History Film / MuppetTreasureIsland

23rd Jun '16 6:43:38 PM nombretomado
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* AffablyEvil: Long John, which is true of every other adaptation. Plus, it's ''TimCurry''.

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* AffablyEvil: Long John, which is true of every other adaptation. Plus, it's ''TimCurry''.''Creator/TimCurry''.



* LargeHam: TimCurry (in fact, he says that out of all the movies he has been in, this is his favorite), Billy Connolly, Jennifer Saunders and, of course, the Muppets themselves.

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* LargeHam: TimCurry Tim Curry (in fact, he says that out of all the movies he has been in, this is his favorite), Billy Connolly, Jennifer Saunders and, of course, the Muppets themselves.
8th May '16 12:00:42 AM TitoMosquito
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* PragmaticAdaptation: The story is pretty much left untouched - Billy Bones is still TheAlcoholic, but he only has the one drunken fit on-screen, and whilst he's not exactly shy about letting people know he was the first mate of one the most bloodthirsty pirate crews who ever sailed the Seven Seas, [[{{IgnoredConfession}} everyone thinks he's making it up]]. Meanwhile, Squire Trelawney is replaced by '''Young''' Squire Trelawney, and the pirates' camp from the original novel is left out entirely.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: The story is pretty much left untouched - Billy Bones is still TheAlcoholic, but he only has the one drunken fit on-screen, and whilst he's not exactly shy about letting people know he was the first mate of one the most bloodthirsty pirate crews who ever sailed the Seven Seas, [[{{IgnoredConfession}} [[IgnoredConfession everyone thinks he's making it up]]. Meanwhile, Squire Trelawney is replaced by '''Young''' Squire Trelawney, and the pirates' camp from the original novel is left out entirely.



-->I could have been in politics, cause I've always been a big spender./And me... I coulda been... [[OnTheWaterfront a contender.]]

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-->I could have been in politics, cause I've always been a big spender./And me... I coulda been... [[OnTheWaterfront [[Film/OnTheWaterfront a contender.]]



** To {{Casablanca}}:

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** To {{Casablanca}}:''Film/{{Casablanca}}'':



** The part of the fight scene when Kermit cuts all the buttons off of Long John's coat may be a ShoutOut to a similar scene in ''Literature/TheScarletPimpernel.''

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** The part of the fight scene when Kermit cuts all the buttons off of Long John's coat may be a ShoutOut to a similar scene in ''Literature/TheScarletPimpernel.''''Literature/TheScarletPimpernel''.



* SpiritualSuccessor: To Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol, both films being adaptations of British classic novels, starring well known British actors alongside of the Muppets and having Gonzo and Rizzo as a comedy duo.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol, ''Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol'', both films being adaptations of British classic novels, starring well known British actors alongside of the Muppets and having Gonzo and Rizzo as a comedy duo.



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14th Apr '16 4:46:18 PM caffeinatedkate
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* SpiritualSuccessor: To Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol, both films being adaptations of British classic novels, starring well known British actors alongside of the Muppets and having Gonzo and Rizzo as a comedy duo.
4th Mar '16 2:53:36 PM eroock
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* InstantlyProvenWrong: During the song "Professional Pirate" Long John Silver begins addressing "misconceptions" about pirates, how they'd never stab you in the back (someone falls dead a split second later with a knife in his back) or lie or cheat (as one of them picks another's pocket).
19th Feb '16 10:00:07 AM PaulA
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Brian Henson's take on the classic ''TreasureIsland'' story by Robert Louis Stevenson, featuring the old cast favorites of ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', and Creator/TimCurry playing Long John Silver. In the English seaside in the 18th Century, Jim Hawkins, played by Kevin Bishop, is now given two friends.... Gonzo and Rizzo, who are [[Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol once again]] paired together as a comedy team and are the focus for much of the movie. When sailor Billy Bones (Creator/BillyConnolly) warns of a treasure that legendary pirate captain Bernie Flint hid, and Jim's harridan-employer's inn is burned down by Flint's surviving pirate crew, Flint's treasure map ends up in Jim's possession. Fozzie Bear (playing rich-dolt Trelawney) confirms the map's authenticity, so they all set sail on the ''Hispaniola'' to find the treasure. Bunsen Honeydew plays Dr. Livesey, Kermit the Frog plays the ship's master Captain Smollett, Sam the Eagle is Mister Arrow, the first mate. Miss Piggy plays a [[GenderFlip gender-flipped]] version of Ben Gunn; a castaway marooned on the relevant island.

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Brian Henson's take on the classic ''TreasureIsland'' ''Literature/TreasureIsland'' story by Robert Louis Stevenson, featuring the old cast favorites of ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', and Creator/TimCurry playing Long John Silver. In the English seaside in the 18th Century, Jim Hawkins, played by Kevin Bishop, is now given two friends.... Gonzo and Rizzo, who are [[Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol once again]] paired together as a comedy team and are the focus for much of the movie. When sailor Billy Bones (Creator/BillyConnolly) warns of a treasure that legendary pirate captain Bernie Flint hid, and Jim's harridan-employer's inn is burned down by Flint's surviving pirate crew, Flint's treasure map ends up in Jim's possession. Fozzie Bear (playing rich-dolt Trelawney) confirms the map's authenticity, so they all set sail on the ''Hispaniola'' to find the treasure. Bunsen Honeydew plays Dr. Livesey, Kermit the Frog plays the ship's master Captain Smollett, Sam the Eagle is Mister Arrow, the first mate. Miss Piggy plays a [[GenderFlip gender-flipped]] version of Ben Gunn; a castaway marooned on the relevant island.
19th Feb '16 12:25:42 AM PaulA
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* GirlsNeedRoleModels: Subverted; the movie increases the story's complement of female characters by gender-flipping Ben Gunn, but then it's Miss Piggy, who isn't a good role model for anybody.
5th Feb '16 5:51:59 PM IJVin
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* AndStarring: The opening credits are impressive as they list all the lead actors (human and Muppet) ''and'' the characters they play, complete with two "with" credits, an "and", and an "introducing":
--> Starring Creator/TimCurry as Long John Silver
--> with Kermit the Frog as Captain Smollett
--> Miss Piggy as Benjamina Gunn
--> The Great Gonzo and Rizzo the Rat as [[CharacterAsHimself Themselves]]
--> with Creator/BillyConnolly as Billy Bones
--> and Jennifer Saunders as Mrs. Bluberidge
--> introducing Kevin Bishop as Jim Hawkins
27th Jan '16 8:10:31 AM TotemicHero
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* StatlerAndWaldorf: As the ship's ''figureheads''. Though as they themselves point out, things could be worse. "[[TakeThatUs We could be in the audience!]]"
** They also double as [[spoiler:ChekhovsGunman.]]
24th Jan '16 9:56:42 PM Oldiesmann
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** And Mr. Arrow when [[spoiler:he's told that the crew was hired by a man in a bear's finger based on the advice of the cook]]
10th Jan '16 12:45:40 PM Statzkeen
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". . .The Spanish all despise him / But to the British, he's a hero, and they idolize him."

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--> ". . .The Spanish all despise him / But to the British, he's a hero, and they idolize him."
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