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|Released|| Aug. 18, 2002 (TV premiere)|
Sep. 3, 2002 (Home video release)
|Written by||Jim Lewis & Joseph Mazzarino (screenplay), Jim Lewis (story)|
|Music||Joe Carroll & Peter Thom (score)|
|Studio||Jim Henson Productions, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment|
Kermit's Swamp Years premiered on the Starz Channel on August 18, 2002 and was quickly followed by a broad video and DVD release on September 3, 2002. It was distributed by Columbia Pictures and Jim Henson Home Entertainment and taped on location in Naples, Florida, and at the Disney MGM Studios.
Bookended by an adult Kermit the Frog, the film tells the story of how he, as a youngster, ventured out of the swamp for the first time, along with his friends Goggles and Croaker. The movie includes several original songs.
The story follows Kermit as he is followed by an evil schoolteacher and his assistant that want to catch the frogs to use in a high school science class.
There is a blooper reel at the end of the movie during the credits, backed by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes' rock version of "Rainbow Connection."
- Muppet Performers
- Steve Whitmire, Bill Barretta, Joey Mazzarino, John Kennedy, Alice Dinnean, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Mark Gale, John David Jordan, Jr., Andy Stone, Allan Trautman, Melissa Whitmire
- Human Cast
- John Hostetter as Dr. Hugo Krassman
- Kelly Collins Lintz as Mary
- William Bookston as Wilson
- Cree Summer as the voice of Pilgrim, Kermit's Mom, star
- Christian Kebbel as young Jim Henson
- Joe (pig) as himself
- Muppet Characters
- Kermit / Young Kermit, Croaker, Goggles, Blotch, Pilgrim, Horace D'Fly, Jack Rabbit, Vicki (snake), Arnie the Alligator, Kermit's Mom, Roy, Chico, Young Statler and Waldorf
- Background Characters
- Frogs, Jeremiah Tortoise, Chauncey the Turtle, Rabbits, Mouse Family, Dog (Bunny Picnic), Penguins, Foo-Foo, Ernie the Mongoose, Hector the Spider Monkey, Galahad the Grasshopper Mouse, Pearl the Pika, Rhonda the Raccoon
- Ginny McSwain - Voice Casting
- Kermit's Swamp Years (widescreen & full frame)
- Audio: English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish
- Subtitles: English, Chinese, and Thai
- Audio Commentary with Kermit and Horace D' Fly
- Joe the Armadillo in A Behind the Scenes Look at Kermit's Swamp Years
- Blooper Reel
- On the Set with Kermit
- Bonus Trailers