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'The Muppets': The 'perfect' music and Chris Cooper raps [video]

December 16, 2011 |  5:37 pm


"The Muppets" achieved this year what many thought was impossible: It lured in both parents looking to relive their childhood while also attracting children still interested in Kermit, despite his well-worn felt. We chatted with the filmmakers behind the movie, including star, co-writer and executive producer Jason Segel, co-writer Nicholas Stoller, director James Bobin ("Flight of the Conchords") and producer Todd Lieberman as part of The Envelope Screening Series.

In the video clip below, the four men chat about the film's music, and Bobin's stellar decision to lure in Bret McKenzie, one half of his "Flight of the Conchords" duo, who also happens to be a terrific musician, and the interesting conversations Segel had with Oscar-winning actor Chris Cooper about his out-of-character rap in the film.



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Photo: Jason Segel and Amy Adams join a slew of Muppets for an important meeting. Credit: Patrick Wymore/Disney Studios

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