The Muppets Take Manhattan

The Muppets Take Manhattan
The Muppets Take Manhattan
  • G
  • 1h 34m
  • 1984
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Broadway bound. The Muppets® Take Manhattan by storm in this magical musical about breaking into show business! Fresh out of college, Kermit®, Fozzie® and the entire cast of Kermit's musical "Manhattan Melodies" head for the Big Apple with plans to turn their small play into a big hit! All they need now is someone to produce their show! But when no one in town will even meet with them, it's up to Kermit to believe hard enough for all of his friends that the show WILL go on! Family entertainment has never been more fun than in this comedy marking Frank Oz's solo directorial debut.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: If it's not quite as sharp as The Muppet Movie, The Muppets Take Manhattan is still a smart, delightfully old-fashioned tale that follows the formula established by the first two movies -- a madcap adventure assisted by a huge group of human stars.
Variety Staff

A genuinely fun confection of old-fashioned entertainment.

June 21, 2017
Chicago Reader
Reece Pendleton

The movie is breezily fun and every bit as entertaining as its predecessors.

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Stephen Garrett

During the 94 minutes of this delightful movie, the Muppets graduate from college, hit New York, a...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
'80s Muppet musical has some mild innuendo, smoking.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Muppets Take Manhattan is a 1984 comedy in which Kermit and the gang move to New York to try to get their play on Broadway. Miss Piggy temporarily puts up with three construction workers ogling and catcalling her before she scares them off. In another scene, Miss Piggy is mugged in Central Park when her purse gets stolen; she pursues the mugger until stopping him with a body slam. In another scene, Janice is overheard saying "I will not take off my clothes, even if it's artistic." For anyone the least bit familiar with The Muppet Show, such humor shouldn't be shocking -- humor geared toward older audiences likely to go over the heads of younger viewers enthralled with the cartoonish cuteness of the Muppets themselves was a regular feature. There's some cigarette smoking.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family
  • Release Date:July 13, 1984
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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