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Dec. 10, 2013 DVD & Blu-ray: 'The Great Muppet Caper' & 'Muppet Treasure Island'

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For a Muppety holiday treat, Disney is releasing The Great Muppet Caper (1981) and Muppet Treasure Island (1996) on Blu-ray for the very first time in a special Of Pigs & Pirates 2-Movie Collection. Both these two classic comedy-adventure films have been restored and remastered and are packed with music, mirth, mayhem and, of course, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Animal, Fozzie, Gonzo and all your Muppet favorites. It is also loaded with several fun Muppet extras including a Frog-E-Oke sing-along where you can sing, howl and croak along with Kermit and the gang, plus several exciting bonuses: "Let the Good Shine Out" music video, audio commentary and a making-of featurette.

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The Great Muppet Caper is a mystery musical comedy directed by Jim Henson and is the second of a series of live-action music feature films starring Henson’s Muppets. In The Great Muppet Caper, Lady Holiday is a high-fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace has been stolen. But when Kermit mistakes Miss Piggy for her, it is love at first sight. Unfortunately, Lady Holiday's scheming brother is also wooing the sultry swine so he can frame her for another brazen jewel heist! Now it's up to Kermit and his Muppet pals to clear Piggy's name and catch the real culprits.

Muppet Treasure Island is a musical film directed by Henson’s son Brian Henson. It is the fifth feature film to star Henson’s Muppets and is based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. In Muppet Treasure Island, when young Jim Hawkins inherits a long-lost treasure map, he hires the great ship Hispaniola to seek his fortune. With the good Captain Smollett, starring Kermit the Frog, at the helm -- and greedy Long John Silver at the heart of a dastardly plot -- they set sail for adventure only to discover danger at every turn.

The Great Muppet Caper Cast:

  • Charles Grodin as Nicky Holiday
  • Diana Rigg as Lady Holiday
  • Erica Creer as Marla
  • Kate Howard as Carla
  • Della Finch as Darla
  • Joan Sanderson as Dorcas
  • Michael Robbins as Henderson
  • Peter Hughes as Stanley
  • Jim Henson as Kermit the Frog / Rowlf the Dog / Dr. Teeth / Waldorf / The Swedish Chef / The Muppet Newsman
  • Frank Oz as Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Animal / Sam the Eagle
  • Jerry Nelson as Floyd Pepper / Pops / Lew Zealand / Crazy Harry / Camilla the Chicken / Louis Kazagger / Slim Wilson
  • Richard Hunt as Scooter / Statler / Sweetums / Janice / Beaker
  • Dave Goelz as The Great Gonzo / Beauregard / Zoot / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew
  • Steve Whitmire as Rizzo the Rat / Lips
  • Caroll Spinney as Oscar the Grouch
  • Louise Gold as Annie Sue / Lou
  • Kathryn Mullen as Gaffer
  • John Cleese as Neville
  • Peter Ustinov as Truck Driver
  • Jack Warden as Mike Tarkenian

Muppet Treasure Island Cast:

  • Kevin Bishop as Jim Hawkins
  • Tim Curry as Long John Silver
  • Jennifer Saunders as Mrs. Bluberidge
  • Billy Connolly as Billy Bones
  • David Nicholls as Captain Flint
  • Frederick Warder as Calico Jerry
  • Harry Jones as Easy Pete
  • Peter Geaves as Black Eyed Pea
  • Danny Blackner as Short Stack Stevens
  • Ellis Flyte as Big-Fat-Ugly-Bug-Faced-Baby-Eating O'Brien
  • Steve Whitmire as Kermit the Frog as Captain Abraham Smollett / Rizzo the Rat as Himself / Beaker as Himself
  • Frank Oz as Miss Piggy as Benjamina Gunn / Fozzie Bear as Squire Trelawney / Sam the Eagle as Mr. Samuel Arrow / Animal as Himself
  • Dave Goelz as The Great Gonzo as Himself / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew as Dr. David Livesey / Waldorf as Figurehead / Zoot as Himself
  • Jerry Nelson as Statler as Figurehead / Lew Zealand as Himself / Blind Pew / Floyd Pepper as Himself / Island Heads / Mad Monty / Old Joe / Calico / Monkey / Old Tom / Spotted Dick / Mr. Plagueman / Tomato / Octopi / Skulls
  • Kevin Clash as Polly Lobster aka Bad Polly / Spa'am / Real Old Tom / Walleye Pike / Black Dog / Performer of Miss Piggy as Benjamina Gunn / Performer of Fozzie Bear as Squire Trelawney / Performer of Sam the Eagle as Mr. Samuel Arrow / Performer of Animal
  • Bill Barretta as Clueless Morgan / Flaubert / Blind Pew (hands) / Mudwell the Mudbunny / Jacques Roach / The Swedish Chef / Angel Marie / Mr. Bitte
  • John Henson as Sweetums as Himself
  • Don Austen as Background Pirates / Native Pigs

Special Features:

  • Frog-E-Oke Sing-Along - Sing, howl and croak along with Kermit and the gang.
    - Muppet Treasure Island – “Cabin Fever”
    - The Great Muppet Caper –“Steppin’ Out With A Star” & “Happiness Hotel”
  • The Tale of the Story Beyond the Tail -Set sail with the Muppets – and try not to get seasick – as cast, crew and creatures take a look back at the making of the movie.
  • “Let the Good Shine Out” Music Video
  • Audio Commentary with Gonzo, Rizzo and Brian Henson

Best Prices:

Blu-ray Combo Pack (includes DVD) - $19.99 at Amazon.com, $22.99 at Best Buy, $25.48 at Walmart.com

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