Champion is a brown cow with brown hair and wears a cowbell around his neck. He makes his debut appearance as a cameo in Muppets from Space. In Muppets from Space, He is anxious that Animal is tapping his cowbell. He has somewhat larger roles in the Muppets sequels. He always says 'Moo!' when lots of people or Muppets are with him, but he rarely speaks English when less or four people and Muppets are with him.
Muppets from Space II: The AdventureEdit
His real first appearance was Muppets from Space II: The Adventure. In this film, Champion has always been classified as a cow, but after he begins to have his first dream of abandonment, he begins to realize just how alone he is in the world. After an alien race appears to be trying to send him a message through bowls of cereal, Champion realizes that he may not be so alone after all and climbs to the rooftop to start watching the sky. His dreams are realized when he's hit by a bolt of lightning that serves as a conduit that allows him to communicate with a pair of cosmic fish, revealing to him that he is, in fact, an asteroid cow from the Milky Way.
When Kermit the Frog and his friends refuse to believe his wild raving, however, Champion is lured into the clutches of M. Evan Singer (Devon Bostick) of C.O.V.N.E.T. (a government organization disguised as a cement factory) who has also taken note of the aliens' attempts at communication and believes that Champion is his key to convincing his superiors that aliens do in fact exist. Champion, along with Robin, are arrested by the army. Kermit and the gang spring into action to rescue Champion, with the help of some handy inventions (door in a jar, a rubber dog that sprays gas that makes you invisible when you squeeze it, mind control spray and a toy train to give Champion) courtesy of Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker.
A talking sandwich named Mopey asks Champion where the alien ship can land, and Champion suggests Moose Mountain Hotel. At the military base, the gang arrive to rescue Champion and Robin. While on their rescue, every one uses invisible spray, but Walter (Peter Linz) uses the restroom and washes his hands, making them visible. However, a female security guard sees Walter's hands and points a gun at him, threatening to shoot him dead unless he cooperates. She then tells him to put his hands up and prepares to Handcuff him and take him to jail. The guard, who does not know that the hands belong to Walter, tries to handcuff him, but he refuses to comply. She fights to get the handcuffs on him in order to take him into custody, but one of The Muppets grabs the security guard and lets him escape. When M. Evan Singer hears of this, he has Agent Mode (portrayed by Beauregard) prep the Subatomic Neutro-Destabilizer to use on the aliens and heads to his car. When Agent Mode tells him that the car is impounded due to the parking tickets, M. Evan Singer and Agent Mode end up taking the company car (a cement truck).
The Muppets go to Moose Mountain Hotel after rescuing Champion with Robin and, along with a crowd of alien-happy spectators, await their arrival. The ship comes to Earth and the aliens, who all resemble Champion, explain that many "Ecades' ago they lost him but welcome him back into the fold. M. Evan Singer turns up and tries to kill the Aliens, but thanks to Agent Mode, who has disabled his Subatomic Neutro-Destabilizer by taking the part that fires the weapon, he cannot and is laughed at. Champion considers going into space with the Gonzo-like aliens, but he realizes his true home is on Earth with his surrogate family and friends, and M. Evan Singer goes with the aliens as Earth's ambassador due to being so amusing.
The film ends with the Muppets watching the stars on the roof. Champion tells Kermit, Walter, Pepe (who is now wearing jeans) and Phantom (a friend who joined the Muppets' rescue plan of saving Champion) he wonders why his family asked him to build a Majuzzi. Robin chuckles because he and Rizzo had pretended to be them and asked him to do it.
The Muppets Take Manhattan 2Edit
Champion, Skeeter, and their friends are graduating from college and are performing in a variety show, The Muppets of the Opera, on campus. Champion and Kermit believe that there is "something missing" from the script, but their friends suggest that the group take the show to Broadway. Skeeter, in particular, hopes to make enough money to marry Champion as he has promised. Champion and the others are so confident in the show that they anticipate becoming instant stars. First they start with a New York producer Martin Price (Dabney Coleman) who wants them to pay him the money for the show. Just then, an elderly woman comes in with two police officers, identifying Price as Murray Plotsky, a con artist. Plotsky tries to use Camilla the Chicken as a hostage to get out only to be subdued by Animal and Camilla. The Muppets try other theatrical producers, with no success.
As the months pass and the group runs out of money, its members are forced to get jobs throughout the United States. Kermit gets a job as a house manager at a movie theater in Cleveland, Ohio, where he finds the Swedish Chef as the popcorn server and Lew Zealand as a dedicated viewer of a 3D movie. Walter joins some other Muppets in hibernating within the railroad tracks of California. Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem have a gig in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania performing in a retirement home.
Champion stays in New York to work on the script and gets a job at a diner, befriending the owner Pete (Louis Zorich) and his daughter Jenny (Juliana Donald), a waitress and aspiring fashion designer. Also working at the restaurant are Rizzo the Rat who secures employment for the other rats: Tatooey, Masterson, Chester, and Yolanda. Later that night, Champion climbs to the very top of the Empire State Building and shouts from the top that he and his friends will soon be on Broadway. Unbeknownst to Champion, Skeeter also stayed behind.
Champion and Rizzo try to find a way to promote Champion's play. First Champion enters the Winesop Theatrical Agency to see producer Leonard Winesop (John Landis). He discards the script unread. Then Champion tries to get his picture on the wall of other famous people who dined at Sardi's Restaurant. One of the rats gives themselves away causing havoc when a waiter discovers the portrait that Champion replaced causing him and the rats to be ejected from the restaurant.
While in Central Park, Jenny comforts Champion with his loss in the first two attempts. Skeeter, jealous of Jenny and Champion's friendship, secretly spies on them before a purse snatcher steals her purse causing her to borrow some skates from a roller skater (Gregory Hines). When Skeeter catches up to the purse snatcher, a policeman arrests the purse snatcher just as Champion and Jenny catch up. While Champion and Skeeter argued about Champion's relationship with Jenny, then make up. Skeeter also takes a job as a waitress at the same diner as Champion. Champion reads more letters from his friends while the rats handle a customer (Brooke Shields) that Skeeter was with. The letters from Champion reveal that Gonzo and Camilla are in Michigan trying to make a successful water act. Rowlf and Scooter are in Delaware working at a space observatory when Mr. Bellington (Hutch Dano) leaves his son to sleep-over at the observatory for the weekend. One of the letters Champion got was from Bernard Crawford, a broadway producer who is interested in producing Champion's musical.
Champion meets with Ronnie Crawford (Lonny Price) who is willing to fund The Muppets of the Opera in order to prove himself to his father Bernard Crawford (Art Carney). Champion is then hit by a car when making his way back to the restaurant. When Ronnie comes to the diner to bring up his father's approval to Skeeter, Jenny, and Peter, Skeeter sends a letter to the rest of Champion and Kermit's friends informing them to get to New York as quickly as they can. Walter ends up bringing the Muppets with him, Gonzo brings along some chickens, Rowlf and Scooter bring along some dogs, Kermit brings Swedish Chef and Lew Zealand along, and the Electric Mayhem bring Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beaker, and Beauregard along. Champion awakens in the hospital with no memory of his name, friends, or past. His doctor (Linda Lavin) tells Champion to find a new life for himself. He finds a job at Salty Sea Advertising with fellow cows Eddie, Don, and Juan while his friends, Jenny and Ronnie search the city for him ahead of the show's opening at the Biltmore Theater. After Champion visits the diner and his friends recognize him, Skeeter restores his memory with a punch after Champion mocks the idea of romance between a cow and a teen.
Champion realizes that what the script needs is more "frogs and dogs and bears and chickens and whatever", not less, and adds the cast members' many friends from around the country to the show as supernumeraries. With the expanded cast and Jenny's costumes, The Muppets of the Opera is successful. On opening night, Skeeter substitutes a real minister (Cyril Jenkins) for Walter in the wedding scene finale where the other Muppet characters, the characters from Sesame Street, and Uncle Traveling Matt from Fraggle Rock attend. Champion is surprised, but willingly says "I do" and he and Skeeter marry.
Muppets Pirates of the Carribean: Curse of the Black PearlEdit
The story begins during the Age of Piracy, as the HMS Dauntless carries Governor Weatherby Swann (Rowlf) and his daughter, Elizabeth Swann (child Skeeter), from England to Port Royal in the Caribbean Sea. Escorted by Lieutenant James Norrington (Big Bird), the vessel happens upon the wreck of a merchant ship, the Princess, which crewman Joshamee Gibbs (Fozzie) takes to be the work of "cursed pirates". Elizabeth spots a single survivor: young William Turner (child Champion), lying unconscious on a piece of driftwood. He is brought aboard the Dauntless, and rouses in time for he and Elizabeth to introduce themselves. As he lapses back into unconsciousness, Elizabeth notices a medallion about his neck. Fearing he is a pirate—and that the strict Norrington would likely have him hanged—Elizabeth takes the medallion from him before he is taken below decks.
As Elizabeth stands on the ship's bow, contemplating the medallion, the Red Fox, a galleon with shredded black sails, makes its escape from the scene…but not before Elizabeth glimpses it and the skull and crossbones hoisted atop its mast.
Eight Years LaterEdit
We rejoin Elizabeth (adult Skeeter) eight years later, as she wakes from her dream of that fateful day. She still has the medallion, kept in a hidden compartment in a chest of drawers, and puts it on. Her father, Governor Swann, enters with a gift: a dress from London he hopes Elizabeth will wear to Captain Norrington's promotion ceremony. She agrees to wear it, though finds the corset highly restricting and uncomfortable. The Governor receives a visitor, in the form of Will Turner (Adult Champion), who has forged a sword for the soon-to-be Commodore. It is clear he has developed romantic feelings for Elizabeth, but they part on less-than friendly terms, owing to her station as the Governor's Daughter and his, a lowly blacksmith's "apprentice".
Meanwhile, a strange figure is approaching Port Royal onboard a sinking dory: Captain Jack Sparrow (Kermit the Frog) is in the market for a new ship, and, after bribing the harbormaster (Sam the Eagle), he heads into the docks as, high above at Fort Charles, Norrington's promotion ceremony gets underway. Sparrow is accosted by two marines, Mullroy (Bunsen Honeydew) and Murtogg (Lew Zealand), but distracts them with mention of the legendary Red Fox.
On the battlements of the fort, Commodore Norrington offers Elizabeth a proposition: his new status has made clear to him he has not yet taken a wife, and sees Elizabeth as a "fine woman". Elizabeth faints—though less through shock at James' words, and more because of the tightness of her corset—and plummets into the sea far below. Sparrow, having engaged the marines in idle conversation, dives in and rescues her from the seabed, from where her medallion sends out a mysterious pulse, a signal sent across the waters. Back on the harbor, Jack's interest is piqued by the medallion, but his questions are forestalled by Norrington, who arrives with marines to arrest the pirate, having recognised a brand on his forearm as the mark used by the East India Trading Company to identify pirates. Jack, however, holds Elizabeth hostage long enough to have his effects returned, before making his swashbuckling escape into the port.
As he tries to escape, Sparrow meets Will Turner, who is now John Brown's blacksmith apprentice, and a swordfight ensues. Sparrow is knocked unconscious by Will's employer (who slept through the entire swordfight) and arrested by the Royal Navy officers who have just broken into the blacksmith shop.
Raid of Port RoyalEdit
That night, Port Royal is besieged by the infamous ghost ship known as the Red Fox — a black vessel crewed by a vicious, bloodthirsty crew, and captained by a man reputed to be "so evil that Hell itself spat him back out". The mysterious pulse which emanated from Elizabeth's medallion seems to have "called" the Red Fox somehow. Crew members from the Fox find Elizabeth (who hides her true identity as the governor's daughter by using Turner as a last name) in possession of the medallion, and take her back to their ship. She invokes the rule of parlé ("parlai" in Middle English, "parley" in modern American English—a negotiation or discussion between two parties, particularly in military situations, during which no harm can befall the adversary) in order to be taken to the Captain of the Red Fox, Barbossa (Dr. Teeth), to ask that he cease his attack on Port Royal in exchange for the medallion. Barbossa agrees but, employing a loophole in their agreements, abducts Elizabeth. Later, Elizabeth is asked to dine with Barbossa and to wear a red dress. When she refuses, she is told that the captain said she'd say that, in which case she'd be dining with the crew and she'd be naked, Elizabeth decides to wear the dress and dine with the captain. The next day, Will (having seen Elizabeth taken by the Pearl's crew) fails in his passionate efforts to convince Commodore James Norrington and the Royal Navy to pursue the culprits immediately (despite the Commodore's own feelings towards Elizabeth). While the Commodore puts his faith in strategy, Will takes up an offer by Jack Sparrow to rescue Elizabeth in exchange for breaking him out of jail. After absconding with the Royal Navy's fastest ship and assembling a crew to man it on the lawless island of Tortuga (Spanish for turtle), Jack and Will set off to find Barbossa and the Red Fox, which is heading towards Isla de Muerta — a mysterious island that's supposedly undiscoverable, save for "those who already know where it is."
Here, we learn the true story and intentions of Barbossa and his crew. The ship and its crew were once under the command of Jack Sparrow until they mutinied a decade ago, stealing the bearings for Isla de Muerta from him, and then marooning him with a pistol containing only one shot. The island contained a cursed Aztec treasure that the crew of the Black Pearl discovered — but believing the curse to be a myth, they took the Aztec treasure for themselves. Shocked by this action, Will's father, "Bootstrap Bill" Turner, the only pirate who protested against the mutiny, sent one of the cursed gold pieces away to his son in order to ensure a fitting punishment for the crew's betrayal. In retaliation, Barbossa ordered Bootstrap to be tied to a cannonball and thrown overboard. Too late, the crew discovered that the curse was indeed real; in order to break it, they were required to return all the pieces of the treasure to its chest and give a blood sacrifice from everyone who removed them. As part of the curse, the crew's gluttony, greed, and lust for worldly possessions can never be satisfied, and they became undead, forced to never die or rest in their covetousness (moonlight reveals this fact, showing the pirates in its glare to be living, rotting skeletons). After a decade, they have succeeded in fulfilling almost all of the requirements to end the curse — save for obtaining the blood of Bootstrap Bill and the gold piece he stole. With the medallion (in reality, the last piece of the treasure) and Elizabeth "Turner" (who they believe is the child of Bootstrap) in their custody, Barbossa believes he finally has what he needs to lift the curse.
Rescue at Isla de MueraEdit
In a cave full of treasure on Isla de Muera, Barbossa, believing Elizabeth is Bootstrap's child, anoints the last coin with her blood and drops it into the chest. When the crew questions if the curse was lifted, Barbossa shoots Pintel, which has no effect on him— the curse remains unbroken. Confused, Barbossa asks Elizabeth if her father was William Turner, to which Elizabeth says no. Barbossa then asks if she knows where his child is that sailed from England, eight years ago, and Elizabeth does not answer. Enraged, Barbossa knocks out Elizabeth. Reaching the island, Will suspects Sparrow may betray him and knocks him out. He rescues Elizabeth, who takes the medallion, and they escape to the Interceptor. The crew of the Red Fox discover Jack, wandering around, and Jack and is then taken to Barbossa, as Jack invoked the right of Parley. Barbossa is shocked by seeing Jack alive and well and orders the crew to kill their old captain. Jack then asked if Elizabeth's blood didn't work, which caused questioning if Jack himself knew who's blood would work.
Destruction of the InterceptorEdit
Back aboard the Interceptor, Elizabeth returned Will's medallion to him, and he realized that it was his blood, not Elizabeth's, the pirates required to lift their curse. Angry and despairing, Will drove Elizabeth away, yet again forestalling the chance of romance between them. At the same time aboard the Red Fox, Jack barters with Barbossa—he will reveal Bootstrap Bill's child in exchange for the Fox. Jack's negotiations come to naught when the Pearl pursues the Interceptor. As the Fox draws near, the crew of the Interceptor prepares for battle. Soon, both ships fired at one another, causing damage to each vessel. It didn't take long for the crew of the Fox to win, and retrieve the medallion.
The crew of the Interceptor is imprisoned, and Barbossa watches in anticipation as the Interceptor is blown up and sunk. Will then reveals that he is Bootstrap Bill's son and demands that Elizabeth and the crew be freed, and not to be harmed, or he will shoot himself and fall overboard. Barbossa agrees, but applies another loophole: marooning Elizabeth and Jack on an island. Will is then taken to Isla de Muerta, where Barbossa plans to kill him to break the curse.
Rescue at Green Sam's DotEdit
Elizabeth and Jack are stranded on Green Sam's Dot, the same island on which Jack was marooned a decade ago. Elizabeth asks Jack about how he escaped the island last time, to which he answered that with the help of the rum runners, he bartered passage off the island. But seeing that the rum runners are long out of business, Jack has no plan of escaping. Then, Elizabeth took matters in her own hands by burning all their supplies (Jack's hidden cache of rum), as well as some of the small island's palm trees, to create a signal fire to alert anyone from the Royal Navy of her location. Elizabeth and Jack are eventually rescued by Norrington, but Elizabeth is unable to convince him to go back and rescue Will until Elizabeth promises to marry him.
Battle of the Isla de MueraEdit
Upon arriving at the cursed island, Jack convinces Norrington's forces to lie in ambush for Barbossa's crew while he goes in and convinces them to come out. He convinces Barbossa to delay spilling Will's blood to break the curse until after they have killed the crew of the Royal Navy ship Dauntless and taken the ship. This proves to all be part of Jack's plan; however, he was not expecting the undead crew to walk along the ocean floor to the ship, which allows them to escape the planned ambush. As the Red Fox crew engages the Royal Navy in hand-to-hand combat aboard the Dauntless, Jack steals one of the cursed coins, unseen by Barbossa, and engages in his own swordfight with his former first mate. Because of the coin he stole, Jack now has a share of the loot, so he too is cursed and thus can't be killed until the curse is lifted. Moreover, in order for the curse to be lifted, his blood must now also be given.
- "So what now, Jack Sparrow? Are we to be two immortals locked in an epic battle 'til Judgement Day and trumpets sound, hmm?"
- "Or you could surrender."
- ―Hector Barbossa and Jack Sparrow
During their fight, he distracts Barbossa long enough until both he and Will can give their blood and return their respective coins (Will has the medallion from the start of the film, Jack the coin he recently stole). Before Will drops the coins into the chest, Jack shoots Barbossa with his pistol, containing the one shot he was given when marooned after Barbossa's mutiny. When Barbossa claims, "Ten years you carry that pistol, and now, you waste your shot." Will claims, "He didn't waste it!" and drops the coins into the chest breaking the curse. After the curse ends and all the Red Fox crew becomes mortal again. Barbossa falls to the treasure-covered ground and drops his sour, green apple. Once they realize they're no longer cursed — and no longer immortal — Barbossa's crew surrenders to the Royal Navy.
The Hanging and the EscapeEdit
Back at Port Royal, Norrington is forced to hang Jack as per law, but Will, who believes him decent enough a person to not deserve death, rescues Jack. Elizabeth, inspired by Will's sudden defiance, as well as his confession of love towards her, rejects marriage to Norrington and declares her feelings for Will instead. Norrington agrees to release her from her promise and Will is pardoned for his criminal act; meanwhile, Jack escapes and awkwardly falls into the ocean, to be rescued by the crew he assembled to help him earlier and who now man the Red Fox. As the movie ends, Norrington watches as Jack sets sail for unknown adventure, impressed by the pirate enough to allow him one day's head start before setting out in pursuit.
Muppets Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's ChestEdit
It is a year since the events of Muppets Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and it is the wedding day of William Turner (Champion) and Elizabeth Swann (Skeeter). However, the arrival of Lord Cutler Beckett (Beaker) in Port Royal (called Port Idiot by Kermit during the outtakes) disrupts proceedings, as both Will and Elizabeth are arrested on the charge of setting free an enemy of the crown: Captain Jack Sparrow (Kermit), whom Beckett also wishes to track down.
Jack has his own set of troubles to worry about, however. A debt he made with Davy Jones to raise the Red Fox from the depths of the ocean thirteen years ago is set to be paid, and Jack does not wish to bind himself to a lifetime of servitude as part of Jones' crew. Instead, he sets out to locate the Dead Man's Chest and the key that opens it, in order to gain control over Jones himself. Jack escapes from a Turkish prison with a drawing of the key, and sets off to track it down. Meanwhile, Cutler Beckett strikes a deal with Will Turner, wishing for him to obtain Jack Sparrow's compass in exchange for a full pardon. Will remains dubious, but is left with no other choice.
The Search for Jack SparrowEdit
By this point, Jack has begun his voyage, though is unable to discern any resolute course from his compass. He descends to the lower deck to search for more rum, where he encounters William "Bootstrap Bill" Turner (Scooter). Turner had chosen to serve Davy Jones after being sent to the bottom of the ocean by Hector Barbossa (Dr. Teeth)—as a cursed man, unable to die. He warns Jack that his time is up, and that Jones has released the Kraken to bring Jack in. Before departing, Bootstrap marks Jack with the Red Spot, a sign that the Kraken is coming for him. Terrified, Jack orders Joshamee Gibbs (Fozzie) to head for land—any land—to avoid this terrible beast. In the confusion, Jack the monkey knocks Sparrow's hat into the sea, where it is carried far from its owner. It ends up in the hands of two fishermen, whose ship is suddenly dragged under the water by an unseen creature…the Kraken has been unleashed.
In the prisons at Fort Charles, Will informs Elizabeth of his plan to track down Jack, but Governor Weathenby Swann () does not trust Will to free both himself and Elizabeth. As Will begins his search in Tortuga, Weatherby procures passage back to England for he and his daughter. Will's search ends on Isla de Delegostos, where the Black Pearl has been beached. As he explores the nearby tropical forest, Will is captured by the native Delegostos, and taken to a mountaintop village. There, he finds Jack acting as chief of the tribe, and though Sparrow does nothing to help Will in his predicament, he does whisper, "Save me!" before Will is taken away. Back in Port Royal, Governor Swann releases Elizabeth and makes for a rendezvous with Captain Hawkins, only to find Beckett's henchman, Mercer (Beauregard), waiting for him. Elizabeth, however, uses Mercer's appearance as a diversion, escaping back to Fort Charles, where she confronts Lord Beckett at the end of a pistol. Beckett makes a deal with her, giving her the Letters of Carque in exchange for Jack's compass. She leaves, and stows away, disguised as a sailor boy, aboard the Edinburgh Trader.
Meanwhile, another prison break has recently occured, and now Flicktel (Rowlf) and Spagetti (Gonzo) are making their way to Delegosto Island along with the Prison Cat. They reach land, and set about preparing to take the Fox as their own. Elsewhere on the island, Will Turner is being held inside one of two bone cages suspended over a ravine, along with the surviving crew of the Fox. Gibbs informs him that the Pelegostos believe Jack is a god in human form, and intend to free his divine spirit by roasting and eating his "fleshy prison". The crew attempts to swing their cages across the chasm to climb up the other side. However, Leech (Floyd Pepper) spurs his crewers on to compete with Will and the others, and in their haste, tumble from the side of the cliff and plummet into the ravine. This draws the attention of a sentry, who runs to warn the villagers.
The sentry inadvertantly buys Jack some time, as his arrival coincides with the Pelegostos' attempt to roast Jack alive. He escapes while the villagers race to kill their prisoners, but meets further resistance as he makes his way through the village. As Will and the crew roll through the jungle, still trapped inside their cage, Jack falls into a ravine, though his fall is broken by the pole he is tied to, and a series of wooden bridges.
The crew makes it back to the Fox just as Ficktel and Spagetti, recently escaped from jail with help from the Prison Cat, are attempting to commandeer the ship. Jack himself arrives, pursued by the entire Delegostos tribe, though manages to board the ship before they can catch him. Instead, their attention is drawn by the cat, who runs off into the jungle, chased by the natives.
A Touch of DestinyEdit
Once back on the water, Will reveals he requires Jack's compass, though Jack brushes him off, instead ordering Gibbs to head upriver. He then proceeds to explain, using Will's naivety concerning Davy Jones, that the key Jack is looking for will enable Will to rescue Elizabeth. Elizabeth herself has departed Port Royal onboard the Edinburgh Trader, and begins to arouse the crew's superstitions when they come to believe her dress belongs to the spirit of a vengeful woman. By now, the Fox's crew has taken to the crowboats and heads up the Santano River into Sycress Forest, for a meeting with the voodoo priestess, Tia Dalma (Miss Piggy). There, Dalma senses a "touch of destiny" about Will, and tells the tale of Davy Jones to her audience. She reveals that Jones, once in love, tried to spare himself the heartbreak of losing his love by cutting out his own heart, and locking it away in a chest. She also informs Jack that Jones keeps the key about his person at all times, and offers him a jar of mud, explaining that, as Jones is unable to set foot on land for another decade, Jack should keep land about him for protection. Dalma then divines the location of the Flying Dutchman, for which the Fox sets sail.
Bargain with JonesEdit
Will Turner volunteers to head over to what he believes is the Dutchman and negotiate for Jack's soul. However, he is unaware that the wrecked ship he boards is not Jones' ship, which bursts out of the water in front of him as Will explores the vessel. He is surrounded by Jones' crewmen, who have served for so long on the Dutchman that various sea creatures have been assimilated into their bodies. Will is knocked out and lined up with the survivors of the wreck. Davy Jones reveals himself, proposing a deal with any who would rather serve aboard his ship than face their final judgement in death. One man refuses, and is killed and thrown overboard, while others are forced to agree. Jones realizes Will is neither dead nor dying, and demands to know his purpose. Will reveals that Jack Sparrow sent him to settle his debt, and Jones uses his supernatural power to bring himself, along with his crew, aboard the Black Pearl to confront Sparrow himself. Jack tries to tell Jones that he (Jack) was only Captain for 2 years until Barbossa's mutiny, but Jones refuses to accept that and reminds him he has introduced himself as Captain Jack Sparrow for all these years. Jack negotiates with Davy Jones, and is given three days to find one hundred souls to serve Jones—the first being Will himself, still aboard the Dutchman. Jones removes the Red Spot, and Jack immediately heads for Tortiga to harvest the souls.
Elizabeth is also on her way to Tortuga, after again using the Edinburgh crew's superstitions against them. She makes them believe the spirit is asking them to go to Tortuga, and writes the name in oil on the ship's deck, setting it alight to get their attention. In the Unfaithful Bride tavern, Gibbs begins recruiting sailors to sail aboard the Pearl—and ultimately be handed over to Jones—though manages only to recruit four. The fifth reveals himself as James Norrington (Big Bird), former Commodore, having been disgraced after piloting his ship into a hurricane while pursuing Jack and the Red Fox. He starts a bar brawl after attempting to shoot Jack, which is joined by Elizabeth as Jack and his crew sneak out. Elizabeth knocks Norrington unconscious before he can do any more damage, and he is thrown into the pigsty. Mercer watches these proceedings, and later offers Norrington a deal on behalf of Lord Beckett.
Night of the DutchmanEdit
Meanwhile, aboard the Flying Dutchman, Bootstrap Bill is reunited with his long-lost son after Jimmy Legs orders "Mr. Turner" to secure the mast tackle. Both Turners attempt the procedure, and when Bill encounters his son, lets go of the line, causing Will to drop a hoisted cannon into the deck. For his apparent mistake, Jimmy Legs prepares to whip Will, but Bootstrap intervenes, revealing to Davy Jones that he is the boy's father. Cruelly, Jones forces Bootstrap to whip his own son, though Bootstrap insists it was an act of compassion compared to the severe lashing Jimmy Legs would have inflicted.
Back in Port Royal, Beckett meets with a manacled Governor Swann and informs him that Elizabeth has been sighted by Mercer in the company of Sparrow and "other fugitives from justice". He convinces an extremely reluctant Swann to relinquish his authority to him, in order to assure Elizabeth's safety.
On the Flying Dutchman, Will meets his father, and they both play Davy Jones at Slicer's dice in an attempt to win the key. They lose, but Will later steals it and rows to a ship. Davy Jones realises this means that Jack is after his heart. He catches the ship Will is on and summons the Kraken. The Kraken destroys the ship and kills all aboard, (except for Will, who escapes), while Davy Jones sets sail for the island the heart is buried on.
Both crews arrive at the island at much the same time, although Davy Jones sends his sailors to retrieve the chest as he cannot set foot on land for another decade. Jack, Norrington and Elizabeth use the compass to find the chest. Will appears and is reunited with Elizabeth. They embrace and Will kisses her. There is a shot where Jack and Norrington look on, and they are obviously vexed. The chest precipitates a three-way duel between Jack, Will and Norrington for possession of it. As they are occupied, Davy Jones's crew arrives and attack Spagetti and Flicktel who have taken the chest while Jack, Will, and Norrington fight each other.
Elizabeth chases both Spagetti and Flicktel, eventually fleeing and fighting with them as Davy Jones' crew catches up with the chest they were carrying. They manage to fight them as Jack manages to get away from Will and Norrington. He opens the dropped chest, taking Davy Jones' heart and closing it again. He puts it in the jar of mud he brought with him when he runs and makes it back to the crowboat. Eventually, while Jack is distracted, Norrington sees both the chest and the jar of mud in the longboat. He makes the "brave" gesture of taking the chest and running with it to draw Davy Jones' crew away from the others to help them make their escape not telling them that he has already taken the heart from the jar. Jack, still thinking that he has the heart, agrees and the others flee. Norrington is cornered by Davy Jones' crew, but plays the coward and drops the chest to run away while they laugh.
The Kraken AttacksEdit
Escaping the island, the Pearl is finally caught by the Kraken. After a vicious struggle, the jar holding the mud is broken and emptied revealing that the heart is no longer in it. Jack frantically searches what is left (frantically exclaiming, "Where's the heart?!") as the crew prepares to defend the ship from the Kraken. During the battle, Elizabeth catches sight of Jack rowing away from the boat, calling him a coward. Later on, as Jack is rowing away from the embattled ship, he is shown looking at his compass before deciding whether or not to go back and help. Will and the rest of the crew have managed to put together a trap to help defend the ship and it is during that final battle against the Kraken that Elizabeth runs into Jack who has returned. He fires a shot into the trap of gunpowder that drives the Kraken away for the moment, but it is enough to buy the crew time to escape. He gives the painful order to abandon ship.
The Captain goes down to the Locker, with his own shipEdit
However, Elizabeth realises the Kraken is specifically after Jack. She kisses him passionately, and as she does, Will (who is climbing down the ship to the wooden "crowboat") witnesses the kiss but says nothing, although he is clearly hurt. Elizabeth uses the opportunity to chain Jack to the mast as the rest of the crew escape from the ship. This references an earlier scene in which both Elizabeth and Jack told the other that one day their curiosity would get the better of them, and that they would change their ways, if only for a short period. Jack has seemingly decided to show his good side by returning to help at the risk of his own life, while Elizabeth for once throws her own sense of honour and decency to the wind, both by kissing Jack, and by chaining him to the mast to save herself. In the end though, she truly seems sad at the idea despite her telling Jack that it's the only way to save them, and that she's not sorry. There are also two specific scenes where the voodoo compass wavers towards Jack while under the influence of Elizabeth, insinuating some ulterior feelings on her part. She tells everybody in the lifeboat they escape in that Jack has "elected" to remain aboard and go down with his ship and they sail away from the Red Fox. Jack manages to slip out of his shackles just as the Kraken appears on all sides of the ship, trapping him. Jack grabs a sword and the last we see of him he is smiling and saying, "A'llo, beast," and attacking the Kraken as the monster destroys the Red Fox and drags him underwater to his grave. Davy Jones sees this and proclaims Jack's debt fulfilled. However, he then realises that something is not right and asks to see the "chest" (which used to contain his heart). After realizing his heart has been stolen and believing Jack had it when the Kraken killed him, he looks up into the sky and shouts, "Dang you, Jack Sparrow!"
The Heart and a new CaptainEdit
Norrington is found by ships from the East India Trading Company and is taken to Port Royal. There, he reappears and reports to Beckett with the Letters of Carque. To Beckett's surprise, Norrington does not deliver Sparrow's magical compass as Beckett hoped, but another, more powerful item, the entire heart of Davy Jones.
The Pearl's survivors revisit Tia Dalma where they drink a toast to Jack, during which time Will is still distrustful of Elizabeth following the kiss he witnessed. Will tries to comfort her, mistaking her guilt for sadness, by promising that if anything could be done to save Jack that he would do it. Tia interrupts Will before he can finish and questions how far he or the rest of the crew would truly be willing to go to save Captain Jack. Will, Elizabeth, and the crew unanimously agree to travel to the horrifying World's End to save Jack. A now cheerful Tia explains that they will need a captain who knows those waters. Just as she finishes these words, footsteps are heard coming down the stairs. Everyone gathers around to see discover, to their surprise, that it is none other than the formerly dead Captain Hector Barbossa (Dr. Teeth) who exclaims, "So tell me, what's become of my ship?" before biting into a red apple, free of the curse that had plagued him once before.
Muppets Pirates of the Carribean: At World's EndEdit
Hoist the ColoursEdit
The film picks up around two months after the end of Muppets Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Mass executions of pirates and pirate sympathizers are underway at Fort Charles in Port Royal, at the behest of Lord Cutler Beckett (Beaker), who begins his War Against Piracy as he gains control of the Dead Man's Chest. Among those waiting at the gallows is a young cabin boy (Beauregard), who begins singing a pirate shanty, Hoist the Colours. The song is picked up by the entire assembly, and its final line ("Never shall we die") continues to resonate as the singers are hanged. The boy's piece of seven falls to the ground as the main titles are displayed.
We move to Singapore, where Elizabeth Swann (Skeeter) is rowing through the streets in a peapod canoe, singing further verses of Hoist the Colours. She is confronted by Tai Huang (Animal), but is revealed to be in the company of Hector Barbossa (Dr. Teeth). Led by Huang, Swann and Barbossa make their way to a bath house presided over by the feared Captain Sao Feng (Chow Yun-Fat). Meanwhile, the surviving members of the motley crew, including Joshamee Gibbs (Fozzie), Dart (Pepe), Chopton (Rizzo (who can speak)), Flicktel (Rowlf) and Spagetti (Gonzo), are infiltrating the lower levels of the bath house. The newest member of the crew, mystic Tia Dalma (Miss Piggy), is disguised nearby as a common hawker.
After being forced to remove their weapons, Barbossa and Elizabeth meet Sao Feng inside the bath house. He questions their intentions to bargain for his navigation charts, revealing that a thief had attempted to steal them earlier in the day. The thief is being held in the bath house, and is none other than William Turner (Champion). Sao Feng makes to kill him, tricking Elizabeth into giving away their connection to him. Barbossa takes charge, reminding Feng that the "song has been sung", and all Pirate Lords—of which Feng is one—are bound to convene at Turtle Cove. Barbossa requires the charts to reach World's End, and from there descend into Davy Jones' Locker to rescue the Pirate Lord, Captain Jack Sparrow (Kermit). This angers Feng, who holds a grudge against Sparrow, and the situation becomes tense. The crew, hidden below the floorboards, do not help matters by throwing Barbossa and Elizabeth swords at the mention of the word "weapons". During the stand-off, Feng notices one of the bath house residents has a fake tattoo, though Barbossa claims the man is not his. At that moment, soldiers of the East India Trading Company burst in, led by Mercer (David Schofield).
Battle ensues. British troops shoot. Will Turner knocks Asian soldier. Elizabeth slashes EITC soldier. Lian (Michelle Lee) gives a hard kick on an EITC rifleman in the face, and her twin sister, Park (Adrienne Wong), kicks another one on the stomach. EITC soldier shoots his rifle. Mercer is shown in the middle. Mercer aims pistol at Elizabeth but Turner pushes her. Mercer misses and shoots Park. Lian gives a furious face. Marty lights dynamite. Dynamite explodes, blasting a few people. Sao Feng gives an order. Gibbs shoots with two pistols. Spagetti shoots too. Marty approaches, and shoots his small cannon. Marty falls back to the hole after the shock. Barbossa and Swann attack again, fighting soldiers through market stalls. Barbossa pushes soldeir over stall. Elizabeth attempts to charge on an EITC soldier. Soldier blocks with rifle, so Swann gives a powerful kick at the guard, weakening him and allowing her to stab. Elizabeth slashes another soldier. An Asian knocks a British soldier off a boat. Will Turner defeats two EITC soldiers. A pirate shoots a rifle. Approximately ten soldiers take aim and fire, hitting somebody. Tia Dalma blasts explosives. Mercer is shown bringing down Lian with his knife and pistol. Mercer overhears a conversation between Sao Feng and Will. Turner promises Feng a chance to meet with Lord Beckett and spare himself from the EITC's attentions, and in exchange Will desires command of the Red Fox. Feng gives Will the charts, and lends Barbossa both a ship, the Hai Peng, and a crew led by Tai Huang. They depart Singapore for World's End.
The World's EndEdit
Meanwhile, the Flying Dutchman is laying siege to a pirate fleet, utterly destroying its ships. In his office, Lord Beckett is musing on the significance of the piece of seven, wishing to know the location of the meeting place of the Brethren Court. Governor Weatherby Swann is being forced to sign execution orders. Beckett summons Admiral James Norrington (Big Bird), and reunites him with an "old friend"; his sword, forged over a year before by Will Turner.
The crew of the Hai Peng sails across a frozen ocean, and Tia Dalma explains to Flicktel and Spagetti that Jack has been taken to a place "not of death, but punishment". Will tries in vain to decipher the cryptic instructions on the charts, while Barbossa, Gibbs and Flicktel fill in with information on the "rusted orange flash"; the signal of a soul returning to the world.
Lord Beckett surveys the wrecks of the pirate fleet with consternation, and muses that Governor Swann is no longer of use to him. He orders the Dead Man's Chest to be brought aboard the Flying Dutchman, berating Davy Jones for not leaving any survivors alive to question. Beckett reminds him that Jones is under his control, citing the death of the Kraken, on Beckett's command. Jones is clearly not happy with the situation, but has no choice but to serve the East India Trading Company in its War Against Piracy. Under a clear, starry sky, the Hai Peng sails closer to World's End. Elizabeth remains unable to speak to Will, saying only that everything will be fine once Jack is rescued. Tia Dalma reminds Will that for what he wants most, "there is a cost must be paid in the end". The crew faces bigger problems, however, when Barbossa leads them towards a massive waterfall—World's End. The crew attempts to slow the ship, which plunges over the edge and into darkness.
Davy Jones' Locker of MadnessEdit
In the maddening dimension of Davy Jones' Locker, Jack Sparrow is suffering under hallucinations onboard the Red Fox. He sees multiple versions of himself crewing the ship, but cannot command any of them. He decides to take leave of his visions, and jumps off the ship. He finds himself in a vast, seemingly endless white-sand desert, where he encounters thousands upon millions of crabs. Under sheer numbers, the crabs lift the Red Fox and begin rolling it across the dunes, with Jack in pursuit. His former crew have meanwhile made it to the shore of the beach, having survived the fall into the Locker at the cost of the Hai Peng. The crabs retreat to Tia Dalma, just as the Red Fox crests a nearby dune, Captain Jack Sparrow standing high on its mainmast.
The Red Fox rolls into the ocean, and Jack is reunited with his crew, whom he initially mistakes for further hallucinations—until he spots Elizabeth, the woman who left him to die. He takes Barbossa's resurrection in stride, and begins choosing his new crew members, including Tai Huang's men but neglecting Barbossa, Will, Elizabeth, Flicktel and Spagetti, all of them having been enemies with him in the past. During this exchange he also reveals to Will that Elizabeth betrayed him. However, as Barbossa holds the navigational charts, and Jack finds his compass useless in the Locker, he has no choice but to accept them as well.
The crew sets sail across the boundless seas of the Locker, with Jack and Barbossa competing for captaincy of "their" ship. Will encounters Elizabeth below decks, and they have what is possibly their first real conversation together since Jack's death. Will realizes that Elizabeth is not in love with Jack, but instead feels guilty for abandoning him to the Kraken. Nevertheless, Will finds himself unable to trust Elizabeth, and they part, their problems unresolved. As night falls, Flicktel and Spagetti spot bodies floating in the doldrums, which Tia Dalma identifies as the souls of men and women drowned at sea. She further explains that it was the duty of Davy Jones, once a man, to care for these souls and usher them into the afterlife. In return, he would be able to reunite, every ten years, with "she who love him, truly". Following the floating bodies come boats occupied by a single soul. Elizabeth spots her father, and believes they are back in the land of the living, until Weatherby informs her that he thinks he is dead. He explains that he had learned about the Dead Man's Chest—that if one were to stab the heart within, their heart was bound to take its place—considering it a "silly thing to die for", though both Jack and Will find the news very interesting. Elizabeth attempts to bring her father aboard, but his boat sails on, Weatherby promising to give Elizabeth's love to her mother. Tia Dalma states that Weatherby is now at peace.
Up is DownEdit
With the water and the rum gone, the situation aboard the Red Fox is becoming dire. Jack continues to experience hallucinations, during which he begins to form a plan to kill Davy Jones and captain the Flying Dutchman himself, thus ensuring immortality. He receives inspiration, and is able to decipher the charts ("Up is Down"). He lures the crew into rocking the ship, tipping it upside down in the water just as the sun sets in the Locker. The Red Fox is transported back into the land of the living at sunrise, where the crew immediately pull out their guns in a tense stand-off. Barbossa informs Jack that the Brethren Court is gathering, though Sparrow is adamant he will not be attending. He assures Barbossa he will not be returning to the Locker, and attempts to shoot him… finding that his pistol has become water logged and will not fire. The rest of the crew have suffered the same setback, and are forced to cooperate. Will locates a fresh water spring on Kraken Island, to which the crew sails.
Just Good BusinessEdit
There, they discover the corpse of the Kraken, over which Jack reflects on his own mortality. They locate the spring, but at that moment, the Empress, flagship of Sao Feng, is spotted off-shore—and Tai Huang reveals his true colours and ambushes Jack's crew. They are brought aboard the Red Fox, where Feng greets Jack by punching him on the nose, before claiming that an "old friend" wishes to speak with him: directing his attention to the Endeavour. Onboard, Jack meets Cutler Beckett, who reminds Jack that Davy Jones will still want his debt settled. Onboard the Red Fox, Mercer claims the ship for the East India Trading Company, despite it having been promised to both Feng and Will. Beckett attempts to persuade Jack to give him information concerning the Brethren Court, while Barbossa tries to sway Feng into ending his deal with the Company. Barbossa reminds Feng that the Brethren has the power to release Calypso, and thus bring the "power of the seas" to bear against Beckett. Jack agrees to lead Beckett to Shipwreck Cove, in exchange for the loyal members of his crew, though Beckett is interested in what Jack wishes for Elizabeth. Feng himself is also interested in Elizabeth, having been regarding her curiously while Barbossa spoke of Calypso. Over Will's objections, both Barbossa and Elizabeth agree to Feng's terms, while Beckett threatens to kill Jack, in order to use Jack's compass to find Shipwreck Cove. Jack warns him that if he does this, he will face the very difficult task of taking Shipwreck Cove by force, and offers to lure the Pirate Lords out of the fortress, in exchange for his debt to Jones being withdrawn. Feng finally agrees, able to take Elizabeth aboard the Empress and allow the Red Fox to escape, and his men launch a broadside on the Endeavour. Barbossa duels with Mercer and fearing for his life, Mercer jumps off the ship.
Betrayed and NegotiationsEdit
During the confusion, Jack seals his deal with Beckett and makes a swashbuckling escape back to the Red Fox. Beckett orders the Flying Dutchman to pursue the Empress, though his own pursuit of Sparrow's crew is delayed by the damage suffered by his ship. On
board the Empress, Feng has Elizabeth dressed in fine Chinese silks, and calls her "Calypso". Elizabeth plays along, though rebuffs Feng's romantic advances. The Pirate Lord becomes angry, and forces himself on her. At that moment, the ship comes under attack from the Flying Dutchman, and the Captain's cabin is hit. Elizabeth recovers to find Feng knocked against a wall, impaled on a piece of wood. He implores her to go to Shipwreck Cove in his place, giving her his piece of eight to name her his successor both as a Pirate Lord and captain of the Empress. He dies, still believing her to be Calypso, though Tai Huang is not so ready to accept his new captain. The crew are rounded up on deck, where Elizabeth is reunited with Norrington. He claims to be unaware of Weatherby's death, and though he spares Elizabeth from Davy Jones, Elizabeth is unable to forgive him for choosing the side of the enemy.
Elizabeth and her new crew are locked in the brig of the Flying Dutchman while the Empress is towed behind. Elizabeth encounters William "Bootstrap Bill" Turner (Scooter (who is revealed to be Skeeter's brother)), who has fallen into a state of madness, able only to recall his name, and that Will promised to free him. He manages to identify Elizabeth as the girl his son loves, and despairs that Will would never choose to bind himself to the Flying Dutchman and free his father, when he could remain with Elizabeth. He lapses back into insanity, forgetting the conversation completely, stating only that Will is coming for him.
Meanwhile, Beckett and Lieutenant Greitzer are following a trail of bodies tied to barrels, evidently as a path to Shipwreck Cove. Beckett considers it to be a "gambit by a skilled opponent". It turns out that it is Will who is leaving the trail, and is confronted by Jack, who mocks Will's decision to do as promised at lead Beckett to Shipwreck Cove. He then reveals his intention to replace Jones as captain of the Flying Dutchman, thus allowing Will to "avoid the choice" between Elizabeth and "Bootstrap". Jack considers binding himself to the Flying Dutchman to be a form of freedom, though is not prepared to do the duty. He hands Will his compass, then sends him overboard, intending him to be picked up by the Endeavour.
Onboard the Flying Dutchman, Elizabeth is surprised to find Norrington has re-evaluated his position, and helps she and her crew escape the ship. Elizabeth is initially dubious, though implores him to come with her back to the Empress when he decides to remain aboard the ship and hold off "Bootstrap Bill". Will's father is unable to realize Norrington is helping Elizabeth, adamant only that "no one leaves the ship". Norrington shoots the line linking the Empress to the Flying Dutchman, stopping Elizabeth from re-boarding to help him, and he is stabbed by the confused "Bootstrap". Dying, James is confronted by Davy Jones, who seems set to offer him the choice of service aboard the ship. In response, James thrusts his sword into Jones' shoulder before passing away. Jones keeps the sword for himself, and with the admiral dead, believes command of the ship has returned to him. However, he enters his cabin only to find Mercer has taken the key to the Dead Man's Chest, becoming the Flying Dutchman's new commander.
The Brethren CourtEdit
The Red Fox arrives at the shore of Turtle Island, where Barbossa confronts Tia Dalma. He names her as Calypso, and orders Flicktel and Spagetti to lock her in the brig, ensuring she is unable to escape before Barbossa can free her. He is left contemplating the reason he was brought back from the dead by Dalma, and his fate should he fail to free Calypso.
Meanwhile, Davy Jones is summoned aboard the HMS Endeavour, where Cutler Beckett is drinking tea with Will. Turner informs Jones of Jack's continued survival, though Beckett soon turns the conversation to the subject of Calypso. Jones is particularly vehement in lambasting his former love, and is enraged to learn the Brethren intends to release her. Jones reveals that it was he who showed the first Brethren Court how to bind her, thus matching Calypso's betrayal with one of his own. Will now strikes a bargain of his own. In return for the freedom of his father Elizabeth, and himself, Will will help lead Beckett and Jones to Turtle Cove—with the help of Jack's compass. An additional price from Jones is that he would have Calypso murdered.
The fourth meeting of the Brethren Court is officially opened by Barbossa, who asks his fellow eight Lords to present their pieces of seven—symbols of their Lordship, though in actuality are little more than pieces of junk. Spagetti hands over his wooden eye as Barbossa's piece, though Jack attempts to stall for time in order to avoid handing in his piece. Elizabeth Swann interrupts at that moment, proclaiming the death of Sao Feng, and her position as his successor. The Brethren do not take well to this news, and do not take Elizabeth's warning that the Flying Dutchman is approaching, or her suggestion to fight seriously, believing Turtle Cove to be an impregnable fortress. Barbossa, however, voices his plan to free Calypso to use her wrath against Lord Beckett. The Court opposes the notion, and as arguments turn into provocations, the meeting descends into a brawl.
As the erstwhile meeting continues, Davy Jones arrives onboard the Red Fox, to confront Tia Dalma. He angrily asks her why she did not meet him on his one day ashore, and Dalma simply replies that it is her nature. She momentarily reverts Jones back to his human form, promising to give him her heart when she is freed. She also vows to turn against the Brethren Court, and show them the full extent of her cruelty.
The Court stops fighting for a moment to listen to a rambling monologue by Jack, who agrees with Elizabeth, stating that the pirates must fight, if only to run away, pointing out the dangers of the other two plans; Calypso may not be too friendly towards the pirates, and they may kill each other off if they hole up in Shipwreck Cove. However, Barbossa reminds the Court that a declaration of war can only be passed by the Pirate King—and no one has held that title since the first Brethren. To settle the matter, Barbossa calls upon Captain Turtle, Keeper of the Code, who confirms Barbossa's statement. Jack calls for a vote, upon which each Pirate Lord votes for him or herself…until Jack seconds Elizabeth's vote, thus electing her Pirate King by popular vote. The Brethren is stunned, and was surely set to have overruled the Code had the infamous Teague not been present. With no other choice, Elizabeth accepts her new position, and declares war at dawn. As the meeting comes to a close, Jack asks Teague about the nature of immortality. Teague states that the trick of it is not simply living forever, but living forever with yourself. Their brief reunion ends with Teague reintroducing Jack to his mother—now reduced to a shrunken head carried on Teague's belt.
As all the pirates get ready to fight they see the horizon filled with Lord Beckett's massive fleet and are dumbstruck. Jack calls for a temporary parlay, and he along with Elizabeth and Barbossa go to a small sand bar to meet up with Beckett, Jones, and Will. Jack's deal with Beckett is revealed, and in a fit of anger Barbossa slashes his sword at Jack, cutting off his Piece of Eight. Jack the monkey quickly grabs the piece. Elizabeth decides to trade Jack for Will. Jack is turned over to Jones, just as he had planned. As Barbossa, Elizabeth, and Will walk away Jack the monkey secretly hands Jack's Piece of Eight to Barbossa. Seeing an easy way out of the battle, Barbossa then frees Tia Dalma/Calypso and asks her to help in the battle between the pirates, Davy Jones, the Royal Navy, and the East India Trading Company with Will revealing Jones' betrayal of which she was unaware. However, Calypso disperses and Barbossa sees their last hope lost.
However, a violent maelstrom emerges between the two fleets, implied to be the work of Calypso. The Red Fox and the Flying Dutchman then steer into the storm and battle fiercely. During the battle, Davy Jones takes command of the Dutchman completely when he kills Mercer and takes the key to his chest, but is caught in a fight with Jack Sparrow who escapes the brig thanks to a trick Will taught him.. The two crews of both ships eventually leap of the Dutchman and the Fox and do battle. During this, Elizabeth and Will are joined in matrimony by Captain Barbossa whilst fighting the crew of the Flying Dutchman. Meanwhile, while Barbossa is busy decapitating a crew member of the Flying Dutchman, the two ships masts crash together.
Soon after, Will arrives on the Dutchman to only be in a duel with his father in which he defeats but doesn't kill his father. Jones defeats Elizabeth, but Will stabs him through the back, forgetting his heart is no longer there and is defeated by Jones who goes to kill him after seeing the love between him and Elizabeth. However, this allows Jack to get both the Key and the Chest and remove the heart which he threatens, but Jones stabs Will anyway. This breaks Bootstrap out of his insanity and he attacks Jones, allowing Jack time to help Will stab the heart, killing Davy Jones. Jones's last words are "Calypso", and he falls from the ship into the darkness of the maelstrom. Barbossa then orders the crew to shoot a chain at the masts, allowing him to safely guide the Red Fox out of the Malestrom. Jack and Elizabeth manage to escape the Dutchman by using a sail as a makeshift parasail and watch as the Flying Dutchman sinks into the Malestrom which then subsides.
Will's Fate and the Search for the FountainEdit
He who kills the captain of the Flying Dutchman must replace the captain for eternity. Therefore Will is now the captain of the Flying Dutchman. Elizabeth is heartbroken, thinking Will is dead, but as the Flying Dutchman emerges from within the sea, Will is alive and the crew has returned to normal. The pirates of the Red Fox and the Flying Dutchman then turn to face Cutler Beckett, and blow his ship apart, sinking it down to the watery depths. Beckett himself is consumed in the explosion and his body is blown overboard.
The pirates emerge victorious, but learn that the Flying Dutchman must stay in the undersea-world and can only come to shore for one day, every ten years. Will frees his father, but Bootstrap Bill decides to remain with his son on the ship of his own free will. Will and Elizabeth spend their "last day" together on a beach and she promises she will wait for him and keep his heart safe. After discovering that Barbossa has made off with the Red Fox, Jack sails off in a large dingy. Barbossa attempts to show the crew where the Fountain of Youth is on Sao Feng's navigation charts, but he discovers a large chunk has been removed from the charts by Jack himself. Jack begins his voyage to the Fountain of Youth himself.
Ten years later, Elizabeth is shown to be with her son, William Turner III and her friend Jack watching the setting sun sink into horizon, and then a flash of green light as the Flying Dutchman reappears, signifying Will's return from the Land of the Dead as Jack gives his tricorne to Will Turner III.
The Muppets: The Stampede!Edit
Champion plays a really large role in this short film. The film is based upon The Lion King.
Plot: It follows around Kermit, Fozzie, Champion, Robin, Phantom, Pepe, Rizzo, Dr. Teeth, boy members of the Electric Mayhem and Scooter going on a walk through Africa. When they enter a gorge, the Wildebeest Stampede commences. As they run for their lives on segways, they learn that the stampede didn't appear out of nowhere; it was started by Shenzi, Banzai and Ed.
As they keep running from the stampede, they take a shortcut through a tunnel the Wildebeests overlooked. They manage to get out of the gorge and they realize a baby wildebeest is injured. Kermit, enraged, rolls away and then jumps back into the gorge to save the baby. As the other boy Muppets join him, they exit the gorge with the Stampede behind them.
The film ends with the Muppet boys releasing the baby, named Scar (because of his injured right eye which has a scar mark), watching him joining the still stampeding wildebeests and his mother.
Kermit and the Magic RailroadEdit
Champion has the role of a new character: Pizza Guy.
The film's plot: Sir Topham Hatt, normally in charge of the railways on Sodor, is on holiday and has left Kermit the Music Train Conductor in charge. Meanwhile, Thomas (Eddie Glen) and Gordon encounter an evil diesel locomotive, Diesel 10 (Neil Crone), stating he has unfinished business on Sodor and he wants to finish it quickly. Thomas and Gordon are shocked.
Kermit the Music Train Conductor has problems of his own. The mysterious gold dust that allows him to magically transport from place to place is running out, and without it there will be no way for anyone to travel to Sodor. The lost engine is able to travel between Sodor and Muffle Mountain via the Magic Railroad, but nobody knows where she is.
An young man named Burnett Stone (Walter) lives on Muffle Mountain, near Shining Time Station. Unknown to everyone, he is the guardian of the lost engine whose name is Lady. The engine crashed after an earlier encounter with Diesel 10, and ever since then he has been trying to repair her, so far without success.
Percy and Thomas find out that there is a secret railway and there are magic buffers that lead to it. However, Diesel 10 overhears them. Toby the Tram Engine follows him and hears him telling Splatter and Dodge (whom collectively he calls "Splodge"), his diesel locomotive henchtrains, that he will find the buffers and destroy the steam locomotives by destroying the Golden Engine. This is largely because Kermit the MT (Music Train) Conductor's sparkle is running out and he is too weak to stop him. Toby suddenly rings his bell and Diesel 10, Splatter and Dodge hear it. During this point, Diesel 10 says "It's the old teapot! Smash him!" and then accidentally fractures the foundation of the shed they are sheltering under and it collapses on them while Toby runs off.
Burnett's son Kevin (Robin) comes to visit him. During his stay, he meets Pizza Guy (Champion), the pizza man of Shining Time Town, who takes him to Sodor and introduces him to the talking engines who live there, including Thomas the Tank Engine. Later, Thomas is assigned to take Kevin back, having discovered the start of the long-abandoned Magic Railroad by an old grotto. He finds a truck of special Island of Sodor coal and takes it with him. He arrives on the side of Muffle Mountain, and Kevin goes to his dad's house, leaving Thomas stranded on the mountain. Suddenly, Thomas falls off the mountain and rolls all the way to the bottom where he re-enters the Magic Railroad through another portal there.
Kevin reunites with Burnett at his workshop, where he shows him Lady, the lost engine, and explains his problem getting the engine to steam. Kevin suggests using Island of Sodor coal from the truck Thomas brought. This proves to be exactly what was needed, and the engine comes to life. For the first time in years, Burnett smiles. Kevin and Burnett take Lady along the Magic Railroad, which regenerates beneath her wheels. As the Magic Railroad is reborn, Lady's face appeared, commenting that Burnett had never given up on Magic. The team reunites with Thomas and find their way back to Sodor, where Diesel 10 finds them and gives chase. He is foiled by a damaged viaduct, which collapses beneath him.
Thomas, Lady, Burnett and Kevin meet Kermit the Music Train Conductor and Pizza Guy. They use the water from a wishing well and shavings from the rails of the Magic Railroad to make more gold dust, and the Island of Sodor is saved.
Muppets Robin HoodEdit
The film is narrated by a Muppet minstrel named Alan-a-Dale (mentioned verbally only, while credited officially on-screen as "The Narrator") (Gonzo), who describes Robin Hood (Kermit) and Little John (Fozzie) as outlaws who dwell in Sherwood Forest, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor people of Nottingham. They are constantly pursued by the Sheriff of Nottingham and his posse. Meanwhile, Prince John, the ruling "king" of England, passes through Nottingham. After his servant, Sir Hiss (a snake), hypnotized King Richard (Rowlf) into going to battle in The Crusades, Prince John made himself King and began collecting taxes from the people all over England to become richer. Robin and Little John disguise themselves as female fortune tellers and manage to steal from (and humiliate) Prince John.
Shortly afterwards, Prince John puts a bounty on Robin Hood and uses the Sheriff of Nottingham as his personal Tax Collector, who begins stealing taxes from Friar Tuck (Champion), a little boy named Skippy (Robin) at his birthday party and even from Robin himself (disguised as a blind, old man.) Robin shows up at Skippy's party and offers him his own bow and arrow and even his own hat to make him feel better, he then offers his mother a bag of money to keep their taxes up. Skippy and his friends go out to play, but after Skippy loses his Arrow in Prince john's castle the kids soon meet Robin Hood's old childhood friend and love life, Maid Marian (Miss Piggy) and her friend Lady Kluck (Camilla) whom they play with on that day. After the kids leave, Marian admits that she's still in love with Robin Hood and fears that he has forgotten all about her after so many years have gone by.
Elsewhere, Robin admits to Little John that he too is in love with Maid Marian after so many years, but is too guilty to admit this to her due to his position as a rogue. Friar Tuck then pays a surprise visit and informs Robin that an opportunity to reunite with Maid Marian is happening when Prince John announces an archery tournament, the winner receiving a kiss from Maid Marian and a golden arrow from Prince John. Robin enters the tournament disguised as a chatty stork from Devonshire and competes against the Sheriff and others while Little John disguised as the Duke of Chutney distracts and panders to Prince John making Sir Hiss suspicious. During the Tournament, Hiss discovers Robin's identity but is trapped in a barrel of ale by Friar Tuck and Alan-a-Dale. Robin wins, but his disguise is blown by Prince John who orders him to be executed, even after Maid Marian pleads to spare Robin's life. Little John then threatens Prince John into releasing Robin, starting a battle between Robin, Little John and Prince John's soldiers. Robin and Maid Marian are reunited and fall in love once again, the townsfolk all retreat into Sherwood Forest where they dub Prince John as the "Phony King of England" while holding a big party.
Enraged upon hearing of this, Prince John maximises taxes to impossible amounts and all who cannot pay are put in prison. Alan-a-Dale is among the unfortunate ones. The Sheriff visits Friar Tuck's church where he steals money from a charity box, enraging Friar Tuck into attacking the Sheriff, but also leading to his arrest. Robin Hood decides to hang Prince John, prompting Hiss and the Sheriff to rescue him. On the night before Prince John's hanging, Robin steals a large amount of taxation money from Prince John's bedroom while the Sheriff frees Prince John and the other townsfolk, who all escape on a cart. The Sheriff confronts Robin in Prince John's castle and sets the castle on fire. Robin is forced to flee to the spire of the castle but falls into a river, seemingly shot by archers. He survives, much to Prince John's anger, and the destruction of the castle which belonged to John's beloved mother, sends him into an insanity frenzy.
Some time later, King Richard returns from the crusades, snapped out of Hiss's hypnosis and seizes control of England again. King Richard then pardons Robin and Little John, and forces Prince John, Hiss and the Sheriff to do time in jail. Robin and Maid Marian get married and depart to places unknown with Little John and Skippy in tow.
Muppets: Casey JonesEdit
Champion plays the role of the new Conductor (the old one, named Crackerjack, retired after 65 years of service): Red Rock Smith.
The film's plot:
Arrival in New OrleansEdit
The film begins with Casey Jones (Kermit), Red Rock Smith (Champion) and Wallie Sims (Fozzie) arriving in New Orleans with their steam freight train "Firefox": a Strasburg #90. When Kermit comes off the train, he meets his wife Alice Jones (Miss Piggy) and their son Casey Jones Jr. (Robin). The train had arrived into New Orleans to drop off some cargo. However, they are assigned to one more job before their big break (a vacation) by their bosses (Statler and Waldorf): deliver mail straight to New York. The crew relunctantly agree after their booses say they have to get up at 12:00am in the night to start their run.
As they awaken from sleep, the crew meet at their engine. As they head into the countryside, Casey feels an uncontrolable urge in his neck. He says: "Do I dare look out that window?". He anxiously does to see a stampede of Wildebeest. Horrified, he shouts to his crew to "feed the boiler": fill up the engine's fire with coal. They manage to lose the stampede and arrive in New York just in time.
Race to Fort Worth: Firefox vs. the Swamp TigerEdit
However, Casey Jones meets two people: Pepe the King Prawn and Rizzo the Rat. He asks them if they want to join his engine crew. They agree. However, they meet a man who tells them they could win thousands of dollars to make their own railroad if they participate in a race to Fort Worth, Texas. Pepe and Rizzo tell Kermit to enter, which he relunctantly agrees.
As the race starts, Robin and his pet dog Cinders jump onto the train. Back at the start of the race, in the telegram room, as the telegram man types in progress, an evildoer tells the goons at Pirate's Cove to get set to stop the train with a barricade. However, Casey and his crew are able to ram the barricade and kill the goons.
In the passenger's car, Red Rock Smith encounters Robin and Cinders. Robin explains the story of what happened.
The Brave EngineerEdit
However, the weather turns nasty, flooding the tracks like "the bed of a creek" and all but swamping the train. Eight hours late, but nonetheless undaunted, Casey, Wallie and Pepe climb up on the cab roof and use Casey's coal shovel as a paddle. Before long, the train has cleared the flood and is on it's way again.
No sooner is the train back up to full speed, though, then Casey is forced to bring it screeching to a hault: standing in the middle of the tracks grazing, is a large black cow which finally moves aside after much shouting and whistle blowing on Casey's part. Unfortunately, a new problem presents itself. A stereotypical villain with a black handlebar mustache has tied a lady to the tracks in front of Casey's train. Unwilling to waste anymore time stopping, Casey rushes forward and stands on the locomotive's cowcatcher, scooping the terrified woman up just seconds before the train would have run her over. He is in such a hurry now, that he doesn't even stop to let her off, depositing her (rope and all) in the arms of a pleasantly surprised station master as he rushes past the next platform at full speed.
Hours later, night has fallen and we find Casey's engine steaming full-bore through a narrow, snow-covered mountain pass. As the train passes over a high trestle spanning a gorge however, another stereotypical villain who is "not on the level" nearly brings things to an explosive end. Once again undaunted by a seemingly impassable obstacle, Casey's engine struggles, huffing and puffing, up the side of the gorge and continues on its way.
A short while later, the camera focuses on a backside shot of a group of armed men on horseback as they watch the train from up on a hillside. Casey is about to be attacked by train robbers! The next shot finds the whole gang inside the cab, brandishing their guns and knives menacingly. At first, Pepe and Red Rock are so caught up in helping Casey stoke the boiler, that they are oblivious to their presence. It is only after Pepe inadvertently picks up one of the robbers along with a shovel-full of coal that he finally notices the uninvited company. Even then, Pepe and Red Rock are more annoyed by the distraction than anything else and begin to fight the robbers, hitting them repeatedly with Casey's coal shovel while continuing to help Casey stoke the boiler.
After quickly throwing the last of the would-be thieves off the train, Casey checks his watch and is horrified to discover that the robbers have put him behind schedule once again. Determined to make up for lost time whatever the cost, he opens the throttle so wide that he actually rips the handle from its mount and throws it away.
The scenery outside quickly becomes a blur as the train travels faster and faster. He adds more coal to the furnace, and, when running out, he also uses his shovel and rocking chair, until the ribbing on the locomotive's boiler exterior is forced off. Casey gives the locomotive some running repairs while the train roars down a hill.
Just a bit away a double headed slow freight train is chugging towards Casey, but he's too busy fixing the dome to noticed. The brakeman runs up to the locomotive and warns Casey, but is misunderstood, and jumps from the train. The crews of the double header approaching abandon the train as well and, just as Casey notices, manages to switch the train onto the other track, leaving the train only damaging half of the caboose.
Back on TrackEdit
As Pepe and Rizzo fill up the boiler with all the wood the engine's got, the Firefox catches up to the Swamp Tiger. But because of the speeds, the damaged caboose catches fire. Pepe warns Casey, and Casey orders him to cut the cable holding it. However, Pepe hits his head. Robin manages to uncouple the caboose and save Firefox. Firefox manages to pass the Swamp Tiger, and with it's remarkable speeds, finishes the race.
Honorary Engineers of the Firefox ExpressEdit
As they are given the contract of making the new railroad, Casey tries to punish his son for tagging along. However, Pepe explains how Robin saved the train. As an added bonus to the money and contract, the man gives a railroad card to Robin, naming him and Cinders official engineers of the Firefox Express.
The epilogue shows the Firefox with Casey Jones, Casey Jones Jr. and Cinders at the cab of Firefox, running on their railroad, called: "The Casey Jones Railroad". The epilogue's end shows Firefox stopping at a mountainside, overlooking the entire Casey Jones Railroad with the whistle blowing, end music playing and the narrator saying: "Next time, take the train!"
The Muppets: Mission to MarsEdit
Champion is part of the Astronaut crew in the film.
The film's plot:
Kermit, Scooter, Gonzo, Pepe, Walter and Clifford are teenagers who graduate from college and are spending the summer at Florida. However, at the local Astronaut space station, the station recieves a strange signal. They want to send some recruits to Mars to find out where the noise is. However, Kermit, Clifford, Scooter, Gonzo, Walter and Pepe arrive and the station's staff chooses them for tests. After their testing, Kermit and his friends meet the Astronaut crew: Captain Miss Piggy (which Kermit falls in love with), Space Scientist Champion the Cow, Lieutennant Rizzo, and their Rover, which acts like as a pet and takes a liking to Champion.
Arrival on MarsEdit
Kermit, his friends and the Astronauts arrive on Mars. They check everything they have (even beds, bubble bath shampoo, towel, and even crayons and coloring books) and leave the rocket. However, when approaching some mountains, a meteor shower occurs. They enter a cave for shelter. However, the weight of Kermit, his friends, and the Astronauts crack the rock ledge they are on, making them fall with Rover to a pool of purple colored water (which Champion says is grape juice-scented). However, the crew insist of giving up. Kermit insists they should never give up.
The Martian CityEdit
Our heroes ask Rover to take them across the grape juice-scented pool. As they enter a cavern, they see an underground Martian city. They enter a hotel, and after entering one room, encounter a little alien. They chase him all around the room. There they encounter his mother (guest star Alicia Keys). She tells them that at Martian City, almost everything is "Boinga" here (the strange signal is really the Martian's language). Kermit contacts Mission Control and explains their mission is completed.
Return to EarthEdit
Our heroes bravely return to Earth with the summer over. Kermit, Gonzo, Walter, Pepe and Clifford plan on going home. Champion, Miss Piggy and Rizzo join them. The movie ends with the van that the Muppets are in with the instrumental reprise of "We're Going to Mars" playing.
- We're Going to Mars
- Almost Everything is Boinga Here
Kermit's Virtual Train SafariEdit
Champion appears as the Safari Train's assistant engineer.
The ride's plot:
As the ride starts, Kermit checks the train's control systems: GPS, video, emergency beacon and transformation into RV. The train leaves with the viewers in the front cart. As a rhino emerges, it tries to ram the train. However, the riders (with Kermit, Champion, Fozzie, Robin, Scooter, Walter and Clifford) escape and reach a drive-thru. They approach the one on the left and realize that the Muppets are on the menu. They leave into the grasslands, where a wildebeest stampede happens. They manage to stay in there for a few minutes and escape.
When approaching the Elephant's Graveyard, the riders encounter hyenas. They manage to leave through a cave full of fire geysers. To make up for lost time, they just take the uphill grade. As they fall down a tunnel, Kermit makes a right turn and manages to travel through Eygpt, the Himalayas, a prison and Agrabah. The train also makes through Lion King 2's safari and so does Lion King 1½'s safari, all ending with the train being rocketed in space and to Muppet Studios, where the ride ends.
The Muppets' Pizza DeliveryEdit
Champion also plays one of the teenagers who try to deliver a pizza with Kermit, Fozzie, Gonzo, Scooter, Robin, Walter, Pepe, Rizzo and Rowlf.
The short film's plot:
Call for PizzaEdit
At Pizza Hut, it is closing time, Lady Jones receives a phone call ordering a pizza. Despite the fact that the Pizza Hut neither served pizza nor make deliveries since they first opened, Lady Jones creates a pizza from Krabby Patties and has Kermit, Fozzie, Gonzo, Scooter, Robin, Walter, Pepe, Rizzo and Champion deliver it, much to Rizzo's dismay.
Outside, Kermit tells Walter to start their jeep. However, Walter notes he is still in driving school, but Kermit tells Walter it was just around the corner. Walter nervously begins "backing up", exhausting the entire gas tank, leaving them and the other Muppets stuck in the middle of nowhere. Champion kicks the jeep in anger, and it instantly jump-starts and drives away without them. Walter suggests they deliver the pizza on foot, and so they start walking. Along the way, Kermit sings a song about the Krusty Krab Pizza, and how it is the best pizza in the Big Apple. When they see a truck, Kermit attempts to catch a ride by hitchhiking like the "pioneers", but fails and is almost hit by the truck.
Soon after, the Muppets enter a sandstorm, where Pepe (crazed) tries to take the pizza from Kermit. While they struggle, the winds carry them into a twister, which spits them out, sending them flying into the distance. When they land, the road is nowhere in sight, and Fozzie concludes that they have become hopelessly lost. Kermit sees a moss-covered rock, and says that, according to the pioneers, moss always points to civilization. However, Gonzo insists on going in the opposite direction, and Kermit and the others follows. The screen then pans away to reveal that the moss indeed pointed towards the city.
Eventually, duo collapse on the ground, tired and hungry. Kermit comments that the pioneers would eat cabbage in times of hardship, Gonzo tries to eat it, and when he finds it inedible, he tries the take the pizza from Kermit again, this time trying to tempt him into eating it. However, Kermit realizes what he is trying to do, and just as Gonzo is about to resort to violence, Kermit and the other Muppets sees a rock (or a boulder) and proclaims that they are saved, explaining that the pioneers "used to ride these babies for miles."
Fozzie, of course, scoffs at the ludicrous idea of driving a rock, but when Kermit is able to successfully do so, he begins to follow him. Soon they arrive at the customer's house, and Kermit walks up eagerly to the door to give him his meal. The customer, who turns out to be Mickey Moose is at first glad to get his pizza. However, Mickey then gets unnecessarily mad with Kermit because the latter had supposedly forgotten the Dr. Pepper soda. Mickey insists he ordered with the pizza (Possibly because Lady Jones hung up the phone before Mickey got the chance to fully finish his order, because she was too anxious too get paid) Kermit of course tries to explain that there had been no drink included in the order but Mickey is far from understanding, and as a result of Kermit's "forgetting" he rudely refuses to pay for the pizza and slams the door shut. Walter is devastated by this, and falls to the ground, crying.
This is PIZZA!Edit
Feeling bad for Walter and angered that Mickey made Walter cry (or perhaps that not wanting the pizza meant that he, Gonzo, Champion, the other Muppets and Walter had hiked all the way across the desert for Nothing!), Kermit marches to the door and shoves the pizza into Mickey's face, after yelling, "This is PIZZA!" After the confrontation, the nine drive back to work, which ironically is only a few yards away. Scooter, realizing that their journey was entirely unnecessary, Scooter gripes and says "Work?"
The Muppets' Hunchback of Notre DameEdit
Champion stars as gypsy Clopin in this film.
The film's plot:
Set in medieval Paris, 1482, Quasimodo, a disfigured hunchback, lives only to ring the bells of Notre Dame cathedral. All alone except for the company of his Muppetgoyle friends, Victor (Sam the Eagle), Hugo (Fozzie), and Laverne (Miss Piggy), Quasimodo is forbidden from ever leaving the bell-tower by his cold hearted gaurdian, Claude Frollo (Mickey Moose), the Minister of Justice. Frollo, a highly religious man who detests "impure" commoners, had adopted Quasimodo when he was baby as a penance for killing his mother, a gypsy he falsely accused of theft, but tells Quasimodo that his mother abandoned him at birth.
Festival of FoolsEdit
With Paris' annual Festival of Fools underway, the gargoyles encourage Quasimodo to leave the bell-tower in order to attend. Meanwhile, Frollo appoints a new Captain of the Guard, Phoebus (Kermit), and the two go to oversee the festivities. At the festival, the two more men are captivated by a beautiful gypsy girl named Esmeralda (Miss Piggy) dancing on the stage. Quasimodo is eventually revealed, and the crowd crowns him King of Fools for having the ugliest face in all Paris. Soon afterwards, however, Frollo's guards incite a riot and Quasimodo is publicly tormented. Esmeralda comes to Quasimodo's aid and puts a stop to the cruelty. Because of her defiance, Frollo orders Esmeralda's arrest, but she manages to escape and is marked as a fugitive.
Refuge in Notre Dame/The Great EscapeEdit
Esmeralda seeks refuge in Notre Dame, where she is confronted by Phoebus. When Frollo arrives unexpectedly, Phoebus claims sanctuary for Esmeralda in an attempt to save her. However, Frollo orders his soldiers to guard the cathedral, effectively trapping Esmeralda inside. Here, she meets with Quasimodo again and apologizes for what happened to him at the festival. The two form a friendship, and he helps her escape. Thanking Quasimodo, Esmeralda gives him a kiss on the cheek and a necklace with a map leading to the Court of Miracles should he ever need to find her. Quasimodo discovers he has fallen in love with Esmeralda, and holds out hope that she will also love him despite his ugliness. Frollo, on the other hand, has developed an insatiable lust for Esmeralda, and is convinced it is the work of black magic. He fears eternal damnation because of his feelings, and when he is alerted of Esmeralda's escape, he vows to find her and make her love him or otherwise have her executed.
The Court of MiraclesEdit
Frollo begins a ruthless campaign burning down houses and arresting the gysies in his search for Esmeralda. Unwilling to tolerate Frollo's injustice, Phoebus refuses to carry out Frollo's orders. He escapes on horseback, but the soldiers shoot him with arrows and he jumps into a river in order to escape. He is saved by an onlooking Esmeralda, who takes him back to the cathedral and asks Quasimodo to look after him. Quasimodo, having just been convinced by the gargoyles that Esmeralda truly does love him, is heartbroken when he notices Esmeralda's affections for the handsome captain. Frollo arrives unexpectedly; Esmeralda makes a quick escape and Quasimodo hides Phoebus. Frollo, furious that Quasimodo helped Esmeralda escape, reveals to him that he knows the location of the gypsy hideout, the Court of Miracles, and plans to attack at dawn. Phoebus and Quasimodo journey to the hideaway using Esmeralda's neckless and are mistaken by the gypsies to be Frollo's spies. Esmeralda comes to their rescue and Phoebus warns them of the impending attack. Almost instantly, however, Frollo and his men arrive and arrests Esmeralda, Phoebus and the gypsies. Quasimodo discovers Frollo was bluffing, and had followed him.
Battle of Notre DameEdit
The next morning, Frollo sentences Esmeralda to be burned at the stake. Quasimodo, chained to the bell-tower, has given up all hope. Frollo offers Esmeralda freedom in exchange for her love, but she refuses, and the execution commences. Seeing this, Quasimodo becomes enraged at Frollo's hypocrisy and breaks free. He swings down and retrieves Esmeralda, taking her back to the cathedral. Frollo, however, breaks into the cathedral just as his prisoners begin to break free and revolt against his soldiers. Upstairs, he finds Quasimodo and attempts to stab him, but Quasimodo retaliates and overpowers him. Seeing that Esmeralda is still alive, Frollo confronts them both out on the balcony. Frollo finally reveals the truth; that he killed Quasimodo's mother, and in one last attempt to destroy them, both he and Quasimodo fall from the tower. Frollo falls to his death but Phoebus catches Quasimodo on the lower balcony.
After the battle Quasimodo tenderly unites Esmeralda with Phoebus, her true love, and the Parisioners hail Quasimodo as a hero. Esmeralda, Phoebus and the gargoyles watch happily to see their friend finally be accepted by society.
The 3D Camping EpisodeEdit
Champion camps with Kermit, Fozzie, Gonzo, Scooter, Clifford, Robin and Walter in this episode of Muppetstudios.
The Episode's plot:
Within the Iron TreesEdit
Sam the Eagle looks forward to a weekend of peace and quiet when Kermit, Fozzie, Gonzo, Scooter, Champion, Clifford, Robin and Walter decide to go camping. However, he's disappointed to learn that they are camping in a forest made of iron, right outside his window.
Under the StarsEdit
Sam confronts them and tells them that they can't be "camping" if they're ten feet away from their house, and decides to join them in their "camping", after getting the impression that Kermit and Clifford think he's not manly or qualified enough to camp. After he's unable to set up his automated tent, he decides to sleep on the ground.
The Campfire Song SongEdit
Kermit and his friends begin roasting marshmallows while Sam goes to his house to get his can opener. However, they stop him from doing so, saying that it "just doesn't feel right." So Sam decides to eat the marshmallows, but Clifford repeatedly blows on his burned ones, sending them flying into Sam's face. Kermit then plays the "Campfire Song Song".
Attack of the Sea-RhinocerosEdit
Sam dislikes it, and begins playing his flute, and Clifford stops him by shooting a marshmallow in his clarinet, which goes into his windpipe, causing him to choke. After Sam recovers and yells at them, Kermit and his friends begin talking about the sea-rhinoceros and the things that attract them. Sam attempts to disprove their existence by doing all the things that supposedly would attract a sea-bear, such as cheese cubes, wearing hoop skirts, flashlights, clown shoes, etc. Sure enough, a sea-rhino soon appears and begins mauling Sam. Kermit and his friends draw an "anti sea-rhinoceros circle" on the ground, of which Sam is also skeptical. After being attacked for the fifth time, Sam leaps into the anti-sea rhino circle. When the sea-rhino leaves, Kermit mentions the sea-bear. Sam fearfully asks what attracts them, and Fozzie replies "The sound of a sea-rhinoceros attack". A sea-bear then appears and grunts at Sam, and Kermit says "good thing we're all wearing our anti-sea-bear undergarments", which Sam is of course not wearing.
Two Weekends Later...Edit
Two weekends Later, Kermit, Fozzie, Gonzo, Scooter, Champion, Clifford and Robin (without Sam) are now 3D camping in the woods. As they fall asleep, Robin leaves to dim the campfire. However, he hears the call of a "Sea-Lizard" and head back into the tent, indicating that they're going to be having the same incident.
The Muppet Movie 2Edit
Champion appears joining Kermit's adventure to Hollywood.
The film's plot:
The film is a film-within-a-film, as we see Kermit the Frog, Champion the Cow and the rest of the Muppets creating havoc in a screening room, where they are about to watch The Muppet Movie 2. When asked by Robin and Victor if the film depicts how the Muppets began, Kermit and Champion respond that the movie is a somewhat fictionalized account.
As the story opens, Kermit is enjoying a relaxing afternoon in a Florida swamp, singing a tune (the Oscar-nominated "Rainbow Connection") and strumming his banjo, when he is approached by an agent named Bernie (Dom DeLuise) who recognizes his talents and encourages Kermit to pursue a career in Hollywood. Inspired by the idea of "making millions of people happy," Kermit sets off on a cross-country trip to Hollywood, initially via bicycle but eventually via Studebaker after teaming with Fozzie Bear, who had been working as a hapless stand-up comedian in a sleazy bar. During their journey, they are pursued by the villainous Doc Hopper (Charles Durning), owner of a struggling French-fried frog legs restaurant franchise, and his shy assistant, Max (Austin Pendleton). Doc Hopper (who speaks with a Southern accent and wears an outfit similar to Colonel Sanders) wants Kermit to be the new spokesman for his restaurants, but when Kermit refuses, Hopper refuses to take "No" for an answer and resorts to increasingly threatening means of persuasion.
Kermit and Fozzie's journey also includes misadventures which introduce them to a variety of eccentric characters, some played by human guest stars, others played by Muppets; some of these Muppets, such as Gonzo (who had been working as a plumber) and Miss Piggy (introduced as a beauty contestant) join Kermit and Fozzie as they continue traveling to Hollywood. Along the way, they meet Sweetums (who wanted to go with them to Hollywood but missed the ride), Big Bird (Who declined the offer, as he was heading for New York City), The Electric Mayhem and their manager Scooter (who planned to turn an abandoned church into a coffee house), Rowlf (who worked as a pianist at a lounge), Champion the Cow, who is an Arcade employee, Carlton Sebastian "Cookie" Jackson, who is working in a bakery, Clifford the Catfish, who is a rapper, and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his assistant Beaker, who owned a laboratory in a ghost town.
Meanwhile, Doc Hopper continues to try a variety of schemes to coerce Kermit into accepting the spokesman position, including kidnapping Miss Piggy, teaming up with a mad scientist, Professor Max Krassman (Mel Brooks), in an attempt to brainwash Kermit, and even hiring an assassin, Snake (Scott Walker), who kills frogs for a living. Before the climax, Max appears to Kermit disguised as a motorcycle policeman to warn Kermit. Their conflict comes to a head when Hopper and Kermit with Champion attempt a Western-style showdown in the ghost town Bunsen and Beaker lived. Champion breaks tradition by trying to talk Hopper into backing off, but Hopper orders his henchmen to kill them. Kermit and Champion are saved only when one of Dr. Bunsen's inventions, "insta-grow" pills, temporarily turn Animal into a giant who is able to permanently scare off Hopper and his men (Animal is later shrunken back down to his normal size in the next scene since the effect of the pills is only temporary). The Muppets proceed to Hollywood, where they finally meet the imposing producer and studio executive Lew Lord (Orson Welles) (a reference to Lord Lew Grade who, in real life, gave Muppetstudios the green light), who hires them on the spot under "the standard rich-and-famous contract" after Kermit reveals why they've come.
The film ends with Kermit and the gang attempting to make their first movie, which turns out to be a surreal pastiche of their experiences, hinting that the movie they're making is the same one the audience has been watching all along, but a huge stage accident occurs, causing most of the props to collapse and fall. As the dust around shattered roof clears, a stream of rainbow appears, and the Muppets sing one last reprise of Rainbow Connection, ending the movie. After the end title appears, Sweetums tears through the screen, "finally" having caught up with the others to the amusement of the audience. After the credits finish rolling, Animal tells the viewers to go home, then he says goodbye and passes out from exhaustion.
Muppet Treasure Island 2Edit
Champion appears as Sing-along John Silver, a member of Captain Abraham Smollett's crew.
The film's plot:
Billy Bones/The InnEdit
.Jim Hawkins and his close friends Gonzo and Rizzo are orphans and work at the Admiral Benbow Inn under the ownership of bossy landlady Mrs. Bluveridge, who seems to be able to hear things a mile away. Also living in the inn is Billy Bones, who claims to be a former pirate and was the mate of legendary pirate Captain Flint. After Jim, Gonzo and Rizzo sing about how "There's Got To Be Something Better", a mysterious blind pirate, Blind Pew, appears and gives Billy Bones a black spot. Billy explains all his stories were true and he must flee before his fellow crew members come to kill him. However, he instructs Jim to take his treasure map and warns him of the "One-Legged Man", before suddenly dying of a heart attack. Pirates soon attack the inn and an explosion in the storeroom sets the inn on flames, but all the occupants escape.
Captain Smollett/The Ship SailsEdit
Jim, Gonzo and Rizzo arrive in Portsmouth where they seek out Squire Trelawney (Fozzie Bear) who examines the treasure map, and he agrees to fund a voyage to locate the treasure. The group, accompanied by Dr. Livesey (Dr. Bunsen Honeydew), his assistant Beaker and Mr. Daupert, the man who lives in the squire's finger, go to the dock and board the galleon, The Hispanola. Jim and his friends meet the cook, Long John Silver, the first mate Mr. Samuel Arrow (Sam the Eagle), Captain Abraham Smollett (Kermit the Frog), and finally, his loyal shipmate Sing-along John Silver (Champion the Cow).
It becomes clear though during the roll call, that the crew all seem to be scoundrels. Trelawney admits that 'Mr. Daupert' has recruited them, as it was on the advice from Silver. Captain Smollett's doubts about them are given credence when Polly (Silver's pet lobster), Clueless Morgan and Mad Monty kidnap and torture Gonzo and Rizzo to learn the location of the rumoured treasure map. They are caught in the act by Mr. Arrow who then locks them up in the brig on Smollett's orders. Following this incident, Smollett has Mr. Arrow lock the map in his cabin. While discussing this with his new friend Silver, Jim accidentally mentions that there is a map and its location. Playing on Mr. Arrow's doubts about the safety of the ship, Silver tricks him into rowing away from the Hispaniola to test a lifeboat. Mr. Arrow falls for it and leaves Silver with his keys, having reasoned that it would be disastrous if the keys were to fall overboard. Silver and the crew convince everyone else that Mr. Arrow drowned.
While snacking on some apples in a barrel, Jim, Gonzo and Rizzo overhear Silver warning the escaped Polly, Clueless Morgan, and Monty to not mutiny until he says so and mentions his part in Mr. Arrow's disappearance. Jim finally realizes Silver is a villain. Captain Smollett, alerted to Silver's treachery by Jim, convinces Silver to take the crew ashore as they approach Treasure Island planning to abandon them there. However, Silver is wise to the captain's plan and kidnaps Jim. Silver tries to convince Jim that he should join the pirates ("A Professional Pirate") as Captain Smollett, Sing-along John Silver, Gonzo and Rizzo row ashore to attempt a rescue. Unfortunately, this leaves the ship open to take over by a few pirates who stayed behind and easily overpower the Squire, Dr Livesey (Bunsen Honeydew) and Beaker. Jim is forced to help the pirates find the treasure using his father's compass, but there is no treasure and the pirates turn against Silver for having them turn to mutiny against the captain for nothing. Silver holds the pirates off after forcing Jim to escape, stating that liking Jim as a friend is the one thing Silver didn't lie about.
Benjamina Gunn/Love Led Us HereEdit
Meanwhile, Captain Smollett, Sing-along John Silver, Gonzo and Rizzo are captured by the wild boar tribe native to the island and brought before their queen ("Boom Shakalaka"), who turns out to be Benjamina Gunn (Miss Piggy), a former fiancee of the captain. While she berates Smollett and Sing-along John for having jilted her years ago, Jim rescues Gonzo and Rizzo. They return to the ship with the aid of Mr. Arrow, who suddenly turns up in his lifeboat alive, and scare the pirates away by having Mr. Arrow pose as his own ghost. The other pirates decide to kill Silver and give him the Black Spot (that Monty drew on a page torn from a Bible), but Silver plays on their fears and superstitions and tricks them into reinstating him as their leader. Meeting up with the captain, Sing-along Silver and Benjamina (who, it turns out, also had a fling with Silver and also Captain Flint who marooned her), Silver threatens to drop Smollett and Sing-along John off a cliff unless Benjamina tells him where she hid the treasure (which she took for herself). Once she tells him though, the pirates leave them both facing a plunging doom. Sing-along assures Mina and Smollett that at least they are together again ("Love Led Us Here").
Rescue, Marooned and a new CaptainEdit
Captain Smollett, Sing-along John and Mina are rescued by Jim and the others aboard the Hispaniola and they battle the pirates, ultimately winning the help of the local tribes and Sweetums (who was actually on Smollett's side). They load up the treasure and prepare to return to England with the pirates in the brig, but Silver escapes (as he still has Mr. Arrow's keys with him) and flees in a lifeboat with some of the treasure. Jim catches him escaping and Silver threatens to shoot Jim, but ultimately decides he can't kill the boy. Touched by this, Jim advises Silver to just leave and he does. Smollett, having witnessed this, assures Jim that he did the right thing, and that his father would be proud. However, Mr. Arrow reveals to Jim and the captain that the lifeboat Silver took has a leak. The boat sinks and Silver is left marooned on the treasure island as Smollett, Jim and the others—joined by Mina's tribe—set sail again, this time to "wherever the wind may take us".
During the credits, an Island Head tells a marooned Long John Silver a joke.
Muppets of the OperaEdit
Champion appears as Joseph Buquet in this film. He isn't hanged, but his brother Simon (Cookie) is hanged.
The film's plot:
At the Paris Emerald Clover Opera House in 1911, an auction of old props is underway. Lot 665, purchased by the elderly Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny (Scooter), is a music box in the shape of a monkey; he eyes it fondly, noting that its details appear "exactly as she said." Lot 666 is a shattered chandelier which, the auctioneer says, has a connection to "the strange affair of the Muppets of the Opera...mysteries never fully explained." As the chandelier illuminates, reassembles itself, and slowly rises over the audience to its old position in the rafters, the years roll back and the theatre returns to its 1880s grandeur. ("Overture")
It is now 1881. As Carlotta, the Opéra's resident soprano prima donna (Janice), rehearses for that evening's performance, a backdrop collapses without warning. "The Phantom! He's here!" the excited cast members whisper. The Opera's new owners, Firmin and André (Gonzo and Rowlf), try to downplay the incident, but Carlotta refuses to continue and storms offstage. Madame Giry, the Opéra's ballet mistress (Skeeter), tells Firmin and André that Christine Daaé, a Swedish chorus girl and orphaned daughter of a prominent violinist (Miss Piggy), has been "well taught", and could sing Carlotta's role. Rather than cancel the performance, the owners reluctantly audition Christine, and to their surprise, she is equal to the challenge. ("Think of Me")
Backstage after her triumphant debut, Christine confesses to her best friend Pierre (Madame Giry's son) (Victor) that she knows her mysterious teacher only as an invisible "Angel of Music" ("Angel of Music"). The new patron, Raoul, the Vicomte de Chagny, finds Christine in her dressing room. It is revealed that they were once childhood friends. ("Little Lotte") Christine reminds Raoul about the "Angel of Music" stories that her late father used to tell them, and confides that the Angel has visited her, and taught her to sing. Raoul nonchalantly dismisses this notion, and invites her to dinner. After Raoul leaves, a very jealous Angel of Music appears as an image in Christine's mirror. ("Angel of Music/The Mirror") Christine begs him to reveal himself. The Phantom (Kermit the Frog) guides Christine through the mirror into a ghostly underground realm. ("The Phantom of the Opera") They cross a subterranean lake to his secret lair deep beneath the Opera House, an eerie place containing a pipe organ, a throne, and a life-sized doll resembling Christine, clothed in a wedding gown. The Phantom explains that he has chosen Christine to sing his music ("The Music of the Night").
As the Phantom composes music at his organ, ("I Remember...") Christine awakens to the sound of the monkey music box. She slips up behind the Phantom, lifts his mask, and beholds his face. The Phantom rails against her curiosity, then ruefully expresses his longing to look normal and to be loved by Christine ("Stranger Than You Dreamt It").
In the Opera House, Joseph Buquet (Champion the Cow), the Opéra's chief stagehand, who (like Mme. Giry) inexplicably knows a lot about the Phantom, regales everyone with tales of the "Opera Ghost" and his terrible Death lasso ("Magical Lasso"). Mme. Giry warns Buquet to exercise restraint. In the managers' office, Madame Giry delivers a note from the Phantom: He demands that Christine replace Carlotta in the new opera, Il Muto ("Notes..."). Firmin and Andre assure the enraged Carlotta that she will remain the star, ("Prima Donna") but during her performance, disaster strikes ("Poor Fool, He Makes Me Laugh"). The Phantom reduces Carlotta's voice to a frog-like croak. The backdrop lifts to reveal the corpse of Simon Buquet (Carlton Sebastian "Cookie" Jackson), hanging from the rafters by the Death lasso.
In the ensuing melee, Christine escapes with Raoul to the roof, where she tells him about her subterranean rendezvous with the Phantom. Raoul is skeptical ("Why Have You Brought Me Here?/Raoul, I've Been There"), but swears to love and protect her always ("All I Ask of You"). The Phantom, who has overheard their conversation, is heartbroken. He angrily vows revenge against Raoul ("All I Ask of You (Reprise)"), and the Opera's mighty chandelier crashes to the floor as the curtain falls.
Six months later, in the midst of the gala masquerade ball ("Masquerade"), the Phantom makes his first appearance since the chandelier disaster. He announces that he has written an opera entitled The Phantom of the Opera. He demands that it be produced immediately ("Why So Silent?"), with Christine, who is now engaged to Raoul, in the lead role as herself. He then seizes Christine's engagement ring and vanishes. Raoul demands that Madame Giry tell him about the Phantom. She replies that he is a brilliant musician and magician, born with a terrifyingly deformed face, who escaped from captivity in a traveling freak show and disappeared.
Raoul hatches a plan to use The Phantom of the Opera as a trap to capture the Phantom. ("Notes/Twisted Every Way") Christine, torn between her love for Raoul and her reluctance to see the Phantom imprisoned again, visits her father's grave ("Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again"). The Phantom appears, ("Wandering Child") but Raoul arrives to protect her. ("Bravo, Monsieur!") The Phantom declares war upon them both.
The Phantom of the Opera debuts, with Christine and Ubaldo Piangi (Rizzo), the Opéra's leading tenor, singing the lead roles: Christine and the Phantom, Claudin Adan. ("The Point of No Return") During their duet, Christine suddenly realizes she is singing not with Piangi, but the Phantom himself. Christine tears off his mask to expose his hideous face to the audience, as Piangi is found strangled backstage. The Phantom seizes Christine and flees the theatre. A mob is soon in hot pursuit. Madame Giry tells Raoul and Joseph Buquet about the Phantom's subterranean lair, reminding him to beware the Death lasso.
In the lair, Christine is compelled to don a wedding dress. ("Down Once More/Track Down This Murderer") Raoul and Joseph find the lair, but the Phantom captures them both with his Death Lasso. He tells Christine he will free Raoul and Joseph if she agrees to stay with him forever; if she refuses, Raoul and Joseph shall die. ("Final Lair") Christine tells the Phantom it is his soul, not his face, that is distorted, and kisses him. The Phantom, having experienced kindness and compassion for the first time, sets them both free. Christine returns the ring he gave her, and listens in pity as he tells her he loves her. She then forces herself to turn away, and leaves with Raoul. However, at the last minute, Christine returns to the Phantom. The Phantom, now happy, kisses Christine and gives her a mask made for her as he sings a brief reprise of "The Music of the Night" before sitting on his throne and covering himself with his cape. The mob storms the lair, and Pierre pulls away the cape, but the Phantom and Christine have vanished; only Christine's mask remains.
The final act shows an epilogue where Christine and Claudin (the Phantom) are: They are still living in the Paris Emerald Clover Opera House cellars. As they kiss, the camera moves to a wardrobe where all of Claudin's outfits and Christine's outfits (which all look the same) are. Then at the top of Christine's wardrobe is a photo which shows Claudin and Christine on their wedding day. As Christine (offscreen) cackles like the Phantom, the Narrator (Clifford the Catfish) says that she is now "The Phantress of the Opera"!
The Muppets (Twitch's version of 2011 film) Edit
Champion appears as one of Kermit's companions in this film.
The film's plot:
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel), Mary (Amy Adams), Cookie (Twitch Graves), and Twitch (Twitch Graves), from Smalltown, U.S.A., and Minnesota, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Rex Tichman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Studios and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Extravaganza Ever and raise the $2000 needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary, Gary, Cookie and Twitch help Kermit the Frog, Champion the Cow (Twitch Graves) and Champion's traveling extravaganza party reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate, Bunsen and Beaker are science teachers at a community college, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem (except for Animal) are performing at Washington, D.C., Rizzo, Pepe and Robin are trapeze actors, Rowlf is playing the piano with an orchestra, Sam the Eagle is living in the mountains with his wife Samantha and their eaglets, The Swedish Chef is a cooking show, Scooter and Skeeter are secret agents in search of the Jersey Devil, The Sesame Street gang is trapped at the Jersey Devil's hideout, and the brand-new Muppets are having jobs all over the world. With secret, signature, celebrity cameos, "The Muppets" hits the big screen Christmas Day 2012.
- Kermit the Frog
- Miss Piggy
- Champion the Cow
- Victor the Cow
- Weegee the Creature
- Frankie the Magical Penguin
- Nigel the Red Owl
- Carlton Sebastian "Cookie" Jackson
- Jolly Frog the Camel
- Puzzly the Puzzle Piece
- Arnold the Newspaper Dog
- Jolly the Pirate Frog
- Mickey Moose
- Ronald Duck
- Dr. Teeth
- Electric Mayhem: Animal, Zoot, Janice, Floyd Pepper
- Swedish Chef
- Sam the Eagle
- Lew Zealand
- Bunsen Honeydew
- Statler and Waldorf
- Bean Bunny
- Mopey the Sandwich
- Gill, Bill and Jill
- Uncle Deadly
- Bobo the Bear
- Big Bird
- Oscar the Grouch
- Ernie and Bert
The Great Muppet Caper 2Edit
Champion appears as a helper of Kermit and his friends in this film.
The film's Plot:
In the story, Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear play the roles of twin brothers (yes, twin brothers) who are newspaper reporters for the Daily Chronicle. Accompanied by Gonzo and Champion as their photographer and companion, they are assigned to investigate the theft of a valuable diamond necklace from fashion designer Lady Holiday. They travel to London, England to interview her, but without any money for travel, they're forced to fly in the baggage hold of an aircraft and are thrown out of the plane as they arrive over Britain. They stay at the ramshackle (but free) Happiness Hotel, run by Pops and populated by the likes of Scooter, Skeeter, Rowlf, and the Electric Mayhem, "The Great Muppet Extravaganza (Victor, Nigel and Cookie")", Robin, Pepe and Rizzo. When Kermit seeks out Lady Holiday in her office, however, he instead finds her receptionist, Miss Piggy, and mistakes her for the fashion designer. Piggy falls in love with the little green reporter and masquerades as Lady Holiday, even going so far as to sneak into a ritzy house in order to impress Kermit with her dwellings, much to the surprise of the true British residents.
In fact, the jewel theft was orchestrated by Lady Holiday's nefarious brother Nicky, assisted by three of her put-upon fashion models. Despite Nicky's instant attraction to Miss Piggy, they successfully frame her for the theft and proceed to steal an even more valuable prize -- the coveted Baseball Diamond, which is on display at a local gallery. Kermit's crew, along with their friends from the Happiness Hotel, have no choice but to intercept and catch the thieves themselves in order to clear Miss Piggy's good name. Piggy, meanwhile, has escaped from prison and, in a bout of serendipity, finds a motorcycle which she uses to literally crash into the film's climax and help apprehend the lovestruck Nicky. The Muppets then return to America the same way they departed, being thrown out of the cargo hold and parachuting back to Earth as the credits roll.
The Muppet Christmas Carol 2Edit
Champion appears as Bob Cratchit's cousin Gilbert (a new character) in this film.
The film's plot:
In this adaptation of the timeless story, as told here by Gonzo and Rizzo, it is Christmas Eve in London. The merriment is not shared by Ebenezer Scrooge, a surly money-lender who is more interested in profit than celebration. So cold to the season of giving is Scrooge that his book-keeping staff, including loyal employee Bob Cratchit, has to plead with him just to have the day off work during Christmas.
Jacob and Robert MarleyEdit
Later that evening, Scrooge find himself face to face with his former business partners, Jacob and Robert Marley (Statler and Waldorf), who have been condemned to shackles in the afterlife as payment for the horrible deeds they committed under Scrooge's employment. They warn him that he will share the same fate if he doesn't change his ways, and foretell the coming of three spirits throughout the night.
The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, Future and AfterlifeEdit
Scrooge is first visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past, a child-like specter who takes Scrooge on a journey back through time to his youth. He recalls his early school days, during which he focused on his studies; the meeting of a young girl named Belle (Meredith Braun), with whom he would later fall in love; and the final parting between Belle and Scrooge, despite Scrooge's protests that he would marry her as soon as there was enough money. Later, Scrooge meets the Ghost of Christmas Present, a somewhat forgetful entity who lives only for the here and now. He gives Scrooge a glimpse into the holiday celebrations of others, including Bob Cratchit and his family. The Ghost of Christmas Future reveals the most chilling revelation that young Tiny Tim will not survive the coming year, thanks in no small part to the penniless existence of the Cratchit family. Furthermore, it is revealed that when Scrooge's own time has passed, others will certainly delight in his absence from the world. He is then meeted by the Ghost of Christmas Afterlife, who shows him what Christmas will be in the aftermath of his time in the world.
A New Man/Happy EndingEdit
It is this final epiphany that jolts Scrooge back into humanity, and vows to celebrate with his fellow man. Scrooge plans a feast for Bob Cratchit, his cousin Gilbert (Champion the Cow) and his kin, and learns to adopt the spirit of Christmas throughout the year.
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz 2Edit
Champion appears as Scarecrow's best friend.
The film's plot:
Dorothy Gale, is a young woman living in a trailer park in Kansas. Dorothy desperately wishes to leave home and become a famous singer, but her dreams of becoming one appear impossible. One day, after completing her shift at her aunt and uncle's diner, she overhears that the Muppets are looking for a female singer for a cross-country "Star Hunt." Her aunt disapproves, but with her uncle's best wishes, she goes to the audition, arriving late and only managing to give the Muppets a demo CD that she created beforehand. In returning home, the tornado sirens sound, and a tornado hits her family's area. When Aunt Em and Uncle Henry run into the county storm shelter for safety, Dorothy hurries back to her family's mobile home to get Toto, her pet prawn. Dorothy does not make it out in time, and the two are swept by the tornado across the vast fields of Kansas. When Dorothy climbs out of the wreckage, she finds that Toto (Pepe) can talk and that she is no longer in Kansas.
The Land of Oz/The Scarecrow, The Cow, The Tin Thing, The Cowardly LionEdit
Dorothy and Toto discover that they are in Munchkinland, a small town part of the vast Land of Oz. After discussing her situation with the town's people, the Munchkins, Dorothy learns that the land's ruler, the Wizard of Odd, has the power to grant her wish of becoming a famous singer. Dorothy meets the Good Witch of the North, and receives a pair of magic emerald slippers from the Wicked Witch of the East, the Witch of the North's sister who was killed when Dorothy's trailer fell on her. Soon after, she embarks on a journey with Toto on the yellow brick road to meet the Wizard of Oz, who lives in Emerald City, the capital of Oz. On her journey, she meets five creatures: a scarecrow (Kermit), his best friend Champion the Cow, a tin thing (Gonzo), a catfish named Clifford, and a cowardly lion (Fozzie). They are also seeking the Wizard of Oz, to give them a brain (Scarecrow), singing like Robin Williams (Champion), heart (Tin Thing), and courage (Lion), respectively. After arriving at the Emerald City and meeting the Wizard, Dorothy and her friends are sent to retrieve the Wicked Witch of the West's brromstick, a tool the Witch uses to ride to anywhere she desires in the Land of Oz.
The group assumes that completing this task will result in the granting of their wishes, but they are soon captured by the Wicked Witch of the West and almost killed by her henchmen, the flying monkeys. After being threatened to be killed by the Wicked Witch of the West, Toto calls the Munchkins, who set Dorothy free. Seconds later, she kills the Wicked Witch by kicking her into a tub of water, in which she melts. Dorothy finds the broomstick unharmed and floating in the tub of water, and she then grabs it. After gaining control of the flying monkeys, Dorothy travels back to the Emerald City to have her and her friends' wishes granted. When they all storm into the Wizard's room, they discover that the "Wizard" is just an ordinary man pretending to be someone he is not. Even so, he still proceeds to grant the group's wishes. Dorothy finally becomes a singer in the Land of Oz, but realizes that all she ever really wanted was to go back home and be with her family. After traveling back to Munchkinland, she meets Glinda, the Good Witch of the South, who tells Dorothy that if she taps her heels together three times, she will be able to go anywhere she desires. Dorothy does so, saying "take me home to Aunt Em".
She is then spun by a twister into Kansas, and much to her surprise, Dorothy finds out that Kermit and Champion were looking for her, saying that she was the best voice they heard on the whole search. Aunt Em says that she wants Dorothy to go with the Muppets on their Star Hunt, much to her surprise. We then see Dorothy sing "It's a Good Life" on television with the Muppets as the film ends with Champion, Kermit, Dorothy and the Muppets singing "Friend Like Me" (with Kermit as the genie, Dorothy as Aladdin (pronounced in the song as "Aliyah-Din") and the Muppets as Aliyah-Din's companions (with Champion being the Genie's servant).
The Muppets' AladdinEdit
Champion appears as the Genie's (Kermit the Frog) assitant.
The film's plot:
Jafar (Lew Zealand), Grand Vizier to the Sultan of the fictional kingdom of Agrabah, is attempting to retrieve a magical oil lamp containing a genie from the Cave of Wonders. After seeing a petty thief's failed attempt to enter the cave, he and his talking parrot, Iago (his boomerang fish), learn that only a "Diamond in the Rough" can enter the cave, or anyone accompanied by him.
Jasmine (Miss Piggy), the Sultan's daughter, frustrated with "having her life lived for her" and the obligation of royal marriage to a prince, escapes the palace and goes to Agrabah's marketplace in disguise. There she meets street rat Aladdin (Robin) and his monkey, Abu (Sal Minella). The two discover they have a lot in common. When Aladdin is captured and jailed for thievery, Jasmine orders him released, but Jafar lies to her, telling her Aladdin has already been executed.
Jafar, disguised as an elderly man, releases Aladdin from prison and leads him to the Cave of Wonders. The tiger-shaped head of the cave tells him to touch nothing but the lamp. Aladdin enters the cave and encounters a magic carpet (Fozzie) which guides him to the lamp. Abu tries to steal a ruby, which brings upon them the wrath of the Cave of Wonders, but the carpet flies them to the entrance. Jafar tries to kill Aladdin after getting the lamp, but Abu bites Jafar and gets the lamp back. Abu, the carpet and Aladdin fall back into the cave just as it closes. Jafar beams at finally getting the lamp; however, he cries out in agony when he realizes he does not have it.
When Aladdin awakens, Abu reveals that he sneakily took the lamp from Jafar. While trying to read an inscription on the lamp, Aladdin rubs it, unleashing the Genie (Kermit the Frog) and his assistant (Champion the Cow), who reveals that the genie will grant Aladdin three wishes—with the exception of killing anyone, making anyone fall in love, or bringing back the dead. Aladdin dupes Genie into freeing them from the cave without using a wish. While contemplating his wishes, Aladdin asks for Genie's opinion. Genie admits he would wish for freedom, since he is a prisoner to his lamp. Aladdin promises to free the Genie for his last wish. He then tells Genie about Jasmine, and knows that the only way to be noticed by her is if he is a prince. For his first wish, Aladdin asks to become a prince so he can woo Jasmine.
Jafar laments his failure to get the lamp but, thanks to Iago, decides to trick the Sultan into arranging a marriage between himself and Jasmine, plotting to kill both the princess and her father once he has done so. His plans are interrupted when Aladdin parades into the Sultan's palace as "Prince Ali". Jasmine rejects Ali, considering him a spoiled buffoon like all the other suitors before him. That night, Genie advises Aladdin to tell the princess who he really is, but Aladdin decides to remain the suave prince. He meets Jasmine, and after some convincing, takes her around the world on the magic carpet. During a fireworks show in China, Jasmine recognizes Ali as the boy from the marketplace. She demands the truth from him, but Aladdin instead fabricates a story that he sometimes dresses as a commoner to escape palace life. Aladdin returns her home and they kiss.
After parting with Jasmine, Aladdin is captured by Jafar and thrown into the ocean. But the Genie rescues Aladdin as his second wish. Aladdin returns to the palace, revealing Jafar's plot to Jasmine and the Sultan. Jafar, however, notices the lamp in Aladdin's possession, realizes who Aladdin truly is, and escapes from the Sultan's bodyguards. Aladdin then faces a moral dilemma. Jasmine has fallen in love with Ali, not Aladdin, and if she ever finds out who he really is, he fears he will lose her. Much to Genie's chagrin, Aladdin decides he cannot use his third wish to free Genie, driving a wedge between the two. Iago, on Jafar's orders, steals Genie's lamp and brings it to Jafar, who becomes Genie's new master and uses his first wish to become Sultan. When Jasmine and the Sultan refuse to bow to him, Jafar uses his second wish to become the most powerful sorcerer in the world, using his new powers not only to force them to bow, but also to expose Aladdin as a street rat, then to send him and his friends to "the ends of the Earth."
Banished to a frozen wasteland, Aladdin uses the magic carpet to return to Agrabah, where Jafar has imprisoned both Jasmine and the Sultan as his slaves. Jasmine distracts Jafar with a seductive act as Aladdin tries to steal back the lamp, but Jafar notices and attacks him. Jafar, as a monstrous snake, boasts that he is "the most powerful being on Earth", which causes Aladdin to shout out that Genie is more powerful. Faced with this realization, Jafar uses his final wish to become an 'all-powerful genie,' but is then surprised when Aladdin reminds him that genies are not free entities as he is sucked into his new black lamp, dragging Iago with him. Champion flicks the lamp across the desert and into the Cave of Wonders.
Jasmine realizes that Aladdin played the role of a prince for her because of the law. Genie suggests that Aladdin use his final wish to become a prince again, but realizing that he cannot keep pretending to be something he is not, Aladdin decides to keep his promise and wish for Genie's freedom, much to Genie's surprise and happiness (Robin turned into a genie and Kermit turned into Aladdin). Seeing Jasmine's love for Aladdin, the Sultan changes the law to allow her to marry whomever she deems worthy. The newly free Robin the Genie leaves to explore the world while Aladdin and Jasmine celebrate their engagement.
The Muppets: TarzanEdit
Champion appears as Tarzan's (Kermit) only friend, named Linguini.
The film's plot:
In the late 1880s off the coast of Africa, a married couple and their infant son escape a burning ship, ending up on land near uncharted rainforests (presumably West Africa). The couple craft themselves a treehouse from their ship's wreckage, but are subsequently killed by Sabor, a rogue leopardess. Kala (Glenn Close) (Miss Piggy), a gorilla-pig thing whose own son was killed and eaten by the vicious leopardess, hears the cries of the orphaned infant, and finds him in the ruined treehouse where the parents' dead bodies lie in a dark corner. Kala takes a instant liking to the baby. Kala is attacked by Sabor, who wants to kill and eat the baby, but Kala manages to get her tangled in the ropes holding the derelict rowboat, and she and the baby escape.
The kindly Kala takes the baby back to the gorilla troop to raise as her own, despite her mate Kerchak's (Lance Henriksen) (Sweetums) disapproval. Kala raises the human child, naming him Tarzan (Alex D. Linz as a young boy (Robin), Tony Goldwyn as a young adult (Kermit the Frog)). Though he befriends other gorillas in the troop and other animals, including the young male gorilla Terk (Rosie O'Donnell) (Fozzie) and the paranoid male elephant Tantor (Wayne Knight) (Scooter), Tarzan finds himself unable to keep up with them, and takes great efforts to improve himself. As a young man, Tarzan is able to kill Sabor with his crude spear and protect the troop, earning Kerchak's reluctant respect.
The gorilla troop's peaceful life is interrupted by the arrival of a team of human explorers from England, consisting of Professor Porter (Nigel Hawthorne) (Rowlf the Dog), his daughter Jane (Minnie Driver) (Miss Piggy) and their hunter-guide Clayton (Brian Blessed) (Crazy Harry). Jane is accidentally separated from the group and chased by a pack of baboons. Tarzan saves her from the baboons, and recognizes that she is the same as he is, a human. Jane leads Tarzan back to the explorer's camp, where both Porter and Clayton take great interest in him—the former in terms of scientific progress while the latter hoping to have Tarzan lead him to the gorillas so that he can capture them and return with them to England. Despite Kerchak's warnings to be wary of the humans, Tarzan continues to return to the camp and be taught by Porter, Clayton, and Jane to speak English and learn of the human world, and both he and Jane begin to fall in love. However, they are having a hard time convincing Tarzan to lead him to the gorillas, due to Tarzan's fear for their safety from the threat of Kerchak.
When the explorers' boat returns to pick them up, Clayton persuades Tarzan that if he shows the group the gorillas, then Jane will stay with him. Tarzan agrees and leads the party to the gorilla troop's home, while Terk and Tantor lure Kerchak away to avoid having him attack the humans. Porter and Jane are excited to meet and mingle with the gorillas, but Kerchak returns and threatens to kill them after witnessing Clayton threatening some gorillas with his rifle. Kerchak heads directly towards Clayton but Tarzan is forced to hold Kerchak at bay while the humans escape, and then leaves the troop himself, alienated by his actions. Kala reluctantly takes Tarzan back to the treehouse where she found him as a baby, and shows him his true past.
Encouraged by Kala to follow his heart, Tarzan decides to leave with Jane, Clayton, and Professor Porter after saying a tearful goodbye to his adopted mother. When they return to the ship, they are all ambushed by pirates and it is then revealed that Clayton desires to capture and sell the gorillas in England for a fine price. Tarzan and the others are then locked up in the hull of the ship, but are rescued by Terk and Tantor and race back to the gorilla home.
Clayton and his men arrive back in the jungle and capture the gorillas. Making their way back to the Gorillas' home, Tarzan recruits some miscellaneous animal friends (baboons, rhinos etc.), and together they fight and/or scare away the rest of Clayton's men, imprisoning them in the very same cages they planned to imprison the gorillas in. As the rest of the gorillas (including Kala) are freed by Jane, Professor Porter, Terk and Tantor, Kerchak and Tarzan together battle Clayton; Kerchak is fatally shot, while Clayton chases Tarzan into the vine-covered trees, where Tarzan gets the drop on him, destroying Clayton's gun. Clayton pulls out a machete, in his haste to kill Tarzan, ignoring his warning about the vine wrapped around his neck. Once Clayton cuts the vine holding him up, he and Tarzan fall, but while Tarzan lands safely, Clayton is killed when the vine snaps his neck leaving him hanged. Kerchak, in his dying breath, accepts Tarzan as his own adopted son finally, and names him the leader of the gorilla troop.
The next day, as Porter and Jane prepare to leave on a row boat, Tarzan reveals that he now plans to stay with the gorilla troop to continue his position as their new leader. As the ship leaves shore, Porter encourages his daughter to stay with the man she loves, and Jane jumps overboard to return to shore; Porter shortly follows her, telling the non-money-grubbing captain to tell the British that the crew never found them. The two are accepted into the gorilla troop where, as the song says, they are all finally "Two Worlds, One Family".
The Muppets: HerculesEdit
Champion appears as one of the gods of Mt. Olympus in this film.
The film's plot:
Long after Zeus (Clifford), ruler of the Greek gods of Mount Olympus, defeats the Titans (Crazy Harry, Sweetums, Statler and Waldorf and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew) and locks them deep in the bowels of the earth, he and his wife Hera (Spamela Hamderson) give birth to a son, Hercules (Kermit the Frog). All the gods of Olympus celebrate Hercules's birth except for Zeus's jealous brother Hades (The Newsman), who was forced by Zeus to work as lord of the dead in the Underground World, and seeks to overthrow his brother. Hades learns from the Fates (Masterson, Tatooey and Chester) that in eighteen years, a planetary alignment will reveal the location of where the Titans are trapped, allowing him to free them and take over Olympus, but only if Hercules doesn't interfere. Hades sends his minions Pain and Panic (also played by Statler and Waldorf) to kidnap Hercules, bring him to Earth, and kill him after giving him a potion that will turn him mortal. However, Pain and Panic are unable to give Hercules the entire potion which, while still making him mortal, allows him to retain his godlike strength. Hercules is then found by a farmer and his wife, who raise him as their own son.
Over the next eighteen years, Hercules grows up into a misfit, his strength seen as a nuisance to all the locals. After being rejected by the townsfolk when he accidentally destroys the marketplace, Hercules questions where he truly belongs. His foster parents reveal how they found him with a medallion bearing the symbol of the gods, so Hercules travels to the Grave of Zeus, where the almighty god's statue comes to life and reveals his past and true lineage. Zeus explains that Hercules can become a god again and return to Olympus if he can become a true hero, so he sets out on his old childhood friend Pegasus to find the satyr Philoctetes (Sam the Eagle)—"Phil" for short—a trainer of heroes. Phil has long-since retired after failing to train a successful hero, but is convinced to train Hercules.
After his training is complete, Hercules sets out with Phil and Pegasus to the city of Theeds to prove his newfound worth. Along the way, Hercules saves a woman named Megara (Miss Piggy)—"Meg" for short—from being pestered by the centaur Nesarus, and becomes attracted to her. Unbeknownst to Hercules, Meg is in league with Hades after selling her soul to save a man she once loved, but had left her for another woman. Discovering Hercules to still be alive, Hades sets up a trap for him outside of Theeds where he is forced to battle the Hyadir. However, Hercules manages to defeat the Hyadir, and is praised by all of Theeds as a hero. Hercules is treated like a celebrity, but Zeus informs him that he is not a true hero yet.
Meg is sent by Hades to find Hercules' weakness, but she falls in love with him instead. Phil discovers Meg to be working for Hades and attempts to warn Hercules, but abandons him after an ensuing argument. Realizing that Meg is Hercules' weakness, Hades uses her to make a deal with Hercules in which he must give up his powers for an entire day in exchange for Meg's safety, using this time to free the Titans and take over Olympus, while Hercules is crushed by Meg's deception and loses the will to fight. One of the Titans, a Cyclots, is sent to Theeds to eliminate Hercules. Meg convinces Phil to return to Hercules, motivating him into battling and defeating the Cyclots through improvisation. However, Meg is mortally wounded by a falling column to save Hercules, though it breaks Hades's deal of Meg not being harmed and restores Hercules's powers, allowing him to defeat the Titans. Unfortunately, he is too late to save Meg from dying.
Hercules confronts Hades in the Underworld and offers his soul to reclaim Meg's. Hades accepts, but only if Hercules can reclaim it in the River of Souls (Styx), which gradually saps his life force as he swims. However, his will to sacrifice his life for Meg awakens Hercules as a true hero and restores his status as an immortal god. Hercules successfully retrieves Meg's soul and punches Hades into the River Styx, where he is dragged to the depths by vengeful souls. Hercules returns Meg's soul to her body and brings her back to life, and is brought to Olympus where the gods welcome him back into his old home. However, Hercules is unable to live without Meg, and Zeus allows him to stay on Earth as a mortal to stay with the one he loves. Zeus creates a constellation of Hercules in the night sky, allowing the world to hail him as a true hero.
The Muppets: Beauty and the BeastEdit
Champion appears as a quill along with Lumière the Candlefrog (Kermit) Fozzie Bearclock, Miss Skeeter-potts, Chip the Frogcup (Robin), Spamela the Featherduster and Footstool aka Sultan (Rowlf).
The film's plot:
In the film's prologue, an enchantress disguised as an old beggar woman offers a young prince a rose in exchange for a night's shelter. When he turns her away, she punishes him by transforming him into an ugly Beast (Sweetums) and turning his servants into furniture and other household items. She gives him a magic mirror that will enable him to view faraway events, and she gives him the rose, which will bloom until his twenty-first birthday. He must love and be loved in return before all the rose's petals have fallen off, or he will remain a Beast forever.
Years later, a beautiful but unusual young woman named Belle (Miss Piggy) lives in a nearby French village with her father Maurice (Scooter), who is an inventor. Belle loves reading and yearns for a life beyond the village. She is courted by the arrogant local hero, Gaston (Gonzo), but has no interest in him.
Maurice's latest invention is a wood-chopping machine. When he rides through the woods to display the machine at a fair, he loses his way and stumbles upon the Beast's castle, where he meets the transformed servants Cogsworth, Lumiere, and Mrs. Potts and her son Chip. The Beast imprisons Maurice, but Belle is led back to the castle by Maurice's horse and offers to take her father's place. When the Beast agrees to this and sends him home, Maurice tells Gaston and the other villagers what happened, but they think he has lost his mind, so he goes to rescue Belle alone.
Meanwhile, the Beast orders Belle to dine with him, but she refuses, and Lumiere disobeys his order not to let her eat. After Cogsworth gives her a tour of the castle, she finds the rose in a forbidden area and the Beast angrily chases her away. Frightened, she tries to escape, but she and her horse are attacked by wolves. After the Beast rescues her, she nurses his wounds, he gives her the castle library as a gift, and they become friends. Later, they have an elegant dinner and a romantic ballroom dance. When he lets her use the magic mirror, she sees her father dying in the woods, and, with only hours left before the rose wilts, the Beast allows her to leave, giving her the mirror to remember him by. This horrifies the servants, who fear they will never be human again. As he watches her leave, the Beast admits to Cogsworth that he loves Belle.
Belle finds Maurice and takes him home, but Gaston arrives with a lynch mob. Unless she agrees to marry Gaston, the manager of the local madhouse will lock her father up. Belle proves Maurice sane by showing them the Beast with the magic mirror, but when she says the Beast is her friend and calls Gaston a "monster", he becomes murderously jealous, arouses the mob's anger against the Beast, and leads them to the castle to kill him. He locks Belle and Maurice in the basement, but Chip, who hid himself in Belle's baggage, chops the basement door apart with Maurice's machine.
While the servants drive the mob out of the castle, Gaston finds the Beast and attacks him. The Beast is initially too depressed to fight back, but he regains his will when he sees Belle arriving at the castle. After winning a heated battle, the Beast spares Gaston's life and climbs up to a balcony where Belle is waiting. Gaston follows the Beast and stabs him from behind, but loses his footing and falls to his death.
While the Beast is dying from his injuries, Belle whispers that she loves him, breaking the spell just before the last petal drops from the rose. The Beast comes back to life, and he and the servants become human again. The film ends as Belle and the prince dance in the ballroom with her father and the servants happily watching.
The Muppets' New GrooveEdit
Champion appears as one of the Emperor Kuzco (Kermit)'s companions.
The film's place:
Kuzco (Kermit) is the self-centered teenaged sumpreme emperor of the Machu Piccu Empire. He summons Pacha (Fozzie), the headman of a nearby village, to inform him that he is building his enormous summer home, Kuzcotopia, on the site of Pacha's house, thus rendering Pacha and his family homeless. Pacha attempts to protest, but is dismissed. Kuzco's advisor Yzma (Spamela Hamderson) and her dim-witted right-hand man Kronkerman "Kronk" Pepikrankenitzan (Pepe) then try to poison Kuzco so that Yzma can take control of the empire, but the supposed poison turns out to be a potion which turns Kuzco into a llama-frog rather than killing him.
After Yzma tells Kronk to knock Kuzco out with the bowlful of emperor broccolis, she orders him to take Kuzco out of town and finish the job, but conscience-stricken Kronk accidentally loses the sack holding Kuzco. Kuzco ends up in Pacha's village, accuses Pacha of turning him into a llama-frog and kidnapping him, and demands that Pacha help him return to the palace. Pacha refuses unless Kuzco builds his summer home somewhere else, and Kuzco tries to find his own way home. He ends up surrounded by a pack of jade jaguars, only to be saved by Pacha. Meanwhile, Yzma assumes command of the nation, but when Kronk tells Yzma that he never killed Kuzco, the two head out and begin to search the local villages for him.
Kuzco feigns agreement with Pacha's demand, and Pacha leads him back toward the palace. They stop at a roadside diner, and Yzma and Kronk arrive shortly after. Pacha overhears Yzma discussing their plans to kill Kuzco, and attempts to warn him. Kuzco, convinced Yzma is loyal, berates Pacha and returns to Yzma, only to overhear Yzma and Kronk discussing that they are seeking to kill him, and that the kingdom doesn't miss him. Kuzco realizes Pacha was right, but Pacha has left. After a repentant Kuzco spends the night alone in the jungle, the two reunite with Pacha having forgiven Kuzco. They then go to Pacha's house. They find that Yzma and Kronk are there searching for Kuzco (and claiming that they're distant relatives of Pacha). Chirpa (Camilla), Pacha's wife, and Pacha's kids Chaca and Tipo (Janice and Rizzo) keep Yzma and Kronk at bay; first by locking them in the closet, then by turning Yzma into a piñata. This gives Kuzco and Pacha a headstart, but Yzma sees them disappearing over the horizon. A frantic chase between Kuzco, Pacha, Yzma, and Kronk ensues, such that Yzma and Kuzco are almost within eyeshot. Kuzco and Pacha use a rope to cross a gorge, and then Kuzco cuts it in an attempt to keep the villains at bay, but Yzma's transport tent sprouts wings, and she and Kronk begin to sail over the gorge. They appear to have succeeded, but all of a sudden, they are struck by a firebolt of lightning and fall into a chasm.
Kuzco and Pacha arrive at Yzma's laboratory only to find that Yzma and Kronk somehow got there first (by a method, which, humorously, not even they know). Kronk changes sides after a vicious tongue-lashing from Yzma who insults his cooking. Kronk then tries to kill Yzma by cutting a rope to a chandelier, but because Yzma is so skinny, it falls around her instead of on her. In return, Yzma sneds Kronk down a trapfilled closet. After a brief struggle for the vial, Yzma kocks over a cabinet of potions and calls the palace guards to kill Kuzco and Pacha, forcing the duo to grab all of the transformation potions they can and flee. After trying several formulas that turn Kuzco into other animals (and then back to a llama-frog), they manage to escape the guards (but not Yzma) and find that they are down to only two vials. Yzma accidentally steps on one of the two, turning herself into a tiny cat. She still almost manages to obtain the antidote, but is thwarted by the sudden reappearance of Kronk, who has emerged from the other end of the trapdoor. Kuzco becomes human again and sets out to redeem himself, building a small summer cabin on the hill next to Pacha's home at the peasant's invitation.
Meanwhile, Kronk becomes a Junior Chipmunk scout leader, with Yzma, now a cat, forced to be a member of the troop.
The Muppets: The Little MermaidEdit
Champion appears as a friend of Ariel's, appearing as a member of the band Kermit made: "Jukebox Courthouse 2".
The film's plot:
Ariel, a sixteen-year-old mermaid princess, is dissatisfied with life under the sea and curious about the human world. With her best fish friends Flounder and the Muppets (Ariel likes Kermit the best), Ariel collects human artifacts and goes to the surface of the ocean to visit Scuttle the seagull, who offers very inaccurate and comical knowledge of human culture. Ignoring the warnings of her father (King Triton) and court musician (Sebastian, the crab) that contact between merpeople and humans is forbidden (the sea's primary contact with humans involve fishermen, so King Triton considers humans as nothing more than mere predators), Ariel still longs to be part of the human world; to this end Kermit has secretly filled a secret grotto with all the human artifacts Ariel has found. ("Part of Their World") Sebastian, who is assigned to watch over Ariel and be sure she does not visit the surface again, tries to convince her that its better to live under the sea than in the human world ("Under the Sea").
One night, Ariel, Flounder, The Mer-Muppets and an unwilling Sebastian travel to the ocean surface to watch a celebration for the birthday of Prince Eric, with whom Ariel falls in love with (Kermit watches in suprise). A sudden storm hits, during which everyone manages to escape in a lifeboat—except for Eric who goes back to rescue his dog Max. He almost drowns saving Max but is saved by Kermit, who drags him to the beach. Although said by Scuttle to not have a pulse, Kermit tells Ariel he noticed that Eric was breathing. Ariel sings to him but dives underwater when Max returns to Eric. Upon waking, Eric has a vague impression that he was rescued by a girl with a beautiful voice; he vows to find her, and Ariel vows to find a way to join Eric. ("Part of Their World (reprise)")
Triton, his daughters, and the other Mer-Muppets notice a change in Ariel, who is openly lovesick. Triton questions Sebastian about Ariel's behavior, during which Sebastian accidentally reveals the incident with Eric. Triton furiously confronts Kermit and Ariel in Ariel's grotto, using his trident to destroy her collection of human treasures. After Triton leaves, a pair of eels, Flotsam and Jetsam, convince a crying Ariel that she must visit Rex the good sea witch, if she wants all of her dreams to come true.
Rex makes a deal with Ariel to transform her into a human for three days ("Wise, Fortunate Souls"). Within these three days, Ariel must receive the 'kiss of true love' from Eric; otherwise, she will transform back into a mermaid on the third day and belong to Ursula, the bad witch. As payment for legs, Ariel has to give up her voice, which Ursula takes by magically removing the energy from Ariel's vocal chords and storing it in a nautilus shell. Ariel's tail is transformed into legs and Sebastian, Flounder and the Mer-Muppets drag her to the surface. Meanwhile, Triton discovers Ariel, Mer-Muppets and Sebastian's disappearance and, wracked with guilt over his behavior, orders a search for them.
Eric and Max find Ariel on the beach. He initially suspects that she is the one who saved his life, but when he learns that she cannot speak, he discards the notion, to the frustration of both Ariel and Max (who know the truth). He helps her to the palace, where the servants think she is a survivor of a shipwreck. Ariel spends time with Eric, and at the end of the second day, they almost kiss ("Kiss the Girl") but are thwarted by Flotsam and Jetsam. Angered at their narrow escape, Ursula takes the disguise of a beautiful young woman named "Vanessa" and appears onshore singing with Ariel's voice. Eric recognizes the song and, in her disguise, Vanessa/Ursula casts a hypnotic enchantment on Eric to make him forget about Ariel.
The next day, Ariel finds out that Eric will be married to the disguised Ursula on a ship. She cries and is left behind when the wedding barge departs. Scuttle discovers that Vanessa is Ursula in disguise, and informs Ariel. As Ariel, the Mer-Muppets and Flounder chase the wedding barge, Sebastian informs Triton, and Scuttle is assigned to literally "stall the wedding." With the help of various animals, the nautilus shell around Ursula's neck is broken, restoring Ariel's voice and breaking Ursula's enchantment over Eric. Realizing that Ariel was the girl who saved his life, Eric rushes to kiss her, but the sun sets and Ariel transforms back into a mermaid. Ursula reverts to her true form and kidnaps Ariel and the Mer-Muppets.
Triton confronts Ursula and demands for The Mer-Muppets and Ariel's release although cannot as their deal is inviolable. He is convinced into taking his daughter's place and eventually does, much to Ursula's will. While Ariel and the Mer-Muppets are released, Triton transforms into a polyp and loses his reign of Atlantica. Ursula takes his place and declares herself as the new ruler. She is then intervened by Ariel, The Mer-Muppets, Rex and Eric, attacking and causing her to kill her minions, Flotsam and Jetsam. Enraged by this, Ursula begins to grow into titanic proportions on the seafloor.
Ariel, The Mer-Muppets, Rex and Eric reconcile on the surface just before Ursula grows past and towers them. She then gains full control of the entire ocean, creating an storm with the El Rivereno whirlpool and shipwrecks, two of which Eric and Kermit commandeer as Ursula attempts to destroy the trapped Ariel, other Mer-Muppets and Rex in the maelstorm. As she prepares to finish them, Kermit turns the wheel hard to port and runs Ursula through the abdomen with the ship's splintered bowspred, mortally wounding and destoying her. The ocean calms after her demise, where Eric makes it to shore before losing consciousness.
Due to her death, Ursula's power breaks, causing all the polyps in Ursula's garden, including Triton who would regain his reign, to revert back into their original forms. Later, after seeing that Ariel truly loves Eric and that he also saved her and the ocean in the process, Triton willingly changes her and the Muppets from mercreatures into humans permanently using his trident, where Ariel reconciles with Eric once more.
An unspecified amount of time later, Ariel and Eric have their wedding on a ship, where both humans, Muppets and merpeople could attend, before sailing away afterwards happily married.
The Muppets: The Wild ThornberrysEdit
Champion appears as a member of the Wild Thornberry Muppets family.
The film's plot:
The film begins with Kermit Thornberry, aged 12, playing with a family of cheetahs in West Africa, where his parents work as roving wildlife photographers for a television nature show. Kermit has the magical ability to talk and communicate with wild animals. The cheetah mother, Akela, has left Kermit in charge of her cubs; however, Kermit strays beyond the security of the area, and one of the cheetah cubs, Percival, is kidnapped by a poacher. Kermit's persistent efforts to rescue the cub lead hid British-American grandmother Cordelia (Spamela Hamderson) (who is visiting them) to send her off to an English boarding school, as Cordelia believes that Kermit is constantly endangering himself in Africa and Kermit will be much safer in England. Kermit is unhappy because she will no longer be able to view the imminent eclipse and will not be able to locate Percival. Kermit's cousin Champion, an African shaman child who likes Africa, is upset and envious that he is not the one being sent away to England. Darwin, who is Kermit's "pet" chimpanzee smuggles himself into his luggage and travels to school with her. Rumors about Kermit's past spread through the school, but Kermit becomes more popular over time. However, Kermit quickly becomes fed up of the school and manages to persuade a stuck-up British school girl to lend her a visa in order to get out of England.
The Return/On Train/RhinoEdit
Kermit and Darwin catch an airplane back to Western Africa followed by a train back to their family's site. While on the train the duo notice an injured rhino outside the train and get off to help it. Kermit speaks with the rhino who tells her about an electric fence set to kill elephants coming through a pass. Then they are assisted by a young couple, supposedly animal conservationists, and the rhino is taken away by a ranger. A night spent with the couple reveals that the two are actually the poachers planning to kill the elephants coming through the pass on the day of the eclipse. Kermit also discovers Percival who was kidnapped. Kermit is discovered by Bree and Sloane while she is sneaking around and they interrogate her about how she came to know about the fence.
Meanwhile, Champion has been left alone by Mr. and Mrs. Thornberry to take care of his mischievous adopted sister Lilypad near their motor home. One day Champion becomes lost in the jungle while trying to find Lilypad. He comes to a friendly native village where no one speaks English. After several failed attempts to get his motorcycle out of the mud in which it is stuck, he meets a teenage boy from the village who helps him to get the motorcycle out. The village members, worried that Champion will get killed out in the wilderness, send the teenage boy as his guide. Back at the school, Sloane is tying Kermit up in the trailer and again asks how he knows about the fence. He threatens him by saying he'll never see his family again unless he tells him. Just then, Bree opens the door and tells Sloane she hears something coming. When they go to investigate, Percival bites on the rope bounding Kermit to free him. He and Darwin get into argument to which Kermit ends by yelling at him to, for once, be quiet and Darwin's feelings are hurt. Kermit then sees Sloane grab Champion who was the one Bree heard. Kermit rushes out of the trailer to save him, but is restrained by Bree. Kermit begs Sloane to let Champion go, but he demands to know his source of information. Kermit says it was just a guess and let's it slip about the explosives which Sloane never mentioned. Knowing he's lying, Sloane threatens to throw Champion over the cliff. With no other way to save his brother, Kermit admits he knows about the fence because of his ability to talk to animals. A storm begins and Kermit's powers disappear. Kermit pulls Percival out of the trailer and tells Darwin to go with them. Darwin, unable to understand him, just makes monkey sounds at him. Kermit realizes his power is really gone and pulls Darwin after him. The group ends up drifting down the river on a log as the storm continues.
Later on, the storm has stopped. Champion and Kermit talk about how he got the powers and Champion tells Kermit to tell Darwin how he hates how he leaves pizza crust under the cushions so he can see it for herself. Kermit tells Champion that he can't because he broke the rule of never telling anybody about her powers. Champion is amazed at how Kermit gave up his powers for him in order to save his life. Kermit tells Champion about the fight he and Darwin had and that he can't apologize for being mean to him.
The Fight, The Solar Eclipse and EndingEdit
They get to the pass, just in time for the eclipse. They find hundreds of elephants, being led to death by their matriarch, unaware of the fence. Kermit jumps onto the lead elephant, and desperately tries to tell him to stop. He uses a necklace his dad gave him before he left and hurls it at the electric fence. The fence goes off and electrocutes the necklace, and the elephants see what's going to happen. They begin to turn around but Bree and Sloane fire off another round of explosives, making the elephants charge towards it again. Then Kermit remembers how elephant mothers tell their young how to go; he taps the elephant in a certain way, causing him to stop right in front of the fence. Everyone stops, and the elephants are saved. But Sloane swings in on a helicopter and grabs The Wild Thornberry Muppets. When the elephants grab onto the helicopter to help them, Kermit falls into the river as the helicopter crashes. He is then helped out of the river by the shaman who originally gave him the power to speak to animals. He tells him that he saved the day using not his powers but his heart. As a reward he gives Kermit his powers back. He apologizes to Darwin, and the poachers are captured and arrested. They return to their trailer and explain to their parents what has been happening. Kermit tells Champion that if she does not keep her secret she will be turned into a baboon, and upon hearing this information Champion becomes hysterical and interrupts her father's recording session. And Percival is reunited with his mother once again.
- Mr. Thornberry: Clifford
- Mrs. Thornberry: Skeeter
- Lilypad: Dr. Bunsen Honeydew's unamed daughter
- Darwin: himself
- Kermit: Male version of Eliza Thornberry
- Champion: Himself
The Muppets: The Lost EmpireEdit
Champion appears as one of Milo Thatch's companions through the journey.
The film's plot:
In 1914, Milo James Thatch (Michael James Fox), a young linguist and cartographer, works in the boiler room at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.E. with the Muppets. He aspires to follow in his late grandfather Thaddeus Thatch's footsteps to discover the mythical lost city of Atlantis, but the Institute's board refuses to believe him. Later, Milo and the Muppets are contacted by trillionaire Preston B. Whitmore (John Mahoney), a friend of his grandfather, who presents him with the "Shepherd's Journal", an ancient manuscript said to be the key to finding Atlantis. Whitmore reveals that he has amassed a large team and equipment to seek out Atlantis, and Milo has been able to provide the final clue. He offers Milo and the Muppets to join the team, which they readily accept.
As the expedition starts out on a high-technology submarine, Milo and the Muppets are teased by the senior mission crew, led by Commander Lyle Rourke (James Garner) and his second-in-command Helga Sinclair (Claudia Christian), but slowly is accepted by them. The expedition is met with numerous losses when attacked by a giant mechanical leviathan, but the survivors are able to discover a open-air cavernous route that will lead them to Atlantis according to the Journal. They lose more equipment when they fall into the well of a dormant volcano, but soon escape and find themselves inside a giant underground opening, the city of Atlantis in the center. They are met by the surviving Atlanteans, among them Princess Kidagakash 'Kida' Nedakh (Cree Summer) and her sister, Kidatakasha "Miss Piggy" Nedakh. The crew is brought before King Kashekim Nedakh (Leonard "Leo 2" Nimoy), Kida's father, who requests they leave, but Rourke proposes that they are allowed to stay two nights to recover before leaving.
Kida, learning that Kermit and Milo can read ancient Atlantean writings, takes them to several murals to translate. According to Kermit, the murals explain that the city and its people are powered by the life-force energy of a huge blue "crystal" called the "Heart of Atlantis", which is stored in the glowing blue crystals that they all wear. Kida recalls the fate of her mother thousands of years earlier, selected by the Heart of Atlantis to protect the city from a titanic tsunami created by the Atlanteans' misuse of the Heart's power. The three return to find that Rourke and the other team members have set plans in motion to capture the Heart of Atlantis by force and return it to the surface. Rourke lethally punches the King to reveal its location, which happens to be beneath the throne room. Rourke, Sinclair, Milo, the Muppets and Kida descend to the cavern containing the Heart surrounded by the stone faces of past Atlantean kings, which then draws Kida to it. The Heart infuses itself in Kida, disabling power to the rest of the city. Rourke's men place Kida in a container and prepare to transport her to the surface; in the process, The Muppets' friends abandon Rourke when they realize he is effectively killing the Atlanteans.
Kermit realizes that the crystals that the Atlanteans wear still hold energy and use them to power several flying vehicles to stage a rescue along with his friends. They find Rourke in the dormant volcano, ready to hoist Kida up to the surface with a dirigible flying machine. In the ensuing skirmish, the heroes are able to stop Rourke from escaping (with help from a vengeful Sinclair, whom Rourke betrays in the fight), with Champion the Cow and Kermit killing the commander in the process. When the dirigible crashes, the volcano becomes active. Milo, his friends, The Muppets, and the Atlanteans escape the erupting volcano with Kida, but soon realize that the entire city is threatened by the eruption. Kida is released from the container, and the power of the Heart of Atlantis activates several giant humanoid figures at the edges of the city, who create a force field that spares the city from a fiery fate.
Milo's friends prepare to leave to the surface, while Milo and the Muppets have opted to stay behind with Kida, Milo having fallen in love with her, and to help the Altanteans rediscover their lost technology. Milo's friends return to the surface with numerous treasures, and rehearse a false story with Mr. Whitmore about their experiences, making it seem that Atlantis was never found. They also give him a note containing an Atlantean crystal and a "thank you" message from Milo. The film closes with Milo, the Muppets and Kida completing a stone face of Kida's deceased father, which ascends to join the other stone faces orbiting the Heart of Atlantis. The Lost Empire thrives once more.
List of filmsEdit
- Muppets from Space II: The Adventure
- The Muppets Take Manhattan 2
- Muppets Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
- Muppets Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
- Muppets Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
- The Muppets: The Stampede! (short film)
- Kermit and the Magic Railroad
- Muppets: Casey Jones
- The Muppets: Mission to Mars
- Kermit's Virtual Train Safari
- The Muppets' Pizza Delivery
- The 3D Camping Episode
Muppet movie sequelsEdit
- The Muppet Movie 2
- Muppet Treasure Island 2
- The Great Muppet Caper 2
- The Muppet Christmas Carol 2
- The Muppets' Wizard of Oz 2
- The Muppets' Hunchback of Notre Dame
- The Muppets: Aladdin
- The Muppets: Tarzan
- The Muppets: Hercules
- The Muppets: Beauty and the Beast
- The Muppets' New Groove
- The Muppets: The Lost Empire
- The Muppets: The Little Mermaid
Phantom of the Opera-parodiedEdit
- Muppets of the Opera
Nickelodeon Muppet MoviesEdit
- The Muppets: The Wild Thornberries
Kermit and the Snaptraps (band)Edit
Champion appears as the Snaptraps's (Kermit's band) professional drummer.
Their first album's singles:
- "Captain Arkwright"
- "AAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYY! Hail the African Spirits"
- "Twilight's Eclipse"
- "Pirate Ship Attic Clubhouse"
- "Underwater Milkshakes"
The Great Muppet ExtravaganzaEdit
Champion is the ringleader of his circus/traveling show "The Great Muppet Extravaganza!"
- Champion the Cow: Leader
- Nigel the Red Owl: Trapeze actor
- Victor the Cow: Tightrope walker
- Weegee the Creature: Fortune teller
- Frankie the Penguin: Magic tricks
Kermit the Frog and the Raiders of the Lost Golden Cobra Snake's TreasureEdit
Champion appears as Sallah in this film.
The film's plot:
In the Peruvian jungle, in 1936, archaeologist Indiana Jones (Kermit the Frog) braves an ancient temple filled with booby traps to retrieve a golden idol. Upon fleeing the temple, Indiana is confronted by rival archaeologist René Belloq (Crazy Harry) and the indigenous Hovitos. Surrounded and outnumbered, Indiana is forced to surrender the idol to Belloq and escapes aboard a waiting seaplane.
Shortly after returning to the college in the United States where he teaches archeology, Indiana is interviewed by two Army intelligence agents. They inform him that the Nazis, in their quest for occult power, are searching for his old mentor, Abner Ravenwood, who is in possession of the headpiece of an artifact called the Staff of Ra and is the leading expert on the ancient Egyptian city of Tanis. Indiana deduces that the Nazis are searching for the Ark of the Lost Golden Cobra Snake's Treasure, the biblical chest built by the Israelites to contain the fragments of the Lost Golden Cobra Snake's Treasure: if the Nazis acquire it, their armies will be invincible. The Staff of Ra, meanwhile, is the key to finding the Well of Souls, in which the Ark is buried. The agents subsequently authorize Indiana to recover the Ark with the promise of displaying it in a museum. Indiana travels to Nepal, only to find that Ravenwood has died and that the headpiece is in the possession of his daughter, Marion (Miss Piggy), Indiana's embittered former lover. Marion's tavern is suddenly raided by a group of thugs commanded by Nazi agent Major Toht (Crazy Harry). The tavern is burned down in the ensuing fight, during which Toht burns his hand on the searing hot headpiece as he tries to grab it. Indiana and Marion escape with the headpiece, with Marion declaring she will accompany Indiana in his search for the Ark so he can repay his debt.
They travel to Cairo where they learn from Indiana's friend Sallah (Champion), a skilled excavator, that Belloq and the Nazis are currently digging for the Well of Souls with a replica of the headpiece modeled after the scar on Toht's hand. In a bazaar, Nazi operatives kidnap Marion and fake her death, strengthening his resolve to find the Ark. While deciphering the markings on the headpiece, Indiana and Sallah realize that the Nazis have miscalculated the location of the Well of Souls. Using this to their advantage, they infiltrate the Nazi dig and use the Staff of Ra to determine the location correctly and uncover the Well of Souls, which is filled with snakes. After Indiana fends off the snakes and acquires the Ark, Belloq and the Nazis arrive to take it for themselves. They toss Marion down into the well with Indiana and seal them both in, but Indiana and Marion manage to escape. After a grueling fist fight with a large German mechanic, blowing up a flying wing on the airstrip, and chasing down a convoy of trucks, Indiana takes back the Ark before it can be shipped to Berlin.
Indiana and Marion leave Cairo to escort the Ark to England on board a tramp steamer. The next morning, their boat is boarded by the Nazis, who once again steal the Ark and kidnap Marion. Indiana stows away on the U-boat and follows them to an isolated island in the Aegean Sea where Belloq plans to test the power of the Ark before presenting it to Hitler. Indiana reveals himself and threatens to destroy the Ark with a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, but Belloq calls his bluff.
Indiana surrenders and is tied to a post with Marion as Belloq performs a ceremonial opening of the Ark, which appears to contain nothing but sand. Suddenly, spirits, which resemble the Old Testaments description of seraphim, emerge from the Ark. Aware of the supernatural danger of looking at the opened Ark, Indiana warns Marion to close her eyes. The apparitions suddenly morph into demonic creatures, and lightning bolts begin flying out of the ark, gruesomely killing the Nazis. The fires rise into the sky, then fall back down to Earth and the Ark closes with a crack of thunder.
Back in Washington, D.C., the Army intelligence agents tell a suspicious Indiana and Brody that the Ark "is someplace safe" to be studied by "top men". In reality, the Ark is sealed in a wooden crate labeled "top secret" and stored in a giant government warehouse filled with countless similar crates.
Kermit the Frog and the Temple of TrapsEdit
Champion apppears as Kermit's comrade in this film.
The film's plot:
Prologue: Shanghai, 1937Edit
The film is set a year after the events in Raiders of the Lost Golden Cobra Snake's Treasure. Indiana Jones (Kermit) and his comrades Fozzie, Clifford and Champion are delivering the remains of Nurhachi to a gangster named Lao Che in a nightclub, Club Obi-Wan, in Shanghai, China, in exchange for a large diamond, the Peacock's Eye. Lao introduces Indy to the club's singer, Willie Scott (Spamela Hamderson). After Indy sips his drink, Lao starts laughing ominously as he pulls out a vial of blue liquid. Willie asks what it is, and Lao replies that it is the antidote to the poison Indiana just drank. Indy's friend Wu Han, in disguise as a waiter, pulls a gun and threatens to shoot if the antidote isn't handed over. However, Lao Che's son Chen shoots and kills him. A brawl ensues, with Indiana Jones trying to grab the antidote and Willie Scott trying to grab the Peacock's Eye. Willie finds the antidote and slips it in her dress. Chen is killed, and Lao Che's other son, Kao Chan pulls a machine gun on Indy. Indy and Willie just barely avoid the mad man's gunfire by hiding behind a rolling gong which Indy cut with a large sword. The five make their escape when the gong crashes through a window. After several awnings break their fall, they land in a car driven by Short Round (Robin), Indy's nephew sidekick. Indy drinks the antidote after grabbing it out of Willie's dress. A car chase follows, with Willie dropping Indy's gun in the chaos. The six heroes arrive at an airport with Lao Che and Kao Chan right behind them. Indy, Willie, and Short Round board the cargo plane, with Indy saying that Lao Che made a good try. He shuts the door and Lao Che is written across the door. Lao Che says goodbye to Indy and tells his pilot to kill all of them. The plane flies off.
It turns out that the plane was owned by Lao Che, and the captains abandon the plane, leaving the passengers to die. They survive by using a raft as a parachute. They land in India, where they come to a village with no children. The inhabitants explain that the Thuggee Cult of Pankot Palace has taken all of their children and their sacred stones that protect the village. They then lend the heroes elephants so they can reach the palace.
Pankot Palace, Assasin and the Temple of TrapsEdit
Initially the palace seems normal enough; the Maharajah's prime minister Chattar Lal acts insulted by his questions about the village's claims. Indy is later attacked in his room by an assassin, which leads him to find a secret door in Willie's room. Beneath the palace is a vast underground chamber where the village rocks are held by Thuggees. Indy, Fozzie, Clifford and Champion with Willie and Short Round watch as the Thuggee high priest Mola Ram sacrifices a human to the goddess Kali. The cult uses the village's children to dig for the remaining gems within the mines of the palace, in hope that with all of them they can rule the world.
Capture, Black Sleep, Recovery and Sankara Stone RetrivalEdit
Indy, Fozzie, Champion, Clifford, Willie, and Short Round are captured by the Thuggee and separated: Indy sides with the Thuggee after being whipped and tortured to drink the "blood of Kali Ma", Willie is kept as a human sacrifice, and Short Round, Fozzie, Champion and Clifford are put in the mines alongside the village children. Short Round and Indy's companions escape and help Indy return to his normal self (with the help of a torch and also figuring out that extreme pain breaks the trance), which allows him to save Willie, take the Sankara stones, and free the children. Indy then battles and defeats the brutal slave driver.
Mine Car Chase, Old Bridge, and Mola Ram's demiseEdit
Indy and his friends get in a mine car chase with the Thuggees. The trio eventually run through the rest of the mine tunnels, out to an exit at the end of a mountain. Shorty and Willie run to an old bridge, where they meet up with Mola Ram and his minions, while Indy, Fozzie, Clifford and Champion fight more Thuggee soldiers on their way to the bridge. Indy and his companions then meet up with Mola Ram on an old bridge. Indy breaks the bridge (with the help of a sword) and everyone clings on to the broken bridge, while most of Mola Ram's men plummet to their demise by crocodiles in the river. During the fight with Mola Ram on what remains of the bridge, Indy accuses the evil priest of betraying Shiva. Using the dark magic he learned from the Thuggee, the anger of the god apparently causes the stones in Indy's bag to catch fire and none fall to the crocodile-infested river below. As the three stones fall out of the bag, Mola Ram grab them, but they burn his hand, causing Mola Ram to lose his grip on the bridge railing and fall into the river, where he is torn apart and eaten by the hungry crocodiles. Indy catches the then-cool stones. The last remaining Thuggees are either shot or captured by the British Army.
Indy and his friends triumphantly return to the village with their sacred stones and their children. After Willie tells Indy she is going back to Missouri, he brings her towards him with his whip, and they share a kiss, but not before Short Round's elephant sprays them with water.
Kermit the Frog and the Last CrusadeEdit
Champion appears as Sallah once again.
The Film's plot:
The film starts in 1912 with Indy (teenage Kermit) as a Boy Scout in a failed attempt to retrieve the Cross of Coronado from treasure hunters. After stealing the Cross from Fedora himself and escaping across the countryside on horseback and circus train, Indy returns home, only to have the local sheriff reclaim the Cross for Fedora and his client, Panama Hat. The small adventure inspires his whip, fear of snakes, fedora (and style of dress), and even the scar on his chin.
Portuguese Coast, 1938Edit
The story then advances to 1938, one year after the events in The Temple of Traps, with Indy (Fullgrown
Kermit) now a grown man. He successfully retrieves the Cross from Coronado and after returning to Barnett College, donates it to Marcus Brody's (Scooter) museum.
Walter Donovan (Julius Strangepork) informs Indy that his father, Henry Jones, Sr. (Kermit's dad), has vanished while searching for the Lost Emerald, which Donovan believes has the power to grant eternal life. Indy is shown half of an ancient tablet, a marker leading to the Emerald, and told that the other one is buried with the knight's dead brother. Indy and Marcus travel to Venice to meet Dr. Elisa Schneider (Spamela) to follow the footsteps of his father. Below the library where his father was last seen, Indy discovers the tomb of a knight of the "First Crusade" which holds the second marker with information needed to begin the quest for the Emerald. Indy encounters the Brotherhood of the Crucicium Sword, a secret and fanatical religious cult determined to protect the Emerald at all costs. Their leader, Kazar (Rowlf), tells him that his father is being held in Brunwald Castle near the Austrian-German border.
At Castle Brunwald on the German-Austrian border, Jones discovers that the castle is actually a Nazi command center. Jones rescues his father from captivity but both are captured when betrayed by Schneider. They are taken to Donovan, who is also working for the Nazis. His father had been kidnapped in Venice when he realized Schneider's true allegiances. Schneider ties up the Joneses and mockingly kisses Indiana, while Vogel punches him in the head as a farewell. Left alone in the castle, Indy and his father start a fire and escape on motorcycle, crossing into Germany.
The two head for Berlin (Home of the Lions' Den) in order to retrieve his father's Emerald diary, taken there by Schneider to show their mission's progress to the Fuhrer. In Berlin, Jones recovers the diary by grabbing and cornering Elisa and then forcing her to give the diary back to him. As the two try to exit the city, a disguised Jones narrowly escapes at one point as he comes face to face with Hitler. Meanwhile, the Nazis capture Brody in Iskenderun and obtain the map that Brody had taken from the Emerald diary. Indiana Jones and his father board a zeppelin for Athens, to get out of Germany, but Colonel Vogel has tracked them down and searches the zeppelin for them. Disguised as a ticket taker, Jones punches out the colonel and tosses him off the airship. During their flight, the zeppelin turns back toward Germany, and the pair escape in a biplane moored to the airship. A pair of Nazi fighters chase their slower biplane. Henry tries to shoot them down, but shoots up their own plane instead, forcing them to crash-land. Stealing a car, the Joneses managed to destroy the pursuing planes, and travel to re-unite with Sallah (Champion).
Arriving in Iskenderun, Hatay, the Nazi party attempt to negotiate a treaty with the Sultan by offering him a treasure chest in exchange for safe unopposed passage through his territory. The Sultan declines the treasure chest incentive in favor of one of the Nazi party's escort vehicles, a Rolls-Royce Phantom II (which ironically and comically has less commercial value than the treasure chest), of which he is technically familiar with and very fond of. The Nazi party agrees to the trade and they are granted passage as well as additional camels, horses, armed escorts, provisions, desert terrain vehicles, and tanks. Then using the captured map, the Nazi team, led by Donovan, Schneider, and Vogel, with a captive Brody, begin the Emerald quest in Hatay. As they head out in search of the Canyon of the Crescent Moon, they are ambushed by Kazar and the Brotherhood of the Crucicium Sword. Using the battle as a distraction, Indiana Jones and Sallah try to steal some horses from the Nazi caravan, while Henry attempts to rescue Brody, who has been imprisoned in a tank. Henry ends up getting captured by the Nazis, who successfully defeat some of the Brotherhood's men, with Kazar secretly delivering a fateful warning to Donovan and Schneider.
Indiana attempts to rescue his father and Brody from the tank, managing to leap from his horse onto the side of the tank. Brody and the elder Jones cause disruptions inside the tank, and eventually Indy ends up in a duel with Vogel on top of the tank. Henry Jones and Brody manage to get off the tank, which then falls off of a cliff with Jones and Vogel aboard. With his father, Brody, and Sallah peering over the cliff, believing that Indiana had met his demise alongside Vogel, Indiana climbs onto the cliff edge, having jumped from the tank before it fell.
Canyon of the Crescent Moon and The TempleEdit
The four reach the Canyon of the Crescent Moon where the secret temple that houses the Emerald is located. Inside the temple, they spy on Donovan's party attempting to enter the Emerald chamber, but being stopped by its defensive traps. The four are captured and Donovan shoots Henry, forcing Indiana to face a set of challenges and retrieve the Grail to save his father's life with its healing powers.
Indy, guided by his recollection of his father's diary, surpasses the three challenges, and enters a room with Holy Grail hidden amongst many false grails and an ancient grail knight guarding the Emerald. With the traps disabled, Donovan and Schneider follow Jones into the Emerald chamber. Donovan allows Schneider to choose out the Grail for him, and she selects a golden, jeweled grail which Donovan drinks from. The grail turned out to be a false one and Donovan ages rapidly, and dies trying to grab Schneider.
With death on the line, Indiana Jones picks the true Grail, a plain carpenter's cup, and takes a sip. The knight affirms Jones' selection and gives him the emerald but warns him not to let the Grail go "past the Great Seal" in the temple entrance, as it is the boundary of immortality. Jones takes the Emerald with the holy water and heals his mortally-wounded father. This action frightens the Hatay soldiers and Sallah is able to disarm them and the remaining Nazis. Schneider picks up the unattended Emerald and tries to leave with it, crossing the Great Seal. The temple begins to quake, and the ground opens up. The Emerald falls into a crevasse and Schneider dives after it. Jones grabs her and tries to pull her up, but as she tries to reach for the emerald, she falls into the abyss. After another large tremor, Jones falls into the crack, within reach of the emerald, unaware he is about to fall in, but his father, now holding onto him, simply says "Indiana, Indiana...let it go". Realising that his father does care more about him than the Emerald, Jones turns and lets his father pull him to safety and the four archaeologists escape from the crumbling temple, leaving behind the Grail knight. The adventure ends with Henry revealing that "Indiana" was the family dog's name; Indy, his father, Sallah, and Marcus ride out of the canyon and off into the sunset.
Muppets Jurassic ParkEdit
Champion appears as John Hammond, the park's owner and founder.
The film's plot:
On the volcanic island of Isla Nublar, an InGen employee is attacked and killed by a Velociraptor while attempting to transport it to a heavily fortified enclosure. This prompts the worker's family to file a lawsuit against the company, and it successfully scares InGen's investors into thinking that the park is not safe. The CEO of InGen, John Hammond (Champion), decides to reassure the investors by bringing a group of experts to his park in order to gain their approval of it. Among the group he invites paleontologist Alan Grant (Kermit) and paleobotanist Ellie Sattler (Miss Piggy), two scientists whos' digs he's been funding, Ian Malcolm (Fozzie) a chaos theorist (or "Chaotician" as he calls himself) and his investor's lawyer, Donald Gennaro (Julius Strangepork). Meanwhile in Costa Rica, Dennis Nedry (Statler) is meeting with Lewis Dodgson (Animal), a rival scientist of InGen working for Biosyn. Nedry is a computer programmer working for Hammond on Isla Nublar and has recently become dissatisfied with his treatment by InGen. Nedry agrees to steal dinosaur embryos for Dodgon for a price.
The group assembled by Hammond arrive on the island via helicopter and then take two jeeps out into the park, where they come across a Brachiosaurus, a whole herd of hadrosaurs, and the real Dr. Brachio to their utter amazement. Hammond then takes his stunned guests to the Visitor Center where they learned that InGen were able to clone dinosaurs using genetic material taken from mosquitoes who had feasted on dinosaur blood, and had been preserved in emerald. The DNA taken from the mosquitoes was spliced with DNA from frogs and other animals such as spitting cobras to fill in the gaps of the genetic strains. InGen scientists altered the animals so that they could only clone females, thus eliminating the threat of uncontrolled breeding between the animals. They are then taken to the Velociraptor enclosure at Grant's request where they meet park warden Robert Muldoon (Clifford). Muldoon tells the group about how vicious and intelligent the raptors are. He explains there are only three raptors all together because the alpha female had "killed all but two of the others", a total of eight raptors.
Over lunch Alan, Ian and Ellie start to express doubt in the park after the initial shock has worn off. Malcolm questions the ethical morality in cloning species that had not lived for thousands of years while Sattler expresses concern that the scientists may not be thinking of the repercussions that might occur of what they are cloning. Grant remains fairly neutral on the issue, though he advises Hammond to be careful. Gennaro is the only one who completely approves, thanks to the amounts of money they could make off the island, and Hammond so eloquently puts it "Wonderful! I invite all of you here to approve of my park and the only one I have on my side is the blood-sucking lawyer!" The guests are then introduced to Hammond's grandchildren who have also come to visit the park, Lex (Mary Louise) and Tim Murphy (Robin). Both of them instantly take a liking to Grant, who doesn't appreciate the attention as he dislikes children. The tour goes disappointingly, with most of the dinosaurs failing to appear.
Ellie leaves the tour to take care of a sick Triceratops with Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Gary Harding. A tropical storm hits the island and most InGen employees leave, except for Hammond, game warden Robert Muldoon and chief systems engineer Ray Arnold (Scooter). During the storm, Nedry shuts down park security (except for the raptor fences) and as a result, the Tyrannosaurus breaks through the deactivated electric fence surrounding its pen, devouring Gennaro, attacking Tim and Lex hiding in the car, and wounding Malcolm. The children and Grant only narrowly avoid being killed and eaten. Just after they flee the wreckage, Ellie and Muldoon arrive. At first, they believe the only survivor of the attack is Malcolm, but upon further investigation they find two footprints: one is Grant's and one belongs to one of the kids. Just then, the Tyrannosaur returns, and Malcolm, Muldoon, and Ellie barely escape her in their jeep. Meanwhile, Nedry crashes his car, and while trying to winch it, he is killed by a Dilophosaurus. Grant, Tim, and Lex spend the night in a tree. While hiking to safety the next morning, they discover hatched eggs, which means that the dinosaurs are actually breeding. Grant realizes that the frog DNA is responsible: some species of frog are known to spontaneously change sex in a single-sex environment. Arnold tries to hack Nedry's computer to turn the power back on but fails, so he does a full system restart, which requires the circuit breakers to be manually reset from the utility shed. When he does not return, Ellie and Muldoon follow and discover the raptors have escaped; the shutdown cut off power to the electric fences around their pit. Muldoon realizes that they are near and tells Ellie to go to the utility shed herself and turn the power back on while he tries to hunt them down. Muldoon is attacked and killed when the raptors set an ambush while Ellie escapes from another after discovering Arnold's disembodied arm in the maintenance shed. After managing to turn on the power and escaping the raptor, she meets Grant, and they both go back to Malcolm and Hammond in the emergency bunkers. Lex and Tim narrowly escape two of the raptors in the kitchen (locking one in the freezer and knocking one out for several minutes), and Lex is finally able to restore the Park's computer systems in order to call Hammond to request a helicopter rescue of the survivors.
Grant and Ellie hold off a raptor trying to open the door to the computer room, until the power is restored and the electromagnetic locks begin working. With the door secure, the raptor breaks into the room through the window after Grant shoots at it through the glass, and the group climbs up into the ceiling crawlspace and arrive at the Visitors Center skeleton display, only after Lex is almost killed by the raptor leaping up at her. The raptors pursue and after a scuffle on top of the fossil exhibits and the raptors block their escape route, help comes from an unlikely source when the Tyrannosaurus suddenly appears and kills both raptors, saving Grant, Ellie, Lex, and Tim in the process. The four then climb into Hammond and Malcolm's jeep and leave. Grant says he will not endorse the park, a choice with which Hammond concurs. As all fly away in the helicopter, the children fall asleep beside Grant, who contemplatively watches a flock of pelicans flying nearby, the surviving relatives of the dinosaurs they escaped. The final shot of the film is Weird Al Yankovic arriving on Isla Nublar who meets Dr. Brachio and together make the Live-action version of Weird Al's "Jurassic Park".
Champion Through the YearsEdit
2 Years old
9 years old
25 years old
100 years old
possibly 110 years
The Muppets (musical film)Edit
Champion appears as the main character in trouble trying to ask his girlfriend Aileen Quinn out.
The film's plot:
The musical opens with Champion in his bed, watching "My Hollywood Adventure with Aileen Quinn" from the Annie DVD. He notices that it's 3:00 in the morning. He gets out of bed and eats cereal ("Maybe"). However, he falls asleep at 3:30. As everyone gets ready for the day, Kermit notices Champion and wakes him up. He explains during his time in California, he met Aileen Quinn and got her tickets to the Love Händel concert on tour. There they shared their first kiss, and after that, they had never saw each other again. Kermit looks at the calender and tells him that tommorow is September 12th, the day he and Aileen Quinn met. Champion explains to Kermit he needs to meet Aileen by tomorrow, or else he'll die of a broken heart.
- Kermit (leader)
- Miss Piggy
Kermit and his posse jump on the bus and travel to New York, where Annie was set, leaving Champion under Sam's care. They come upon the Hudson Street Orphanage set. Kermit tells them to spilt up and find Aileen. However, after an accident through the streets, Kermit, Scooter and Phantom barrel roll into The boys find Danny's Music Shop and tumble inside to find Danny arguing with a teenager about how the young boy hasn't been called by the spirit of Rock. Scooter asks him about Love Händel ("History of Rock"). Afterward, Phantom informs Danny that Champion and Aileen Quinn fell in love at one of Love Händel's concerts. Danny agrees to sing at their concert, but doubts that the rest of Love Händel will join him.
At Bobbi's Hair Emporium, Gonzo and Skeeter are still searching for Aileen Quinn. Skeeter gets a phone call from Kermit telling her they have gotten Danny, and have moved on to Bobbi. She tells them, as they're walking in the front door of Bobbi's salon that he is Aileen's hair dresser and should stay away. Determined to get the band back together, Kermit persists and makes it Skeeter's job to distract Aileen while they try to convince Bobbi. Bobbi seems much less receptive to the idea than Danny did. Scooter explains to Bobbi why they're trying to get Love Händel back together. He assures them that they don't need him. He just played bass in the background; nobody remembers him. Phantom starts singing "Fabulous" to convince him otherwise by appealing to his ego. Over the course of the song, Bobbi agrees that he is indeed fabulous and that he will rejoin the band.
Discussing the irony of a rock and roll drummer working in a place so quiet, they arrive at the Tri-State Area Public Library. They find Swampy stamping books, oblivious to the rhythm that he is creating. Scooter asks him about rejoining the band for one night only. Swampy recounts how he fell asleep in a metronome factory and completely lost his sense of rhythm. He hasn't played drums since. Kermit breaks into Still Ain't Got Rhythm. Once again over the course of the song, the member of Love Händel realize that he wants to rejoin the band, if only for one night.
Back at the house, Champion thinks if he'll ever see them again ("Tell Me Lies") and goes up to his bed and tries to rest.
Champion finishes cleaning everything up and is sitting, feeling sorry for himself in the garage. Kermit, his troop and Phantom burst in and open the garage door revealing the good news: They got all the members of Love Händel to agree to concert for his anniversary!
At the house, the band reminisces a little bit and pulls Swampy's old outfit out of a box. Swampy, who has put on a bit of weight, assures them he is not going to be wearing that again any time soon. After fighting a few old arguments, Danny no longer believes they have any fans and doesn't know why he should stay. They hear cheering outside and Phantom dramatically opens the garage door to reveal a huge crowd of fans in their driveway and front yard.
Just then, Aileen Quinn arrives at the house. The band begins to play their hit single ("Snuck Your Way Into My Heart"). With the spotlight on the car, Champion pushes his way through the crowd to get to his girlfriend, but can't. Aileen gets out of the car, the spotlight falls on her alone, and the crowd opens up a wide lane for Champion to walk down and recreate their first kiss.
The band finishes the song with a rocking guitar solo by Danny, followed by a nice shout-out, "GOOD NIGHT, 44 BRONSON LANE!".
The Muppets: A Phantom of the Opera AdventureEdit
Champion appears as one of the people who get sucked in the screen and taken to Lon Chaney, Claude Rains, Herbert Lom, William Finley, Robert Englund and Gerald Butler's Phantom of the Operas.
The film's plot:
Soundstage 28 (AKA Prologue)Edit
In the prologue, the Mupppets are given a tour of Soundstage 28, by Robert Englund. However, Kermit, Fozzie, Scooter, Miss Piggy, Pepe, Robin and Phantom get lost while touring the Phantom's lair. But then, Phantom hears voices from the past, and begins to suspect that Lon Chaney's ghost is here. Then Phantom gets sucked into an unseen movie screen. Kermit and his friends jump in, resulting in making The Muppets: A Phantom of the Opera Adventure.
The scenario presented is based on the general release version of 1925, which has additional scenes and sequences in different order than the existing reissue print (see below). The film opens with the debut of the new season at the Paris Opera House, with a production of Edward Cecil's Faust. Comte Philip de Chagny and his brother, the Vicomte Raoul de Chagny are in attendance. Raoul attends only in the hope of hearing his sweetheart Christine Daae sing. Christine, under the tuition of an unknown and mysterious coach, has made a sudden rise from the chorus to understudy of the prima donna. Raoul wishes for Christine to resign and marry him, but she refuses to let their relationship get in the way of her career.
At the height of the most prosperous season in the Opera's history, the management suddenly resign. As they leave, they tell the Muppets of the Opera Ghost, a phantom who asks for opera box #2, among other things. Scooter and Fozzie laugh it off as a joke, but the old management leaves troubled. Kermit and Phantom go to Box 2 to see exactly who has taken it. The keeper of the box does not know who it is, as she has never seen his face. Kermit and Phantom enter the box and are startled to see a shadowy figure seated. Phantom runs out of the box (while Kermit has a talk with him and dons a mask and a black leather suit) and composes himself, but when he enters the box again, the person is gone, with Kermit sitting in the Phantom's seat.. After the performance, the ballet girls and a prima ballerina (lead by Scooter) are disturbed by the sight of a mysterious man, who dwells in the cellars. Arguing whether or not he is the Phantom, they decide to ask Joseph Buquet, a stagehand (and friend Scooter met while entering 1925) who has actually seen the ghost's face. Buquet describes a ghastly sight of a living skeleton to Scooter and the girls, who are then startled by a shadow cast on the wall. The antics of stagehand Florine Papillon do not amuse Joseph's brother, Simon, and Fozzie who chase him off.
Meanwhile, Mme. Carlotta, the prima donna of the Paris Grand Opera, barges into the managers office enraged. She has received a letter from "The Muppet," demanding that Christine sing the role of Marguerite the following night, threatening dire consequences if his demands are not met. In her next performance, Christine reaches her triumph during the finale and receives a standing ovation from the audience. When Raoul visits her in her dressing room, she pretends not to recognize him, because unbeknownst to the rest there, the Spirit is also there. Raoul spends the evening outside her door, and after the others have left, just as he is about to enter, he hears a man's voice within the room. He overhears the voice make his intentions to Christine: "Soon, Christine, a spirit will take form and will demand your love!" When Christine leaves her room alone, Raoul breaks in to find it empty. Carlotta receives another discordant note from the Muppet. Once again, it demands that she take ill and let Christine have her part. The managers also get a note, reiterating that if Christine does not sing, they will present "Faust" in a house with a curse on it.
The following evening, despite the Phantom's warnings, a defiant Carlotta appears as Marguerite. At first, the performance goes well, but soon the Phantom's curse takes its effect, causing Kermit to drop the great, crystal chandelier onto the audience. Christine runs to her dressing room and is entranced by a mysterious voice through a secret door behind the mirror , descending, in a dream-like sequence, semi-conscious on horseback by a winding staircase into the lower depths of the Opera. She is then taken by gondola over a subterranean lake by the masked Kermit into the Phantom's lair. When the Phantom admits to who he is and his love for her, Christine faints and is carried into a suite fabricated for her comfort. The next day, when she awakens, she finds a note from Erik, The Phantom. He tells her that she is free to go as she pleases, but that she must never look behind his mask. In the next room, Kermit is playing the Phantom's composition, "Don Juan Triumphant." It is the strangest and most weird music she has ever heard. Christine's curiosity gets the better of her and she sneaks up behind Kermit. Christine tears off Kermit's mask, revealing his face. Enraged, the Phantom (who saw Kermit making him a fraud) makes his plans to hold her prisoner known. In an attempt to plead to him, he excuses her to visit her world one last time, with the condition that she never sees her lover again. Released from the underground dungeon, Christine and the Muppets make a rendezvous at the annual masked-ball, which is graced with the Phantom in the guise of the 'Red Death' from the Edward Allen Joe tale of the same name. While on the roof, Kermit tells Raoul everything. However, an unseen jealous Phantom perching on the statue of Apollo overhears them.
Raoul and Inspector Ledoux (the mystery man from the cellars) are then lured into the Phantom's underground death-trap when Christine is kidnapped while onstage. Philippe and Fozzie drown when they go looking for Raoul in the cellars of the Opera. Kermit gives Christine a choice of two levers: one shaped like a scorpion and the other like a grasshopper. One will save her lover Raoul and the other will blow up the Opera! Christine picks the Scorpion but it is a trick by the Phantom: it will "save" Raoul and Ledoux from being blown up-by drowning them! Christine begs Kermit to save Raoul by promising him anything. At the last second Kermit opens a trapdoor in his floor through which Raoul and Ledoux are saved. The Phantom attempts to flee with Christine in a stolen carriage. However, in the final sequence, while The Muppets save Christine, Erik/Phantom is pursued and killed by a mob on the streets of Paris who after beating him, throw him into the Seine River to finally drown.
The Muppets are then thrown out of the screen, and encounter Lon Chaney in his makeup. Kermit and his friends run out of Soundstage 28.
In 1943, The Muppets are kicked into 1943's Phantom of the Opera.
Erique Claudin (Rains) has been a violinist at the Paris Opera House for twenty years. Recently however, he has been getting pains in the fingers of his left hand, which affect his violin-playing. He is dismissed because of this, the owner of the opera house assuming that he has enough money to support himself. This is not the case however, for Claudin has spent it all by anonymously funding the music lessons of Christine Dubois (Foster), a young soprano whom Christine's music teacher assumes Claudin has secretly fallen in love with. In a desperate attempt to gain money, Claudin tries to get a concerto he has written published. After submitting it and not hearing a response, he becomes worried and returns to the publishers, Pleyel & Desjardins, to ask about it. No one there knows what happened to it, and do not seem to care. Claudin persists, but Pleyel rudely tells him to leave and goes back to the etchings he was working on.
Finally giving up, Claudin stands there for a moment and hangs his head sadly. Someone begins to play music in the next room, and he looks up in shock when he hears it. It is his concerto that is merely being endorsed and praised by Franz Liszt. Convinced that Pleyel is trying to steal his concerto, Claudin leaps up and begins to strangle him. Just as he tosses the body of Pleyel to the floor, Georgette, the publisher's assistant, throws etching acid at Claudin. Screeching and wailing, he dashes out the door clutching his face. Now being hunted down by the police for murder, he flees to the sewers of the Opera.
Claudin steals a prop mask from the costume department to cover his now-disfigured face and becomes obsessed with Christine. Meanwhile, Inspector Raoul D’aubert (Edgar Barrier) wants Christine to quit the Opera and marry him. But famed opera baritone Anatole Garron (Nelson Eddy) hopes to win Christine away from Raoul.
Now Christine is the understudy for the Opera’s female prima donna Mme. Biancarolli (Jane Farrar), who will do anything to stay in the limelight. But during a performance of the opera Amore et Gloire, Biancarolli drinks a glass of wine and is drugged. The director then puts Christine on in her place and she dazzles the audience. Secretly unknown to Mme. Biancarolli, who suspects that Garron and Christine are guilty, Kermit drugged Biancarolli’s wine in disguise.
When Biancarolli refuses to let Christine sing again, Kermit enters her dressing room and kills her and her maid falls to the hands. After some time, D'Aubert comes up with a plan: not let Christine sing during a performance of the opera La Prince Masque du Caucasus while Garron plans to have Liszt play the concerto after the performance. But Kermit strangles one of D'Aubert's men and heads to the domed ceiling of the auditorium.
He then brings down the large chandelier on the audience and cause chaos to spread. As the audience and the crew flee, Erique takes Christine down to his lair, pursued by the police. He hears Liszt playing his concerto, and he plays along with it on his piano.
He urges Christine to sing, and as she does, the police get nearer to finding Claudin. Christine pulls off his mask and sees what has happened to Erique. At that moment, Raoul and Anatole break in, and fire at their 'Phantom'. The shot misses, and causes the entire lair to cave in, as the two men, the Muppets and Christine escape. Anatole then tells Christine that she and Erique had come from the same town district which she responds with by saying while Erique had seemed a bit like a stranger to her she had somehow "always felt drawn to him". Back at the Phantom's lair, in memory, one of the final scenes shows Erique's mask propped against his violin.
Later, Anatole and Raoul demand that Christine finally choose between them, but she surprises them both by choosing to marry neither and pursue her singing career instead. She leaves to join her adoring fans, and the two snubbed men go off to commiserate together.
The Muppets are then hauled into 1962, where Eric Matthews is in.
The first night of the season at the London Opera House finds the opening of a new opera by Lord Ambrose D'Arcy (Michael Gough), a wealthy and pompous man, who is annoyed and scornful when the opera manager Lattimer (Thorley Walters) informs him the theater has not been completely sold out. No one will sit in a certain box because it is haunted.
Backstage, despite the soothing efforts of the opera's producer, Harry Hunter (Edward de Souza), everyone, including the show's star, Maria, is nervous and upset as if a sinister force was at work. The climax comes during Maria's first aria, when a side of the scenery rips apart to reveal the body of a hanged stage hand. In a panic, the curtain is rung down, and Maria refuses to sing again.
With the show postponed, Harry frantically auditions new singers. He finds a promising young star in Christine Charles (Heather Sears), one of the chorus girls. D'Arcy lecherously approves of the selection, and invites Christine to dinner.
In her dressing room after the audition, Christine is warned against D'Arcy by a phantom voice. At dinner, D'Arcy attempts to seduce her, but as they are about to leave to his apartment, she is saved by Harry.
On the ride back home, Christine tells Harry about the voice she heard. Intrigued, Harry takes Christine back to the opera house, where in her dressing room, a voice tells Harry to leave her there and go. At the same time, a rat catcher is murdered by the Phantom's lackey, a dwarf (Ian Wilson). Investigating the murder, Harry leaves Christine by herself, where she is approached by a man dressed in black, wearing a mask with only one eye—The Phantom of the Opera. Her scream scares the man away, and Harry takes her home.
The next day, D'Arcy sends his dismissal to Christine, and when Harry refuses to accept a more willing but less talented singer, he is also dismissed. Visiting Christine at her boarding house, Harry finds some old manuscripts which he recognizes as a rough draft of the opera he has been producing. Questioning Christine's landlady Mrs. Tucker, he learns that it was written by a former boarder by the name of Professor Petrie, who had been killed in a fire at a printers that was to print his music.
Making further inquiries, he learns that Petrie did not actually perish in the fire, but was splashed with Nitric Acid while apparently trying to extinguish the blaze, had run away in agony and was drowned in the River Thames. This is confirmed by the policeman who was in the area at the time, but the body was never recovered. Harry is convinced that D'Arcy stole Petrie's music, but leaves it at that, as he believes the real composer is long since dead.
That night, confronted in her bedroom by the dwarf, Christine faints from fright and is carried off. She returns to consciousness, deep in the cellars of the opera house, to see the same one-eyed Phantom as earlier, playing a huge pipe organ. He tells the frightened girl that he will teach her to sing properly, and rehearses her with fanatical insistence until she collapses from exhaustion.
Meanwhile, Harry, reinstated as the opera producer, is worried about Christine's disappearance. Pondering the story of the mysterious Professor, he checks the river where he had last been seen. At that same moment, he hears the echo of Christine's voice emanating from a storm drain, and soon finds himself following the voice through one of London's water-filled sewers. The faint sound of the organ playing draws him down a tunnel where the dwarf attacks him with a knife. Harry subdues him, and finds himself facing the missing Professor as Christine looks on from a bed (she'd been sleeping).
In a flashback, the elderly Phantom relates how, five years before, as a poor and starving composer, he had been forced to sell all of his music, including the opera, to Lord Ambrose for a pitifully small fee with the thought that his being published would bring him recognition. When he discovered that D'Arcy was having the music published under his own name, Petrie became enraged and broke into the printers to destroy the plates.
In burning sheet music that had already been printed, Petrie unwittingly started a fire, then accidentally splashed acid on his face and hands in an effort to put it out, thinking it was water. In terrible agony, he ran out, jumped into the river, and was swept by the current into an underground drain, where he was rescued and cared for by the dwarf, whose passion was music and who existed in the cellars underneath the opera house. The Phantom predicts a great operatic future for Christine, and Harry agrees to allow him time to complete her voice coaching.
When the opera is presented several weeks later, Lord D'Arcy is confronted in his office by the Phantom and runs out screaming into the night when he rips off his mask and sees his terrifying face. As the curtain rises, with Christine and the Muppets in the lead roles, the Phantom watches eagerly in the "haunted" box. Her performance brings him to tears as he hears his music finally presented.
Listening enraptured to the music, the dwarf is discovered in the catwalks by a stage-hand, and in the chase, he jumps onto a huge chandelier poised high above the stage over Christine. As the rope begins to break from the weight, the Phantom spots the danger and leaps from his box to the stage, throwing the girl and the Muppets safely from harm. The Phantom of the Opera is impaled by the chandelier before the eyes of the horror-stricken Muppets.
The Muppets land in 1974.
The story follows music composer/singer Winslow Leach, who is seen by Satanic record producer Swan during his performance as a back-up act to the nostalgia band The Juicy Fruits, whom Swan produces. Swan is deeply moved by Winslow's song, and, deeming Winslow's music as the perfect music to open "The Paradise" - Swan's anticipated concert hall, has his right-hand man Philbin steal it. When Winslow arrives at Death Records, Swan's record label, he is thrown out. When he sneaks into "Swanage", Swan's private mansion, to find out what's going on, he observes several women all rehearsing his music for an audition. One of them is Phoenix (Jessica Harper), an aspiring singer, whom Winslow deems perfect for his music and the two quickly fall for one another. Winslow is told of Swan's plan to open the Paradise with Winslow's music. When Winslow sneaks in once more, Swan orders he be thrown out again and for his minions to beat up Winslow and frame him for drug dealing.
Winslow is given a life sentence in Sing-Sing Prison. In prison, Winslow's teeth are extracted as part of an experimental prisoner program funded by the Swan Foundation. His teeth are now replaced with shiny metal ones. Six months later, Winslow hears on the radio, while assembling tiddlywinks games in the prison rehab center, that The Juicy Fruits, whom he hates, have made an anticipated hit record of his music with Swan's backing. Winslow goes berserk, punches out a guard and escapes from prison in a delivery box driven off prison property. He breaks into the Death Records building and tears the place up. He then breaks into Swan's record factory where he sets out to destroy a record press. When a guard catches him fiddling with the record press, Winslow slips and the record press catches his sleeve, tumbling him head first into the record press and crushing his face and destroying his larynx. Bleeding profusely and with his face now severely mutilated, a very disoriented Winslow makes his way to the edge of the East River and tumbles into the water. The newspaper reports the details of the night and that his body was not recovered. Sneaking into the Paradise, The Muppets help Winslow make his way into the costume department where he dons a black leather costume, a long, black cape (though later in the film he also wears a red one) and a silver, owl-like mask to cover his now scarred face and becoming the Phantom of the Paradise so he can terrorize Swan and his musicians. He plants a time bomb on a prop car and nearly kills The Juicy Fruit girls (now calling themselves The Beach Bums). Swan, seeing the Phantom on a security camera, realizes there is an intruder about.
The Muppets confronts Swan who recognizes the Phantom as Winslow. Swan offers the composer the chance to have his music produced his way. Auditions are held and the Muppets select Phoenix. Later, in a secluded recording studio, Swan provides the Phantom with an electronic voice-box, enabling him to speak (but sing with the voice of Paul Williams). Swan asks the Muppets to rewrite the Phantom's cantata for Phoenix. The Phantom reluctantly agrees on the condition that Phoenix is the lead singer and that Swan plays "what I write!" Swan promises and the Muppets sign a contract in blood. While the Phantom remains in the recording studio rewriting his cantata, Swan breaks the deal by telling Philbin that he resents Phoenix's "perfection" for the lead role: "You know how I abhor perfection in anyone but myself." Swan puts a pill-popping, effeminate male glam rock prima donna named Beef (Gerrit Graham) in the lead of Winslow's Faust with Phoenix as a backup singer.
The Phantom completes Faust. Swan then drugs him and steals the cantata while ordering his minions to seal the Phantom up inside the recording studio with a brick wall. However, when the Phantom awakens and realizes he has been betrayed he manages to escape. The Muppets then confront Beef (in a comic allusion to the shower scene in Psycho) and threatens that The Phantom shall kill him if he performs. Beef tries to flee, but is stopped by Philbin, who suggests to Beef that it was all a drug-induced hallucination. Onstage the glam-rock band The Undeads (formerly The Juicy Fruits), costumed to resemble the sonambulist from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, sing of the perfect man, taking numerous body parts and "turning" them into Beef dressed as a glitter-clad Frankenstein's monster. As Beef performs, the Muppets, hidden in the rafters, strike Beef dead (to the great delight of the crowd) with a lightning-bolt-shaped neon sign. Horrified, Philbin orders Phoenix onstage as a replacement. Phoenix is an immediate sensation with the audience. Swan now realizes the potential of the situation.
In Phoenix's dressing room, Swan arrives and seduces Phoenix, telling her of her future stardom. As she leaves she is nearly overwhelmed by the zealous crowd but is quickly carted away by the Phantom. On the roof, the Phantom tells Phoenix his true identity. He implores Phoenix to leave the Paradise so Swan won't destroy her like he has destroyed everything else. Phoenix does not believe him and, fearing the Phantom, flees. At Swanage, the Phantom observes Swan and Phoenix locked in a tight embrace. Heartbroken, he screams and commits suicide by stabbing himself through the heart with his own knife. However, the Phantom awakens from death to see Swan standing over him. Swan tells the Muppets that the Phantom cannot die because he is locked to the blood contract he had signed earlier: The Phantom cannot die until Swan himself has died. With that knowledge, the Phantom attempts to stab Swan through the heart, but Swan is unharmed and merely pulls the knife away replying, "I'm under contract, too!."
Rolling Stones announce the upcoming wedding between Swan and Phoenix during Faust's finale. While everyone prepares, the Muppets sneak into Swan's private taping room to watch the tape containing the blood contract. Watching the tape, the Muppets then learn that Swan made a deal with the devil twenty years ago: Swan will remain youthful forever unless the videotaped recording of his contract is destroyed. In turn, the tape reveals Winslow's contract with Swan and another one Swan made with Phoenix when she was drugged. Then on a live TV camera, the Muppets observe a hit man and realize Swan is planning to assassinate Phoenix. They get the Phantom to destroy all the recordings by setting them on fire and heads off to the wedding between Phoenix and Swan.
The wedding is in full swing onstage. The Muppets manage to stop the assassin's bullet from hitting Phoenix, and it ends up killing Philbin, who was officiating at the wedding. The Muppets swing down onto the stage and rip off Swan's mask, exposing Swan as a monster on live television. Swan's face is now hideous, melting away because of the tapes being destroyed. Realizing what's happening, Swan tries to strangle Phoenix, but the Muppets intervene and stab Swan through the heart. The moment they do, the Phantom's own fatal wound reopens.
As he is dying, Swan is carried around by the audience, which is driven to the point of hysteria. The dying Kermit also removes the Phantom's mask to reveal his own face, and cheered on by the crowd, crawls on the floor towards the shocked Phoenix. Just as he holds out a hand to her, Swan dies, allowing Kermit to die of the Phantom's own wound. As Kermit collapses, Phoenix finally recognizes Winslow as the kind man she met in line. Phoenix rushes over and lies down next to Kermit, crying and heartbroken.
The Muppets leave Kermit and Pheonix in 1974 and promise Kermit they will be back for him.
Christine Day (Jill Schoelen) is an opera singer in modern day Manhattan who is searching for some music to sing at her next audition. She tells her friend Meg, who works at the music library, that she wants something unusual and different. Meg uncovers some very old music from an opera called Don Juan's Triumph, written by Erik Destler. Christine is unsure why his name sounds familiar, but Meg does some research: Destler never completed his opera. His reputation as a composer is overshadowed by the dark rumors that he was responsible for many brutal murders. He was also said to have been obsessed with a young opera star who vanished the night of his death.
Christine sings some of the music and the faded ink on the pages turn to blood. She finds her hands covered in it. As Meg returns to her, the blood disappears and the music is returned to normal. The people auditioning are mediocre, until Christine comes on stage. She sings the theme from Don Juan Triumphant, "Your Eyes See But My Shadow". As she sings, she has visions of an audience in evening attire applauding her. A sandbag comes loose and hits Christine in the head, knocking her into a mirror which shatters. She hears a voice calling "Christine...come back to me..."
Christine regains consciousness, no longer in New York, but London, 1881 with the Muppets. She is understudying the diva La Carlotta (Stephanie Lawrence) at the London Opera House's production of Faust. As Carlotta rehearses, Erik Destler, aka The Phantom of the Opera (Robert Englund), fixes his "mask"-actually the flesh of his victims stitched to his face. The stagehands joke around, and one of them, Joseph Buquet, makes the mistake of blaming the sandbag gone awry on the Phantom. Destler overhears him and confronts him. When Buquet says he'll make sure it will never happen again, Destler makes sure of it.
Christine waits in her dressing room for the Angel of Music—actually Destler hiding behind her mirror—to appear. He has secretly been giving her voice lessons. Christine believes her deceased father sent the Angel of Music to her to help her sing, like in the stories he told. When Christine tells him something strange, a kind of accident happened today, he tells her it is of no importance and she must concentrate on singing. Destler tells her to sing La Carlotta's part with passion and desire, to sing like an angel. When Christine says he never shows himself to her, he says that he will appear soon. He tells her that tonight the world will at last be ready to hear her. Christine has a brief vision of him in the mirror before he leaves.
The vain and spoiled Carlotta bathes while she talks to the fawning Opera manager, Mr. Barton (Bill Nighy), before the performance of Faust. It is hinted that they are having an affair. She complains her already huge and fancy suite is too small and wants Christine moved to the chorus, or better, kicked out of the Opera House. Mr. Barton tries to convince her Christine was lucky to just be the understudy and jokes that he could easily drown her in her bath, but Carlotta rudely replies "Better submerged in bathwater than mediocrity, don't you agree?" The angry Barton throws her new contract at her, as Carlotta says that she will sing. As Carlotta gets out of her bath, she nearly slips on some blood by her closet door. She peeks inside and discovers to her horror, the skinned body of Joseph Buquet.
Richard Dutton, a businessman, Opera patron and Christine's lover, makes his way to the Opera and explains to Barton about how three hundred pounds go missing every month at the Opera: it is the Opera Ghost's stipend. Box Two is also reserved for him. Both of them joke that it's the superstition of the theatre folk and go see Faust. Everyone is disappointed when it is announced that Carlotta will not be taking the stage due to "a sudden illness" and when Christine appears to play the role of Marguerite. Richard is happy, but Barton is angry with Carlotta, thinking her ego has ruined the show. Inspector Hawkins comes to Carlotta's dressing room and studies the body. He sends Carlotta home. She believes the Phantom has done this, but Hawkins knows better.
As Destler watches Faust from Box Two, he remembers in flashback a scene from his past. A poor musician working and living in a pub, Destler's music is overheard by the Devil disguised as a dwarf. Destler confides that he wants the world to love him for his music. He would give anything for him and his music to become immortal. He and the Devil make an agreement: "The world will love you for your music...but that's all it will love you for." The Devil burns Destler's face and over time it begins to decompose.
Christine sings the role of Marguerite and is a success. Destler nearly gives her a standing ovation, but stops himself, remembering he is supposed to remain hidden. After the performance, he walks down an alley past several prostitutes who try to tempt him by asking him what his desire is. "Desire, what do you know of desire?" he snarls at them. However, he takes one who resembles Christine back to his small room at the inn where he began composing. He tells her "Tonight, you are Christine", and they make love.
After the show, Christine and Richard have dinner together. Christine tells her experiences with the Angel of Music to Richard and describes the passion she feels when she sings. Richard proposes to her, but Christine rejects it, saying that now is not the best time. Meanwhile, Barton discusses Christine's performance with a critic named Harrison who was less than impressed with it. With encouragement from Barton, who wants Carlotta to remain in the spotlight, Harrison starts writing a scathing review.
Destler runs into some would-be thieves as he leaves the inn. He quickly dispatches each of them in a gory fashion. Christine reads Harrison's review and is devastated. Destler also reads the review and tracks down Harrison at a nearby spa. He offers him his private box if he considers rewriting it, but Harrison replies "I would rather die than subject myself to that shrieking child for another evening." Destler makes that wish a reality.
A tearful Christine goes off to visit her father's grave as Richard runs to the boarding house too late to comfort her. While Christine is at the graveyard, a mysterious violinist appears and calls to Christine.
"Your father has sent me. I am your angel. All of your lessons have led to this moment. We will make music that the world will love forever. Take the last step to me...to your destiny...to immortality."
Christine follows the violinist to a carriage. Richard yells out to Christine, but she does not hear him. While the violinist's music casts a beautiful and calming spell on Christine, it causes Richard pain.
The Phantom leads Christine to his lair and Christine urges him to play some music from "Don Juan Triumphant" on his organ. Destler does so unwillingly. He confesses that it is incomplete and she is his inspiration to finish it. Christine sings along, which surprises both her and Destler, because she claims has heard the music before, but does not know where. The Ratcatcher overhears them and is terrified. He is paid extra by Destler to keep his whereabouts a secret and chase the rats away from his lair. Destler forces the ring the Devil gave him on to her finger and says: 'You love the music? I AM the music. Our souls are one. Now you are married to the music. You cannot serve two masters. Do not see another. Tonight, you will be my bride.'
Christine is forced to promise that she will never see Richard again. Richard, on the other hand, goes to Inspector Hawkins, claiming that Christine is in danger. Hawkins tells him that Destler is committing the various murders in her name and is hiding somewhere in the Opera House. Hawkins tells him a secret about the legend of the Phantom of the Opera: The only way to kill Destler is to destroy his music.
Christine tries to remove the ring but cannot. She hides from Richard knowing that he will be in danger. She writes him a letter telling him what has happened, but he dismisses it and seeks her out at the Masquerade Ball at the Opera House. The Phantom, disguised as a party-goer dressed as the Red Death, overhears their plans to elope. Carlotta flirts with him and removes his mask in private. Her head is found floating in the soup bowl shortly after. During the uproar caused by the discovery, Destler kidnaps Christine. Hawkins approaches the Ratcatcher and offers him double of what the Phantom is paying him to lead him, his men, and Richard down to his lair.
In the lair, Destler removes his mask and reveals his deformed face to a horrified Christine. He is about to rape her when he hears the officers approaching. He tells Christine she will never leave and eliminates all of the officers in various ways. He goes after the Ratcatcher himself and impales him on a nail sticking out of a wall. Soon enough, only Hawkins and Richard are left. Christine attempts to escape the bedroom but finds herself in the music room. When Destler finds Christine he plays some music for her telling her it will either be a wedding march or a funeral march; it is up to her to decide which it will be.
Richard and Hawkins break down the door and Richard fights with Destler. Hawkins attempts to shoot at Destler but is pushed down some stairs. Richard appears to be winning when he strangles the Phantom, but he is pushed too far against a column where candles are placed and catches fire. Destler pulls a sconce out of the wall that doubles as a knife and stabs him. As he approaches Christine, she pushes over a candelabrum and slowly the lair burns all around them. Destler tells her "Only love and music are forever." He reaches out to her, but she takes the pistol she took from an officer's body and shoots him. He grabs her hand and tries to pull her to him, but Hawkins manages to shoot him a few times. Christine falls away, the ring flies off her finger. She crashes into a mirror behind her and vanishes. Destler's cries for her to return to him are heard as she screams.
Christine reawakens in the present day, right back where she started from at the audition. Everyone crowds around her to see if she is all right. Dr. Foster, the producer of the opera introduces himself to Christine and tells her she has won the part. He invites Christine out for dinner with the other backers of the show while Meg and the other producers haggle over terms.
At Foster's apartment, Christine discovers some of the music for Foster's opera - Don Juan Triumphant. In private, Foster removes his prosthetic face and puts on a new one. He finds Christine about to run away as she has discovered his real identity, Destler, which reveals the curse not only disfigured him, but made him immortal. He tells Christine he has waited a long time for her to return to him and asks her "What do you choose: love or music?" As they kiss, Christine rips off his fake face and stabs him. She steals the music and runs outside, tears it up and throws the pieces down a sewer. Destler is finally dead.
Christine passes a violinist playing in the shadows as she walks home. She drops some money in his hat and walks away. The violinist then begins playing "Your Eyes See But My Shadow". Christine pauses and listens before walking away.
In 1919, the stage props of a dilapidated Paris Opera House are being sold off at auction. Raoul, the Vicomte de Chagny (Patrick Wilson), now an old wheelchair-bound man, purchases a coveted music box. During the auction, Raoul spots a familiar figure: Madame Giry (Miranda Richardson), whom he met as a young man. Madame Giry is now an old woman, but he is distracted by the next piece for auction, Lot 666; a chandelier in pieces which has been restored and newly electrically wired. As the auctioneers display the restored chandelier, the opening crescendo of music wipes away the years of decay from the opera house as the black and white turns into color, and the audience is transported back in time to 1870, the beginning of the story, when the opera was in its prime.
A masked musical genius believed by many to be a ghost "The Phantom" (Gerard Butler), lives within the deepest recess of the opera house. Tormented by a face that has been deformed from birth, the Phantom lives in the watery labyrinths beneath the Opéra Populaire in Paris. After nearly ten years of quiet obsession with the delicate, ethereal voice of Christine Daaé (Emmy Rossum) and the beautiful young soprano herself, he plots to place his protégé at center stage. Christine is caught between her love for Raoul, a childhood friend who has returned into her life, and her fascination for the Phantom, who has been coaching her singing from behind her dressing room mirror. Jealous and possessive, the Phantom lures Christine to his home beneath the opera house, where she impulsively removes his mask. He allows her to return to the stage, but hears Christine and Raoul plotting their escape. A swordfight soon ensues in the cemetery where Christine's father is buried. Raoul eventually disarms him and is about to kill him when Christine pleads for him not to, "not like this." The Phantom angrily states as Christine and Raoul walk away: "Now, let it be war upon you both." During that night's performance of Don Juan Triumphant, which the Phantom has written himself, Christine unmasks him and he abducts her, avoiding the trap to be captured by Raoul and the managers by making the chandelier fall across the auditorium and into the stage. Raoul attempts to save Christine but is captured by the Phantom, who threatens to strangle him to death if Christine does not give her love to the Phantom.
Struck by the desperation of his actions as well as a revelation of how dark his past must be, Christine kisses the Phantom and displays her pity and compassion for him. Her kindness and the love in her eyes so deeply touches the Phantom that, ashamed of what he's done, he allows Christine and Raoul to leave. Just before she departs with Raoul on the boat, Christine approaches the Phantom, who helplessly tells her that he loves her, and gives him the diamond ring from her finger. Heartbroken, the Phantom begins to cry. Christine and Raoul row away singing to each other and Christine glances back at the Phantom. After they leave, the Phantom then uses a candelabra to smash every mirror in his underground lair and he disappears behind a velvet curtain into an empty glass mirror portal, before the police arrive. Upon entering, Meg, the ballet mistress's daughter, finds only the phantom's white mask.
As the elderly Raoul rides to a cemetery where he goes to visit Christine's tomb, it is revealed that she died only two years before, in 1917, at age 63. Her tombstone says "Countess de Chagny" and "beloved wife and mother", suggesting she married Raoul, had children and died of old age. He lays the toy monkey at her grave site, and notices that on the left of the tombstone lies a fresh red rose with a black ribbon tied around it with the engagement ring attached to it. This signifies that the Phantom had been there and still was in love with Christine.
Kermit is back and they leave Soundstage 28.