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New Release “The Muppets Original Soundtrack” On Walt Disney Records




It’s time to play the music…it’s time to light the lights…





Original Songs by Bret McKenzie


BURBANK, CA, October 20, 2011
– Kermit, Fozzie Bear and Miss Piggy are back and in top vocal form, as
Walt Disney Records releases the soundtrack to Disney’s “The Muppets,”
the upcoming brand new big-screen adventure starring Jason Segel, Amy
Adams and the beloved Muppet gang.  Featuring songs written by Bret
McKenzie (“Flight of the Conchords”), updated versions of Muppet
classics and familiar hits given the Muppet treatment, the soundtrack
arrives in stores and at online retailers Nov. 21, 2011.  The film opens
nationwide Nov. 23.


When Walter, the world's
biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend
Mary (Amy Adams) discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman
(Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater, they help Kermit reunite the
Muppets to stage a telethon and raise the $10 million needed to save the
theater. Stars Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Chris Cooper join in the
singing, as do special guests Feist, Mickey Rooney, Joanna Newsom,
Disney Music Group artist Nathan Pacheco and the whistling skills of
Andrew Bird.


Bret McKenzie, who created,
co-wrote, executive produced and starred in the hit HBO television
series “Flight of the Conchords,” is the music supervisor, as well as
the writer/producer of four original songs, including “Life’s a Happy
Song,” “Let’s Talk About Me,” “Man or Muppet” and “Me Party.”  McKenzie
also produced “Pictures in My Head” and “Rainbow Connection.”


The Muppets turn in new
renditions for “The Muppet Show Theme” (co-written by Jim Henson) and
another treasured Muppet classic, the Oscar®-nominated “Rainbow
Connection,” as well as the original 1969 version of “Mah Na Mah Na.” 
The felt gloves come off in new Muppet interpretations of Cee Lo Green’s
“Forget You” and Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”


Also included, the original
versions of Paul Simon’s 1972 hit “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard”
and Starship’s 1985 chart-topper “We Built This City.” The album also
features 15 dialogue interstitials from the film.


The following is a complete song list:


 “The Muppet Show Theme” – The Muppets
 “Life’s a Happy Song”- Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Walter
 “Pictures in My Head” – Kermit the Frog and The Muppets
 “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard” – Paul Simon
 “Rainbow Connection (Moopets Version)” – The Moopets
 “We Built This City” – Starship
 “Me Party” – Miss Piggy, Amy Adams
 “Let’s Talk About Me” – Chris Cooper, Nathan Pacheco
 “Man or Muppet” – Jason Segel, Walter
 ”Smells Like Teen Spirit” – The Muppet Barbershop Quartet: Rowlf, Beaker, Link Hogthrob and Sam the Eagle
 “Forget You” – Camilla and the Chickens
 “Rainbow Connection” – The Muppets
 “The Whistling Caruso” – Andrew Bird
 “Life’s a Happy Song Finale” – Entire Cast
 “Mah Na Mah Na” – Mahna Mahna and The Two Snowths


more than 55 years, the Muppets have entertained film and television
audiences with their blend of heart and humor. The creation of the late
visionary, Jim Henson, the Muppets are among the world’s most recognized
and beloved characters, led by the world’s most famous amphibian,
Kermit the Frog.  Since The Muppets Studio joined The Walt Disney
Company in 2004, the Muppets have starred in a series of award-winning
viral music videos, multiple television specials, attractions and
appearances at Disney Parks, and have an array of Muppets merchandise.


Disney’s The Muppets soundtrack will be available wherever music is sold on Nov. 21, 2011. The album is available for pre-order at,
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Disney Will Bring D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event to Anaheim, California in August 2024



Expanded Disney Fan Experience Will Feature New and Exciting Events Across Multiple Locations, Including a D23 Takeover of the Happiest Place On Earth, Evening Entertainment at the Honda Center, D23 Day at Angel Stadium, and Much More

Fan Favorites Including Exhibits, Panels, Shows, and Shopping Will Dazzle Disney Enthusiasts at the Anaheim Convention Center

D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event is a one-of-a-kind fan experience like never before with spectacular shows, new venues, and multiple days of entertainment that will bring together the best of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and more!

Highlightswill include:

  • Sunday, August 4: D23 Day at Angel Stadium, where D23 fans are invited to attend the Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Mets game. 
  • Thursday, August 8: D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort.
  • Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11: Shopping, exhibits, panels, and presentations will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center during the day, with the fun extending into the evening at the Honda Center, the bigger home to marquee shows.

Tickets for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will go on sale in Spring 2024, with ticketing options to be announced later for access to the Anaheim Convention Center and the Honda Center. Admission for D23 Day at Angel Stadium and the D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort will be available as separate ticketed events. Additional details for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will be announced in early 2024.

You can get updates by staying connected to D23 via social media (@DisneyD23 on FacebookInstagramX),, and our weekly D23 FanFare email (sign up for free as a D23 General Member at

About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s nearly 100-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic year-round through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; the latest news and stories on; member-exclusive offers and discounts; the popular D23 Inside Disney podcast; and special experiences for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($99.99/year), Gold Duo Membership ($129.99/year), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok, and YouTube.

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Star Wars Spoof: Space Robots in Outer Space Ep X: Battle for the Halcyon: The Last Starcruiser



Sure, Star Wars is cool and all. But let’s not forget about that other multi-part sci-fi cinematic spectacular, “Space Robots in Outer Space.” In fact, Hank Lonely (Hollywood’s ultimate hyphenate — actor / producer / director / writer / guy who makes sure the Porto Potties are kept squeaky-clean) just announced that there’ll soon be a 10th installment of this … Well, not exactly beloved. How about we say “admired from afar” instead? … series coming to a theater near you. In fact, here’s the highly anticipated teaser trailer for that project. Which is supposed to be titled “Space Robots in Outer Space X — Battle for the Halycon: The Last Starcruiser.”

Okay. Now the real story … In honor of Star Wars Day (i.e., May 4th. As in “May the Fourth Be With You”), Len Testa and I are sharing something that we produced with the help of all the nice folks who joined us last month aboard the Halycon.

We turned the Galactic Starcruiser as well as Black Spire Outpost into the backdrop for an affectionate send-up of all things Stars Wars. We hope that you (more importantly, the legal team at Lucasfilm) take this faux trailer in the spirit with which it was intended. Special thanks to Aaron Adams for so skillfully stitching all of this footage together. Also thanks to the team at Storybook Destinations, Touring Plans and the talented cast & crew aboard the “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” for making this “Disney Dish” fan event so memorable.

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Disney’s New Trailer Reveals How Ralph & Vanellope Get to the Internet in “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2”



Wreck-It Ralph 2

When “Wreck-It Ralph” opened on Nov. 2, 2012, it turned in the highest opening weekend ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film at the time of release. Now Disney is hoping Ralph will not only break the Internet but the 2018 Thanksgiving boxoffice records as well.

The film re-teams the original director, producer and co-writer behind “Wreck-It Ralph.”  The screenplay is currently being written by Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribon. Director Rich Moore, producer Clark Spencer, and co-writer Phil Johnston partnered with fellow director Byron Howard and co-writer/co-director Jared Bush to create the Academy Award®-winning blockbuster feature “Zootopia.”

ROYAL REUNION – In “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2,” Vanellope von Schweetz-along with her best friend Ralph-ventures into the uncharted world of the internet. When she finds herself surrounded by Disney princesses, she’s surprised to learn that she actually has a lot in common with them. The scene, highlighted in a new trailer for the film (below), features several of the original princess voices, including Auli’i Cravalho (“Moana”), Kristen Bell (Anna in “Frozen”), Idina Menzel (Elsa in “Frozen”), Kelly MacDonald (Merida in “Brave”), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in “Tangled”), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog”), Ming-Na Wen (“Mulan”), Irene Bedard (“Pocahontas”), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in “Aladdin”), Paige O’Hara (Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”) and Jodi Benson (Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”). Featuring Sarah Silverman as the voice of Vanellope, “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2” opens in theaters nationwide Nov. 21, 2018. 





U.S. Release Date:  Nov. 21, 2018

Voice cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk

Directors: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Producer: Clark Spencer

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