List of The Muppets productions

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This is a list of productions based on The Muppets characters and franchise, including films, television series and specials, and other media. The franchise's main work is The Muppet Show, a syndicated television series which ran from 1976 to 1981. The franchise includes eight feature films; The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, The Muppets Take Manhattan, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Muppet Treasure Island, Muppets from Space, The Muppets, and Muppets Most Wanted. The franchise also includes other series such as Muppets Tonight and The Muppets.

Films[edit]

Role
The Muppet Movie
(1979)
The Great Muppet Caper
(1981)
The Muppets Take Manhattan
(1984)
The Muppet Christmas Carol
(1992)
Muppet Treasure Island
(1996)
Muppets from Space
(1999)
The Muppets
(2011)
Muppets Most Wanted
(2014)
Director James Frawley Jim Henson Frank Oz Brian Henson Tim Hill James Bobin
Producer(s) Jim Henson David Lazer and Frank Oz David Lazer Brian Henson and Martin G. Baker David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman
Writer(s) Jack Burns and Jerry Juhl Jerry Juhl, Tom Patchett, Jack Rose and Jay Tarses Tom Patchett, Jay Tarses and Frank Oz Jerry Juhl James V. Hart, Jerry Juhl and Kirk Thatcher Jerry Juhl, Joey Mazzarino and Ken Kaufman Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller Nicholas Stoller and James Bobin
Composer(s) Kenneth Ascher and Paul Williams Joe Raposo Ralph Burns and Jeff Moss Miles Goodman Hans Zimmer Jamshied Sharifi Christophe Beck and Bret McKenzie
Production companies Henson Associates Walt Disney Pictures
Jim Henson Productions
Columbia Pictures
Jim Henson Pictures
Walt Disney Pictures
Mandeville Films
Distribution Associated Film Distribution1 Universal Pictures1 TriStar Pictures Buena Vista Pictures Distribution Sony Pictures Releasing Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Running time 95 minutes 97 minutes 94 minutes 86 minutes 99 minutes 87 minutes 103 minutes 107 minutes
Release date 22 June 1979 26 June 1981 13 July 1984 11 December 1992 16 February 1996 14 July 1999 23 November 2011 21 March 2014
Box office
$451,489,555
$65,200,000[1] $31,206,251[2] $25,534,703[3] $27,330,071[4] $34,327,391[5] $22,323,612[6] $165,184,237[7] $80,383,290[8]

Television[edit]

Series[edit]

Title Premiere date End date Network
Sam and Friends May 9, 1955 December 15, 1961 NBC (WRC-TV)
The Muppet Show September 13, 1976 March 15, 1981 Syndication
Muppet Babies September 15, 1984 December 29, 1990 CBS
Little Muppet Monsters September 14, 1985 September 28, 1985 CBS
The Jim Henson Hour April 14, 1989 July 30, 1989 NBC
Muppets Tonight March 8, 1996 February 8, 1998 ABC / Disney Channel
Muppets TV 2006 2006 TF1[9]
Muppet Moments[10] April 3, 2015 Disney Junior / Disney Channel
The Muppets[11] September 22, 2015 March 1, 2016[12] ABC
Muppet Babies[13] March 23, 2018 Disney Junior
Untitled TV series[14] 2019 Disney streaming service

Television films[edit]

Film Release date Director Producer(s) Distributor
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie November 29, 2002 Kirk Thatcher Warren Carr, Martin G. Baker Universal Studios Home Entertainment
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz May 20, 2005 Bill Barretta Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Direct-to-video releases[edit]

Film Release date Director Distributor
Muppet Classic Theater September 27, 1994 David Grossman The Jim Henson Company
Kermit's Swamp Years September 3, 2002 David Gumpel Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Television specials[edit]

Title Release date
The Muppets on Puppets January 5, 1970
Hey, Cinderella! April 10, 1970
The Great Santa Claus Switch December 20, 1970
The Frog Prince May 12, 1971
The Muppet Musicians of Bremen April 26, 1972
The Muppets Valentine Show January 30, 1974
The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence March 19, 1975
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas December 17, 1978
The Muppets Go Hollywood May 16, 1979
John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together December 5, 1979
The Muppets Go to the Movies May 20, 1981
Of Muppets and Men 1981
The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show September 17, 1982
Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and the Muppets May 12, 1983
The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years January 21, 1986
The Tale of the Bunny Picnic March 26, 1986
The Christmas Toy December 6, 1986
A Muppet Family Christmas December 16, 1987
The Song of the Cloud Forest July 16, 1989
The Muppets at Walt Disney World May 6, 1990
Disneyland's 35th Anniversary 1990
The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson November 21, 1990
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree December 6, 1995
Studio DC hosted by Dylan and Cole Sprouse August 3, 2008
Studio DC hosted by Selena Gomez October 5, 2008
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa December 17, 2008
Lady Gaga and the Muppets Holiday Spectacular[15] November 28, 2013

Other appearances[edit]

Web series[edit]

Title Premiere date End date
Statler and Waldorf: From the Balcony June 26, 2005 September 20, 2006
The Muppets Kitchen with Cat Cora September 13, 2010 2010

Video games[edit]

A number of video games featuring the Muppets have been produced since the 1990s.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Distribution rights were purchased by The Jim Henson Company from ITC Entertainment in August 1984,[17] and were later transferred to the Walt Disney Studios upon their parent company's acquisition of the Muppets franchise in 2004.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Muppet Movie". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "The Great Muppet Caper". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  3. ^ "The Muppets Take Manhattan". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  4. ^ "The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)". Internet Movie Database. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Muppet Treasure Island". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Muppets From Space". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  7. ^ "The Muppets (2011)". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  8. ^ "Muppets Most Wanted (2014)". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
  9. ^ James, Alison (September 17, 2006). "Les Muppets on a French roll". Variety. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  10. ^ Kelley, Seth (March 17, 2015). "Kermit Talks to Kids in Disney Junior's 'Muppet Moments'". Variety. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  11. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (7 May 2015). "'The Muppets,' Comedy from 'Community' Star Ken Jeong Among ABC Orders". Variety. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  12. ^ Holloway, Daniel (May 12, 2016). "'The Muppets' Cancelled by ABC". Variety. Retrieved May 13, 2016.
  13. ^ Foster, Elizabeth (October 26, 2016). "Disney brings Muppet Babies back to TV". Kidscreen.
  14. ^ "Disney Planning Another 'Muppets' Reboot for Its Streaming Service (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. February 21, 2018. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  15. ^ Marechal, AJ (17 October 2013). "ABC Sets Holiday Special with Lady Gaga and the Muppets". Variety. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  16. ^ Couch, Aaron (7 February 2014). "Jimmy Fallon Welcomes Andy Samberg, Muppets to Final 'Late Night' (Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  17. ^ Jay Jones, Brian (2013). "Chapter 12: Twists and Turns". Jim Henson: The Biography. Ballantine Books (Random House). pp. 374–375. ISBN 978-0345526113.

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