It isn’t Christmas without A Christmas Carol. But while I am a fan of Charles Dickens’ tale, I am partial to kid-friendly versions. A mug of hot cocoa, Christmas tree lights in the background — ’tis the season for family movie night! So what version did we snuggle up with this holiday season? Why The Muppets, of course.
In the Muppet version, the hilarious Gonzo plays the narrator (Charles Dickens) who is accompanied by his sidekick Rizzo the rat. Kermit plays the part of Bob Cratchit and his wife Miss Piggy Mrs. Cratchit.
A note from Gonzo
Greetings, holiday movie fans and lovers of culture. I am Gonzo… or perhaps better known the fans of this classic motion picture as literary legend Charles Dickens. Are you read 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 on Blu-Ray and DVD. The Muppet Christmas Carol includes the following bonus features
- Disney Intermission – 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 ont heir 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 a 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
In the mean time, enjoy the chickens rendition of Joy to the World.
A movie screener was provided facilitate this review, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.