This is a list of productions based on The Muppets characters and franchise, including films, television series and specials, and other media. The franchise's main work is The Muppet Show, a syndicated television series which ran from 1976 to 1981. The franchise includes eight feature films, and other television series.

Films

Role
The Muppet Movie
(1979)
The Great Muppet Caper
(1981)
The Muppets Take Manhattan
(1984)
The Muppet Christmas Carol
(1992)
Muppet Treasure Island
(1996)
Muppets from Space
(1999)
The Muppets
(2011)
Muppets Most Wanted
(2014)
Director James Frawley Jim Henson Frank Oz Brian Henson Tim Hill James Bobin
Producer(s) Jim Henson David Lazer and Frank Oz David Lazer Brian Henson and Martin G. Baker David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman
Writer(s) Jerry Juhl & Jack Burns Tom Patchett & Jay Tarses and Jerry Juhl & Jack Rose Frank Oz and Tom Patchett & Jay Tarses Jerry Juhl Jerry Juhl & Kirk R. Thatcher and James V. Hart Jerry Juhl and Joseph Mazzarino and Ken Kaufman Jason Segel & Nicholas Stoller James Bobin & Nicholas Stoller
Composer(s) Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher Joe Raposo Ralph Burns Miles Goodman Hans Zimmer Jamshied Sharifi Christophe Beck
Production companies ITC Films
Henson Associates
Henson Associates Walt Disney Pictures
Jim Henson Productions
Columbia Pictures
Jim Henson Pictures
Walt Disney Pictures
Mandeville Films
The Muppets Studio
Distribution Associated Film Distribution1 Universal Pictures1
Associated Film Distribution1
TriStar Pictures Buena Vista Pictures Distribution Sony Pictures Releasing Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Running time 95 minutes 97 minutes 94 minutes 86 minutes 99 minutes 87 minutes 103 minutes 107 minutes
Release date June 22, 1979 June 26, 1981 July 13, 1984 December 11, 1992 February 16, 1996 July 14, 1999 November 23, 2011 March 21, 2014
Box office
$452,100,030
$65,810,475 [1] $31,206,251[2] $25,534,703[3] $27,330,071[4] $34,327,391[5] $22,323,612[6] $165,184,237[7] $80,383,290[8]
Rotten Tomatoes 88%[9] 75%[10] 84%[11] 75%[12] 71%[13] 63%[14] 95%[15] 80%[16]

Direct-to-video releases

Title Release date Director Distributor
Muppet Sing Alongs: Billy Bunny's Animal Songs May 21, 1993 David Gumpel Buena Vista Home Video
Muppet Sing Alongs: It's Not Easy Being Green 1994
Muppet Classic Theater September 27, 1994 David Grossman
Muppet Sing Alongs: Things That Fly 1996 David Gumpel
Kermit's Swamp Years September 3, 2002 Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment

Television

Series

Title Premiere date End date Network
Sam and Friends May 9, 1955 December 15, 1961 NBC (WRC-TV)
The Muppet Show September 13, 1976 March 15, 1981 Syndication
Muppet Babies September 15, 1984 December 29, 1990 CBS
Little Muppet Monsters September 14, 1985 September 28, 1985
The Jim Henson Hour April 14, 1989 July 30, 1989 NBC
Jim Henson's Animal Show October 3, 1994 June 28, 1998 Fox Kids (seasons 1-2) / Animal Planet (season 3)
Muppets Tonight March 8, 1996 February 8, 1998 ABC / Disney Channel
Muppets TV October 29, 2006 December 31, 2006 TF1[17]
Muppet Moments[18] April 3, 2015 November 28, 2015 Disney Junior / Disney Channel
The Muppets[19] September 22, 2015 March 1, 2016[20] ABC
Muppet Babies[21] March 23, 2018 February 18, 2022 Disney Junior
Muppets Now[22][23] July 31, 2020 September 4, 2020 Disney+
The Muppets Mayhem[24] TBA TBA

Television films

Title Release date Director Producer(s) Distributor
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie November 29, 2002 Kirk R. Thatcher Martin G. Baker and Warren Carr NBCUniversal Television Distribution
MGM Worldwide Television Group and Digital Distribution
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz May 20, 2005 Bill Barretta Buena Vista Television

Television specials

Title Release date
The Muppets on Puppets January 5, 1970
Hey, Cinderella! April 10, 1970
The Great Santa Claus Switch December 20, 1970
The Frog Prince May 12, 1971
The Muppet Musicians of Bremen April 26, 1972
The Muppets Valentine Show January 30, 1974
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas December 4, 1977
The Muppets Go Hollywood May 16, 1979
John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together December 5, 1979
The Muppets Go to the Movies May 20, 1981
Of Muppets and Men 1981
The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show September 17, 1982
Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and the Muppets May 12, 1983
The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years January 21, 1986
The Tale of the Bunny Picnic March 26, 1986
The Christmas Toy December 6, 1986
A Muppet Family Christmas December 16, 1987
The Song of the Cloud Forest July 16, 1989
Disneyland's 35th Anniversary February 6, 1990
The Muppets at Walt Disney World May 6, 1990
The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson November 21, 1990
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree December 6, 1995
Studio DC hosted by Dylan and Cole Sprouse August 3, 2008
Studio DC hosted by Selena Gomez October 5, 2008
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa December 17, 2008
Lady Gaga and the Muppets Holiday Spectacular[25] November 28, 2013
Muppets Haunted Mansion[26] October 8, 2021[27]

Other appearances

Web series

Title Premiere date End date
Statler and Waldorf: From the Balcony June 26, 2005 September 20, 2006
The Muppets Kitchen with Cat Cora September 13, 2010 December 17, 2010

Video games

A number of video games featuring the Muppets have been produced since the 1990s.

Notes

  1. ^ Distribution rights were purchased by The Jim Henson Company from ITC Entertainment in August 1984.[29] The rights were then acquired by Walt Disney Studios upon their parent company's acquisition of the Muppets franchise in 2004. The films have since been reissued as Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures releases.

See also

References

  1. ^ "The Muppet Movie". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "The Great Muppet Caper". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  3. ^ "The Muppets Take Manhattan". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  4. ^ "The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)". Internet Movie Database. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Muppet Treasure Island". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Muppets From Space". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  7. ^ "The Muppets (2011)". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  8. ^ "Muppets Most Wanted (2014)". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
  9. ^ The Muppet Movie, retrieved 2021-09-24
  10. ^ The Great Muppet Caper, retrieved 2021-09-24
  11. ^ The Muppets Take Manhattan, retrieved 2021-09-24
  12. ^ The Muppet Christmas Carol, retrieved 2021-09-24
  13. ^ Muppet Treasure Island, retrieved 2021-09-24
  14. ^ Muppets From Space, retrieved 2021-09-24
  15. ^ The Muppets, retrieved 2021-09-24
  16. ^ Muppets Most Wanted, retrieved 2021-09-24
  17. ^ James, Alison (September 17, 2006). "Les Muppets on a French roll". Variety. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  18. ^ Kelley, Seth (March 17, 2015). "Kermit Talks to Kids in Disney Junior's 'Muppet Moments'". Variety. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  19. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (7 May 2015). "'The Muppets,' Comedy from 'Community' Star Ken Jeong Among ABC Orders". Variety. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  20. ^ Holloway, Daniel (May 12, 2016). "'The Muppets' Cancelled by ABC". Variety. Retrieved May 13, 2016.
  21. ^ Foster, Elizabeth (October 26, 2016). "Disney brings Muppet Babies back to TV". Kidscreen.
  22. ^ "Disney Planning Another 'Muppets' Reboot for Its Streaming Service (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. February 21, 2018. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  23. ^ Anderson, Ethan (February 7, 2019). "The Muppets Revival is Coming to Disney+ from Josh Gad and 'Once Upon a Time' Creators". /Film. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  24. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 7, 2022). "'The Muppets Mayhem' Comedy Series Ordered By Disney+; Lilly Singh Stars, Adam F. Goldberg EPs". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 7, 2022.
  25. ^ Marechal, AJ (17 October 2013). "ABC Sets Holiday Special with Lady Gaga and the Muppets". Variety. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  26. ^ Del Rosario, Alexandra (May 7, 2021). "'Muppets Haunted Mansion': Disney+ Sets First-Ever Muppets Halloween Special Event". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  27. ^ Bastos, Margarida (September 8, 2021). "'Muppets Haunted Mansion': Disney+ Halloween Special Gets a Release Date and Spooky Poster". Collider. Retrieved September 8, 2021.
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  29. ^ Jay Jones, Brian (2013). "Chapter 12: Twists and Turns". Jim Henson: The Biography. Ballantine Books (Random House). pp. 374–375. ISBN 978-0345526113.