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On a German postcard, Kermit gets so annoyed, he's turning green (which is a German figure of speech)

The different names and voices of Kermit the Frog across the globe. In most countries, multiple actors have voiced the frog (however in Portuguese speaking countries, Kermit is changed to a toad, "sapo", instead of being a frog, "rã"), usually with separate performers for the localized Sesame Street than for the Muppet Show and movie translations. Instances with no known dub performer nor name translation are not included.

Originally, Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America knew the character as La Rana René. In 2011 Kermit explained that when he first visited Mexico they introduced him as "René", and since he didn't want to be impolite, he just went with it. However in 2011 (with the release of Los Muppets), Kermit embraced his original name in the Latin American markets. (YouTube) This was part of a larger effort by Disney Character Voices to ensure greater uniformity in character names and voices across countries.

In Spain, he was known as Gustavo; in 2011, similar to the change from "Rana René," he told the host of Q with Jian Ghomeshi that he doesn't "self identify" with that name. 2011 also marked the first time the Muppets, collectively, retained the English name in Spain instead of "Teleñecos."


Country/Show Name Performer Picture
Brazil
Vila Sésamo (1972)
Caco o Sapo Raimundo Duprat Noimage-big
Brazil
The Muppet Show
Os Muppets Conquistam Nova York
Caco o Sapo Nelson Batista Noimage-big
Brazil
Muppet movies (1992 dubs onward)
Caco o Sapo Orlando Viggiani Orlandoviggiani
Canada
Bonjour Sesame
Kermit la grenouille Roger Joubert Rogerjoubert
Croatia
Ulica Sezam
Žaba Kermit Ronald Žlabur Ronaldzlabur
Denmark
Muppets Juleeventyr
Kermit Anders Peter Bro Anderspeterbroe
Denmark
Muppets Fra Rummet
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
Kermit Jan Tellefsen Jantrellefsen
Denmark
Leg med os fra Sesamgade
Elmo's Verden
Kermit Jens Jacob Tychsen Jensjacobtygsen
France
Le Muppet Show
Kermit la grenouille Roger Carel Rogercarel
France
1, Rue Sésame
Kermit la grenouille Jacques Ebner Jacquesebner
France
most Muppet movies
Kermit la grenouille Edgar Givry Edgargivry
France
Muppets Tonight
Joyeux Muppet Show de Noël
Kermit la grenouille Luq Hamett Luchamet
France
Muppets TV
Kermit la grenouille Sébastien Cauet Sebastiencauet
Germany
Sesamstrasse,
Muppets Tonight,
most movies, specials, etc.
Kermit der Frosch Andreas von der Meden Andreasvondermeden
Germany
Die Muppet Show
Muppet Movie
Die Muppets erobern Manhattan
Kermit der Frosch Horst Gentzen Horstgentzen
Germany
Die wundersame Geschichte vom Weihnachtsspielzeug
Kermit der Frosch Unknown Noimage-big
Germany
Muppets Der Zauberer von Oz
Die Muppets: Briefe an den Weihnachtsmann
Studio DC: Almost Live - Extended Edition
Kermit der Frosch Niko Macoulis Nicomacoulis
Germany
Die Muppets
Kermit der Frosch Stefan Kaminski StefanKaminski-GermanKermit-(2012)
Israel
Rechov Sumsum
kermit tzefarde Eyal Bartonov Noimage-big
Italy
Sesamo Apriti
Kermit il ranocchio Leonardo Severini Leonardoseverini
Italy
The Muppet Show
Kermit il ranocchio Willy Moser Willymoser
Italy
most Muppet movies
Kermit il ranocchio Mino Caprio Minocaprio
Japan
The Muppet Show
Kermit the Frog Yasuo Yamada Noimage-big
Japan
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Kermit the Frog Koichi Yamadera Noimage-big
Kuwait
Iftah Ya Simsim
Kamel Unknown Noimage-big
Mexico
El show de los Muppets and early Muppet movies
La Rana René Jose María Iglesias Josemariaiglesias
Mexico
Plaza Sésamo, CinderElmo, It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
La Rana René Salvador Nájar Salvadornajar
Mexico
Muppet movies, 1992 onward
La Rana René Raúl Aldana Raulaldana
Mexico
Muppets Esta Noche and Los Pequeños Muppets
La Rana René Arturo Mercado Arturomercado
The Netherlands
Sesamstraat
Kermit Wim T. Schippers Wim T. Schippers in 2009
Norway
En Muppet Julefortelling
Kermit Ragnar Otnes Ragnarotnes
Poland
Ulica Sezamkowa
Muppety z Kosmosu
Kermit Żaba Włodzimierz Press Wlodzimierzpress
Poland
Bawmy się, Sezamku
Kermit Żaba Jan Aleksandrowicz Jan Aleksandrowicz

Portugal
Rua Sésamo

Os Marretas || Sapo Cocas || Adriano Luz ||
Adrianoluz
Spain
Ábrete Sésamo
La Rana Gustavo Fernando Pieri Noimage-big
Spain
Muppet movies, 1992 onward
La Rana Gustavo Juan Antonio Arroyo Noimage-big
Spain
Juega Conmigo, Sésamo
Gustavo José Luis Angulo Joseluisangulo
Sweden, Sesam,
Svenska Sesam
Grodan Kermit Lars Amble Larsamble
Sweden, Mupparnas Julsaga,
Mupparna I Rymden
Kermit Anders Öjebo Anders-Öjebo
Turkey, Susam Sokağı Kurbağacık Unknown Noimage-big

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