After finding a treasure map, young Jim Hawkins and
his Muppet pals embark on a quest to find the treasure.
Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
Directed by Brian Henson
Written by Jerry Juhl, Kirk R. Thatcher, James V. Hart
Starring Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, Frank Oz, Bill Barretta,
Jerry Nelson, Kevin Clash, Tim Curry, Kevin Bishop,
Billy Connolly, Jennifer Saunders
Sequel to 1992's The Muppet Christmas Carol
Based on the novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
This is one of my childhood favorites and my all-time favorite Muppet movie. Surprisingly, it's one of the best versions of Treasure Island I've ever seen. If you take away the Muppets, this film is actually a very dark and grown up pirate movie with some stellar performances.
I honestly think Tim Curry is the best Long John Silver ever shown on film. He owns every scene he's in and acts alongside the Muppets with gravitas. It's also very funny to see the Muppets play characters from Treasure Island, especially Kermit as Captain Smollet and Miss Piggy as Benjamina Gunn. Plus, Gonzo and Rizzo just being around is hilarious.
Muppet Treasure Island is a very fun movie that everybody can enjoy and I hope it goes down as one of the best outings the Muppets had on film.