Tuesday, November 6, 2012

#holidayGiftGuideThe Muppets Christmas Carol 20th Anniversary #Review

TODAY, On November 6, 2012, the Charles Dickens-inspired classic holiday story “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” will ring in its 20th anniversary with the Blu-ray™ debut of this family favorite. Exciting!
Disney's The Muppet Christmas Carol 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition arrived in stores today on Blu-ray & Digital Copy and we have a jolly musical clip for you to bring some holiday cheer to you & yours! 

So, the Muppets Christmas Carol has been around for 20 years! Can someone PLEASE tell me why I haven’t seen it until now? It's soooo cute! My Best Friend, http://www.bestmomreviews.com/the-muppets-christmas-carol-20th-anniversary-review/ also got to review it. We both called each other, Like, "How did we not see this when we were young?'"

Like almost every family-friendly movie that I get the chance to review, I watched this wonderful movie with my children. I really enjoy getting the extra snuggle time in with them! Combining Henson’s loony, lovable creatures with the age-old classic, the Muppet Christmas Carol delivers holiday cheer in spades. Starring Micheal Caine as the mean-spirited, yet eventually lovable codger Scrooge on his road to redemption, this film puts a new twist on an old favorite with all your favorite characters from Kermit and Miss Piggy, to Gonzo and Fozzy Bear. Even the Chef makes a cameo. This film will quickly become part of our holiday tradition.
My children loved this movie. Like me, it was their first time watching it.  The graphics were pretty amazing considering that it was re-done from a 20 year old movie! 
And now, a word from Gonzo: Greetings, holiday movie fans and lovers of culture, I am Gonzo … or perhaps better known to fans of this classic motion picture as literary legend Charles Dickens. Are you ready to laugh, cry, sing, frolic, cavort and enjoy yourself beyond belief!? Well, you’re in luck, because this 20th Anniversary Edition of Disney’s “The Muppet Christmas Carol” is guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit that will stay with you forever—or at least until your Aunt Edna starts complaining that nobody is eating the fruitcake she brought … again!

Available for the first time ever on Blu-ray with high definition sound and picture, so you can enjoy even more of my blue-ness, not to mention the incredible spectacle of Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit, Miss Piggy as Emily Cratchit, Academy Award® winner Michael Caine (Best Supporting Actor, 1999, “The Cider House Rules”) as Scrooge, wonderful songs by Oscar® winner Paul Williams (Best Original Song, 1976, “Evergreen” from “A Star Is Born”) and, of course, my pal Rizzo the Rat as … well, Rizzo the Rat.

This is a heartwarming and hilarious holiday classic, told as never before by yours truly!  Yule love it!

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

The Muppets                                           Steve Whitmire (“The Muppets”); Frank Oz (“Monsters, Inc.”); Dave Goelz
Performers:                                             (“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”)

Suggested Retail Price &                 2-Disc Combo Pack (Blu-ray and Digital Copy) = $26.50 U.S. and Canada
                                                                        1-Disc DVD = $19.99 U.S. and $24.99 Canada         

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”—A
         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.

Bonus Features:                         Audio Commentary with Brian Henson
         Blooper Reel
         Pepe Profiles Presents “Gonzo: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young
         Christmas Around the World


Street Date:                                    November 6, 2012

Rating:                                               G in U.S. and Canada. Bonus material not rated.
Feature Run Time:                     Approximately 89 minutes
Aspect Ratio:                              1080P 16x9 Widescreen (1:85:1)
Audio:                                              5.1 DTS English, 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound French, 2.0 Spanish
Languages/Subtitles:             English, French, Spanish

*Disclaimer*  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine. 


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