The Muppets Go to the Movies
GenreFamily film
Television special
Created byHenson Associates
Marble Arch Productions
Based onThe Muppets
by Jim Henson
Written byJim Henson
Jerry Juhl
Chris Langham
Directed byPeter Harris
StarringDudley Moore
Lily Tomlin
Muppet performers:
Jim Henson
Frank Oz
Jerry Nelson
Richard Hunt
Dave Goelz
Steve Whitmire
Louise Gold
Theme music composerLarry Grossman
Jack Parnell
Derek Scott
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
ProducerJim Henson
EditorJohn Hawkins
Running time49 minutes
Production companyMarble Arch Productions
Original release
ReleaseMay 20, 1981 (1981-05-20)

The Muppets Go to the Movies is a one-hour television special starring Jim Henson's Muppets. It first aired May 20, 1981 on ABC as promotion for The Great Muppet Caper, which was released in the United States a month later.


With the aid of Dudley Moore and Lily Tomlin, Kermit the Frog and the Muppets show spoofs of different movies at the Muppet Theatre.

During the credits, the Muppets leave the Muppet Theatre as Kermit secures the stage door, unaware that he has locked Dudley Moore and Lily Tomlin in.


Muppet performers

Additional Muppets performed by Kathryn Mullen, Brian Muehl, Bob Payne, and Rollie Krewson.


  1. ^ "How the Muppets made us all Bergman experts". 7 August 2007.