After the successful release of The Muppet Christmas Carol in 1992, Jim Henson Productions and Walt Disney Pictures decided that the next Muppets film would be an adaptation of a classic story.
Co-writer Kirk R. Thatcher stated: “There were a whole bunch of ideas out there and I was most keen [on] Treasure Island and a King Arthur story with medival dragons and knights, in the end we all agreed as a group that Treasure Island was a better story for the Muppets to take on.”
I don’t know about you, but I would love to see the King Arthur Muppets that got shelved. I can just imagine Kermit as king and Miss Piggy somehow riding a dragon.
Treasure Island ended up being a great movie, full of treasure hunting and double crossing. Hans Zimmer does quite a number on the orchestral score, and is aided by original songs written by Elton John and Tim Rice, and a special appearance by Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers for this gem during the ending credits:
The theme featured in this sequence is roaring with energy. It is first played by a section of horns utilizing the classic horn sizzle sound we all know and love. Strive for a rich, intense sound with an energetic pulse. Use the tied note to propel you into the final part of the phrase and make sure each articulation pops like the clash of two swords. Listen to the original below to dial in your style.
This sequence will help you improve your sound, articulation, and minor scales.
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