The Muppet Movie (1979), starring Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Charles Durning
The Muppet Movie is the story of how Kermit the Frog leaves the swamp in search of fame and fortune. Along the way, he meets up with the various Muppet characters that we know and love. Fozzie the (failed) comedian, Rowlf who plays piano, Miss Piggy the beauty contest winner, Gonzo, and more.
The Secret of NIMH (1982) starring Elizabeth Hartman, Peter Strauss
Synopsis of The Secret of NIMH
To save her ill son, a widowed field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of very strange rats, to whom she has a deeper link to than she ever suspected. Along the way, she (and the audience) learn The Secret of NIMH.
DVD review of Mel Brooks’ Silent Movie – Aspiring filmmakers Mel Funn (Mel Brooks), Marty Eggs (Marty Feldman) and Dom Bell (Dom DeLuise) go to a financially troubled studio with an idea for a silent movie. In an effort to make the movie more marketable, they attempt to recruit a number of big name stars to appear, while the studio’s creditors attempt to thwart them
Editorial Review of Silent Movie, courtesy of Amazon.com
One of Mel Brooks’s weaker vehicles, this 1976 feature finds a movie producer (Brooks) deciding that the public is ready for the silent film form again. Reasonably ambitious and promising, the film ultimately doesn’t do for silent cinema what Brooks did for atmospheric horror (by reviving it while parodying it) in Young Frankenstein. Lots of famous faces pass through Silent Movie, to varying effect. Perhaps the best joke in the movie is the one performer who actually has a line of dialogue: mime Marcel Marceau. —Tom Keogh