#ThrowbackThursday – The Muppets Take Manhattan

Original US release date: July 13, 1984 Production budget: $8,000,000 Worldwide gross: $25,534,703 Much to my surprise, my #ThrowbackThursday columns on the Muppet films have been surprisingly popular, so I'm back with another installment.  Following the original (and wildly successful) The Muppet Movie (#TBT column) and its sequel The Great Muppet Caper (#TBT column), The Muppets Take... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – The Great Muppet Caper

Original US release date: June 26, 1981 Production budget: $14,000,000 Worldwide gross: $31,206,251 After the huge success of 1979's The Muppet Movie (for which I have already done a #ThrowbackThursday, which can be found here), a theatrical follow-up of some sort was virtually inevitable.  The fun thing about the Muppets property is that the characters and their... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – The Muppet Movie

Original US release date: June 22, 1979 Production budget: $8,000,000 Worldwide gross:$65,200,000 There sadly exists very little context for how big of a deal The Muppets - created by Jim Henson - actually were upon their arrival.  Debuting in 1976 with "The Muppet Show", the Muppets captured the imagination and funny bones of the entire... Continue Reading →

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