The movie is, in essence, the origin story of The Muppet Show. Kermit is determined to get to Hollywood and encounters many other muppets who join him on his journey.
Charles Durning is wonderful as an evil businessman obsessed with turning Kermit into frog legs, while Austin Pendleton is well cast as his goofy henchman.
The cameos are feature a who’s who of legendary performers: Carol Kane, Dom DeLuise, James Coburn, Madeline Kahn, Mel Brooks, Steve Martin, Chloris Leachman.
A movie which features the combined talents of Orson Welles, Richard Pryor and Bob Hope is a glorious thing.
Its enduring appeal is in its unabashed simplicity. It’s a celebration of dreams, friendship, and the idea we can accomplish more together than apart.