
10. "Sailing for Adventure" [3:41]
11. Roll Call [3:00]
12. Sailing by the Stars [3:34]
13. Everyone Wants the Map [3:53]
14. "Cabin Fever" [3:34]
15. Man Overboard! [4:33]
16. In the Apple Barrel [3:08]
17. Land Ho! [1:35]
18. "Professional Pirate" [2:35]
19. Benjamina Gunn [5:52]
20. Jim, Gonzo and Rizzo Escape [4:06]
21. Old Aquaintances [6:22]
22. Master Hawkins to the Rescue [3:19]
23. "Love Led Us Here" [1:37]
24. Fighting the Pirates [3:34]
25. Long John Steals Away [7:01]
26. "Love Power" / End Credits [3:33]
1. Opening Title / "Shiver Me Timbers" [:07]
2. A Story Worth Hearing [4:01]
3. "Something Better" [2:27]
4. The Black Spot! [3:36]
5. Billy's Treasure Map [3:32]
6. Trelawney & Son, Master Ship Builders [5:20]
7. Aboard the Hispaniola [2:46]
8. Long John Silver [1:25]
9. Captain Smollett Arrives [3:16]
10. "Sailing for Adventure" [3:41]
11. Roll Call [3:00]
12. Sailing by the Stars [3:34]
13. Everyone Wants the Map [3:53]
14. "Cabin Fever" [3:34]
15. Man Overboard! [4:33]
16. In the Apple Barrel [3:08]
17. Land Ho! [1:35]
18. "Professional Pirate" [2:35]
19. Benjamina Gunn [5:52]
20. Jim, Gonzo and Rizzo Escape [4:06]
21. Old Aquaintances [6:22]
22. Master Hawkins to the Rescue [3:19]
23. "Love Led Us Here" [1:37]
24. Fighting the Pirates [3:34]
25. Long John Steals Away [7:01]
26. "Love Power" / End Credits [3:33]
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2014

    best muppet movie.

    best muppet movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Muppet Treasure Island

    Adventurous!
    Joyable and funny for the whole family!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT AND FUNNY

    Ok, so I gave it 4 stars on "intellectual stimulation". That might be an exaggeration, but I did see this movie TWICE in the theater! One of the funniest kid-friendly movies ever.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A Muppet Classic

    This is one of the best Muppet movies. The Muppet spin on the classic story from Treasure Island is very entertaining. Tim Curry is fantastic as Long John Silver. We took our children to see this in the theater and bought the vhs version when it came out. Our oldest child wanted the dvd to watch with friends in the university dorm as a stress reliever during exams. For an evening of great family time you can't beat the Muppets!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    muppet treasure island

    this is so a classic that's like treasure island just with muppets. ms piggy has always been my fave puppet when i was little next to kermit and gonzo especially the bear forgot his name and the rat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hehehehahaha

    I watch/listen to this every time I'm cramming to get homework done. You work faster when you're having fun!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fab!!!

    A wicked film that you can sit through without having to think that much, great acting from Tim Curry and Kevin Bishop!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2002

    So funny

    This is one of the best muppet films I've seen in a long time. My husband and I have gotten so much laughter out of the jokes that have been on this film, since we both first saw it. He quotes them all the time! I really love the story and how it all links together in the great tradition of awesome muppet story telling. I will be forever grateful to Jim Henson for giving us such a wonderful gift of entertainment that many generations will be able to enjoy for years to come.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2001

    funnyx2

    this is a great movie i love how tim curry brought out the character of long john silver and the way he interacted with the muppets was hilarious. he is one of my idols.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2000

    What a wonderful film for kids!

    This movie was great! My 4 year old and 2 year old LOVE this movie. They watch it almost every day and have memorized all of the songs. This film is also for adults, and I find myself sitting down to portions of it every time it is on. Definitely a keeper.

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