Director: Brian Henson
Writer(s): Charles Dickens (novel) and Jerry Juhl (screenplay)
Cast: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson and Frank Oz
Starting November 26th and running through December 17th, Ohio University’s Athena Cinema will be showing afternoon screenings of popular holiday family films every Saturday! The price of admission will be a minimum donation of one canned or non perishable food good per ticket. The food items will be donated to Athens city food pantries and other hunger relief programs.
The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog taking on the role of Bob Cratchit, the put-upon employee of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppet repertory players such as Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Sam the Eagle weave in and out of the tale, as Scrooge is visited by three spirits who show him the error of his self-serving ways. But the stubborn, miserable old man is seemingly past any hope of redemption.
“Good fun.” – Derek Adams, Time Out