Muppets from space 1999 movie behind the voice actors. In 2004, the walt disney company acquired the muppets from the jim henson. So its a relief to discover that muppets from space is the best muppet movie for some time, adding film references aplenty, dark, edgy comedy and even a touch of postmodernism to the usual all. Kermit and his newfound friends trek across america to find success in hollywood, but a frog legs merchant is after kermit. Bobo was featured prominently in the episode featuring guest star cindy crawford, in which bobo fell in love with crawford and made a. In august 1998, jerry juhl told fan site muppet central that in 1996, he and kirk thatcher had separately begun to develop movie ideas for the muppet characters next feature film. With the help of his muppet friends, he must escape from singers compound and get to the rendezvous. Muppets from space is a genuinely funny, toetapping family movie, one of the best family movies in what has been, so far, a dreary year for family movies.
The muppets continued their media presence in the 1990s with the jim henson hour 1989 and muppets tonight 199698, both of which were similar in format to the muppet show, and three films. An album containing the films score was also released separately. Parents need to know that muppets from space is classic muppet fare with jokes to keep the parents happy and a fun story for kids, with the valuable theme of an outcast trying to find his place in the world. Apr 03, 2009 muppets from space brick house song groovy. In some ways, this is a direct spiritual sequel to the original muppet movie, focusing this time on gonzos origin story rather than kermits. Muppets from space is the last muppet film made before the straighttovideo era, and fortunately doesnt show any of the weakness that those efforts bore. On a quest to find his real family, gonzo discovers that his longlost relatives are actually aliens from another planet. What follows is a funny and wild muppet movie that i think little kids will enjoy. Produced by henson associates and itc entertainment between the first and second half of the muppet. The muppet christmas carol 1992, muppet treasure island 1996, and muppets from space 1999. Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal.
There are some mildly suspenseful moments and lots of comic action sequences in which some of the beloved muppet creatures, particularly gonzo, are in danger. While neither episode was moved forward as a series and other networks in the united states rejected hensons proposals, british producer lew grade expressed interest. The muppet show is a comedy television series created by jim henson and featuring the muppets. Gonzo finds out that hes actually an alien, however when a shadowy government agency finds out about this, the rest of the gang must rescue gonzo from governmental clutches. Following a different path, muppets from space uses a soundtrack of funk songs from the late 60s and 70s. Jim hensons lovable muppets return to the small screen in this mockumentarystyle series that follows their personal and professional lives. Muppets from space who cut this cake skit duration.
It successfully recaptures the zaniness of the old tv series from the 1970s. I would have to say that the movie was the best for its parodies on the popular scifi movies, like mib, id4, star wars, and star trek. In this entertaining film, gonzo believes that he is a space alien after he receives messages from outer space. Watch muppets from space online for free in hdhigh quality. Muppets from space shining star music video movie youtube. At the very least, muppets from space is a cute send up of alien contact films like close encounters of the third kind, and prison break movies such as the shawshank redemption or escape from alcatraz. With dave goelz, steve whitmire, bill barretta, jerry nelson. It also provides a mostly wholesome experience, despite some minor content problems. All eight muppet movies ranked from worst to best film.
The movie was hilarious, and i would recomend it to everyone. After announcing his findings to the world on ufomaniamiss piggys talk showgonzo becomes the target of paranoid government operative k. With the help of his muppet friends, he must escape from singers compound and get to the. There are sly references to just about every space movie classic, from the day the earth stood still to independence day and men in black plus the shawshank redemption, and cameos from stars including andie. Gonzo has previously been classified as a whatever. It is so far the only muppet movie to not be a musical, with the score being filled with already. Photos of the muppets from space movie voice actors. Muppets from space once again pairs the late jim hensons creations with a. The franchise includes eight feature films, and other television series. Muppet caper ive seen 3000 times, but this muppets take manhattan ive seen the mostmaybe even 4000 times. Then he wakes up and realizes it was all only a nightmare.
In a deleted scene from its a very merry muppet christmas movie, kermit reveals that j. If you like the muppets or enjoy movies with parodies, then i would suggest to. With enormous enthusiasm and unsinkable optimism, daredevil gonzo steps into his first starring role in muppets from space, a hilarious extraterrestrial adventure about the search for gonzos past. Muppets from space the muppets are back in a new zany comedy, muppets from space. Muppets in space was an early concept for a muppet movie with a science fiction theme. The series originated as two pilot episodes produced by henson for abc in 1974 and 1975, respectively. The muppets embark on a hilarious extraterrestrial adventure in hopes of finding out about gonzos past, and discover that gonzos family members are aliens from a distant planet. The fundamentals of the muppets are absent in muppets from space. The funniest scene in muppets from space is the first one, where gonzo is refused a place on noahs ark because he is one of a kind. It is a joyous adventure that i hope more families find out about now. This would have taken place some time after 1996, as j.
Track listing shining star the dust brothers, flashlight spaceflight george clinton, brick house the commodores, getaway the getaway people, dazz g. Muppets from space 1999 takes all the sarcastic silly humor of the old muppet movies and brings these beloved creatures into a contemporary. Muppets from space is a 1999 american science fiction comedy film produced by columbia pictures and jim henson pictures. Our players are mobile html5 friendly, responsive with chromecast support. At long last, the secret of just what the great gonzo happens to be is.
The franchises main work is the muppet show, a syndicated television series which ran from 1976 to 1981. Muppets from space isnt nearly as good as the other muppet features, but with a few fun scenes and a lighthearted feel, it is still a cute movie. The tralier for muppets from space, film owned by columbia tristar entertainment muppets owned by the muppets holding company lcc. A muppet fanatic with some help from his 2 human compatriots must regroup the muppet gang to stop an avaricious oil mogul from taking down one of their precious lifelonging treasures. Financial analysis of muppets from space 1999 including budget, domestic and international box office gross, dvd and bluray sales reports, total earnings and profitability. Muppets from space is a 1999 muppets movie starring their regular cast of characters, focusing on gonzos back story. Muppets from space 1999 takes all the sarcastic silly humor of the old muppet movies and brings these beloved creatures into a contemporary space. Directed by james frawley and produced by jim henson, the films screenplay was conceived by the muppet show writers jerry juhl and jack burns. The muppet movie is a 1979 britishamerican musical road comedy film and the first theatrical film featuring the muppets. Sep 01, 2018 muppets from space movie tv spot 1999 rewind me. Muppets from space celebration song groovy youtube.
Although the term is often used to refer to any puppet that resembles the distinctive style of the muppet show, the term was coined by jim henson for his puppet act, and a legal trademark owned by the walt disney company since 2004. With the help of his muppet friends, he must escape from singers compound and get. You can use your mobile device without any trouble. With amy adams, jason segel, chris cooper, rashida jones. On a quest with buddy rizzo to find his real family, gonzo discovers that his longlost relatives are actually aliens from a distant planet.
If you like the muppets or enjoy movies with parodies, then i would suggest to you muppets from space. Gonzo then gets a message that his relatives are coming for a visit from outer space. In addition to being the worlds most famous amphibian and film star, kermit is executive producer of up late with miss piggy. Bobo was featured prominently in the episode featuring guest star cindy crawford, in which bobo fell in love with crawford and made a number of clumsy attempts to woo her. Launching himself on a quest for his outer space family, gonzo finds himself captured by a covert government organization but, of course, his pals quickly come to his aid. This is a list of productions based on the muppets characters and franchise, including films, television series and specials, and other media. Like all muppet movies, muppets from space has plenty of jokes to keep the parents happy while the kids are enjoying the story. The muppets are a group of puppet characters created by jim henson starting from 1955. Watch muppets from space online stream full movie directv. But when the men in black kidnap him, its up to kermit and the gang to rescue gonzo and. My second favorite muppet movie is the great muppet caper which is infinitely fabulous too but muppets take manhattan wins the gold. Muppets from space is the muppets sixth feature film, released in 1999. With jim henson, frank oz, jerry nelson, richard hunt.
Check out the official muppets from space 1999 trailer starring. After i got my movie, i popped it in and discovered that i enjoyed the film more this time, and that in fact it does have the warmth and charm normally associated. Every muppet movie, ranked by rotten tomatoes screenrant. One song is performed onscreen by the alien gonzos, and the muppets sing a line of the opening song. Murray abraham, david arquette, ray liotta, and andie macdowell.
Clip of brick house, muppets from space 1999, by the commodores. Disney acquired the muppets in february 2004, allowing. Bobo the bear appeared on muppets tonight as the jovial but bumbling security guard at the kmup tv studio. It is so far the only muppet movie to not be a musical, with the score being filled with alreadypopular oldies soul and funk some of which are covered for the film, and the first muppet film since jim hensons death that has an original. Muppets from space once again pairs the late jim hensons creations with a stellar cast of human beings, including f.
International film and television star, fashionista and the fabulous host of her own late night talk show, up late with miss piggy. But when its later revealed that gonzo is, in fact, an alien from outer space, stranded on our planet, we can sympathize with his feelings. Sep 20, 2011 clip of brick house, muppets from space 1999, by the commodores. Thatchers movie concept was about the muppets as space travelers in a sort of wacky, muppetized star wars universe.
The origin story for gonzo that we never knew we needed, muppets from space gives the little blue whatever his due by cluing us in to the truth that he is actually an extraterrestrial. With enormous enthusiasm and unsinkable optimism, daredevil gonzo steps into his first starring role in muppets from space, a hilarious. The muppets other feature films have been musical comedies. Muppets from space is the album containing pop songs from the 1999 movie muppets from space.1131 1077 1013 39 1007 1364 1179 690 619 776 1122 248 299 195 707 975 962 1039 1339 1392 1002 1397 366 285 1355 380 1496 502 544 1428 824 591 1015 446 13 392 369 1125