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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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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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Marvel Fans: See Props, Costumes, New Games, Exclusive Content and More at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2017 in Anaheim





BURBANKCalif. (June 1, 2017) – Marvel will make its way to D23 Expo’s show floor from July 14­-16 with an exciting look at its upcoming film titles in the Marvel Studios Pavilion, featuring an array of props and costumes from the Studios’ upcoming slate, including Thor: RagnarokBlack Panther, and more.

In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, in theaters November 2017, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok-the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization-at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela., played by Cate Blanchette. 

But first he must survive the Grandmaster’s gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger-the Incredible Hulk. 

Fans will get an up-close look at the costumes and props from this highly anticipated movie as well as photo opportunities with exclusive set pieces from the film. 

The incredible costumes from Black Panther will also be on display. 

Black Panther follows the journey of T’Challa after the events of Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War,where he returns to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. 

In addition to the exciting props and costumes on display, Marvel Studios will host multiple giveaways and events within its pavilion space in Hall B.

Fans will get the chance to meet with Marvel Studios’ filmmakers, development team, and talent. Exclusive artwork will be given away daily, along with other surprises. Details on talent appearances and special signings will be made available on the D23 Expo app.

Fans will also be able to enjoy all-new console and mobile Marvel Games, plus incredible exclusive content and announcements throughout the weekend!

For the first time at D23 Expo, guests will be able to get their hands on the hottest new console and mobile games featuring favorite Marvel Super Heroes, playing as the world-famous Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, and more! 

LEGO®Marvel Super Heroes 2 is an all-new, original adventure and sequel to the smash hit LEGO®Marvel Super Heroes.Bringing together iconic Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains from different eras and realities, along with signature LEGO humor,the latest epic adventure from TT Games transports players into a cosmic battle across myriad Marvel locations ripped from time and space into the incredible open hub world of Chronopolis.

Adding to the infinite excitement of D23 Expo, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will offer attendees hands-on opportunities with the next era of the highly revered action-fighting game series. 

Marvel and Capcom universes collide like never before as iconic characters team up for action-packed player-versus-player combat. 

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite features a variety of exciting and accessible single-player modes and rich multi-player content for new players and longtime fans alike and will be released on September 19, 2017, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Gazillion will offer a chance to play Marvel Heroes Omega and win fantastic prizes.

Marvel Heroes Omega combines the core gameplay style of Action-RPGs and MMOs with an expansive library of heroes from the Marvel Universe. With thousands of hours of character progression and rewards,Marvel Heroes Omegacomes packed with tons of replay value and a steady stream of new challenges with regular updates.

Netmarble is bringing its best to D23 Expo with MARVEL: Future Fight.

Featuring 120 Marvel Super Heroes to choose from, players create teams of their favorites to fight for their future. D23 Expo attendees can try their hand at saving the universe.

Marvel Puzzle Quest is where the best in match-3 puzzle gameplay meets Marvel’s biggest Super Heroes and Super Villains in the most epic puzzle adventure game available on your phone, tablet, and PC.

Marvel Puzzle Questcombines favorite Marvel characters with deep RPG leveling, player-versus-player tournaments, Alliances, and much more. Guests can unleash their inner Super Hero and wage war against their enemies. Learn more

Marvel will present incredible panels during D23 Expo, including the fan-favorite Cup o’ Joe on Friday, July 14, at 1:15 p.m. in the D23 Expo Arena, featuring Chief Creative Officer of Marvel, Joe Quesada, in a no-holds-barred panel of everything Marvel!

That same day at 6 p.m. on Stage 28, Marvel Animation presents a surprise-filled panel of sneak peeks, special guests, exclusive footage, and big announcements about the future of Marvel Animation on Stage 28. Details will be available on the D23 Expo app.

Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for one-day adult admission and $59 forchildren 3-9. Membersof D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $72 for a one-day adult admission and $53 for children 3-9. Multi-day tickets are also available. 

For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2017, visit

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