Muppet Treasure Island

Muppet Treasure Island
Theatrical release poster by Drew Struzan
Directed byBrian Henson
Produced by
  • Martin G. Baker
  • Brian Henson
Screenplay by
Based onTreasure Island
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Music byHans Zimmer
CinematographyJohn Fenner
Edited byMichael Jablow
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures Distribution
Release date
  • February 16, 1996 (1996-02-16)
Running time
100 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$31 million
Box office$34.3 million (North America)[1]

Muppet Treasure Island is a 1996 American musical adventure comedy film directed by Brian Henson. It is the fifth theatrical film in The Muppets franchise.

Adapted from the 1883 novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, similarly to its predecessor The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992), the key roles were played by live-action actors, with the Muppets in supporting roles. It stars Tim Curry as Long John Silver, and Kevin Bishop as Jim Hawkins alongside Muppet performers Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson, Kevin Clash, and Frank Oz portraying various roles.

The film was released in the United States on February 16, 1996, by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution. It grossed $34 million on a budget of $31 million, and received generally positive reviews from critics.

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