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Disney Movie Trivia- The Muppet Movie (1979)

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Welcome to another Tiggeriffic Trivia Tuesday!

The movie Muppets Most Wanted comes out this month on March 21st. This coming Saturday I get the chance to review the movie. In honor the soon to be new movie release I thought I would travel back to 1979 when The Muppet Movie was released.

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Disney Movie Trivia | The Muppet Movie (1979)

  • Richard Pryor has a cameo in the movie. He is handing out balloons.
  • Tim Burton was also among the many puppeteers in the finale.
  • The illusion of Fozzie driving the Studebaker was achieved by having a midget drive the car via remote control from the trunk, using a television monitor to guide his steering. The puppeteers would lay on the seat or floor and couldn’t see a thing. The first time they tested it, the television monitor went on the blink, and the driver had to be talked through the scene by an assistant director on a walkie-talkie (“A little to the right, now, to the left…hold it…”)
  • The film was an allegory for Jim Henson’s rise to fame.
  • One of the Kermits used in “The Rainbow Connection” was a mechanical; you can tell by the way it strums the banjo, and the colors of Kermit’s “skin”.

Trivia courtesy of Imbd.

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Thursday 13th of March 2014

I have always loved the muppets!

Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

Tuesday 11th of March 2014

I remember very well the 1979 original--and still love it!!! <3 Kermie :)

Sean @DisneyDayByDay

Tuesday 11th of March 2014

Love the muppets, we have gone back and watched some of the originals. Our son likes to watch the making of videos, it's crazy what the puppeteers have to do to get those shots.

Beth D.

Tuesday 11th of March 2014

I can't wait for the new Muppet movie to come out! I loved watching them as a kid, the movies and the series on TV.