The Muppets Take Manhattan is the third film based on the popular television series, The Muppet Show, which ran from 1976 to 1981.
This film sees a group of the Muppets graduating from college, while performing in variety shows on campus. Instead of going their separate ways after graduation, the Muppets decide to attempt to take their act, Manhattan Melodies to New York and try to make it on Broadway.
After complications arise and the group split up, Kermit still endeavours to get the show on the road, with the help of his new friends Jenny the waitress, Rizzo the Rat and the Sesame Street gang, they get the group back together and make their big break onto the big stage, with wonderful songs and a finale you just have to see to believe!
The Muppets Take Manhattan also featured the very first introduction to the Muppet Babies, during a dream sequence of Miss Piggy's, which included not only a baby version of herself, but also baby Kermit, baby Fozzie, baby Gonzo, baby Scooter and baby Rowlf, which later received their own Saturday morning cartoon, along with baby Skeeter, baby Bunsen, baby Beaker and baby Animal, which aired from 1984 to 1992.
The Muppets Take Manhattan is rated G for general exhibition and was originally released on VHS in 1985 and first re-released on DVD in 2001.