The first full-length Muppet feature since the tragic death of Jim Henson in 1990, THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL is a mixed bag of mixed moods. The somberness of Dickens's oft-filmed seasonal cautionary fable works at cross purposes with the Muppets, keeping their usual gentle anarchy at
Despite the participation of Kermit the Frog as Bob Crachit, this retelling does not significantly deviate from the outlines of the well-known and well-worn Charles Dickens original. In Dickens's l9th-century London, miserly financier Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine) prepares to spend Christmas
alone--having given his long-suffering but loyal head clerk Crachit a rare day off...