Muppets Most Wanted

Muppets Most Wanted


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Muppets Most Wanted

The 2011 Muppets reboot managed to re-establish the rainbow connection for millions of longtime fans, while simultaneously introducing a whole new generation to Jim Henson's beloved sketch-comedy puppets. 2014's Muppets Most Wanted finds the gang back on top and touring the world, only to become embroiled in an international crime caper that involves a chippy Russian prison guard played by Tina Fey, a tenacious Interpol agent played by Modern Family dad Ty Burrell, and a Kermit doppelganger/super-criminal and his slimy number two, the latter of whom is brought to life by Ricky Gervais. As one would expect, musical hijinks ensue, beginning with the likeable, Vaudevillian opening number, which finds Kermit and Fozzie singing "We're doing a sequel/That's what we do in Hollywood/And everybody knows the sequel's never quite as good," while Miss Piggy opines "The studio considers us a viable franchise," and Rowlf declares "We can't do any worse that Godfather 3." Any good Muppets soundtrack worth its salt is heavily peppered with good-natured yucks, snippets of dialogue, and oddball guest spots, and Most Wanted is no exception to the rule, offering up a bevy of inside jokes, nods to musical cues from past films, and clever walk-ons from the likes of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga ("We're Doing a Sequel"), Josh Groban ("The Big House"), and the inimitable Celine Dion, who goes nose to nose with Miss Piggy on the rapturous torch ballad "Something So Right." That said, this is a Muppets production from start to finish, so it's the plushies themselves who really stand out, and while it may lack some of the sweetness that made 2011's comeback such a surprise, sentimental experience for some, it retains all of its goofy charm, and then some.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/18/2014
Label: Walt Disney Records
UPC: 0050087304737
catalogNumber: 001994192
Rank: 80122

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Celine Dion   Vocals
Tony Bennett   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Bob Sheppard   Musician
Chad Wackerman   Musician
Rick Baptist   Musician
Jim Cox   Musician
George Doering   Musician
Randy Kerber   Musician
Dean Parks   Musician
Lee Sklar   Musician
Ramon Stagnaro   Musician
Mike Watts   Musician
Chris Caswell   Musician
Josh Groban   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Calabria Foti   Musician
Lady Gaga   Guest Appearance
Steve Morrell   Musician
Domenic Genova   Musician
Robinson   Musician
Doc Krupa   Musician

Technical Credits

Jim Henson   Composer
Dae Bennett   Vocal Engineer
David Bianco   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Rick Ruggieri   Engineer
Allen Toussaint   Composer
John VanNest   Vocal Engineer
Doug Walter   Orchestration
Adam Levine   Composer
Jeffrey Moss   Composer
Steve Gerdes   Art Direction
Ed Mitchell   Producer
Casey Stone   Engineer
Carlos Alberto de Yarza   Adaptation
Dave Metzger   Score Orchestration
Rich Spillberg   Vocal Engineer
Nick Wollage   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Rafael Ruiz   Composer
Antonio Romero   Composer
Mickey Petralia   Producer
Steve Sterling   Art Direction
Chris Caswell   Arranger,Orchestration
Jasper Randall   Choir Contractor
Christophe Beck   Arranger,Composer,Orchestration
David Hoberman   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Bret McKenzie   Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Sylvia Krask   Music Business Affairs
Shellback   Composer
Tim Davies   Score Orchestration
Jake Monaco   Producer
Steve Morrell   Arranger
Mike Triay   Adaptation
Benjamin Levin   Composer
Francois LaLonde   Vocal Engineer
Samuel Pottle   Composer
Todd Lieberman   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Satoshi Noguchi   Engineer
Ammar Malik   Composer
Leo Birenberg   Producer
Paul Roemen   Composer,Lyricist
James Bobin   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Zach Robinson   Arranger,Orchestration
Scott Holzman   Music Business Affairs

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