Jeff of We Got This Covered wrote, "There have been several films featuring The Muppets, including The Muppet Movie, The Muppets Take Manhattan, and The Muppet Christmas Carol, but somehow I never got around to seeing any of them before this one. I’ve never even seen an episode of the original The Muppet Show from the 70s. In fact, my closest encounter with The Muppets was growing up with a show called Muppet Babies, which ran for eight seasons in the 80s and 90s. Of course I know who and what The Muppets are (who doesn’t?), this is all just to say that this review is coming from the fresh perspective of someone who is not that familiar with their earlier work."