Popcorn Flicks in the Park
The Muppet Christmas Carol
This film is a part of our Popcorn Flicks in the Park series, which takes place in Central Park, Winter Park once a month and it’s FREE and open to the public! These films are presented with open captions.
The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets — Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Sam the Eagle — weave in and out of the story, while Scrooge receives visits from spirits of three Christmases — past, present and future. They show him the error of his self-serving ways, but the miserable old man seems to be past any hope of redemption and happiness.
Preceded by “Frosty’s Winter Wonderland”
Lonely at the North Pole, the magic snowman is pleased when his human friends build a wife for him. He gives her a bouquet of frost flowers, which brings her to life with his trademark line, “Happy birthday!” The couple’s happiness makes Jack Frost jealous, and he tries to separate them. A well-timed blizzard threatens to halt the nuptials of Frosty and Crystal, but she pleads with Jack Frost to stop the storm and asks him to be their best man. Mollified, Jack allows the wedding to go on and the fun to continue throughout the winter.
THE MUPPETS CHIRSTMAS CAROL
1992, 185 minutes, USA, Rated G, Directed by Brian Henson
FROSTY'S WINTER WONDERLAND
1976, 25 minutes, USA, Directed by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr.
"Wonderful. The humour, the terrific soundtrack, it all just seems to come together in a way you wouldn't expect."- Victoria Luxford, BBC.COM
"Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy are joined by Caine as a hilarious Scrooge in this irresistibly sweet musical adaptation of Dickens’ festive tale."- Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN
"A charming feature filled with colorful caricatures, important lessons, and inventive humor."- Mike Massie, GONE WITH THE TWINS
"The Muppet Christmas Carol is the definitive holiday classic, a triumph of comedy and tragedy with something to offer audiences of all ages. Simply perfect."- Ian Thomas Malone, IANTHOMASMALONE.COM