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Sunday, March 23 2014 17:10

Watch: "I'll Get You What You Want (Cockatoo in Malibu)" from MUPPETS MOST WANTED

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MUPPETS MOST WANTED hit theaters this weekend, and from what I'm hearing, failed to heat up the box office, bringing in just $16.5M compared to the nearly $30M opening weekend for THE MUPPETS a few years back. Despite my deep, deep love for The Muppets, I have not made it out with Addie to see the new film just yet, and maybe that's the case with a lot of parents. Or maybe it's that on the surface (or perhaps deeper), MUPPETS MOST WANTED suffers from what many Muppets projects have in recent years - a lack of originality that finds the group always trying to save a theater or have a caper. It's a cycle that needs to be broken, and certainly CAN be broken if The Walt Disney Company puts the right creative team in place going forward. $16M is a disappointing haul for Kermit and the gang, and that's a shame. But I digress, I'm here to share with you the new music video from the MUPPETS MOST WANTED Soundtrack, "I'll Get You What You Want (Cockatoo in Malibu)," performed by Oscar-winner Bret McKenzie.

 

muppetsitunesBecause The Muppets do rock pretty hard, they're serving as Guest DJs on iTunes Radio this week, with Kermit, Miss Piggy, Animal and Constantine all breaking out some of their favorite jams.

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The MUPPETS MOST WANTED soundtrack features 20 tracks—including 12 new recordings—plus five bonus tracks. With songs by Bret McKenzie, who won an Oscar® for the original song “Man or Muppet” in 2011’s THE MUPPETS and a score by Christophe Beck, who’s behind the scores of Disney’s Oscar-winning short PAPERMAN and the Golden Globe®-winning, Oscar-winning hit FROZEN the soundtrack features all-star vocalists, including Kermit the Frog, Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey, Miss Piggy, Josh Groban, Constantine and Celine Dion. Walt Disney Records released the MUPPETS MOST WANTED soundtrack on March 18. 
 
“The MUPPETS MOST WANTED soundtrack is some of the best music by a frog, pig, bear, chickens, penguins and a—uh, whatever—ever recorded,” said Kermit the Frog. “It’s like going on tour with the Muppets, but without the messy cleanup afterwards.”  
 
Order the MUPPETS MOST WANTED Soundtrack and other Muppets jams from (my affiliate) Amazon:
James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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