The Muppet Christmas Carol

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Certificate: U
Length: 83 min
Director: Brian Henson
Cast: Frank Oz, Michael Caine

Brian Henson directs his late father’s creations in the Charles Dickens classic, the best known Christmas story of all time. Michael Caine plays the old miser Scrooge with Kermit Bob Cratchit, Miss Piggy as Cratchit’s wife, and a host of Muppets (including the Great Gonzo as an unlikely Charles Dickens) taking other primary roles in this bright, playful adaptation.

While the odd mix of offbeat humour and drama undercuts the power of Dickens’s drama, this classic retelling makes an excellent family drama that adults and children alike can enjoy.

“There’s lots to love here, particularly Michael Caine’s deadly straight take on Scrooge.” – Henry Barnes, The Guardian