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Kermit's Swamp Years (2002)

At 12 years old, Kermit the Frog and best friends Goggles and Croaker travel outside their homes in the swamps of the Deep South to do something extraordinary with their lives.

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Waldorf (voice)
Joey Mazzarino ...
Goggles / Turtle #1 (voice) (as Joseph Mazzarino)
John Kennedy ...
Blotch / Arnie the Alligator / Monkey (voice)
Alice Dinnean ...
Pilgrim / Vicki / Kermit's Mom
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Statler (voice)
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Pilgrim / Kermit's Mom / Star (voice)
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Student #3
Ryan H. Amos ...
Student #4
William Bookston ...
Wilson
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Mary
Stephen Denmark ...
Student
Hampton Dixon ...
Carolyn Green ...
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Kermit the Frog (Whitmire) whilst on his travels back to the swamp he grew up on, remembers one of his earlier adventures. Kermit, Croaker (Barretta), Goggles (Mazzarino) and Blotch (Kennedy) are sent on a wild adventure into the outside world, when Croaker and bully Blotch and kidnapped and placed in a pet store. It's now up to Kermit and Goggle, with help from a friendly dog called Pilgrim (Summer) to save them. But someone else has his eye on them. Dr Krassman (Hostetter) wants to buy all the frogs and use them in biology lessons. Written by Film_Fan

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Kermit is the only regular Muppet to appear in the movie, unless you count Statler and Waldorf's cameo at the movie theater. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Young Kermit, Croaker, and Pilgrim are under the bench in George Washington High School, a dark moving figure (possibly Bill Barretta) is seen moving with Croaker. See more »

Quotes

Young Hugo Krassman: I'm not a froggy pants.
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Followed by A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (2008) See more »

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Complicated
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Out of the swamp
17 September 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Kermit's Swamp Years is a lacklustre direct to video film aimed at younger kids as older kids will find it too childish and boring. Adults will just find it lacking the wit and imagination of The Muppet Show.

The older Kermit returns to the swamp where he grew up after many years away and reminiscences on his younger days when he and his his frog friends Croaker and Goggles ventured out of the safety of the swamp into the outside world where they were hunted down by a biology teacher looking for frogs to dissect at school. Goggles is captured by a pet store owner and the other two with the help of a stray dog called Pilgrim who knows more about the outside world go to look for him.

The story has a hint of Toy Story films but without the charm. It just looks like a cheapo sequel with vary little care put into it and some not very good songs. You also of course miss the other Muppet characters, although you see a few variations of them. You do see younger versions of Waldolf and Statler though.


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