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Home video releases of The Muppet Movie.

Domestic[]

VHS Releases

Cover Year Notes
Themuppetmovie1980originalvhsmagneticvideo
1980 Distributor: Magnetic Video
Catalogue number: 9001

The first video release of the film.

Noimage
1982 Distributor: 20th Century-Fox Video
Catalogue number: 9001

Packaging reissue.

TMMfirstrelease edited
1984 Distributor: CBS/Fox Video
Catalogue number: 9001

Another packaging reissue.

Muppetmovvideo
MuppetMovie1993VHSbackcover
1993 Distributor: Buena Vista Home Video (Jim Henson Video)
Catalogue number: 1604

Some releases came with a limited edition plastic watch.

TMMVHS-TriStar
1999 Distributor: Columbia TriStar Home Video (Jim Henson Home Entertainment)
Catalogue number: 6731

Beta Releases

Cover Year Notes
9001
1980 Distributor: Magnetic Video
Catalogue number: 9001

The first Beta release of the film.

Noimage
1984 Distributor: CBS/Fox Video
Catalogue number: 9001

Re-release.

CED Releases

Cover Year Notes
RCAMuppMovieCED
1981 Distributor: RCA
UPC number: 76476005160

The only CED release of the film, released as an RCA SelectaVision Videodisc. It was mentioned in publicity for the system.[1]

Laserdisc Releases

Cover Year Notes
TMM extendedlaserdisc
1980 Distributor: Magnetic Video
Catalogue number: 9001-80

The first Laserdisc release of the film. Distributed by Magnetic Video
Catalogue number 9001-80

Noimage
1984 Distributor: CBS/Fox Video
Catalogue number: 9001

Reissue.

66 2
1993 Distributor: Buena Vista Home Video (Jim Henson Video)
Catalogue number: 1604 AS

This release is shown in the film's original widescreen ratio.

DVD Releases

Cover Year Notes
TMMDVD
MuppetMovie2001DVDbackcover
2001 Distributor: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Jim Henson Home Entertainment)
Catalogue number: 05393

The first DVD release of the film. Contains a dual-sided disc featuring both the widescreen and fullscreen transfers of the film.

Disc Features

  • The Muppet Movie (Widescreen & Full Screen)
  • Audio: English, Spanish, French
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
TMM50DVD
2005 Distributor: Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Walt Disney Home Entertainment)
Catalogue number: 40547

Anniversary Edition

Released to promote Kermit's 50th anniversary. As with the Columbia TriStar release, this contains both the widescreen and fullscreen transfers, but a different set of bonus features.

Disc Features

  • The Muppet Movie (Widescreen & Full Screen)
  • Audio: English, French
  • Subtitles: English
TheMuppetMovie 2013 DVD
2013 Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Catalogue number: 110687

Single-disc release made to coincide with the release of the Blu-ray/digital copy combo pack release. It features a different DVD menu than the 2005 release but contains the same content aside from the removal of the fullscreen version of the film.

Blu-ray Releases

Cover Year Notes
TheMuppetMovie-35-BluRay
2013 Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Catalogue number: 117330

The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition This Blu-Ray combo pack includes a Blu-ray disc containing an all-new HD remaster of the film and new bonus features, and a digital copy.

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
TheMuppetMovie BD DVD combo
2013 Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Catalogue number: 117331

The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition Canadian release of the above release but contains the 2013 DVD in replacement of the digital copy.

International Releases[]

United Kingdom

Cover Year Notes
Muppet movie super 8mm
1980 Distributor: Walton Sound & Film Services Ltd.
Catalogue number: A.910
Running Time: approx. 18 minutes

The only Super 8 release of the film. It contains a significant number of shots and alternate audio tracks that didn't make it into the final movie.

TMM Precision
1980 Distributor: Precision Video
Catalogue number: VITC2001

The first UK VHS video release.

Noimage
1982 Distributor: 20th Century-Fox Video

The only UK Laserdisc release of the film.

Noimage
198? Distributor: RCA
UPC number: 77080333007

The only UK CED Release, released as a SelectaVision product.

TMM VV
1985? Distributor: Palace, Virgin and Gold (Distribution) Ltd. (Virgin Video/Jim Henson Presents)
Catalogue number: JH10061
Running time: 98 minutes

This release of the film contains extra footage compared to other releases.

TMM JH Palace
1987 Distributor: Palace, Virgin/PVG Limited (Jim Henson Palace)
Catalogue number: HPV001
Running time: 98 minutes

Similar to the above release.

TMM JH BV
1993 Distributor: Buena Vista Home Video (Jim Henson Video)
Catalogue number: D216042
Running time: 95 minutes
Noimage
1998 Distributor: The Entertainment Network
Catalogue number: CVR27651
Running time: 95 minutes
TMM CC
1999 Distributor: Cinema Club
Catalogue number: CC8046

Budget reissue of the above release.

TMM3Box CC
2000 Distributor: Cinema Club
Catalogue number: CC8210

Triple Muppet Mayhem VHS box set containing the film alongside The Great Muppet Caper and The Muppets Take Manhattan.

Mupmoviebox4
2001 Distributor: Cinema Club

Reissue of the above boxset.

Mupdobbill
2001 Distributor: Cinema Club
Catalogue number: CC8776
Running time: 188 Minutes

Take Two

Contains the film and The Muppets Take Manhattan on one VHS tape.

Muppets Take Manhattan 2002 UK VHS
2002 Distributor: Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd. (UCA)
Catalogue number: C906 5543
Running time: 95 minutes

Another VHS re-release.

Mupmoviebox3
2003 Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd. (UCA)

The Muppets Movie Triple VHS box set containing the film alongside The Great Muppet Caper and Muppets from Space.

Mupdobbill2
2003 Distributor: Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd. (UCA)
Catalogue number: C906 8271
Running time: 192 minutes

Back 2 Back

Contains the film and The Great Muppet Caper on one VHS tape.

MM4Box CTS
2004 Distributor: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Catalogue number: CDRP1274

Muppets Movies 4 Movie Boxset

The release of this boxset marked the first UK DVD release of the film. It contains a widescreen print of the film and no bonus features. Also contains The Great Muppet Caper, The Muppets Take Manhattan and Muppets From Space.

TMM Disney
2006 Distributor: Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Walt Disney Home Entertainment)
Catalogue number: BUN0018201
Running time: 91 minutes

Anniversary Edition

Similar to the US release.

Tmmdobbilldukdvd
2006 Distributor: Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Walt Disney Home Entertainment)

Boxset also containing The Muppets' Wizard of Oz.

TheMuppets-ClassicCollection-2012DVD-TheMuppetMovie
2012 Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

The Muppets Classic Collection

Re-release under the above label to promote the DVD and Blu-Ray release of The Muppets.

TheMuppets-SixMovieCollection-(2013-UK-Boxset)
2013 Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

The Muppets - Six Movie Collection

Comes in a thincase contained within a slipbox with other Muppet films.

Australia

Cover Year Notes
Tmm aus vhs
1989 Distributor: Communications and Entertainment Ltd (Jim Henson Presents)
TheMuppetMovieAustralianDVD
2006 Distributor: Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Walt Disney Home Entertainment)
Running time: 91 minutes

Anniversary Edition

Same as the UK release.

Brazil

Cover Year Notes
The Muppet Movie VTI
198? Distributor: VTI Home Video (Jim Henson Presents)

VHS release.

Muppets O Filme
2005 Distributor: Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Walt Disney Home Entertainment)

Anniversary Edition

Similar to the US release.

Spain

Cover Year Notes
TmmSpanish1993vhs
1993 Distributor: Buena Vista Home Video (Jim Henson Video)
Telenecos VHS movie
unknown Distributor: Columbia TriStar Home Video

Released with Los Teleñecos magazine


France

Cover Year Notes
Old tmm french dvd
2005 Distributor: Elephant Films, Seven 7, Arcades Vidéo

Contains the French version of the film.

New tmm french dvd
2012 Distributor: Elephant Films, Seven 7, Arcades Vidéo

Re-release of the above.

Japan

Cover Year Notes
TheMuppetMoviePioneerLaserdisc
1981 Distributor: Pioneer

This Laserdisc release is a bilingual Open Matte version containing the original English soundtrack and the Japanese dub.

Tmm japna vhs
1994? Distributor: Buena Vista Home Video (Jim Henson Video)

Sweden

Mupparna movie
unknown Distributor: CBS/Fox Video
Mupparna movie 2
unknown Distributor: Prime Time (Jim Henson Presents)

Other

Cover Year Notes
Muppet movie argentina vhs
unknown Distributor: Ledafilms (Jim Henson Presents)

Argentian VHS release.

Tmm portdvd
2003 Distributor: New Age Entertainment

Portguguese DVD release. Also contains the Muppet special The Muppets Go Hollywood as a bonus feature.

LaPeliculadelosMuppets
2005 Distributor: Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Walt Disney Home Entertainment)

Anniversary Edition

Latin American DVD release. It is similar to the US release. Manufactured in Mexico.

Sources[]

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