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Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

The Muppets take on Robert Louis Stevenson in their inimitable way in this rollicking musical version of the pirate saga.


Using the bare bones of the classic story as a framework, director Brian Henson press-gangs the likes of Billy Connolly, Jennifer Saunders and Tim Curry into service for a series of hilarious cameos, accompanied by some rousing songs and the now customary “romance” between Miss Piggy and Kermit.

It all begins when young Jim Hawkins (Kevin Bishop) inherits a long-lost map to a pirate’s treasure. Jim hires the great ship Hispaniola where he meets the good Captain Smollett (Kermit the Frog) and the evil yet charming Long John Silver (Tim Curry).

With adventure in their hearts and treasure chests of gold in their eyes, they set sail on the bounding main only to discover danger at every turn – including Benjamina Gunn (Miss Piggy), Treasure Island’s worshipped love goddess, who’s dressed to kill.

Captain Abraham Smollet (Kermit the Frog)/Rizzo the Rat
Steve Whitmire
Benjamina Gunn (Miss Piggy)
Frank Oz
Long John Silver
Tim Curry
Jim Hawkins
Kevin Bishop
Billy Bones
Billy Connolly
Mrs Bluveridge
Jennifer Saunders
Calico Jerry
Frederick Warder
Black Eyed Pea
Peter Greeves
Short Stack Stevens
Danny Blackner
Easy Pete
Harry Jones
The Great Gonzo
Dave Goelz

Brian Henson