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Title.MM.German
Country (Language) West Germany
(German)
Released June 12, 1980
Running time 91 minutes (edited version)
Dubbing Studio/
Localization
CBM Film-Production GmbH & Co.
Script Translator/Editor Eberhard Storeck
Voice Director Eberhard Storeck
Musical Adaptation
Local Rating FSK 6 (ages 6 and up)
German-Muppet-Movie-Poster

Original German movie poster

Muppet Movie is the German language dub of The Muppet Movie. The film received theatrical release in West Germany on June 12, 1980 (356 days after the film's US-release date), while it was never released in East Germany. It features most of the same voices heard on Die Muppet Show, with Eberhard Storeck once again directing the dub and adapting the dialog.

Just as a 1987 home video release of this film in the United Kingdom lasted a few minutes longer than in America, this German version initially included the same extra scenes when it first aired on TV in the mid-1990s. The scenes included a slightly longer comedy club performance from Fozzie with a longer dance number with Kermit, a short opening and closing speech from Doc Hopper on his French Fried Frogs Legs commercial, a longer conversation between Doc Hopper and Max before they encountered Kermit and Fozzie in the rainbow-painted Studebaker, Dr. Teeth giving a more in-depth reading from the script, and an extra verse of "I Hope That Something Better Comes Along." These extra scenes were later removed when the movie was released on VHS on September 22, 1994. The first DVD release from May 11, 2006 omitted the scenes as well.

Voices

English Name German Name German Voice Actor
Kermit the Frog Kermit der Frosch Horst Gentzen
Miss Piggy Marianne Wischmann
Fozzie Bear Fozzie Bär Bruno W. Pantel
Gonzo Werner Abrolat
Rowlf Michael Rüth
Dr. Teeth Dr. Goldzahn Heini Göbel
The Swedish Chef Der dänische Koch Eberhard Storeck
Beaker
Robin
Crazy Harry
Statler Manfred Lichtenfeld
Waldorf Walter Reichelt
Doc Hopper Michael Cramer
Dr. Bunsen Honeydew Dr. Honigtau Bunsenbrenner Kurt Zips
Floyd Pepper Paul Lasner
Scooter Christina Hoeltel
(speaking)
Eberhard Storeck (singing)
Animal Das Tier Ingo Baerow
Zoot
Janice Gaby Fehling
Sweetums Herbert Weicker
El Sleezo Owner
Professor Krassman Professor Kraftmann Gert Günther Hoffmann
Bernie the Agent Bernie der Agent Mogens von Gadow
Mad Man Mooney Der verrückte Mooney Eberhard Mondry
Sam the Eagle Sam der Adler Wolf Ackva
Lew Zealand Michael Habeck
Terrace Waiter Hannes Gromball
Miss Tracy Edith Schneider
Lew Lord Donald Arthur
Beauty Pageant Chairman Fred Maire
Edgar Bergen Paul Bürks
Charlie McCarthy
Ice Cream Vendor Holger Hagen
Tough Guy in El Sleezo Wolfgang Hess
Balloon Vendor Manfred Erdmann
Fat Sailor
El Sleazo Waiter Erich Ebert
Snake Walker Eddie der schwarze Würger Manfred Schmidt

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