Muppet Christmas Carol, The (film) Musical version of the Dickens tale about a miserly, unsympathetic old man who learns the true meaning of Christmas with the visitation of three spirits—of Christmases past, present, and future. Enacted by Jim Henson’s Muppets, with Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit and Miss Piggy as his faithful wife. The Great Gonzo narrates the tale as Charles Dickens himself, with the aid of a hungry rat named Rizzo. Released on December 11, 1992. From Jim Henson Productions. Directed by Brian Henson. 86 min. Stars the Muppets along with Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge. Made at Shepperton Studios, London, England. Released on video in 1993.