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Jim Henson and Kermit filming the special.


Jim Henson and Kermit picture taken by Steve Whitmire.

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Kermit and Jim filming


Kermit on set

The Muppets at Walt Disney World is a made-for-TV film which premiered on NBC on May 6, 1990 as an episode of The Magical World of Disney. It was part of an awareness campaign to promote the first planned merger of the Jim Henson Company with the Walt Disney Company.


In this one-hour special, the Muppets visit Kermit's hometown of Paradise Swamp, Florida for the annual Frog Festival and Bug Fry. Once there, they discover Walt Disney World on the other side of the swamp. After a run-in with Quentin Fitzwaller (an irate, bumbling security guard played by Charles Grodin), the group splits up to explore the wonders of the theme park and resort complex.

Highlights include:



  • This was the last Muppet project by Jim Henson which aired 10 days prior to his death which occurred on May 16. Henson died of Streptococcus pneumonia.


Muppets (speaking) Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Camilla the Chicken, Ma BearRizzo the Rat, Beauregard, Dr. Teeth, Animal, Floyd Pepper, Janice, Zoot, Lips, Clifford, Bean Bunny, Scooter, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beaker, Rowlf the Dog, Statler and Waldorf, Link Hogthrob, The Swedish Chef, Frogs, Robin the Frog

Background Muppets (non-speaking) Sprocket, Foo-FooBaskerville the Hound, Afghan Hound, Ace Yu, Laughing Boy, Bugsy Them, Mad Dog, Rufus the Dog, Lyle the Dog, Dogs, Luncheon Counter Monster, Tug Monster, Bill the Frog, Gil the Frog, Jill the Frog, Mrs. Appleby

Muppet Performers

Special Guests


Executive Producer: Jim Henson
Producers: Diana Birkenfield and Martin G. Baker
Director: Peter Harris
Writer: Jerry Juhl
"Rockin' All Around The World", "I'm Doggin' It", "Love In A Laundromat", "We're Not Gonna Stop" songs written by Mark Radice
Music Producer: Phil Ramone
Production Designer: Victor DiNapoli
Muppet Workshop: Joann Green, Mark Zeszotek, Henri Ewaskio, Larry Jameson
Costume Design: Polly Smith, Stephen Rotondaro


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