The Muppet Christmas Carol

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USA | 1992 | 85 minutes | Brian Henson

December 4, 2019

SIFF Movie Club

The Muppet gang reunite for a lively retelling of Charles Dickens' Christmas classic, "A Christmas Carol," filled to the brim with all the Muppet magic you've come to expect from the creative worlds of Jim Henson.

Puppeteer and voice actor Karen Prell, who worked on the film, will introduce the film.

As the first Muppet film produced after the death of Jim Henson, The Muppet Christmas Carol had an awful lot to live up to, but Brain Henson (son of Jim) knocks it out of the park in his first attempt at feature film directing. Adapting the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly old soul whose distaste for life lived from a place of love and compassion comes back to haunt him—literally—as a series of ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve to show him the error of his ways.

"There are moments where you forget it's supposed to be a children's film. You even forget it's supposed to be a Muppet film. It's just a wonderful festive story, enchantingly told."—Charlotte Runcie, The Telegraph

  • Director: Brian Henson
  • Principal Cast: Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Michael Caine, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson, Jessica Fox
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1992
  • Running Time: 85 minutes
  • Producer: Martin G. Baker, Brian Henson
  • Screenplay: Jerry Juhl
  • Cinematographers: John Fenner
  • Language: English
  • Rating: G