Muppet Treasure Island

1996 G 1h 39m DVD

Muppet Treasure Island

1996 G 1h 39m DVD
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A young boy holds a secret treasure map, and Kermit the Frog is the friendly sea captain who sets sail with the lad to find the fortune. But one crew member wants the treasure for himself -- and it's Long John Silver in disguise! Kermit, Gonzo, Miss Piggy and others hit the high seas in a wacky, silly and fun-filled musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic adventure. Brian Henson directs his father's iconic characters.
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Muppets, Tim Curry, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson, Kevin Clash, Frank Oz
Brian Henson
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 6+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 6+
age 6+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know this comedy is filled with cartoon action throughout and is best for kids who already know the difference between real and make-believe violence. It's a pirate swashbuckler with swords, knives, gunshots, captures, and exaggerated villains (including the outrageous one-legged Long John Silver). Many of the beloved Muppet characters are in comic danger over the course of the movie. Setting the tone, one puppet early in the film asks in disbelief: "He died? And this is supposed to be a kids' movie!" But no one actually dies in the film, although one character is an orphan who is still grieving for his father. In an early scene some characters are seen drinking in a tavern and one is intoxicated.

Sexual Content

Miss Piggy makes a slightly sexual comment to Long John Silver.


Cartoon action throughout involving both Muppets and humans. Included are: villainous pirates and other ruffians, explosions, fire, gunshots, chases, and captures, narrow escapes, swords in combat, skeletons, knife threats, puppets who are tied up and suspended over a precipice, cannon fire, references to torture and death, wild tribal pigs. It's all exaggerated and meant to be funny, not really scary.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

People may not be what they seem at first. Long John Silver appears to be a friend to Jim and his friends initially, but turns out to be a dastardly villain. Young orphan Jim who feels as though he has no family finds out that the concept of family isn't easily defined: a family can be made up of people (or Muppet creatures) who aren't necessarily related to you, but love you, protect you, and have your best interests at heart.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Rowdy men are seen drinking from pewter mugs in a tavern. A drunken pirate requests rum. A ship's captain announces that there will be "no drinking on this ship."

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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