Disney's The Muppet Christmas Carol 20th Anniversary Edition

Disney’s The Muppet Christmas Carol 20th Anniversary Edition

Ladies and gentlemen! Have you heard the news? One of the greatest Christmas classics is back and better than ever! The Muppet Christmas Carol 20th Anniversary Edition has been released on Blu-ray just in time for the holiday season.

This was one of my favorite Christmas movies to watch when I was growing up. It has so much heart, heaps of comedy and to top it off, the lead actor is none other than the incomparable Michael Caine. Now I am assuming that most of you have seen this movie at some point in your life, so rather than tell you how good this movie is I will show you what this edition in particular offers.

First of all, the picture and sound quality that comes from Blu-ray playback is second to none, this film really comes to life in high definition. In addition to this, the 20th anniversary edition includes special features including the hilarious blooper reel and a comprehensive and in-depth behind the scenes featurette “Frogs, Pigs, And Humbug: Unwrapping a Holiday Classic.”

My favorite feature however, is the audio commentary that includes behinds the scenes information from the main characters themselves. Kermit, Rizzo, and Gonzo all comment on the movie while you watch it, it is absolutely hilarious!

If you are looking for a movie to compliment your holiday cheer, this is the one for you. Clean family fun with a lively puppet cast, it doesn’t get any better than this!

The Muppet Christmas Carol 20th Anniversary Edition Film Clip

English: Nobel Peace prize Concert 2008, Oslo Spektrum, Scarlett Johansson and Michael Caine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Muppet Christmas Carol 20th Anniversary Edition

Talent/Cast:     Michael Caine (“Cars 2”)

The Muppets  Performers:  Steve Whitmire (“The Muppets”); Frank Oz (“Monsters, Inc.”); Dave Goelz (“Muppets from Space”); Jerry Nelson (“Muppet Treasure Island”)

Director:   Brian Henson (“Farscape”)

Executive Producer: Jerry Juhl (“Fraggle Rock”)

Writer:   Jerry Juhl (“The Great Muppet Caper”)

The Muppet Christmas Carol 20th Anniversary Edition Details – Blu-ray

  • Bonus Features:  Disney Intermission—An all-new bonus feature. When the film is paused, fans can watch and “cluck-a-long” to five classic holiday-themed songs performed by the Muppets Chickens and chums.
  • Audio Commentary—All-new audio commentary with fan-favorite characters, Kermit, Rizzo, Gonzo, and more, all reflecting on their experience making “The Muppet Christmas Carol.”                                                               
  • Frogs, Pigs and Humbug: Unwrapping a New Holiday Classic. A Behind the Scenes Look—Hosted by director Brian Henson, Gonzo and Rizzo fans go behind-the-scenes of the making of “The Muppet Christmas Carol.”
  • Blooper Reel: “On the Set” Bloopers from the set of the film.
  • Pepe Profiles Gonzo:  “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Weirdo”Special look at the man, the myth, the legend the Great Gonzo, hosted by the one and only Pepe the King Prawn.
  • Christmas Around the World—Gonzo and Rizzo take a look at how Christmas is celebrated all over the planet.

Disc Details

  • Rating:   G in U.S. and Canada. Bonus material not rated.
  • Feature Run Time:  Approximately 89 minutes
  • Aspect Ratio:  1080P 16×9 Widescreen (1:85:1)
  • Audio:   5.1 DTS English, 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound French, 2.0 Spanish
  • Languages/Subtitles:  English, French, Spanish