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Lin-Manuel Miranda to Introduce THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN Screening at UPCA on 1/12

On January 12, United Palace of Cultural Arts will kick off its series of classic New York movies- "Sunday Movies at the Palace with Lin-Manuel Miranda," which will return once a month through June. Lin-Manuel will introduce the 1984 film with a special Muppet-licious presentation followed by a raffle afterwards.

With the Muppet gang brought to life by Jim Henson, Frank Oz and company, the film also stars Dabney Coleman, Gregory Hines, Joan Rivers, Liza Minnelli, and Ed Koch.

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The Muppets Take Manhattan is a 1984 family film directed by Frank Oz. It is the third of a series of live-action musical feature films starring Jim Henson's Muppets. The film was produced by Henson Associates and TriStar Pictures, and was filmed on location in New York City during the summer of 1983 and released in movie theatres in 1984. It was the first film to be directed solely by Frank Oz (who also performs Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, and Animal), as he previously co-directed The Dark Crystal with Jim Henson.

The film introduced the Muppet Babies, as toddler versions of the Muppet characters in a fantasy sequence. The Muppet Babies later received their own Saturday morning animated television series, which aired on CBS from 1984 until 1990 and has since been syndicated worldwide.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos

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