Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas

Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas

Director: Jim Henson Cast: Jerry Nelson, Marilyn Sokol, Frank Oz

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Featuring a heart-warming story, the trademark Jim Henson wit, and beautiful songs, Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas originally aired as an HBO special. The story is a spin on the classic "Gift of the Magi," with the impoverished Emmet and his Ma each making a sacrifice in the hopes that it will help them win the yearly talent show, and enough money to buy the other a Christmas gift. Purists, take note: There have been multiple edits of Emmet Otter released over the years, with minor but noticible changes to dialogue, and the addition
emoval of scenes featuring Kermit the Frog.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/10/2017
UPC: 0043396501812
Original Release: 1977
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 0:53:00
Sales rank: 18,142

Special Features

Behind the Scenes In Frogtown Hollow; Deleted Alternate Scenes; Lost Song: "Born In A Trunk"; Outtakes

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Emmett Otter's Jug-Band Christmas
1. Scene 1 [1:56]
2. Scene 2 [5:07]
3. Scene 3 [3:15]
4. Scene 4 [3:09]
5. Scene 5 [4:12]
6. Scene 6 [3:09]
7. Scene 7 [4:03]
8. Scene 8 [5:29]
9. Scene 9 [2:31]
10. Scene 10 [2:18]
11. Scene 11 [2:44]
12. Scene 12 [1:58]
13. Scene 13 [2:57]
14. Scene 14 [1:19]
15. Scene 15 [4:30]
16. Scene 16 [3:57]
1. Chapter 1 [9:48]
2. Chapter 2 [10:20]
3. Chapter 3 [9:40]
4. Chapter 4 [9:43]
5. Chapter 5 [10:16]
6. Chapter 6 [9:49]

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Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A couple of years ago this was a gift, we returned it "to place of purchase" because of the editing done to it. They left out a song and changed the script! Originally, it was a Henson movie, Disney ruined it. Luckily I still have the original version I recorded off T.V. years ago.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie became a Christmas tradition after seeing it on HBO for the first time. I miss the introduction with Kermit but since it has been so long since I have seen it on HBO it hasn't ruined by enjoyment of the film. I missed it when HBO stopped playing it each year, it was like missing an old reliable friend. I have done my best to make it a favorite of the kids of today by passing it along to my friends with kids and grandkids. I will never tire of this movie! I wish the greatly talented Jim Henson was around today to make his impact on today's youth as he so richly and positively impacted my generation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am 73 years old and will order this amazing DVD for myself to enjoy again and again! It has always remained a wonderful memory I have shared with my daughter & son. Blessings to all, Barbara
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was really young, maybe 3, I remember seeing this on TV once. I remembered it every year at Christmas but was too young to remember the name. I would ask my parents what it was called and if we could watch it again, but they never knew exactly what I meant. I asked other kids my age growing up if they had ever seen it and none of them had a clue. My parents thought I had dreamed it, because it was impossible to remember something from 3 years old. So I am grown now and finally found it again. I was told it was discontinued so I'd never be able to own it though. But I love it, and have my first child on the way, and would love for him to have it. It's been years and I never forgot about it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For the life of me I could not remember the name of this movie! Here I am doing my Christmas shopping online and I came across Emmett Otter! I am sooo happy!! I haven't even received the movie yet but I give it 5+++++ stars! The Muppets Rock!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who is the wizard editor that took SEVERAL scenes/lines from the originally aired show? Ridiculous cuts were made in the very 2nd scene (as the first, which is the intro by Kermit the Frog, was completely omitted). Ma Otter says under her breath that Mrs. Fox could "fall off the dock," but not in this version. Why cut something that makes the next line make sense? I couldn't give this a lower star review as it is still an enchanting story but I am really put out that we now have to refer to this DVD as a "version" of what was a wonderful classic prior to re-editing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My twin sister and I have watched this movie at Christmas from the time we were 3 years old. We still get teary-eyed when we see Emmet and his washboard. This is a must see for us every Christmas and we are now approaching 30 years old...we will pass this tradition down to our own children.
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My husband and I saw this so many years ago and we enjoyed it just as much since buying the DVD. The DVD arrived faster than expected and despite other negative reviews I had read about "what Disney did to this movie," we have no complaints. The story is as charming as ever and the songs will stick in your head, they are so memorable. It is a great holiday movie!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't believe this incredible movie was so hard to find! It really is the BEST Christmas movie and after hundreds of viewings, it is still fun to watch. Don't miss this classic treasure.. you won't be sorry.. and the music ROCKS!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Can't imagine our Christmas Eve gathering without Emmet and Ma. My children begin reminding me at Thanksgiving it's almost time for Emmet. A great film to pass on.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I grew up on this movie and still love it to this day. Its a shame it doesnt play as much as it did in the early 80's.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was such a cool movie. Especially the Riverbottom Nightmare Band. I even have my 3 year hooked on saying ''Look at the birds up in the tree''. I have loved this movie since the first time that I saw it and had looked for it for years. Now I have found it and will add it to my collection. My copy on VHS has died. I recorded it back in 1985.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My children are in their late 20's now, but I can easily reflect back to their watching Emmet Otter over and over again. They had viewed their VHS enough that they had MEMORIZED the lines. It was a wonderful time in our lives....such sweet memories
RosalinaJS More than 1 year ago
If you don't share this with your kids and friends you are missing out. We first saw it on TV years ago and recorded it on our VCR. The DVD version is much better and the songs and characters are unforgetable and rememberable...there is a difference you know?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am 54 years old and I enjoy this christmas movie better then anyone out there !
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't believe this is on DVD....I have not seen this show since I was maybe 7 or 8....I'm 24 now...This is a must purchase movie...Now if only I could get a mess o' ma's barbeque I would be in heaven
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am so excited this is on DVD!! Even after all these years, it still get teary-eyed when I watch it. If you buy any Christmas movies, you have to buy this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WOW! Emmet Otter on DVD. All I can say is ''THIS IS THE BEST X-MAS MOVIE EVER'' And I really mean that! I wish I could give more stars
Guest More than 1 year ago
They used to play this on HBO every year when I was a kid and I wish they would still play it. It's certainly worth purchasing for the kids. A wonderful musical that you will love from the moment you watch it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a muppet fan, I may be prejudiced, but I think that this is possibly the BEST work to ever come out of the Henson studios. The story line is great, the music is TERRIFIC, and it appeals to all age groups! I usually have to buy one or two of these every year, as original gifts, or replacements for worn-out gifts!