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Re: James Bobin to direct Muppet movie

Postby Faith » Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:53 am

His goal is to make it like the 1970s early 80s Muppet movies? That's what I like to hear! :thumb:

Thanks for the link, Venus!

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Re: James Bobin to direct Muppet movie

Postby Venus » Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:56 am

No problem! I knew you'd appreciate hearing that after you posted that clip and talked about liking the earlier Muppet movies. :D
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Re: James Bobin to direct Muppet movie

Postby nonchalant obsession » Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:04 pm

Did that interviewer say "We've seen photo's from the set a little bit and we saw some with Bret McKenzie..."?!?!? :o I hope we get to see them too.

Thanks for that interview link, Venus. I can hardly wait to hear the "bunch of songs" Bret wrote. :D How many are a bunch again? :hrm: If we go by the Brady Bunch...that would mean 8 Bret songs. :heart: :whitey: :heart:
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Re: James Bobin to direct Muppet movie

Postby nonchalant obsession » Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:57 pm

Is is ok to blather on and on (and on) about Bret in this thread? :lol:

Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie Writing Music For ‘Muppets’

The Muppet Movie is already shaping up to be one of the most anticipated movies since the last movie featuring the lovable felt scamps, and now it’s even better.

According to The Playlist, Bret McKenzie – a member of New Zealand’s 4th most popular folk parody duo – will be acting as music supervisor for the film as well as penning some songs for it.

This is a fantastic marriage. McKenzie has the sort of childlike wonder and ridiculous instrumental prowess that could churn out some truly great songs to be sung by hands inside artistically shaped cloth. Hopefully he’ll suggest a massive ensemble of Mahna Mahna.

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Why the pic of Figwit to accompany the article?!?!?!? :roll2:

Oh and yes...I love this.

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Re: James Bobin to direct Muppet movie

Postby 4everconchordsfan » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:26 pm

Nonch that is my favorite favorite muppets tune. I used for my myspace page for the longest time. Thanks for posting it. :heart: :thumb:
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Re: James Bobin to direct Muppet movie

Postby eorious » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:08 am

I've always loved that song too (and the beardy muppet especially :heartbeat: ). In fact I'm pretty sure I have the song on CD somewhere, lol.

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Re: James Bobin to direct Muppet movie

Postby Nancy » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:10 am

I never knew that was the name of the tune! :doh:

When I first read the article, I figured it was some Maori song Bret was going to use. :roll: Geesh!

Thanks for posting the tune, nonch. It gave me a moment of clarity. :wink:
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Re: James Bobin to direct Muppet movie

Postby nonchalant obsession » Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:53 pm

Another article, with this little bit...

Bret McKenzie is working with Jason Segel on songs for The Muppets Movie, and with his Flight of the Concords director James Bobin directing the Muppet film, don’t be surprised to see him end up in the film.


:D Wouldn't that be fun?
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Re: James Bobin to direct Muppet movie

Postby Faith » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:18 pm

Yay! I wouldn't be surprised if Bret showed up for a cameo. That's what I liked about the old movies was looking for the cameos from the puppeteers. They would show up in random places.



This is my favorite Muppet movie from when I was a kid. I can't count how many times I've seen it. At 3:48, you can see Richard Hunt as a taxi driver. He played Scooter, Statler, Beaker, Sweetums, and Janice.

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Re: James Bobin to direct Muppet movie

Postby nonchalant obsession » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:52 pm

How did you even know that, Faith? I hope Bret pops on screen for a bit longer than that. :lol:

What a great clip. Thanks!
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Re: James Bobin to direct Muppet movie

Postby Faith » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:58 am

I love the Muppets, what can I say? That's how I know stuff like that. :lol:

Maybe his cameo will be more like this one:


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Re: James Bobin to direct Muppet movie

Postby nonchalant obsession » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:06 am

:rolls: I like Steve's shorts. Oh yes, let's hope Bret gets a few lines or maybe a chance to sing? :pray:
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Re: James Bobin to direct Muppet movie

Postby nonchalant obsession » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:57 pm

Another article. Overall, the industry types seem to approve of Bret's involvement. :thumb:

...Perhaps more significant is the other music-related news. A few weeks back, EW premiered an alternative version of their first look at the film, seen above, which featured Segel & Stoller among the felt-lined cast, along with director James Bobin and, curiously, “Flight of the Conchords” star Bret McKenzie. Bobin broke through as a director of that HBO comedy, so it would make sense for McKenzie to crop up in some way in the film, but his presence in the picture suggests it would be as more than just a cameo.

And indeed, New Zealand site Stuff confirmed with McKenzie that the comedian, who unlike Conchords co-star Jemaine Clement, who’s currently playing the villain in “Men in Black 3,” hadn’t yet taken a Hollywood role, is acting as music supervisor on “The Muppet Movie,” and has written several songs for the film. McKenzie tells the site, “It was really unexpected. We were in the studio recording Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy. It was a very surreal experience.”

Segel was said to have also written a number of songs for the film, so between him and McKenzie, they’ve got two of the best comic songwriters in the business to date, which can only bode well for the film. Indeed, Stoller, Segel and Bobin seem to have been making all the right moves to date, preserving the anarchic comic spirit of the original “Muppet Movie,” with a diverse collection of co-stars, and not being afraid to make the film a full-blown musical.


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Re: James Bobin to direct Muppet movie

Postby Nancy » Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:52 am

Jason Segel was on The view this morning with Jack Black to talk about Gulliver's Travels, and they asked him about the Muppet movie. They showed that group photo with him and the muppet gang, and Bret was at the piano! :yay:
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Re: James Bobin to direct Muppet movie

Postby nonchalant obsession » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:13 pm

Cool, Nancy! I found it. :D


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