Muppets Take Manhattan, The (1984): Charming Spoof Directed by Frank Oz

Some critics consider The Muppets Take Manhattan to be the best of the Muppets pictures, due to its humor and the energetic treatment of director Frank Oz, who also provides the voice for the pig.

A charming spoof, the tale concerns Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of the gang trying to get backing for their Broadway show.

The cast includes Dabney Coleman, Art Carney, James Coco, Gregory Hines and Joan Rivers.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Original Song Score: Jeff Moss

Oscar Context:

The winner of the Best Original Score Oscar was Prince for “Purple Rain.”