The Muppet Christmas Carol, restored to its full length

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Bornin1980something, Dec 31, 2022.

  1. Bornin1980something

    Bornin1980something Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 1, 2020
    Honest, I was meaning to post this before Christmas. Anyway, for me, the biggest movie event this year actually concerns a 30 year old film. The Muppet Christmas Carol was my introduction to both The Muppets and 'A Christmas Carol', and still beats anything else done with either! This is partly because I was lucky enough to 1st see it on the 1993 VHS version. Until very recently, this was the only way I could watch all of it, including a pivotal song which was unjustly cut from the cinema version, then all HD versions.

    It is quite a long story, involving a disagreement with Jeffrey Katzenberg, then losing the film. Now it is restored, but it is still a little hard to find on Disney Plus.
    Basically, to see the film as it was meant to be seen, you have to go to 'extras' and select Full Length Version. You won't regret it. Hopefully, this restoration will be on disc by next Christmas. Only then would I be able to dispose of the old tape, which amazingly still works, despite being played over 100 times, sometimes out of season! It's that good!
  2. Oddish

    Oddish Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 7, 2020
    I was lucky to get a VHS copy of the full version, and have never seen it any other way. And it's my favorite version of the timeless story, muppets and all.