1. Christmas Carol was the first big Muppets project after Jim Henson died in 1990.
In the film, Kermit (as Bob Cratchit) was voiced by actor Steve Whitmire. Whitmire reported feeling very nervous about taking on the role, but that a night prior to recording the songs for the movie, he had a dream in which Jim Henson appeared and told him his nerves would pass.
7. In this scene in the movie, a shooting star streaks overhead as Kermit sings “One More Sleep.” This is a Muppet series trademark.
In many (though not all) of the Muppets movies, a shooting star is seen in the sky at some point when Kermit is on screen.
8. Bean Bunny, the film’s resident caroler, is an in-joke the Muppets creators and crew love to bully—hence his treatment in the movie.
On the Muppet Christmas Carol DVD extras, Brian Henson says: “Inside the Muppet Company, we love to hate Bean Bunny.”
10. The truly heartbreaking “When Love Is Gone” number was dropped from the theatrical release/when played on TV because Disney thought it too sad for young children.
But the truth is that it is too sad for EVERYONE. But it’s also perfect, and can be viewed in the full-screen version of the 10th anniversary edition DVD. (It was cruelly cut AGAIN from the film’s 20th anniversary release.)
14. The movie’s “It Feels Like Christmas” is the world’s most joyous Christmas song.
(via common knowledge)
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