Home video releases of The Muppet Movie.

VHS Releases

Cover Year Notes
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1980 The first VHS release of the film. Distributed by Magnetic Video.
Catalogue number 9001
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1982 Reissue by 20th Century Fox Video with new logo on box.
(Same catalogue number)
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1984 Reissue by CBS/Fox Video with new logo on box.
(Same catalogue number)
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1993 Came with a limited edition plastic watch. Distributed by Buena Vista Home Video, under the Jim Henson Video label.
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1999 Distributed by Columbia TriStar Home Video, under the Jim Henson Home Entertainment label.

Beta Releases

Cover Year Notes
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1980 The first Beta release of the film by Magnetic Video.
Catalogue number 9001
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1984 Reissue by CBS/Fox Video with new logo on box.
(Same catalogue number)

CED Releases

Cover Year Notes
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1981 The only CED release of the film, it was mentioned in publicity for the system.[1] Released by RCA on SelectaVision Videodisc.
UPC number 76476005160

Laserdisc Releases

Cover Year Notes
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1980 The first Laserdisc release of the film. Distributed by Magnetic Video
Catalogue number 9001-80
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1984 Reissue by CBS/Fox Video with new logo on cover.
(Same catalogue number)
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1993 Released by Buena Vista Home Video under the Jim Henson Video label. Shown in widescreen.
Catalogue number 1604 AS

DVD Releases

Cover Year Notes
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2001 Dual-sided disc featuring the widescreen and full screen transfer of the film. Distributed by Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment under the Jim Henson Home Entertainment label.


Catalogue number 05393

Disc Features

  • The Muppet Movie (Widescreen & Full Screen)
  • Audio: English, Spanish, French
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
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2005 A single disc titled "The Muppet Movie: Kermit's 50th Anniversary Edition" was released in 2005 to recognize Kermit's 50th anniversary. Distributed by Walt Disney Home Entertainment.


Catalogue number 40547

Disc Features

  • The Muppet Movie (Widescreen & Full Screen)
  • Audio: English, French
  • Subtitles: English
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2013 A single disc DVD was released on August 13, 2013 (coinciding with the release of the film also in a Blu-ray/digital copy combo pack). Distributed by Walt Disney Home Entertainment.

Catalogue number 110687

Blu-ray Releases

Cover Year Notes
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2013

The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition A special anniversary reissue was released by Disney on August 13, 2013. The Blu-ray combo pack includes a Blu-ray disc with the film along with new bonus features, and a digital copy of the film.
Catalogue number 117330

Disc Features

  • Frog-E-Oke Sing-Along (also plays as Disney Intermission)
  • Jim Frawley's Extended Camera Test
  • Doc Hopper's Commercial
  • Original Theatrical Trailers
  • Pepe’s Profiles: Kermit - A Frog's Life
  • Hidden easter egg: bicycle outtakes

International Releases

Cover Year Notes
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unknown Argentina release by Ledafilms.
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1989 Australian release by Communications and Entertainment Ltd (CEL) through the Muppet Home Video label. The back cover features a scene from the reprise of "Rainbow Connection".
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198? Brazilian release by VTI Home Video.
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1980 UK Super 8 home movie film release, distributed by Walton Sound & Film Services Ltd.
Running time: approx. 18 minutes. Contains significant number of shots and alternate audio tracks that didn't make it into the final movie
Catalogue number: A.910
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198? UK CED Release, distributed by RCA through SelectaVision.
UPC number 77080333007
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1980 First UK VHS video release, distributed by Precision Video.
Running time: 94 minutes.
Catalogue number: VITC2001
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1985? UK VHS distributed by Virgin Video. Contains extra footage compared to other releases.
Running time: 93 minutes.
Catalogue number: JH10061
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1987 UK VHS reissue by Palace, Virgin/PVG
Running time: 98 minutes.
Catalogue number: HPV001
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1993 UK VHS release by Buena Vista Home Video through the Jim Henson Video label.
Running time: 95 minutes.
Catalogue number: D216042
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1993 Spanish video release by Buena Vista Home Video through the Jim Henson Video label.
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1994? Released by Buena Vista Home Video Japan through the Jim Henson Video label. Japanese Release.


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1999 UK VHS release by TEN under license from Columbia TriStar Home Video.
Running time: 95 minutes.
Catalogue number: CVR27651
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1999 UK VHS re-release of 1999 video. Released under license by Cinema Club. Running time: 95 minutes.
Catalogue number: CC8046
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1999 UK VHS box set featuring The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper and The Muppets Take Manhattan. Distributed under license by Cinema Club.
Catalogue number: CC8210
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2001 UK VHS box set reissue featuring The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper and The Muppets Take Manhattan. Distributed under license by Cinema Club.
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2003 UK double feature on one VHS featuring The Muppet Movie and The Muppets Take Manhattan. Distributed under license by Cinema Club.
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2003 UK VHS box set featuring The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper and Muppets from Space. Distributed under license by 4Front Video.
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2003 UK double feature on one VHS featuring The Muppet Movie and The Great Muppet Caper. Distributed under license by 4Front Video.
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2004 UK DVD box set featuring The Muppets Take Manhattan, The Great Muppet Caper, The Muppet Movie and Muppets from Space. Distributed by Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.


Catalogue number: CDRP1274

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2005 French release. Distributed by Elephant Films, Seven 7 and Arcades Vidéo.
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2006 UK DVD release by Walt Disney Home Entertainment.
Running time: 91 minutes.
Catalogue number: BUN0018201
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2006 UK DVD Boxset also containing The Muppets' Wizard of Oz. Distributed by Walt Disney Home Entertainment.
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2006 Australian DVD release by Walt Disney Home Entertainment.
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2005 Latin American DVD release by Walt Disney Home Entertainment, manufactured in Mexico.
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2005 Brazilian DVD release by Walt Disney Home Entertainment.


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2012 UK DVD re-release under "The Muppets Classic Collection." Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.
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2012 French re-release. Distributed by Elephant Films, Seven 7 and Arcades Vidéo.
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2013 UK DVD re-release under "The Muppets - Six Movie Collection." Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.
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unknown Spanish video release by Columbia TriStar Home Video. The VHS came from Los Teleñecos magazine
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unknown Swedish release by CBS/Fox Video
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unknown Swedish release


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1982 UK Laserdisc by 20th Century Fox Video
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1981 Japanese Laserdisc, distributed by Pioneer. The Laserdisc is a bilingual Open Matte version.

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