The Muppet Movie
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2 Nominations
Year 1979
Director James Frawley
Writer Jack Burns, Jerry Juhl
Starring Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Golez, Charles Durning, Austin Pendleton
52nd Academy Awards

The Muppet Movie is the first of a series of live-action musical feature films starring Jim Henson's Muppets. Released in 1979, the film was produced by Henson Associates, and ITC Entertainment. It was released between the third and fourth seasons of The Muppet Show.



Kermit the Frog is persuaded by agent Dom DeLuise to pursue a career in Hollywood. Along the way, Kermit picks up Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, The Great Gonzo, and a motley crew of other Muppets with similar aspirations. Meanwhile, Kermit must elude the grasp of a frog-leg restaurant magnate.