'The Muppets' Music: How Muppetational Is It?

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"Jim Henson gave you more freedom than anybody I've ever worked with in my life. I said, "You want to hear the songs as we're writing them?" He said, "No. I'll hear them in the studio. I know I'm gonna love them." You just don't get that kind of freedom on a project these days."
Paul Williams, songwriter for Emmet Otter, The Muppet Movie, and A Muppet Christmas Carol

"In order for a comedy song to work you can't have too much production because if it goes too big you lose the comedy. So within the Muppets film when it gets big it goes right back down."
Bret McKenzie, Music Supervisor for The Muppets

It sounds like the studio didn't force a bland movie-score sound where it wasn't needed.

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