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Muppet Treasure Island: Buried Treasure

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Ruahnna, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    In fact I'd say they looked her over...

    The whole of the roll-call was great (though I expected a bread roll the first time I heard it...at about 7). "Aye aye!" The Toms were hilarious. Is it ironic that one eyed Jack just called "Aye"?

    Oh but speaking of random pirates (were we speaking of random pirates? We are now anyway...) Who and why, Short Stack Stevens? He was there for a lot of the movie...but just sort of...there. With no real purpose.

    But that Calico guy was awesome.
  2. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Actually... That Calico guy was seen previously in another Muppet production. The actor who played Calico Jerry was Frederick Warder... He was perhaps better known as the Heartless Giant from one of the StoryTeller episodes.

    Something I've always liked about MTI is the interaction between both parts of the cast. And the ending where Long John simply slips away is very meaningful, after there's been a bond made between him and Jim Hawkins. Maybe Squire Trelawny will reward the lads for retrieving Captain Flint's treasure, or the lost Benjamina Gunn, or maybe he'll just send his nephew in the form of a gofer to get the payment on the boat which was never collected.
  3. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Something that has always struck me as odd, is the puppet with the chin that almost touches his nose. He doesn't quite look right amidst the other Muppets, and he looks slightly like Punch. Anyone know who he is and why he is there?
  4. maniacal muppet

    maniacal muppet Well-Known Member

    I love this movie :) It's right up there with Labyrinth for me ;)
  5. peyjenk

    peyjenk Well-Known Member

    I know who you are talking about, but I have never seen him as necessarily out of place. He's in MCC, too.
  6. SgtGonzoPepper

    SgtGonzoPepper Well-Known Member

    I think they just called him Begger
  7. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    Muppet Treasure Island is great. I had mixed feelings when I first saw it (opening weekend!) but having been to the set and seeing the final result it's truly amazing how much production went into this film even more so then on past and present Muppet projects. Visually it's a spectacular film, it realized my dream of having Tim Curry my favorite actor of all time performing alongside the Muppets, it incorporated a lot of the secondary and even third tier characters in a lot of cameos throughout the film. It's just an all around WONDERFUL film.

    I've had very mixed emotions about all Muppet projects since Jim's passing and this film is definitely one of the positive things that have been produced since along with Muppet Christmas Carol, and some other stuff here and there.
  8. peyjenk

    peyjenk Well-Known Member

    I've been thinking about this some more, and I haven't changed my mind, but I thought I'd add something else... the one puppet that always did seem weird to me was the orange one with a wedge-shaped chunk cut out of his nose. I never got what the point was of a sliced nose, and it always just looked weird to me.

    Not fun, Muppet weird, mind you, but odd, out-of-place weird.
  9. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    he probably lost in a sword fight, Peyjenk! Ha ha.
  10. Kiki

    Kiki Well-Known Member

    MTI is my one of my all-time favorite movies (this applies to Muppet movies and just movies in general). I nearly know all the lines off by heart, lol, and so does my brother. ;) The film is very funny and the songs are fantastic. Aw man, no matter how many times I watch this film I never get sick of it! It has a really good vibe to it.
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Considering I swore I posted something on this thread and apparently didn't, here's what I'm gonna say... out of all the Muppet book projects, this was the best one, and the only one that truly felt Muppet fun. MCC was a fine film, but the Muppets seemed like they were the guests and Michael Cain (great actor as he is) was the star. Oz was just completely off, trying to be too many things it wasn't, trying to catch too many focus groups it didn't.

    But MTI... dispite the fact Fozzie and Kermit aren't big characters in the film, and Gonzo and Rizzo's roles almost seemed added in... and Piggy was intentionally just added in (not one of her best roles), it really had the same wacky flying chickens and talking vegetables type stuff that is synonymous with the Muppets. The pirate crew characters are some of the best looking muppets I've seen in years... and it's a real shame that Clueless Morgan and Polly Lobster never really became part of the group (unless you lived in the UK and saw their unedited Muppets Tonight). And Tim Curry? Dude's pure gold. I really wish he'd do more Muppet stuff. Even if it's just a voice over, like the fur coat in Dinosaurs he played.

    And let's not forget the self aware Rats treating the film like a pleasure cruise, even sight seeing where they shot the film during the film. All that stuff really made it leaps and bounds over MCC, and unattainably better than MOZ.
  12. bazooka_beak

    bazooka_beak Well-Known Member

    This is one of my favorite Muppet movies, I love it. To this day I like to say, "Off to Zanzibar to meet the Zanzi-barbians!" ;D Plus it's got the Gonzo-Rizzo team, what could go wrong?
  13. Kiki

    Kiki Well-Known Member

    I TOTALLY agree with you. Hear, hear! =D
  14. Morgan Clueless

    Morgan Clueless Well-Known Member

    Considering that MTI was the first Muppet movie I can remember seeing in my childhood, it's even better to watch, now that I'm old enough to understand all of the jokes. There's too much about this that I adore: the music ("big blue wet thing!" :excited: ), the pirate characters (including, but not limited to, Blind Pew, One-Eyed Jack, and... *points at username*), Sam the Eagle (I thought he was cool. :attitude: ), and much, much more!

    I definitely recommend it, whether they're Muppet fans or not! ^_^

    ~ Morgan "Clueless" Goat
  15. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    This movie was also the first time we ever saw Sam's talons, isn't it?

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