The Muppets don’t rap or bust hip-hop moves. That in itself is almost revolutionary nowadays, when adorable family-franchise characters spitting bars seems practically de rigueur (e.g., Happy Feet Two, The Smurfs). True, Chris Cooper has a short rap scene, but a) he’s not a Muppet, and b) it’s funny because he’s an evil white businessman, not because he’s cuddly.
There is no crude humor or innuendo. No grating contemporary pop soundtrack. There are unabashedly retro original tunes, like the catchy Life’s a Happy Song and a very funny “dramatic” duet called Man or Muppet? There’s also an almost lump-in-throat-inducing reprise of the classic The Rainbow Connection. And, yes, there are pop...READ MORE