Mon 21 December 2:00pm
Tue 22 December 3:00pm
Director: Brian Henson
Cast: Michael Caine, Frank Oz
Brian Henson directs his late father’s creations in the Charles Dickens classic, the best known (and most oft-filmed) Christmas story of all time.
Michael Caine plays the old miser Scrooge with Kermit as his long-suffering but ever-hopeful employee Bob Cratchit, Miss Piggy as Cratchit’s wife, and a host of Muppets (including the Great Gonzo as an unlikely Charles Dickens) taking other primary roles in this bright, playful adaptation of the sombre tale.
Or at least it starts brightly enough – the anarchic humour soon settles into mirthful memories and a sense of melancholy as the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future take Scrooge on a journey of his lonely, wasted life. Michael Caine makes a wonderful Scrooge, delightfully rediscovering the meaning of life as fantastic creations from Henson’s Creature Shop (developed specially for this film) take the reins as the three ghosts. This kid-friendly retelling makes an excellent family drama that adults and children alike can enjoy.
★★★★★ “ONE OF THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS FILMS – AND LITERARY ADAPTATIONS – OF ALL TIME” – Daily Telegraph
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