Muppets to the City is a 2022 American musical comedy film directed by Bill Barretta and Kirk Thatcher (both in their feature directorial debut) and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It stars The Muppets, in their first theatrical film since 2014's Muppets Most Wanted. It is also the first Muppet film made after the departure of Steve Whitmire, who was fired from The Muppets Studio in 2016 (and thus the first to feature Matt Vogel as Kermit the Frog), and also the first to feature no antagonist.

In a plot somewhat similar to 1984's The Muppets Take Manhattan, the Muppets travel to New York to stage one last Muppet Show, one that, according to Kermit, "first, celebrates the history and lore of the Muppets, and second, panders to Muppet geeks like Walter and the nerds who run Muppet Wiki." Along the way, the Muppets reunite with several friends from their past, including several retired characters from The Muppet Show, several characters from Muppets Tonight, Kermit's old friends from Sam and Friends, the cast of The Jim Henson Hour, Kermit's childhood friends from Kermit's Swamp Years, the characters from Saturday Night Live's "Land of Gorch" segments, and even Scooter's twin sister Skeeter from Muppet Babies (in her first official appearance in puppet form, and as an adult).

Meanwhile, the original Muppet Show sign has gone missing, and it's up to a search party of Muppets (Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Scooter, Rowlf, Walter, Rizzo, Animal, Pepe, Robin, Sweetums, Camilla, and Uncle Deadly) to find it before it's curtains up on the show. Will they find the sign in time?

The film was released in the United States on May 9, 2022 (Kermit the Frog's 67th birthday) and received positive reviews from critics, praising the characterization and family appeal of the Muppets, the return of several classic Muppets, the film's nostalgic feel, the featured songs, acts and jokes, and the Muppeteers' performances (especially the classic Muppets recast with new performers), though most criticised the 8-year gap between this film and Muppets Most Wanted. It raised over $100 million against a $49 million budget, and is the longest Muppet film to date, clocking in at over 2 hours in running time. To reflect the film's old-school theme, instead of the current Walt Disney Pictures logo, the 1985 logo (and the 1992 Jim Henson Productions logo) is seen at the beginning and end of the film. The font for the end credits is the same font used on The Muppet Show. The film is dedicated to longtime Muppet builders Caroly Wilcox and Tim Miller.

The film was released on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download on September 5, 2022 (the 46th anniversary of The Muppet Show), and on Disney+ on September 24 (Jim Henson's 86th birthday). Continuing the retro theme, in place of the current Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment logo, the 1986 Walt Disney Home Video logo appears after the viewer chooses whether or not to watch the movie with audio description. Bonus features on the home video release include interviews with the Muppets and filmmakers, audio commentary from co-director Kirk Thatcher and Kermit the Frog, a sing-along feature, five behind-the-scenes featurettes (including one on the recreation of the retired Muppets, prominently featuring puppet builder James Wojtal), "The Sensational, Inspirational, Celebrational History of The Muppets" documentary (hosted by Uncle Deadly), deleted scenes, trailers for other upcoming Disney titles, and more.

Plot

Sam the Eagle begins the film by giving a speech, attempting to deter the moviegoers from witnessing the "undignified madhouse" that is the movie ("Trust me when I say it; watching a motion picture featuring frogs and pigs and bears and...weirdos engaging in 100% organic weird stuff withers your intelligence, and distracts from more educational activities, like watching a nature documentary, or walking to your local playground, or watching Ses..."). Unfortunately, he is interrupted by Uncle Deadly, who tells Sam to wrap up the speech so the movie can start (but not before ripping him apart about how no one wants to hear what "this pretentious, feathered stick-in-the-mud" has to say), much to Sam's protests, claiming he is doing this for the sanity of the moviegoers.

After the title card appears and we get an overhead pan across Los Angeles, we get the familiar sight of Kermit in The Muppet Show logo, saying, "It's The Muppet Show! Yaaaaaayyy!" as we are treated to a remake of the show's theme song, complete with joke from Fozzie Bear ("My father always told me, never bring an elephant to a public swimming pool. They always forget to pack their trunks!") and final horn note from Gonzo, which actually plays perfectly, much to his irritation. After this, it's revealed that this is merely a rehearsal for the "Muppet reunion show" being held tomorrow night

Songs & Sketches

Together Again - written by Jeffrey Moss, performed by Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and the Muppets

The Muppet Show Theme - written by Samuel Pottle and Jim Henson, performed by Kermit the Frog, Statler and Waldorf, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo and the Muppets (at the end of the song, Gonzo's trumpet plays perfectly, leaving him frustrated. "They were supposed to give me a gag horn!")

Hey a Movie! - written by Joseph Raposo, instrumental after The Muppet Show Theme

Piggy's Fantasy - written by Joseph Raposo, instrumental during Miss Piggy's first appearance

Comedy Tonight - written by Stephen Sondheim, performed by Fozzie Bear and the Muppets

Life's a Happy Song - written by Bret McKenzie, instrumental during Walter's first appearance

Rat Scat (Something's Cookin') - written by Jeffrey Moss, performed by Rizzo the Rat (as the Muppets prepare for their big reunion party)

I've Been Everywhere - written by Geoff Mack, performed by Rowlf the Dog

On the Road Again - written by Willie Nelson, performed by Walter and the Muppets

Never Before, Never Again - written by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher, performed by Miss Piggy and Female Singers

You've Got a Friend - written by Carole King, instrumental when the classic Muppets start to arrive

Muppet News Flash: The Newsman reports on the Muppet reunion show, until he claims it will be a "blast from the past", at which point Crazy Harry arrives and causes an explosion.

The Cat Came Back - written by Harry S. Miller, performed by Rowlf the Dog (this version is closer to the more contemporary version, with a Whatnot man named Mr. Johnson trying to get rid of Gaffer the Cat)

Money - written by Stan Freberg and Ruby Raskin, performed by Dr. Teeth

Love Ya to Death - written by Joseph Raposo, performed by Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem

Muppet Labs: Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker unveil the "all-new" Muppet Labs Cube-o-Matic, for people who are frustrated from trying to solve a Rubik's Cube.

Somebody Stole My Gal - written by Leo Wood, performed by Lubbock Lou and His Jughuggers

I Want to Go to Morrow - written by Lew Sully, performed by The Country Trio (sung by Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson, and Frank Oz)

Sesame Street Theme - written by Joseph Raposo, Jon Stone and Bruce Hart, instrumental during Bert and Ernie's cameo

Lady of Spain - written by Tolchard Evans, performed by Marvin Suggs and his Muppaphone; Suggs is now equipped with a 50-piece Muppaphone set.

Conga - written by Enrique E. Garcia, performed by Miss Piggy (sung by Gloria Estefan)

Sax and Violence - written by Jim Henson, performed by Zoot and Mahna Mahna

Hugga Wugga - written by Joseph Raposo and Jim Henson, performed by Hugga Wugga and Iggy Wiggy

You Are My Sunshine - written by Jimmie Davis, performed by Happy Yellow Creature

Mr. Bassman - written by Johnny Cymbal, performed by Scooter and Floyd Pepper

Java - written by Allen Toussaint, instrumental by Al Hirt, performed by the Javas

Lydia the Tattooed Lady - written by Harold S. Arlen and Yip Harburg, performed by Kermit the Frog and Lydia the Pig

The Great Gonzo: For his stunt, Gonzo eats a rubber tire to the music of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumblebee", a stunt he previously performed on the first episode of The Muppet Show. He eats the whole tire, but after he goes backstage, Gonzo rushes to the bathroom to barf out the tire.

The Swedish Chef: The Chef prepares a chef's salad out of cheese, eggs and leaf vegetables, which explodes when he tries to flambe it. The Chef's Muppet Show theme music, composed by Derek Scott, plays through the sketch.

C'est Si Bon - written by Henri Betti and Andre Hornez, performed by Wilkins (replacing Gonzo) and two Whatnot backup singers (sung by Stan Freberg)

Veterinarian's Hospital: Dr. Bob (Rowlf the Dog), Nurse Piggy and Nurse Janice break into the bathroom to find Gonzo puking and doubling over in pain. Unlike usual Vet's Hospital skits, Rowlf and the others refrain from telling that many jokes (because Gonzo's stomach pain is too dire a concern to mock) and effectively rush him to a hospital (a real one).

Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) - traditional, performed by Pepe the King Prawn and the Muppets

La Bamba - written by Ritchie Valens, performed by Bean Bunny and the Muppets

Jump in the Line - written by Lord Kitchener, performed by Pepe the King Prawn and the Muppets

Happy Feet - written by Milton Ager and Jack Yellen, performed by Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and Robin the Frog (with whistling by Walter)

Smile - written by Charlie Chaplin, John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons, performed by Fozzie Bear and the Muppets (to Gonzo in the hospital)

Tales from the Vet: Dr. Phil van Neuter and Mulch tend to a violently barfing Gonzo.

Piano Man - written by Billy Joel, performed by Rowlf the Dog

Talking Machine: Big Mean Carl plays the monster in this version. Similar to the sketch of which this is a remake, Carl eats a strange machine piece by piece as it describes its components. After the whole unit is eventually devoured, the gluttonous Carl gets his ultimate comeuppance, as he finds out that what he just ate was, in fact, the most powerful exploding device known to man.

I Hope That Somethin' Better Comes Along - written by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher, performed by Rowlf the Dog and Kermit the Frog

Summertime - written by George and Ira Gershwin, and DuBois Heyward, instrumental during Angus McGonagle's gargling solo

Fever - written by John Davenport (Otis Blackwell) and Eddie Cooley, performed by Miss Piggy and Animal

I've Got You Under My Skin - written by Cole Porter, performed by Kermit the Frog and three Whatnot backup singers (sung by Stan Freberg)

Muppet Sports: Louis Kazagger reports on a match between two Muppet professional wrestlers (a muscular boar named Hulk Hoggin and a masked rat named Ratkind, whose real name is Mick Holey), officiated by a rooster named Steve Bawkstin. Holey wins by attacking Hoggin's weakness: his stubby legs.

Two Lost Souls - written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, performed by Robin the Frog and Sweetums

Talking Houses: The houses make jokes about family households. When their act is cut, one of them laments that they never did "raise the roof."

Simon Smith and His Amazing Dancing Bear - written by Randy Newman, performed by Scooter and Fozzie Bear

The Glow-Worm - written by Paul Lincke and Heinz Bolten-Backers, instrumental during sketch performed by Kermit the Frog and Big V

I'm Going to Go Back There Someday - written by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher, instrumental during flashbacks of Gonzo and Camilla's honeymoon

You and Me Against the World - written by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher, performed by The Great Gonzo and Camilla the Chicken (Gonzo originally sings to Camilla on his hospital bed, then vice versa when Gonzo resumes puking and cannot sing anymore; lyrics are added to Camilla's cluck-singing so the audience can sing along)

Don't Fence Me In - written by Cole Porter and Robert Fletcher, performed by Bobby Moynihan and Paul Revere

Halfway Down the Stairs - written by A.A. Milne, performed by Robin the Frog

Bein' Green - written by Joseph Raposo, performed by Kermit the Frog

Pigs in Space: The Swinetrek was originally supposed to be invaded by Dearth Nadir (played by Gonzo), but due to Gonzo's illness, he is replaced by a Muppet likeness of Emperor Palpatine.

Stand By Me - written by Ben E. King, Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, performed by Big Mean Carl and Bunnies

What a Wonderful World - written by George Douglas (Bob Thiele) and George David Weiss, performed by Walter

I Will Survive - written by Freddie Perez and Dino Fekaris, performed by Miss Piggy

Reporter Kermit covers the Koozebanian Galley-oh-Hoop-Hoop

Somewhere Over the Rainbow - written by Harold S. Arlen and Yip Harburg, performed by Wayne and Wanda (shortly before they're chased off by Muppet leprechauns)

Bad Romance - written by Stefani Germanotta and Nadir Khayat, performed by Miss Piggy (sung by Lady Gaga); Piggy is accompanied by a troupe of Muppet exotic dancers, one masquerading in a Kermit mask

Windy - written by Ruthann Friedman, performed by Annie Sue and two Whatnot backup singers (Amber O'Neill and Mancie O'Neill from That Puppet Game Show); as the song progresses, the two backup singers are nearly blown away by Beauregard with a large fan; one of them is eventually blown around, while the other is knocked off by a Muppet goat

Heatwave - written by Jimmy Somerville, Larry Steinbachek and Steve Bronski, performed by Kermit the Frog donning a black wig (sung by Jimmy Somerville); Miss Piggy provides tap dancing

Popcorn - written by Gershon Kingsley, performed by the Swedish Chef

Happy - written by Pharrell Williams, performed by Fozzie Bear and some Penguins (originally scheduled for Gonzo and some Chickens)

Turn the World Around - written by Harry Belafonte and Robert Freedman, performed by Rowlf the Dog and African Masks

Temptation - written by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed, performed by Miss Piggy and the Muppet Glee Club

Sweet Transvestite - written by Richard O'Brien and Richard Hartley, performed by Uncle Deadly, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem and the Muppets

When the River Meets the Sea - written by Paul Williams, performed by Miss Piggy, Robin the Frog, and Kermit the Frog

Mahna Mahna - written by Piero Umiliani, performed by Mahna Mahna and the Snowths (the song ends abruptly when Mahna Mahna leaves and doesn't come back; the punchline comes during a post-credits scene)

English Country Garden - traditional, performed by Rowlf the Dog and Fozzie Bear on piano

The Tubmans of Porksmith: Carter informs Howard Tubman he'll earn $10 million of his late Aunt Polly's will if he loses 100 pounds.

That Old Black Magic - written by Harold S. Arlen and Yip Harburg, performed by Sam and Kermit the Frog in a black wig (sung by Louis Prima and Keely Smith)

I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face - written by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, performed by Kermitina (yellow female puppet from Puppet Up remake of sketch) and Yorick (sung by Rosemary Clooney)

Chanson D'Amour - written by Wayne Shanklin, performed by Girl Singers and Crazy Harry

Cottleston Pie - written by A.A. Milne, performed by Rowlf the Dog

Vendaface: Vendaface gives an elderly Whatnot plastic surgery by replacing his facial features.

Beyond the Sea - written by Jack Lawrence and Charles Trenet, performed by Miss Piggy

Mama, I'm Coming Home - written by Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde and Lemmy Kilmister, performed by Fozzie Bear, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem and the Muppets

The Flying Zucchini Brothers: The trio ups the stakes by adding acrobatics to their human cannonball act.

Fozzie's Comedy Acts: Fozzie ropes Walter into his "Good Grief, The Comedian's a Bear" routine, which the bear reveals was written years ago by his comedy idol, Gags Beasley.

Singin' in the Rain - written by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown, performed by Wayne and Wanda (they manage to complete the entire song for once)

Can You Picture That? - written by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher, performed by Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem

Bohemian Rhapsody - written by Freddie Mercury, performed by The Great Gonzo, Chickens, Rowlf the Dog, Animal, Pepe the King Prawn, Beaker, Bobo the Bear, Walter, Sweetums, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Fozzie Bear, Statler and Waldorf, Sam the Eagle, Uncle Deadly, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, Clifford, Johnny Fiama, Sal Minella, Miss Piggy and the Muppets

All By Myself - written by Eric Carmen and Sergei Rachmaninoff, performed by Miss Piggy (sung by Celine Dion)

My Heart Will Go On - written by James Horner and Will Jennings, performed by Miss Piggy (sung by Celine Dion)

Love Led Us Here - written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, performed by Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy

Just One Person - written by Larry Grossman and Hal Hackady, performed by Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and the Muppets

The Rainbow Connection - written by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher, performed by Kermit the Frog, Paul Williams, Miss Piggy and the Muppets

The Magic Store - written by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher, performed by Kermit the Frog and the Muppets

With a Little Help From My Friends - written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon, performed by Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem (during end credits)

Anvil Chorus - written by Giuseppe Verdi and Salvatore Cammanaro, instrumental during mid-credits scene where Gonzo begins destroying an automobile for his next act

Movin' Right Along - written by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher, performed by Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear (during end credits)

C'est Si Bon - written by Henri Betti and Andre Hornez, performed by Eartha Kitt and Miss Piggy (during end credits; Kitt's original cover is combined with new vocals from Eric Jacobson as Miss Piggy)

Saying Goodbye - written by Jeffrey Moss, performed by Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, Scooter, The Great Gonzo, Camilla the Chicken, Rowlf the Dog, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem and Fozzie Bear (during end credits)

The Rainbow Connection - written by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher, performed by Sarah McLachlan and Kermit the Frog (during end credits; McLachlan's original cover is combined with new vocals from Matt Vogel as Kermit)

Returning Muppets

'80s Robot - voiced again by Matt Vogel

Afghan Hound - performed again by Louise Gold

African Masks - originally performed by Richard Hunt, Jerry Nelson, Louise Gold and Dave Goelz, now performed by Noel MacNeal, David Rudman, Louise Gold and Ryan Dillon

Angus McGonagle - originally performed by Jerry Nelson, now performed by Matt Vogel

Annie Sue - performed again by Louise Gold

Arnie the Alligator - performed again by John Kennedy

Baby Koozebanian Creatures - performed here by David Rudman, Peter Linz, Pam Arciero and Alice Dinnean

Baskerville the Hound - performed here by Matt Vogel

Bean Bunny - originally performed by Steve Whitmire, now performed by Frankie Cordero

Beard - originally performed by Jerry Nelson, now performed by Matt Vogel

Big Head - performed again by David Rudman

Big V - originally performed by Jim Henson, now performed by Martin P. Robinson

Bill the Bubble Guy - performed again by Dave Goelz

Bill the Frog - performed again by Dave Goelz

Billy Bunny - performed again by Kevin Clash

Blotch - performed again by John Kennedy

Boo Monster - performed again by David Rudman

Brewster - performed again by Dave Goelz

Bubba - originally performed by Richard Hunt, now performed by Noel MacNeal

Carter - performed again by Kevin Clash

Catgut - originally puppeteered by Jim Henson and voiced by Phyllis Marshall, now performed by Dorien Davies

Clifford - performed again by Kevin Clash

Clueless Morgan - performed again by Bill Barretta

Croaker - performed again by Bill Barretta

Delbert the La Choy Dragon - originally puppeteered by Frank Oz and voiced by Jim Henson, now puppeteered by Peter Linz and voiced by Martin P. Robinson

Digit - performed again by Dave Goelz

Doglion - puppeteered here by Kevin Clash and voiced by Dave Goelz

The Elvises - performed here by Bill Barretta, Peter Linz and Tyler Bunch

Featherstone - originally performed by Jerry Nelson, now performed by Matt Vogel

Female Koozebanian Creature - originally performed by Jerry Nelson, now performed by Tim Lagasse

Flash - originally performed by Steve Whitmire, now performed by Peter Linz

Fleet Scribbler - originally performed by Jerry Nelson, now performed by Matt Vogel

Frank - puppeteered by Eric Jacobson, voiced by Frank Oz (via archive recordings)

Gaffer - performed again by Kathryn Mullen

Gary Cahuenga - performed again by Dave Goelz

George the Janitor - originally performed by Frank Oz, now performed by Eric Jacobson

Gil - originally performed by Steve Whitmire, now performed by Peter Linz

Gladys - originally performed by Richard Hunt, now performed by Alice Dinnean

Goggles - performed again by Joey Mazzarino

Gramps - originally performed by Frank Oz, now performed by Eric Jacobson

Grump - originally performed by Frank Oz, now performed by David Rudman

Happy Yellow Creature - originally performed by Jerry Nelson, now performed by John Tartaglia

Harry the Hipster - originally performed by Jim Henson, now performed by Peter Linz

Hilda - originally performed by Eren Ozker, now performed by Stephanie D'Abruzzo

Hoggie Marsh - originally performed by Jim Henson, now performed by Bill Barretta

Hugga Wugga - originally performed by Frank Oz, now performed by Eric Jacobson

Iggy Wiggy - originally performed by John Lovelady, now performed by Victor Yerrid

Jacques Roach - originally performed by Steve Whitmire, now performed by Peter Linz

Javas - originally performed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, now performed by Drew Massey and Victor Yerrid

Jerry - puppeteered by Matt Vogel and voiced by Jerry Nelson (via archive recordings)

Jill - performed again by Kathryn Mullen

Jim - puppeteered by Peter Linz and voiced by Jim Henson (via archive recordings)

Johnny Fiama - originally performed by Bill Barretta

J.P. Grosse - originally performed by Jerry Nelson, now performed by Matt Vogel

Kai-Lee - performed again by Camille Bonora

King Goshposh - originally performed by Jim Henson, now performed by Bill Barretta

King Ploobis - originally performed by Jim Henson, now performed by Bill Barretta

Leo - originally performed by Jim Henson, now performed by Peter Linz

Leon - performed again by Kevin Clash

Leroy - originally puppeteered by Frank Oz and voiced by Nick Nichols, now performed by Joey Mazzarino

Limbo - originally performed by Jim Henson, now puppeteered by Tim Lagasse and voiced by Ryan Dillon

Lindbergh - originally performed by Gord Robertson, now performed by Drew Massey

Lindy - performed again by Bruce Lanoil

Lothar - originally performed by Jim Henson, now performed by Bill Barretta

Lou - performed again by Louise Gold

Louis Kazagger - originally performed by Jerry Nelson, now performed by Matt Vogel

Lubbock Lou - performed again by Dave Goelz

Mad Monty - originally performed by Jerry Nelson, now performed by Matt Vogel

Male Koozebanian Creature - originally performed by Frank Oz, now performed by Eric Jacobson

Mama Fiama - originally performed by Jerry Nelson, now performed by Rickey Boyd

The Mighty Favog - originally performed by Frank Oz, now performed by Eric Jacobson

Mildred Huxtetter - originally performed by Richard Hunt, performed here by Julianne Buescher

Milton - performed again by David Rudman

Mirinda Craver - originally puppeteered by Bob Payne and voiced by Allen Swift, now performed by Jim Martin

Miss Mousey - originally performed by Jerry Nelson, now performed by Leslie Carrara-Rudolph

Mr. Poodlepants - originally performed by Steve Whitmire, now performed by Bill Barretta

Molly Monster - performed again by Camille Bonora

Mulch - performed again by Kevin Clash

Muppy - performed again by Dave Goelz

Nigel the Conductor - originally performed by Jim Henson, now performed by Ryan Dillon

Nigel the Director - performed again by Brian Henson

Paul Revere - originally performed by Jerry Nelson, now performed by Paul McGinnis

Dr. Phil Van Neuter - performed again by Brian Henson

Pierre the French Rat - originally performed by Jim Henson, now performed by Bruce Lanoil

Pilgrim - performed again by Alice Dinnean, originally voiced by Cree Summer

P.J. - performed again by Kevin Clash

Polly Lobster - performed again by Kevin Clash

Queen Peuta - originally performed by Alice Tweedie, now performed by Carmen Osbahr

Rizzo the Rat - originally performed by Steve Whitmire, now performed by Peter Linz

Rover Joe - originally puppeteered by Jerry Nelson and voiced by Francois Klanfer, now performed by Matt Vogel

Rozzie - debut as adult puppet, performed by Alice Dinnean

Rufus - originally performed by Frank Oz, now performed by Eric Jacobson

Sal Minella - performed again by Brian Henson

Sam - originally performed by Jim Henson, now performed by Ryan Dillon

Scred - originally performed by Jerry Nelson, now performed by Matt Vogel

Seymour - performed again by Brian Henson

Skeeter - debut as adult puppet; performed by Colleen Smith

Slim Wilson - originally performed by Jerry Nelson, now performed by John Tartaglia

Spa'am - performed again by Kevin Clash

Spamela Hamderson - performed again by Leslie Carrara-Rudolph

Splurge - originally performed by Frank Oz, now puppeteered by Rick Lyon and voiced by Bill Barretta

Summer Penguin - debut as adult puppet; performed by Karen Prell

Talking Houses - originally performed by Jerry Nelson, John Lovelady, Frank Oz and Eren Ozker, now performed by Matt Vogel, Peter Linz, Eric Jacobson and Donna Kimball

Talking Machine - originally performed by Jim Henson, now voiced by John Kennedy

Taminella Grinderfall - originally performed by Jerry Juhl, now performed by Jennifer Barnhart

Thig - originally performed by Frank Oz, now puppeteered by Martin P. Robinson and voiced by David Rudman

Thog - originally performed by Jerry Nelson, now performed by Jim Kroupa

Tom, Dick, and Harry - originally performed by Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz and John Lovelady, now performed by Matt Vogel, Dave Goelz and John Tartaglia

T.R. - originally performed by Jerry Nelson, now performed by Peter Linz

Tug Monster - originally performed by Richard Hunt, now performed by Ryan Dillon

Ubu - performed again by Rob Mills

Vazh - originally performed by Fran Brill, now performed by Alice Dinnean

Vendaface - originally performed by Jerry Nelson, now voiced by Matt Vogel

Vicki - originally performed by Fran Brill, now performed by Pam Arciero

Waldo C. Graphic - originally performed by Steve Whitmire, now performed by Allan Trautman

Wilkins - originally puppeteered by Jane Henson and voiced by Jim Henson, now puppeteered by Karen Prell and voiced by David Rudman

Wisss - originally performed by Richard Hunt, now performed by David Rudman

Wontkins - originally performed by Jim Henson, now performed by John Kennedy

Yorick - originally performed by Jim Henson, now performed by Mike Quinn

Zeke - originally performed by Jim Henson, now performed by Peter Linz

Zippity Zap - performed again by Bill Barretta

Zondra - originally performed by Fran Brill, now performed by Donna Kimball

Muppet Cast

Speaking:

'80s Robot, Afghan Hound, African Masks, Amber O'Neill, Andy and Randy Pig, Angelo, Angel Marie, Angus McGonagle, Animal, Annie Sue, Arnie the Alligator, Babies, Baskerville the Hound, Beaker, Bean Bunny, Beard, Beauregard, Beautiful Day Monster, Behemoth, Bert, Beverly Plume, Big Head, Big Mean Carl, Bill the Bubble Guy, Bill (frog), Billy Bunny, Blotch, Blue Frackle, Blustering Bellowpane Monster, Bobby Benson, Bobo the Bear, The Bouncing Borcellino Brothers, Boo Monster, Brewster, Bubba, Bubba the Rat, Bull, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Camilla the Chicken, Captain Pighead, Carter, Catgut, Chickens, Chip, Clifford, Clueless Morgan, Crazy Harry, Croaker, Cue Card Monster, Cynthia Rose, David Hoggselhoff, Delbert the La Choy Dragon, Denise, Digit, Dr. Teeth, Doglion, Dogs, Doris, Droop, Duke, The Elvises, Ernie, Ernst Stavros Grouper, Esther, The Fazoobs, Female Koozebanian Creature, The Female Singers, Featherstone, Flash, Fleet Scribbler, Flower-Eating Monster, Floyd Pepper, The Flying Zucchini Brothers, Foo-Foo, Fozzie Bear, Frank, Frogs, Gags Beasley, Gary Cahuenga, Gaffer, Gary Muppet, George the Janitor, Gil, Girl Singers, Gladys, Gloria Estefan, Goggles, Gonzo, Gorgon Heap, Gramps, Green Frackle, Grump, Happy Yellow Creature, Harold the Woodpecker, Harvey, Harry the Hipster, Hilda, Hobos, Hoggie Marsh, Horace D'Fly, Howard Tubman, Hugga Wugga, Hulk Hoggin, Iggy Wiggy, Jacques Roach, James Bobin Muppet, Janice, Jerry, J. G., Jill, Jim, Joe the Legal Weasel, Johnny Fiama, J.P. Grosse, Dr. Julius Strangepork, Kai-Lee, Kangaroo, Kermitina, Kermit the Frog, King Goshposh, King Ploobis, Larry and Oliver, Leo, Leon, Leroy, Leprechauns, Lew Zealand, Limbo, Lindbergh, Lindy, Link Hogthrob, Lips, Lothar, Lou, Louis Kazagger, Lubbock Lou, Luncheon Counter Monster, Ma Bear, Mad Monty, Mahna Mahna, Male Koozebanian Creature, Mama Fiama, Mancie O'Neill, Marvin Suggs, Mean Mama, Mel, Mick Holey, Mildred Huxtetter, Milton, Mirinda Craver, Miss Mousey, Miss Piggy, Miss Kitty, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Poodlepants, Mo Frackle, Molly Monster, Mulch, The Muppaphone, Muppy, The Mutations, The Newsman, Nigel the Conductor, Nigel the Director, Norman the Ram, Old Tom, Paul Revere, Pepe the King Prawn, Penguins, Dr. Phil van Neuter, Pierre the French Rat, Pilgrim, Pigeons, Pigs, Pink Frackle, P.J., Pokey, Polly Lobster, Pops, Porcupine, Purple Frackle, Quongo, Queen Peuta, Rabbits, Rats, Rizzo the Rat, Robin the Frog, Roy the Frog, Rover Joe, Rowlf the Dog, Rozzie, Rufus, Sal Minella, Sam the Eagle, Scabby Frackle, Scooter, Scred, Seymour, Shakey Sanchez, Shirley (bird), Skeeter, Slim Wilson, Snake Frackle, The Snowths, Spa'am, Spamela Hamderson, Spotted Dick, Splurge, Statler and Waldorf, Steve Bawkstin, Summer Penguin, The Swedish Chef, Sweetums, Talking Houses, Talking Machine, Taminella Grinderfall, Thig, Thog, Timmy Monster, Tom, Dick, and Harry, T.R., Trumpet Girl, Tug Monster, Ubu, Uncle Deadly, Vazh, Vendaface, Vicki, Waldo C. Graphic, Walter, Walleye Pike, Wayne and Wanda, Whatnots, Wilkins and Wontkins, Wisss, Yolanda Rat, Zeke, Zelda Rose, Zippity Zap, Zondra, Zoot

Non-Speaking:

Agnes Stonewick, Anthony, Baby Bear (Muppet Show), Baby Koozebanian Creatures, Banana Nose Maldonado, Bananas, The Barbershop Cactus Quartet, Beakie, Bears, Beaver, Bernie the Easter Bunny, Beth Bear, Betsy Bird, Big V, Billy the Bear, Birds, Black Dog, Black Rooster, Blonde Nose-less Female Whatnot, Blue Bird Frackle, Blue Koozebanian Phoob, Bossmen, Brontosaurus, Brown Bat, Brown-Haired Woman, Bruce the Fox, Burlington Bertie, Buster and Colfax Bergman, Butch the Tiger, Calico, Cashmere Ramada, Cats, Chester Rat, Chick, Chico, Chopped Liver, The Christmas Turkey, Clams, Clarissa, Clodhoppers, Clyde, Cows, Crainiac, Crocodiles, Crows, David Lazer Muppet, Deer, Dog (Tale of the Bunny Picnic), Ducks, The Early Bird, Ector, Eel, Elderly Gray Frackle, Emerald Green Frackle, Eric the Parrot, Ernest Pleth, Eugene, Eugene the Tuba Player, The Extremes, Fern, Flaubert, Fletcher Bird, Flowers, Flute-Snatcher, Francois Fromage and His Dancing Cheeses, Franklin, French Poodle, Garth, Gawain, Gawky Birds, Geri and the Atrics, Ghosts, Giant Chicken, The Gills Brothers, Gimley's Boss, Gnu, Goat, The Gogolala Jubilee Jugband, Goldfish, Green Bird Frackle, Green-Furred Frackle, Green Heap, Green Koozebanian Phoob, Grump, Gypsy, Harrison, Herbie the One-Octopus Band, Hopper, Horse, Inchworm, Japanese Cake, Javas, Joe Snow, Jowls, Kay, Laundress, Lenny the Lizard, Lobsters, Lydia the Pig, Lyle the Dog, Magda, Mary Louise (girl), Mary Louise (woman), Masterson Rat, Maxine, Merdlidops, Mickey Moose, Miss Appleby, Mr. Bitte, Molly and Melville, The Moon, Mouse Family, Muppets Tonight Band, Mutt, Old Skyball Paint, One-Eyed Jack, Opossum, Pink-Skinned Red-Haired Woman, Pink Stalk, Prairie Dogs, Purple Heap, Raccoons, Real Old Tom, Red-Haired Woman, Sam, Scudge, Seals, Shark, Sheep, Shirley (woman), Short-Haired Blonde Whatnot, Short-Haired Brunette Whatnot, The Shouting Lady, Silver Beak, Snakes, Snerf, The Snerfs, The Snowman, Socks the Cat, Solid Foam Drummer, Sopwith the Camel, Spaniel, Sundance the Lion, Super Sheep, Svengali, Svengali's Assistant, Tatooey Rat, Thudge, Trolls, Turkey (Muppet Show), Twill, Two-Headed Singer, Two-Headed Woman, Undertaker, Unemployed Bear, Vicki the Snake, Vile Bunch Drummer, Vile Bunch Guitarist, Wally, Walrus, Wesley, Winky Pinkerton, Winny, Witch Doctor, Wolf, Wolfhound, Woodland Animals, Yak, Yorick

Closing Credits Cameos:

Billy and Sue, Charlie the Ogre, Chicken Liver, Chuckie, Cloverland Cow, Conrad Love, Fred, Fred's son, Hank and Frank, Henrietta, Icky Gunk, The King of Id, Little Girl Sue, Longhorn and Shorthorn, Mack, Mert, Moldy Hay, Mushmellon, The Nightmare, Nutty Bird, Omar, Princess Gwendolinda, Professor Radcliffe, Rock and Roll Monster, Scoop and Skip, Sneegle, Sour Bird, The Southern Colonel, The Spook, Suzy, Tommy and Fred, Two-Headed Muppet Monster, The Wizard of Id

Cast

Dave Goelz as The Great Gonzo, Waldorf, Bunsen Honeydew, Zoot, Beauregard, Randy Pig, Digit, Bill the Frog, Brewster, Bill the Bubble Guy, Chip, Doglion (voice), Gary Cahuenga, Lubbock Lou, Muppy, Dick, Flying Zucchini Brother, Muppaphone, Frog, Baby, Dog, Penguins, Fazoob 2

Bill Barretta as Rowlf, Pepe the King Prawn, The Swedish Chef, Dr. Teeth, Bobo, Andy Pig, Johnny Fiama, Croaker, Horace D'Fly (voice), Big Mean Carl, Howard Tubman, Mahna Mahna, Clueless Morgan, King Goshposh, Mr. Poodlepants, King Ploobis, Bubba the Rat, Hoggie Marsh, Lothar, Zippity Zap, Splurge (voice), Blue Frackle, Hobo 1, Lead Elvis, Muppaphone, ALF (puppeteer) (deleted scene), Behemoth, Baby, Beautiful Day Monster, David Hoggselhoff, Duke, Roy the Frog, Gary Muppet, Ernst Stavros Grouper, Leprechaun 1

Eric Jacobson as Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Sam Eagle, The Newsman, Marvin Suggs, George the Janitor, The Mighty Favog, Frank Oz Muppet (puppeteer), Hulk Hoggin (puppeteer), Hugga Wugga, Rufus, Gramps, Male Koozebanian Creature, voice of Muppaphone, House 3, Bert, Grover (deleted scene), Oscar the Grouch (deleted scene), Yoda Muppet (puppeteer) (deleted scene), Baby, Flower-Eating Monster, Mutation 1

Matt Vogel as Kermit the Frog, Uncle Deadly, Camilla, Floyd Pepper, Sweetums (voice), Julius Strangepork, Pops, Lew Zealand, '80s Robot (voice), Crazy Harry, Baskerville, Fozzie's Ma, Louis Kazagger, J.P. Grosse, Angus McGonagle, Featherstone, Jerry Nelson Muppet (puppeteer), Mad Monty, Rover Joe, Fleet Scribbler, Scred, Beard, Tom, Vendaface (voice), House 2, Muppaphone, Snowth, Big Bird (voice) (deleted scene), Count von Count (deleted scene), Frog, Harold the Woodpecker, Harvey, James Bobin Muppet, Norman the Ram, Fazoob 3

David Rudman as Scooter, Janice, Beaker, Wilkins (voice), Grump, Wayne, Boo Monster, Thig (voice), Bobby Benson, Wisss, Milton, Big Head, Fire African Mask, Lydia, Muppaphone, Flying Zucchini Brother, Baby Koozebanian Creature, Cookie Monster (deleted scene), Frog, Bull, Gorgon Heap, Luncheon Counter Monster, Mean Mama, Mel, Porcupine, Fazoob 4

Peter Linz as Walter, Robin, Rizzo, Statler, Link Hogthrob, Lips, Foo-Foo, Harry the Hipster, Leo, Jacques Roach, Gil the Frog, Jim Henson Muppet (puppeteer), Joe the Legal Weasel, T.R. the Rooster, Droop, Zeke, Flash, Green Frackle, La Choy Dragon (puppeteer), Gloria Estefan, Elvis, Flying Zucchini Brother, House 1, Muppaphone, Snowth, Angel Marie, Baby Koozebanian Creature, Ernie, Big Bird (puppeteer) (deleted scene), Frog, Captain Pighead, Dog, Mutation 2, Purple Frackle, Whatnot, Walleye Pike, Timmy Monster, Fazoob 1

Amy Adams as Mary

Julie Andrews as Herself

Steve Austin as Steve Bawkstin (voice)

Jack Black as Hobo King

Jim Carrey as Himself

Mick Foley as Ratkind (voice)

Zach Galifianakis as Hobo Joe

Whoopi Goldberg as Herself

Neil Patrick Harris as Himself

Jim Henson as Jim Henson Muppet (voice) (via reused audio)

Hulk Hogan as Hulk Hoggin (voice)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Himself

Ian McDiarmid as Emperor Muppet (voice)

Bobby Moynihan as Himself

Jerry Nelson as Jerry Nelson Muppet (voice), The Announcer (via reused audio)

Frank Oz as Frank Oz Muppet (voice) (via reused audio), Yoda Muppet (voice) (deleted scene)

Jason Segel as Gary

Danny Trejo as Himself

Paul Williams as Himself

Paul Fusco as ALF (voice) (deleted scene)

Bob West as Barney (voice) (deleted scene)

David Joyner as Barney (costume performer) (deleted scene)


Voices of Muppets Past

Jim Henson as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Waldorf, The Swedish Chef, Dr. Teeth, The Newsman, Harry the Hipster, Wilkins, Wontkins, La Choy Dragon, Leo, Link Hogthrob, Nigel the Conductor, King Goshposh, Mahna Mahna, Jim Henson Muppet, Shakey Sanchez

Frank Oz as Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Sam Eagle, George the Janitor, Marvin Suggs, Grump, Mildred Huxtetter, Male Koozebanian Creature, the Snowths, Frank Oz Muppet, Frog

Jerry Nelson as Robin, Floyd Pepper, Camilla, Pops, Fozzie's Ma, Julius Strangepork, Uncle Deadly, Thog, Crazy Harry, Lew Zealand, Louis Kazagger, J.P. Grosse, Featherstone, Miss Mousey, Female Koozebanian Creature, Jerry Nelson Muppet, The Announcer, Frog

Richard Hunt as Scooter, Statler, Janice, Sweetums, Beaker, Miss Piggy, Wayne, Tug Monster, Gladys, Bobby Benson, Mildred Huxtetter

Dave Goelz as The Great Gonzo, Waldorf, Bunsen Honeydew, Beauregard, Zoot, Randy Pig, Digit, Bill the Frog, Brewster, Frog

Steve Whitmire as Kermit the Frog, Rizzo, Statler, Beaker, Bean Bunny, Andy Pig, Link Hogthrob, Foo-Foo, Gil the Frog, Lips, Frog, Captain Pighead

Bill Barretta as Pepe the King Prawn, Rowlf, The Swedish Chef, Dr. Teeth, Bobo, Johnny Fiama, Howard Tubman, Big Mean Carl, Horace D'Fly, Zippity Zap, Angel Marie

Brian Henson as Sal, Phil Van Neuter, Scooter, Seymour, Janice, Nigel the Director

Kevin Clash as Clifford, Leon, P.J., Mulch, Carter, Frog

Louise Gold as Annie Sue, Frog

Kathryn Mullen as Jill the Frog, Frog

Fran Brill as Vicki, Zondra, Frog

John Henson as Sweetums

Eren Ozker as Hilda, Janice, Wanda

John Lovelady as Crazy Harry, Nigel the Conductor, Frog

Jerry Juhl as Taminella Grinderfall

Camille Kampouris as Kai-Lee, Molly Monster, Frog

David Rudman as Scooter, Janice, Boo Monster, Frog

John Kennedy as Dr. Teeth, Floyd Pepper, Angel Marie

Gord Robertson as Lindbergh, Chip

Rob Mills as Ubu

Karen Prell as Yolanda Rat, Frog


Voices of Muppet Babies

Frank Welker as Kermit, Skeeter

Laurie O'Brien as Piggy

Greg Berg as Fozzie, Scooter

Russi Taylor as Gonzo, Robin

Katie Leigh as Rowlf

Howie Mandel as Animal, Skeeter, Bunsen Honeydew

Dave Coulier as Animal, Bunsen Honeydew, Uncle Statler, Uncle Waldorf, Bean Bunny, Janice

Barbara Billingsley as Nanny

Matt Danner as Kermit, Rowlf, Waldorf, Beaker, The Swedish Chef

Melanie Harrison as Piggy, Camilla

Eric Bauza as Fozzie, Statler, Bunsen Honeydew, Robin

Ben Diskin as Gonzo, Rizzo

Dee Bradley Baker as Animal, Sweetums

Jessica DiCicco as Summer

Ogie Banks as Scooter

Cree Summer as Skeeter

Jenny Slate as Miss Nanny

Charlie Townsend as Rozzie


NY Muppet Performers

Pam Arciero (Vicki, Muppaphone, Baby Koozebanian Creature), Anthony Asbury (Muppaphone), Heather Asch, Connor Asher, Billy Barkhurst, Jennifer Barnhart (Taminella Grinderfall, Muppaphone), Nate Begle, Tau Bennett, Ronald Binion, Cheryl Blaylock (Muppaphone), Rickey Boyd (Mama Fiama, Muppaphone), Warrick Brownlow-Pike (Gags Beasley, Muppaphone), Lisa Buckley (Muppaphone), Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (Spamela Hamderson, Miss Mousey, "C'est Si Bon" Backup Singer, Muppaphone, Girl Singer puppeteer; Abby Cadabby, deleted scene), Raymond Carr, R. Bruce Connelly, Frankie Cordero (Bean Bunny, Muppaphone, Shakey Sanchez, Whatnot, Pokey), Melissa Creighton, Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Hilda, "I've Got You Under My Skin" Backup Singer, Muppaphone, Pink Frackle, Girl Singer puppeteer), Bill Diamond, Ryan Dillon (Nigel the Conductor, Tug Monster, Sam, voice of Limbo, Spirit African Mask, Muppaphone, Mr. Johnson, Steve Bawkstin puppeteer), Olga Felgemacher, Mark Gale, Cameron Garrity, James Godwin, Christopher Thomas Hayes (Muppaphone), Andy Hayward, Haley Jenkins (Muppaphone puppeteer), Avery Lee Jones, Camille Kampouris (Kai-Lee, Molly Monster), James Kemp, Vicki Kenderes-Eibner, John Kennedy (Wontkins, Blotch, Arnie the Alligator, voice of Talking Machine, "I've Got You Under My Skin" Backup Singer, Muppaphone, Ratkind puppeteer), Kathleen Kim, Adam Kreutinger, Jim Kroupa (Thog, Miss Kitty, Muppaphone), Michael Lisa, Spencer Lott (Muppaphone), Rick Lyon (Muppaphone, Splurge puppeteer), Lara MacLean, Noel MacNeal (Bubba, Mountain African Mask, "C'est Si Bon" Backup Singer, Muppaphone, Sweetums puppeteer; Bear, deleted scene), Amanda Maddock (Muppaphone), Jim Martin (Mirinda Craver, Muppaphone), Ed May, Joey Mazzarino (Goggles, Leroy the Donkey, Muppaphone), Dan Milano, Alison Mork (Muppaphone), Kathryn Mullen (Jill the Frog, Gaffer, Female Singer), Carmen Osbahr (Queen Peuta, Muppaphone), Marc Petrosino, Martin P. Robinson (voice of La Choy Dragon, Big V, Muppaphone, Thig puppeteer), Andy Stone, Lisa Sturz, John Tartaglia (Slim Wilson, Happy Yellow Creature, Harry, "I've Got You Under My Skin" Backup Singer, Muppaphone, Rat), Gabriel Velez, James Wojtal, Bryant Young, Paul Zaloom, John Lovelady (Snake Frackle)

with

Drew Allison, Christian Anderson, Steve Axtell, Lawrence Basgall, Jake Bazel, Carol Binion, John Boone, Mary Brehmer, Lindsey Z. Briggs, Matt Brooks, Lee Bryan, Jessica Honor Carleton, Brian Carson, Ceili Clemens, Josh Cohen, Jeff Conover, Austin Michael Costello, Todd Coyle, Carole D'Agostino, Leo Daignault, Julia Darden, Paul Vincent Davis, Emily DeCola, Jamie Donmoyer, Sophie Doyle, Trevor Duffy, Tommy Duren, Ben Durocher, Jodi Eichelberger, Mindy Escobar-Leanse, Mary Faber, Bob Fappiano, David Matthew Feldman, John C. Fields, David Fino, Galen Fott, Matthew Furtado, Aymee Garcia, Rob Gardner, Noah Ginex, Stacey Gordon, Jerome Green, Jenny Hann, Elizabeth Hara, Paul Hartis, Zach Haumesser, Scott Hitz, Joshua Holden, Patrick Holmes, Cedwan Hooks, David Hosay, Brenda Huggins, Dave Hulteen Jr., Ulysses Jones, David Jordan, Liz Joyce, Jean Marie Keevins, Joe Kovacs, Mary Robinette Kowal, Tiffany Lange, Michael Latini, Matthew Lavin, Jonathan Little, Weston Chandler Long, Peter MacKennan, Alex May, Robin May, Cathy McCullough, Megan McNerney, Tracie Mick, Andrew Moriarty, Jason Murphy, Sarah Nolen, Eric Novak, Anney Fresh Ozar, Adam Pagdon, Chris Palmieri, Tim Parati, Annie Peterle, Megan Piphus, Bill Remington, Julio Robles, Bart. P. Roccoberton Jr., Abby Roderick, Christina Rodriguez, Joey Rudman, Amy Rush, Christine Schisano, Benjamin Schrader, Michael Schupbach, Michael Schwabe, Benjamin Siemon, Jessica Simon, Thom Stanley, David Stephens, Anthony Michael Stokes, Ian Sweetman, Russell Tucker, Basil Twist, Jack Vogel, Cynthia Von Orthal, Stacey Weingarten, Daniel Weissbrodt, Steven Widerman, Susan Widerman, Chad Williams, Eric Wright, Evy Wright, Matt Yates, Teddy Yudain (Uncredited: Elizabeth Ann Berg, Matt Dengler, Mary Faber, Barrett Foa, Sarah Frechette, Jason Jacoby, Brodrick Jones, Veronica J. Kuehn, Maggie Lakis, Anika Larsen, Rowan Magee, Rob McClure, Amy Robinson, Chuck Robinson, Phoebe Rudman, Kelli Sawyer, Sarah Stiles, Gregg Van Laningham, Chad Williams, Gretchen Wylder, Jeffrey Zwartjes)


LA Muppet Performers

Brad Abrell, Grant Baciocco (Amber O'Neill, Muppaphone), Greg Ballora, David Barclay (Muppaphone), Phil Baron, Tim Blaney, Julianne Buescher (Wanda, Denise, Mildred Huxtetter, Beverly Plume, Female Singer, Esther, Muppaphone), Tyler Bunch (Angelo, J. G., Elvis, Hobo 2, Muppaphone, Frog, Blustering Bellowpane Monster, Old Tom, Spotted Dick, Emperor Muppet puppeteer), Kevin Carlson (Muppaphone), Kristin Charney, Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo, Stephen Chiodo, Brian Clark (Mancie O'Neill puppeteer), Kevin Clash (Clifford, PJ, Billy Bunny, Polly Lobster, Leon, Carter, Spa'am, Mulch, Muppaphone, Frog, Doglion puppeteer; Elmo (deleted scene), Nathan Danforth, Dorien Davies (Catgut, Muppaphone), Alice Dinnean (Rozzie, Pilgrim, Vazh, Gladys, Muppaphone, Baby Koozebanian Creature, Frog, Doris, Trumpet Girl, Zelda Rose, Rabbit, Girl Singer puppeteer; Rotten Cotton Girl Sheila, deleted scene), Artie Esposito (Muppaphone), Peggy Etra, Roberto Ferreira, Thom Fountain, Dina Fraboni, Louise Gold (Annie Sue, Lou, Afghan Hound, Water African Mask, Muppaphone, Frog, voices of Girl Singers), Alex U. Griffin, BJ Guyer, Tanya Haden, Sam Koji Hale, Terri Hardin, Brian Henson (Sal, Seymour, Phil Van Neuter, Nigel the Director, Muppaphone), Rachel Herrick, Carl J. Johnson, Patrick Johnson, Scott Johnson, Sean Johnson, Brian Jones, Donna Kimball (Zondra, House 4, Muppaphone), Tim Lagasse (voice of Mancie O'Neill, Female Koozebanian Creature, Muppaphone, Limbo puppeteer; Crash, deleted scene), Scott Land, Bruce Lanoil (Lindy, Mo Frackle, Pierre the French Rat, Hobo 3, Muppaphone), Len Levitt, Jayden Libran, Paul Louis, Darci Lynne Farmer, Greg Manion, Drew Massey (Lindbergh, Muppaphone, Java; Rotten Cotton Girl Diane, deleted scene), Paul McGinnis (Paul Revere, Muppaphone), Jess McKay, Ted Michaels, Rob Mills (Ubu), James Murray, Russell Nauman, Kevin Noonchester, Michael Oosterom (Muppaphone), Brett O'Quinn, Christine Papalexis, Karen Prell (Summer Penguin, Yolanda Rat, Muppaphone, Kermitina, Frog, Dog, Wilkins puppeteer; Red Fraggle, deleted scene), David Quesal, Mike Quinn (Yorick, Muppaphone), Steven Ritz-Barr, Tim Rose, Carla Rudy, Paul Rugg, Michelan Sisti, David Skelly, Colleen Smith (Skeeter, Female Singer, Muppaphone), Allan Trautman (Waldo C. Graphic, Muppaphone), Steve Troop, Tony Urbano, Art Vega, Jack Venturo, Alex Villa, Russ Walko, Robin Walsh, Mak Wilson (voice of Bernie, Leprechaun 2), Mark Bryan Wilson, Chase Woolner, Victor Yerrid (Iggy Wiggy, Muppaphone, Java), James Godwin (Rat), Nigel Plaskitt (Leprechaun 3)

with

Catherine Adell, Rachel Appelbaum, Sarah Berman, Beau Brown, Luman Coad, Marsian De Lellis, Genevieve Flati, Dan Garza, David Liebe Hart, Chris Heady, Ric Heitzman, Charles Hubbell, John Jennings, Victoria Johnson, Jonathan Kidder, Doug Kincaid, Andy Rocco Kraft, Erik Kuska, Todd Gerson Levin, Derek Lux, Sarah McChesney, George McGrath, Sarah Oh, Ian Petrella, Janine Pibal, Felix Pire, Melissa Roja, Nicolette Santino, Rob Saunders, Joe Selph, Pam Severns, Chad Ethan Shohet, James Silson, Scott Silson, James Sloane, Jeff Speetjens, Kenny Stevenson, Zachariah Tolchinsky, April Warren, Wayne White, Vanessa Whitney, Scott Woodard, Michelle Zamora (Uncredited: Jackson Barretta, Neil Cicierega, David Crespin, Meegan Godfrey, Art Grueneberger, Gwen Hollander, Kate Katz, Frank Langley, Michael Paul, Lexi Pearl, Casey Pyke, Rachel Redleaf, Tomas Seidita, Trey Stokes, David Strassman, Miles Taber, Norman Tempia, Winston Tong, Cheri Lynne VandenHeuvel, Russ Vick)


'80s Robot Puppeteers

David Covarrubias, Richard Haugen, Matt Heimlich, Trevor Hensley, Richard Landon, Shane Mahan, Jason Matthews, Lindsay McGowan, Brian Namanny, John Rosengrant, J. Alan Scott, Christopher Swift

Crew

Directed by Bill Barretta and Kirk R. Thatcher

Written by Jim Lewis, Bill Prady, Craig Shemin, Kirk R. Thatcher

Additional Story Material written by Matthew Barnette, Bill Barretta, Andrew Williams

Story Consultant: Jocelyn Stevenson

Produced by Bill Barretta, Chelsea DeVincent, Kris Eber, Ritamarie Peruggi, Alex Rockwell, Andrew Williams

Executive Producers: Martin G. Baker, Brian Henson, Lisa Henson, Jim Lewis, Bill Prady, Kirk R. Thatcher

Director of Photography: Matthew W. Davis and Craig Kief, ASC

Edited by Alexandra Amick, Keryn Gibson Bell, Jason Bierfeld, Kelli Krysh, Courtney Marcilliat

Production Designers: William Lakoff and Andy Walmsley

Art Director: Bob West

Costume Designer: Polly Smith

Music by Steve Morrell

Music Producer: Ed Mitchell

Unit Production Manager: Ritamarie Peruggi

Assistant Directors: Christopher Alender, Matthew W. Davis, David Gumpel, Garrett Ives, Chris "Fish" Shadley, Andrew Williams

Associate Producer: Harry Perry III

Production Manager: Michael Steinbach

Visual Effects Supervisors: Chris Diaz and Nick Lively

Choreographer: Michael Rooney

Set Designer: Ilka Urbach

Sound Designer: Chris Neely

Based on characters and properties created by Jim Henson

Casting by Laurie Records

Executives in Charge of Production for The Muppets Studio: Debbie McClellan, Leigh Slaughter

Muppet Workshop

Puppeteer Captain: Bill Barretta

Muppet Workshop Supervisors: Cheryl Blaylock, Ed Christie, Amy Van Gilder, Jane Gootnick, Joanne Green, Paul Hartis, Cheryl Henson, Heather Henson, Rollie Krewson, John Lovelady, Kathryn Mullen, Robert Payne, Constance Peterson, Karen Prell, Mike Quinn, Jan Rosenthal, Polly Smith, Jason Weber, Melissa Whitmire, Steve Whitmire

Muppet Workshop Production Crew: Greg Ballora, Carol Binion, Mary Brehmer, Fred Buchholz, Tamara Carlson-Woodard, Gretchen Crookes, Melissa Creighton, Lisa Davis, Andrea Detwiler, Brad Elliot, Artie Esposito, Alex "Jurgen" Ferguson, Wendy Midener Froud, Jane Howell, Scott Johnson, Marian Keating, Janet Knechtel, Tim Lagasse, Peter MacKennan, Thomas O. Newby, Michael Oosterom, Mike Quinn, Tim Rose, Stephen Rotondaro, David Skelly, Russ Walko, Haley Who, Kristen Willet, Darryl Worbey, Julie Zobel

Puppet Design Consultants: Bonnie Erickson, Michael K. Frith

Puppet Design Supervisors: Ed Eyth, Louis Henry Mitchell

Muppet rebuilds based on designs by: Diane Dawson Hearn, Bonnie Erickson, Ed Eyth, Michael K. Frith, Dave Goelz, Jane Gootnick, Jim Henson, Bruce McNally, Amy Mebberson, Frank Oz, Kirk R. Thatcher

Puppet Specialists: Sherry Amott, Pam Arciero, Leslee Asch, David Barclay, Cheryl Bartholow, Abigail Belknap, Maria Boggi, Fred Buchholz, Lisa Buckley, Dorothy Bulac, Tim Carroll, Tim Clarke, Deborah Coda, Ron Cole, Lyle Conway, Don Creech, Leigh Donaldson, Jitka Exler, Thom Flowers, Nomi Frederick, Larry Galanter, Jon Gellman, Deborah Glassberg, James Gray, Jerry Gum, Marianne Harms, Taylor Harrison, Tim Hawkins, Lynn Hippen, Larry Jameson, Mari Kaestle, Francis Kane, Mimi Kingsley, Tacy Kneale, Tad Krzanowski, Emily Lawson, Barry Link, Dick Loveless, Christopher Lyall, Noel MacNeal, Maria McNamara, Brian Meehl, Susan Moore, Will Morrison, Lyndon Mosse, Elena Pellicciaro, Susan Pitocchi, Katherine Profeta, Mark Ruffin, Barret Schumacher, Goran Sparrman, Kay Stuntz, Whitney Thayne, David Velasquez, Robin Walsh, April Warren, Karena Wienands, Carlo Yannuzzi

Lead Puppet Wranglers: Joanne Green, Michelle Hickey, Richard Termine

Puppet Costume Supervisors: Cheryl Blaylock, Polly Smith

Puppet Costume Specialists: Lisa Boquist, Carmel Dundon, Patricia Farr, Nicola Gardiner, D.J. Gramann II, Sarah Iams, Rebecca Jarrell, Carol Spier, Mary Strieff, Sarah Luraschi Weiss

Miss Piggy's Personal Hairstylist: Stacy Bisel

Muppet Designers and Builders - Puppet Heap Workshop: Paul Andrejco, Heather Asch, Lauren Attinello, Megan Bailey, Ronald Binion, David Bizzaro, Erin Slattery Black, Marc Borders, Barbara Bosak, Loryn Brantz, Matthew Brennan, Matt Brooks, Lisa Buckley, Kelli Burton, Michael Bush, Brian Carson, Stephanie Cathro, James Chai, Vanessa Chan, Rhys Chapman, Ceili Clemens, Carole D'Agostino, Amy Delay, Isabelle Dufour, Ben Durocher, Richard Dyar, Victoria Ellis, Henri Ewaskio, Bob Fappiano, Morgan Filteau, Bob Flanagan, Rob Gardner, Andrea Gilletti, Duncan Gillis, Vanessa Gifford Gillis, James Godwin, Ariella Goldstein, Muriel Stockdale Grabe, Anthony Grosso, BJ Guyer, Brian Haimes, Kelli Haines, Elizabeth Hara, Paul Hartis, Deb Hertzberg, Ann Marie Holdgruen, Lisa Howard, J. Douglas James, Jean Marie Keevins, James Kemp, Jim Kroupa, Janet Kuhl, Sarah Lafferty, Molly Light, Laurent Linn, Spencer Lott, Kari Love, Lara MacLean, Amanda Maddock, Laura Manns, Cathy McCullough, Tom McLaughlin, Jeff Mills, Colette Nickola, Danielle Obinger, John Orberg, Anney Fresh Ozar, Anna Paniccia, Jane Pien, Kip Rathke, Lily Rosen, Kate Rusek, Maria Scheibe, Diana Schoenbrun, Sierra Schoening, Michael Schupbach, Keely Snook, Matt Stoddart, Brendan Yi-Fu Tay, Norman Tempia, Whitney Thayne, Sally Thomas, Mari Tobita, David Valentine, Laureen Vierno, Stacey Weingarten, Jean-Guy White, Julie Wigg, Nate Wilson, James Wojtal, Cynthia Woodie, Eric Wright

Interns: Jane Andrejco, Margaret Andrejco, Owen Andrejco, Emily Irvine, Casey Miller, Sarah Pickup, Nelly Reyes, Yu-Chun Wang, Chase Woolner


The Jim Henson Company New York Creature Shop: Zea Barker, Travis Chinick, Frankie Cordero, Nicolina Dante, Rosa Douglas, Joel Gennari, Brian Haimes, Tyler Hall, Joshua Holden, Ulysses Jones, Ariella Knight, Joe Kovacs, Aria Linz, Mica Linz, Matthew Lish, Megan McNerney, Brittany Moskowitz, Jessica Simon, Melissa Smith-Cruz, Whitney Thayne, Matt Witham

Interns: Jill Colley, Janelle Courts, Gabriella Degennaro, Alana De Matteo, Jonathan Ehrich, Carolyn Fanelli, David Roberts, Joseph Roddy, Jason Seck


'80s Robot Designed and Built by Legacy Effects


In memory of our friends
Caroly Wilcox and Tim Miller

Thank you for all of your contributions to the Muppet Workshop.
You will greatly be missed.

Notes

This film marks Skeeter's first appearance in puppet form, and her first appearance as an adult outside of book illustrations. Here, it's revealed that since she left the Muppets when they were still kids, she's sailed around the world, finding rare treasures that she regularly mails to her brother Scooter and her old friends; it is her talent for finding hidden things that helps Fozzie and Rowlf find the missing Muppet Show sign. When building the Skeeter puppet, the Puppet Heap workshop crew and head builder James Wojtal used Amy Mebberson's illustrations for The Muppet Show Comic Book: Family Reunion as reference. The role of Skeeter was given to Jim Henson Company puppeteer Colleen Smith, who was tasked with giving the character a personality and voice completely different to that of Miss Piggy; humble, calm, tomboyish, casually-dressed, and prefers to not draw attention to herself. Her attire reflects this; in addition to ruffled, yarn-like hair, Skeeter also sports a green sweater, an olive green tank top, a green hairband, pink and black striped arm sleeves, and petal-shaped glasses with dark purple outlines, contrasting the elegant style of clothing associated with Piggy. Her voice, unlike Piggy's high-pitched, feminine vocals provided by a male performer, is low, down-to-earth, and nasally; Smith had previously used this voice for Mancie O'Neill from That Puppet Game Show. She is never seen below the waist, but Skeeter tells Fozzie that she ditched wearing shoes when she was only 12, and now wears only plain white socks that she washes once a week (and even then, only when she needs to), and is also mentioned as wearing white and green striped tights. Skeeter also reveals to be good at dancing, but admits she never felt comfortable dancing while wearing any shoes, and gains a preference for small, easy-to-make foods, as shown when she accepts the Swedish Chef's offer of a peanut butter sandwich, made with round apple slices.

The development and creation of this film is unique in that The Walt Disney Company agreed to retract control or input over any aspect of production or marketing, allowing the team to select their own crew (putting Kirk Thatcher in the director's chair and having longtime Muppet writers Jim Lewis and Craig Shemin write the story, with former Henson writer Jocelyn Stevenson serving as story consultant), contact the Jim Henson Company as a creative partner on the project, and Steve Whitmire as an on-set puppeteer supervisor; Disney would simply handle theatrical and home media distribution. This was in response to the Muppet production team's wish to create a project aimed primarily towards the biggest of Muppet fans instead of only casual fans, perhaps self-awareness that the Muppets seem to have lost their former spark. The resulting product gained praise from even Frank Oz, who is known for his outspoken views about the Muppets post-Henson, stating of the film: "This is supposed to be a love letter to Jim [Henson], and I think it succeeds at that," and thanking Disney for not meddling with any aspect of its production. Oz even went so far as to state that if he were called back to voice his original characters once more or work on the film, since the project paid utmost respect to Henson, he would've jumped at the chance (he did perform a Muppet version of Yoda in a deleted scene).

Trailers and other promotional material prominently featured Uncle Deadly as narrator/host. The first official trailer, released on YouTube on November 18, 2021, featured Deadly's voice saying, "Picture this, if you may. A frog, a pig, a bear, a dog, a chicken and a...well, whatever, united by a dream. A dream about singing...and dancing...and making people happy. And that frog and his new friends, stopping at nothing to realize that dream. Now picture, forty-five years later, that same frog and those same pals, travelling to the Big Apple, to celebrate that dream. It is no longer mere imagination. It is the story...of the Muppets."

Muppets to the City is seen by many as a feature-length tribute to Jim Henson; not only do several Muppets from Henson's early years as a puppeteer make return appearances, but archive recordings of Henson, as well as Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Juhl, Eren Ozker, John Lovelady, and other Muppeteers as various characters can be heard as Fozzie, Rowlf and Skeeter enter the Muppet Theater's storage room (the voices of the characters from the original and revival Muppet Babies series can also be heard), and a hologram of Jim Henson appears at the end of "The Magic Store" finale, appearing and smiling at the Muppets before disappearing (this effect was created with permission from Henson's family). Reused audio is also used of Henson, Jerry Nelson and Frank Oz as the Country Trio singing "To Morrow", Nelson as the Announcer from The Muppets during the Muppet reunion show's opening night, and Oz as the Snowths, mixed with new vocals from Bill Barretta as Mahna Mahna, for "Mah Na Mah Na".

The film was to feature a cameo from Barney the Dinosaur, who asks Kermit where he can find Radio City Music Hall, where Kermit reveals is the next few blocks down the avenue. The scene was filmed with David Joyner and Bob West (who also served as an art director and lead graphic designer for the film) reprising their roles as the physical performer and voice of Barney, respectively. Unfortunately, it was cut for time and budget concerns, but the scene can be found as a deleted scene on home video releases. Additional deleted cameos that can be found on home video include ALF, Abby Cadabby, Bear, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Elmo (performed by Kevin Clash), Grover, Oscar the Grouch, Red Fraggle, Yoda, Crash from Crash & Bernstein, and the Rotten Cotton Girls from The Happytime Murders.

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