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The Plymouth Muppet Traffic Safety Show was a touring attraction brought to shopping malls around the US in the late 1980's. Children would ride around a movie set in miniature vans, learning important traffic safety lessons.

The attraction featured the first fully animatronic versions of the Muppets, before Muppet*Vision 3D. The Muppet characters included Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Beaker, Robin the Frog, the Frog Scouts, a chicken (crossing the road) and some penguins. The show included a song, "Play It Safe."

The audio track was recorded by Jim Henson, Frank Oz and Jerry Nelson.

This show was created by Advanced Animations and appeared in malls and trade shows throughout the United States. Advanced Animations was the company responsible for the giant animated "toy clock" that was featured at FAO Schwarz in New York City.

The tour launched at the Eastland Mall in Harper Woods, Michigan on May 20, 1988, and was scheduled to tour the country for three years [1]. Tour Locations included Miami, Florida (October 1988)[2] and Milwaukee, Wisconsin (February 1989) [3].

Sources

  1. Plymouth, Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog launch Muppet Traffic Safety Show national tour (Chrysler Corp.'s Plymouth division)
  2. Palm Beach Post
  3. The Milwaukee Journal

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