Article Title

Muppet Treasure Island


Lisa Packard


Outstanding, Primary, Intermediate, Tim Curry, Billy Connolly, Jennifer Saunders, Brian Henson, Jim Henson Productions, Muppets, Treasure, Pirates, Sea, Ocean, G

Document Type

Movie Review


Jim Hawkins works at an inn, but wishes to be an explorer. Billy Bones, a guy staying at the inn, tells a story about buried treasure and the pirates who buried it there. A nasty bunch of pirates show up and tell Bones that if he doesn't hand over the treasure map, they'll kill him. Bones gives Jim the map before he dies and Jim decides to go on an adventure with his friends Rizzo the Rat and Gonzo the Great. They hire a ship and meet the one-legged man Long John Silver. Captain Abraham Smollett (Kermit the Frog) doesn't trust the crew and takes the treasure map from Jim so that pirates don't take it from him. When they reach the island, Silver kidnaps Jim and goes to get the treasure. Kermit meets his long lost love Benjamina Gunn (Miss Piggy) and get caught by Silver and his pirates who are still looking for the treasure. Jim escapes the pirates and returns to the ship to bring back reinforcements to save Kermit and Piggy. After the rescue, they take all the pirates prisoner, including Silver and the buried treasure. Silver escapes, but his boat sinks and is never heard of again. Jim gets to live his life of adventure and everyone gets to tag along.