The Muppet Movie is the first of a series of live-action musical feature films starring Jim Henson's Muppets. Released in 1979, the film was produced by Henson Associates, and ITC Entertainment. It was released between the third and fourth seasons of The Muppet Show. The film is dedicated to ventriloquist Edgar Bergen who died during production. Kermit the Frog enjoys a relaxing afternoon in a Florida swamp, singing 'Rainbow Connection' and strumming his banjo, when he is approached by an agent who encourages Kermit to pursue a career in show business. Inspired by the idea of 'making millions of people happy,' Kermit sets off on a cross-country trip to Hollywood, but is soon pursued by the villainous Doc Hopper and his shy assistant Max in an attempt to convince Kermit to be the new...'
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