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The Muppet Movie (1979)
After Kermit the Frog decides to pursue a movie career, he starts his cross-country trip from Florida to California. Along the way, he meets and befriends Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and rock musicians Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. When Kermit is offered a job by Doc Hopper (Charles Durning) to advertise the fried frog legs at his restaurant chain, Kermit turns Hopper down. However, Hopper refuses to relent and pursues Kermit and his companions to a final showdown. Commissioned by Ed C. (2/3/2022)
Release date: June 22, 1979 (USA)
Director: James Frawley
Box office: $65.2 million
Written by: Jerry Juhl; Jack Burns
Produced by: Jim Henson