Happy 20th anniversary: The Muppet Christmas Carol set for festive rerelease
Written by Zen Terrelonge
Jim Henson’s fuzzy batch of puppets will return in The Muppet Christmas Carol, which will hit UK cinemas on the 23rd November, marking the 20th anniversary since the film was first released.
Henson’s son Brian directs the adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel, with Michael Caine taking on the role of tightfisted iron-heart Scrooge, who must see the error of his ways before Christmas morning with visits from three ghosts.
Meanwhile, Kermit plays suffering employee Bob Cratchit, with Miss Piggy playing the green one’s wife, and Gonzo on board as Dickens, all giving the tale a lighthearted muppet makeover.
That means you can take your kids, siblings, and anyone too young to remember a festive flick that didn’t come weaved out of CGI and 3D, what with the tech fused into the recent Arthur Christmas, Jim Carrey’s A Christmas Carol, and Polar Express.
The Muppet Christmas Carol returns to UK cinemas from 23rd November 2012.