Muppet Treasure Island Screening

Muppet Treasure IslandThe Portsmouth Public Library is inviting everyone to the special screening of the movie Muppet Treasure Island happening on August 10, 2013 from 2:00 to 3:45 in the afternoon at the Levenson Community Room.

Muppet Treasure Island is a 1996 American musical film based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. It is the fifth feature film to star The Muppets and was directed by Jim Henson’s son Brian Henson.

Similar to the earlier Muppet Christmas Carol, the key roles were played by live-action actors, with the Muppets in supporting roles. The live-action actors consisted of Tim Curry as Long John Silver, Billy Connolly as Billy Bones, Jennifer Saunders, and introducing Kevin Bishop as Jim Hawkins. Kermit the Frog appeared as Captain Abraham Smollett, Fozzie Bear as Squire Trelawney, Sam the Eagle as Mr. Samuel Arrow, and Miss Piggy as the gender-flipped castaway “Benjamina” Gunn. Following their success as the narrators of The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Great Gonzo and Rizzo the Rat appeared in specially created roles as Jim’s best friends. The film was released on February 16, 1996 before Muppets Tonight aired on ABC in March.

This event is free and open to the public. Children under the age of ten should be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, please contact the Library at 603-427-1540.

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