THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL
1992 | Dir Brian Henson | 85m | USA | UK
The Muppets’ own take on the classic Dickens’s seasonal tale, as they tell the story of how an old miser is given a final chance to redeem himself as he is visited by a series of apparitions on Christmas Eve.
The first film to be made following Jim Henson’s death, and directed by his son Brian, this is a fairly faithful version of Charles Dickens’s classic tale, with all the regular puppets taking on the story’s many characters. Michael Caine plays it straight as Scrooge (“I’m going to play this movie like I’m working with the Royal Shakespeare Company”), and there is a fine set of songs courtesy of Paul Williams. A Christmas favourite!
*Relaxed screening* For young people living with autism or other neurodiversity.
This event is a highlight within the “This is Croydon” programme, featuring festive activities coordinated by local community organisations and multi-faith groups under the theme ‘A Very Croydon Christmas‘. For more details, visit this link.