Cast (Muppet Treasure Island): Tim Curry, Kevin Bishop, Billy Connolly, Jennifer Saunders.
Cast (The Great Muppet Caper): Jim Henson, Frank Oz and Dave Goelz.
Running Time (Muppet Treasure Island): 1 hour; 39 minutes.
Running Time (The Great Muppet Caper): 1 hour; 35 minutes.
Genre (Both Films): Family, Action, Adventure, Comedy.
Ratings (Both Films): G – Good for all family members.
Synopsis (Muppet Treasure Island):
The Muppets, with the help from a cast of celebrities, put on their version of Robert Lewis Stevenson’s classic novel Treasure Island. Kermit the Frog and his Muppet friends do battle with the crafty pirate captain, Long John Silver and his band of pirates while trying to find a long-lost treasure.
Synopsis (The Great Muppet Caper):
News reporters, Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear, are sent to London, England to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy woman who has just had her priceless necklace stolen. The thief strikes again, this time, framing Miss Piggy for the crime. It is up to Kermit, Fozzie and the rest of the Muppets to crack the case of the jewellery thief to clear Miss Piggy’s reputation.
Features of Disney’s Muppet Treasure Island & The Great Muppet Caper Blu-ray™ and DVD:
• Frog-E Oke Sing-Along – You are able to sing along with the Muppets as they perform songs in both films (“Cabin Fever” – Muppet Treasure Island; “Stepping Out with A Star” and “Happiness Hotel” – The Great Muppet Caper.)
• “The Tale of the Story Beyond the Tail” (Muppet Treasure Island) – The cast, crew, and Muppets talk about making the movie.
• “Let The Good Shine Out” – A music video for viewers to dance and sing along with (Muppet Treasure Island).
• Audio Commentary – Comments about the movie from Gonzo the Great, Rizzo the Rat and Brian Henson.
What Parents Should Look Out For In Disney’s Muppet Treasure Island & The Great Muppet Caper:
• Kissing – Kermit and Miss Piggy do this briefly (The Great Muppet Caper).
• Violence – Billy Bones dies of a heart attack (Muppet Treasure Island); Miss Piggy, hits a few people, and a man is knocked out by a gun (The Great Muppet Caper).
• Language – A person says “hell” once (The Great Muppet Caper).
My Impressions of Disney’s Muppet Treasure Island & The Great Muppet Caper:
I have loved the Muppets since my childhood, so, as a parent, I naturally enjoyed sharing these movies with my kids. I liked how both of these films have been paired together into one combo pack, so you can have a whole afternoon of Muppet fun! I also liked that these movies had different themes, so it would not seem repetitive for the kids watching. Both movies were funny and action-packed, so my children’s attention was captivity on the screen, watching to see what would happen next.
Where the BluRay® / DVD experience is concerned, it was okay. Both films looked better than I remembered them to look from when I was a child, and the special features were fun to watch. My favourite was the Frog-e Oke Sing-Along!
My Rating of Muppet Treasure Island / The Great Muppet Caper – 4 out of 5. Both films had my kids and I dancing and singing along to them…We had an amazing time watching them!
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