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The Muppet Christmas Carol 20th Anniversary Edition DVD + Blu-ray Review

The Muppet Christmas Carol 20th Anniversary Edition DVD + Blu-ray Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Nov 13, 2012
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

In honor of it's 20th Anniversary Disney has re-released the The Muppet Christmas Carol on DVD and Blu-ray. This fun, feel-good retelling of Charles Dickens' heartwarming holiday classic is available in stores now. Kidzworld has the Review!

 

The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Muppet Christmas Carol is now available on DVD and Blu-ray
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The Muppet Christmas Carol 20th Anniversary: It's Not Easy Being Scrooge Special Edition

The Muppet Christmas Carol, starring Academy Award-winning actor Michael Caine as the hard-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge was first introduced to audiences in 1992, and has been remastered and re-released this holiday season as The Muppet Christmas Carol 20th Anniversary: It's Not Easy Being Scrooge Special Edition.

With the exception of Caine taking the lead as the humbug-hollering, holiday-shunning Scrooge, the rest of the movie if full of familiar Muppet faces, recast as the characters from Charles Dickens' timeless classic about the true meaning of Christmas. This miser is no match for The Muppets once the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future decide to pay him a visit. Narrated by Gonzo and Rizzo the Rat (who try endlessly to upstage one another) there's no shortage of hilarity and heartwarming holiday moments. 

The Muppet Christmas Carol
Gonzo and Rizzo the Rat narrate the classic tale
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Bonus Features

The Muppet Christmas Carol 20th Anniversary Edition comes with loads of special features! Take a look below!

  • Disney Intermission: A Brand new Bonus Feature, when the movie is paused  fans can watch and "cluck-along" to five classic yuletide tunes with the The Muppets Chickens and friends.
  • Audio Commentary: Audio commentary with some of your fave characters including rizzo, Gonzo, Kermit and more, the commentary takes you behind-the-scenes to show you how the Muppet magic happens.
  • Frogs, Pigs and Humbug - Unwrapping a New Holiday Classic: Director Brian Henson, along with Rizzo and Gonzo show you how The Muppet Christmas Carol was made.
  • On the Set Blooper Reel
  • Pepe Profiles Gonzo: "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Weirdo": A look at the man, the myth, the legend that is The Great Gonzo hosted by the one and only Pepe the Prawn.
  • Christmas Around the World: Gonzo and Rizzo take you on an adventure to see how Christmas is celebrated around the world!

The Muppet Christmas Carol
Kermit and Miss Piggy are recast as the downtrodden Bob and Belinda Cratchit
Courtesy of Disney
 

The Bottom Line

This was the first Muppet movie to be made after legendary Muppet-creator Jim Henson (who also did many of the iconic Muppet voices) died, and his son Brian Henson decided to take up the family business to great success. Muppet fans were not disappointed and the re-release The Muppet Christmas Carol, which is according to many critics one of the best Muppet movies to date, was eagerly awaited by fans.

What's truly incredible about The Muppet Christmas Carol is that although it's full of the usual Muppet hijinx and jokes, Michael Caine delivers a truly noteworthy performance as one of Dickens' most famous characters, and the movie also manages to stay true to the original story. In addition, the revamped sound highlights the many memorable music scenes in the movie. The bonus features add a little something special for the season. 

Check out "It Feels Like Christmas" from The Muppet Christmas Carol below!                                                                                               

 

The Muppet Christmas Carol Rating:5

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