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UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum present

Muppet Treasure Island

Muppet Treasure Island
February 21, 2016 - 11:00 am

Muppet Treasure Island  (1996)

Gonzo and Rizzo accompany young orphan Jim Hawkins on a perilous adventure in search of buried treasure, in this zany musical take on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of intrigue on the high seas.  Featuring your favorite Muppets, including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear, the film also stars Tim Curry as the slippery, scurvy Long John Silver.

35mm, color, 99 min.  Production: Walt Disney Pictures, Jim Henson Productions.  Distribution: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution.  Producer: Martin G. Baker, Brian Henson.  Director: B. Henson.  Based on a novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Screenwriter: Jerry Juhl, Kirk R. Thatcher, James V. Hart.  Cinematographer: John Fenner.  Production Design: Val Strazovec.  Editor: Michael Jablow.  Composer: Hans Zimmer.  With: Tim Curry, Steve Whitmire, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Billy Connolly.

Note:  recommended for ages 6+

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