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Pre-Order The Muppets Original Soundtrack

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Phillip, Oct 6, 2011.

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  1. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Don't worry about Jim Hill. To be fair, he really posts good Disney scoops sometimes! However, he's often snarky and inaccurate on anything Muppet related. Muppet Central attempted an association with him that never really caught on. Go figure. I just love it when a critic childishly barks at his critics. Award winning? My froggy butt!

    That said, it's good to see the review is mostly positive.
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    In the case of Bugs Bunny and the Beatles album... it's not like the guy who voiced him didn't try. While his voice didn't match exactly, he was able to get the speech patterns down right. However, unlike Disney or the Muppets, Warner Bros doesn't have quite the same consistency when it comes to recasting a voice. Mainly due to the fact they don't want another Mel Blanc situation and keep them from anyone asking for outrageous pay raises. While no one can ever replace Mel, there are voice actors that do characters better than others. What is strange, though... the voice actor never played Bugs outside of the Beatles album, at least to my knowledge. Plus, I find Jeff Bergman, Billy West, and Joe Alasky did a better job with Bugs anyway...

    As for everyone else, as I said, Wayne WAS Mickey for me. he did the best job out of the bunch, and really managed to get the character to emote more than even Disney did. Donald and Goofy I always loved, but I feel that Mickey's best projects were, ironically, later ones. Though that's not to say stuff like Mickey and the Beanstalk wasn't great. Plus, the thing I like about Donald's recast was, just like the original, he was also an animator.

    But with all recasts, sometimes it takes time to find someone spot on. The combination of Muppet recast is, who embodies the character best, who's most available, and who sounds the closest in that order. Sometimes they had to go through multiple puppeteers to find the perfect recast. I still wonder why it took that long to get David Rudman to do Richard Hunt characters, when he's been doing Richard Hunt recasts in Sesame Street for a while. I swear his Baby Bear is a vocal tribute to Richard (there's something about the character that screams Richard would have played him) as much as Bobo the Bear was Bill's vocal tribute to Jim. And that's, strangely enough, why he does a similar voice when he's Rowlf.
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  3. jacobsnchz

    jacobsnchz Well-Known Member

    It looks like the soundtrack booklet cover is just the image, now...

  4. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    There are so many songs it's awesome, and the great thing is that there's a mix of real songs and original songs, I was kinda worried the songs would be a Muppets From Space lip singing, The Muppets are in good hands
  5. MJTaylor

    MJTaylor Well-Known Member

    Funny I should come here and see We Built This City included. Funny because I was just watching the clip on Youtube.
  6. MJTaylor

    MJTaylor Well-Known Member

    I like Weird Al, Bieber and Glee. Are you saying I Give you a headache?
  7. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I liked his (unfinished) series of articles on the proposed Henson-Disney merger. And I wish his Muppet Central articles were posted (especially since they were announced). I read that The Jim Henson Company saw the articles in advance and asked that they not be posted at Muppet Central until after EM.TV sold the company (well, EM.TV hasn't owned the company for 8 years now).
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  8. Frogster

    Frogster Well-Known Member

    Yup. Time to put down the Go-Gurt and iCarly DVDs and put on some adult pants. lol
  9. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    People who think Twilight or Glee are for kids clearly didn't read/watch them...
  10. Frogster

    Frogster Well-Known Member

    Not true at all. I tried both... in fact, I manned up and watched the whole first season of Glee, hoping I'd somehow get into it, like a guilty pleasure. It's offensive to minorities (NEVER EVER call someone who's born with a disability "handi-capable"!), and it portrays this negative image that some high schoolers (and even younger people) are buying into. It's insulting. The type of acting they convey to the audience is that the characters are fake, shallow and selfish, and they live in their own fantasy world, which more resembles Pee-Wee's Playhouse. This show is almost 20 years ahead of itself. Woulda been better during the Full House, Family Matters and Step By Step era.

    As for Twilight... do yourself a favor and rent an actual romantic movie, like "The Notebook" or "Sleepless In Seattle." That's how good actors act. I tried watching the first one and my brain almost started hemorrhaging 30 minutes into that so-called 'movie'. I actually wanted to like vampires before all the craze started, now I can't stand them. Twilight and Glee shouldn't even be met for kids. They're both just two good reasons why The Muppet Show should be brought back.
  11. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    im siding with frogster on these 2, but my main issue with Glee is that they sing a song thats been around FOREVER and all of a sudden its the best Glee song ever and the original never existed
  12. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I like Glee. :o It is a guilty pleasure. The writing can be downright terrible at times, but it's all in the spirit of fun and I think it offends almost everybody equally. I will admit that most of their attempts at political correctness come out all clumsy and awkward.
  13. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    One of the things I like about it, actually. I teach high school, and I had students coming in singing "Young Girl" by Gary Puckett. You know where they heard that great old song? Glee! :)
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  14. MJTaylor

    MJTaylor Well-Known Member

    I'll have you know I don't watch Go-Gurt or ICarly!
  15. MJTaylor

    MJTaylor Well-Known Member

    You may have a point Frogpuppeteer but I still like Glee anyhow...
  16. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    i have no issue with the Glee folk personally, first and formost show wasnt made for a guy like me, it just never appealed to me only memory i have of it in advetisements actually deals with a friends death so that show never caught my eye as awesome...

    mines main dislike is more from experience...when i did the cover of dont stop beleiveing with scrapstv most of the comments where along the lines of "Why did you cover a Glee song?"

    was very irritating , just how i know certain people who believe Jason Mraz wrote Rainbow Connection
  17. MJTaylor

    MJTaylor Well-Known Member

    That's a pity. I knew it was a Journey song.
  18. TSSD

    TSSD Well-Known Member

    Wait, wait, wait. Are you trying to say there's something wrong with Go-Gurt?! :grr:
  19. chudman1000

    chudman1000 Well-Known Member

    Wait a moment... you mean to say that Journey wrote Rainbow Connection? Well my mind has been blown! (I kid I kid, I know what you mean, hahah!) :)
  20. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

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