One feels that his performance would not seem out of place if he were surrounded by the ranks of great British thespians and taking part in a 'straight' production of Dicken's tale as opposed to a Muppet movie. [10], Production took place at the Shepperton Studios, England. 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Muppet Christmas Carol, The (Clean Trailer) The first full-length Muppet feature since the tragic death of Jim Henson in 1990, THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL is a mixed bag of mixed moods. Jumps and falls to the ground. Sam the Eagle as Headmaster of Junior High Graduates, Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (performer). This decision to exclude the song from the film detracts hugely from the pathos of one of the film's central themes (past Mistakes and ultimate redemption) and definitely takes away some of the indescribably bitter-sweet overall mood of the film.I strongly recommend this film to people of any age or gender as a film that it is virtually impossible not to fall in love with. Scrooge also takes pity on Bob's ill son Tiny Tim (played by Robin the Frog). The film was released in the United States on December 11, 1992, by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution. But nothing can really diminish the late Jim Henson's irresistibly appealing characters.”[23], Giving the film three stars out of five, Almar Haflidason of the BBC wrote the film is "liberal but fun adaptation of a classic" that "turns out to be quite touching as Muppet movies go. He looks at Gonzo, Slides through the bars to retrieve them, and joins Gonzo back on the other side. When the musical sequence "It Feels Like Christmas" ends with the crane shot, the short buildings became visibly seen in the background, in which Brian Henson explained on the DVD audio commentary that they were aware of the problem during shooting, but eventually decided that the closing shot was worth it as they believed not many people would notice the error.[12]. Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page. It was the first Muppet film made without Jim Henson, and it didn’t do terribly well at the box office. 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