The Muppet Movie

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The Muppet Movie is the first of a series of popular live-action musical feature films starring Jim Henson's Muppets. This film was produced by Henson Associates, and originally released in movie theatres by 1979. Template:Muppet films

The plot centers around Kermit the Frog's journey to Hollywood in order to pursue an acting career. On the way he is joined by many other famous muppets such as Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and Gonzo. Kermit's progress is hindered at every step of the way by Doc Hopper (played by Charles Durning), a conniving restaurateur seeking to coerce Kermit into becoming the spokesfrog for his fast food chain, "Doc Hopper's French-Fried Frog Legs."

The film was scored by Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher, and their song The Rainbow Connection received an Academy Award nomination and became the informal theme song of Henson Pictures.

The film had numerous celebrity cameos including Mel Brooks, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, Elliott Gould, Milton Berle, Telly Savalas, and Orson Wells. The movie was dedicated to Edgar Bergen, who made his final film appearance in this movie.

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