SET SAIL FOR MUPPET MAYHEM!
Orphan Jim Hawkins (Kevin Bishop) and his friends Gonzo and Rizzo get their hands on a map that will lead them to a treasure that’s been buried on a remote island… The success of The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) resulted in another adaptation of a classic story for the felt creatures’ fifth movie. As expected, the adventure is interspersed with funny and engaging musical numbers, especially one hilariously silly act that makes fun of cabin fever. Gonzo and Rizzo are as amusing as in the last movie and Tim Curry is an ideal Long John Silver… but Kermit is almost overshadowed.
1996-U.S. 99 min. Color. Directed by Brian Henson. Novel: Robert Louis Stevenson. Songs: Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil. Cast: Tim Curry (Long John Silver), Kevin Bishop (Jim Hawkins), Billy Connolly (Billy Bones), Jennifer Saunders. Muppet Performers: Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson, Kevin Clash, Frank Oz.
Trivia: The Muppets next appeared in Muppets from Space (1999).