Muppet Treasure Island

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In theaters Feb 16, 1996
G, 1 hr. 39 min.


Movie Info

Synopsis: Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a young orphan who becomes involved with pirate Long John Silver is given the Muppet treatment in this vibrant children's musical. As in The Muppet Christmas
Director: Brian Henson
Rated: G
Running Time: 1 hr. 39 min.
Genre: Comedy, Kids & Family
Theater Release: Feb 16, 1996
DVD Release: Jun 04, 2002


Tim Curry

Long John Silver
Kevin Bishop

Jim Hawkins
Steve Whitmire

Capt. Abraham Smolle...
Frank Oz

Benjamina Gunn (Miss...
Billy Connolly

Billy Bones
Dave Goelz

The Great Gonzo
Jennifer Saunders

Mrs. Bluveridge
Frederick Warder

Calico Jerry
Peter Greeves

Black Eyed Pea
Danny Blackner

Short Stack Stevens


Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though less Muppet-centric than the original trilogy, Muppet Treasure Island is an energetic, cheerful take on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic adventure, with typically solid gags.
  • Geena Davis and Renny Harlin couldn't cut it with Cutthroat Island. Steven Spielberg nearly got the hook for Hook. But leave it to Miss Piggy and Kermit to discover uncharted gold in the shipwrecked-pirate genre. More...
  • The Muppets hit the high seas. Hilarious! More...
  • ...has little to offer all but the most die-hard Muppet fan. More...
  • The humor is up to Muppet par, with physical comedy, puns, running jokes, and layered gags...Muppet Treasure Island is grand family entertainment. [new DVD review] More...
  • There's a gaping hole with Jim gone, however his son directs with great energy, and it's almost impossible not to like Tim Curry and a bunch of Muppets on a reasonably literary pirate ship. More...
  • Disappointing Muppet movie. Too much Treasure Island, not enough Muppets. More...
  • Lively, enjoyable Muppet madness More...
  • Pirates and the Muppets turn out to be a natural fit, even without the late Jim Henson. More...
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User Reviews

  • After Jim Henson's tragic death in 1990, there was great concern about the future of the Jim Henson Company and the Muppets in particular. While the...
  • A fabulous Muppet spoof of pirate movies, it's fun for all ages. This is an hilarious musical comedy. And it stars Tim Curry as Long John Silver!...
  • Great songs, great acting, a great performance by Tim Curry, and great comedy
  • I don't really remember it all that well but it was a little obivous, a little overdone and the absence of a strong lead actor is obivous. Tim Curry...
  • Effin Tim Curry. Greatest underrated actor ever. LOVE every minute with him.
  • Cute Pirate Movie.
  • I was so glad when this came out as I thought the Muppets had gone for good. I liked it but I wanted the Muppets to do their own thing like in the...
  • This story was perfect for Muppet conversion. The whole thing is so right, Curry is great as usual, the songs are good and the look is just right for...
  • I love the muppets. They are off on another adventure in their re-make of Treasure Island. Guest stars Tim Curry and Billy Connolly.
  • Zoot: Hey man, I can't figure out what side we're on. Are we with the pirates or the frog captain? Floyd: Oh, hey, man. Just play the gig. Never get...