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It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
Directed by Kirk R. Thatcher
Produced by Warren Carr
Martin G. Baker
Written by Tom Martin
Jim Lewis
Starring The Muppets
David Arquette
Joan Cusack
Matthew Lillard
Whoopi Goldberg
Music by Mark Watters
Cinematography Tony Westman
Editing by Gregg Featherman
Studio The Jim Henson Company
Release date(s) November 29, 2002
Running time 85 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $20 million

It's A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie is a 2002 NBC Christmas television movie. It was directed by Kirk R. Thatcher and was produced by Warren Carr and Martin G. Baker. It's A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie was released on November 29, 2002. The movie stars The Muppets, Whoopi Goldberg, David Arquette, Joan Cusack, and the cast of Scrubs. It is a homage to Frank Capra's 1946 movie, It's a Wonderful Life.

The movie gained positive reviews from critics and holds a 90% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie was nominated at the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Music and Lyrics for the song "Everyone Matters".



  • Steve Whitmire as Kermit the Frog, Rizzo the Rat, Beaker, Statler (puppetry only), Mr. Poodlepants, Bean Bunny, and one of the Elvises
  • Dave Goelz as The Great Gonzo, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Zoot, Waldorf
  • Bill Barretta as PepĂ© the King Prawn, Swedish Chef, Johnny Fiama, Bobo the Bear, Lew Zealand, Howard Tubman, Rowlf the Dog, and one of the Elvises
  • Eric Jacobson as Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Yoda Muppet
  • Kevin Clash as Sam Eagle (voice only)
  • Brian Henson as Scooter, Janice, Sal Minella
  • John Henson as Sweetums
  • John Kennedy as Sam Eagle (puppetry only), Dr. Teeth
  • Jerry Nelson as Robin the Frog, Pops, Floyd Pepper, Crazy Harry, Announcer, Statler, Maxine (all voices only)
  • Allan Trautman as Joe Snow (puppetry only), Eugene the Tuba Player


  • Zach Braff as Himself/Dr. John "J.D." Dorian
  • Sarah Chalke as Herself/Dr. Elliot Reid
  • Carson Daly as Himself
  • Snoop Dogg as Himself (scene deleted)
  • Neil Flynn as Himself/Janitor
  • Bill Lawrence as Himself
  • John C. McGinley as Himself/Dr. Perry Cox
  • Judy Reyes as Herself/Nurse Carla Espinosa
  • Kelly Ripa as Herself
  • Joe Rogan as Himself
  • Molly Shannon as Herself
  • Robert Smigel as Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog

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