Rocky Mountain Holiday

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Rocky Mountain Holiday
John Denver Rocky Mountain Holiday album cover.jpg
Soundtrack album by John Denver and The Muppets
Released November 1982
Label RCA Records
Producer Milton Okun, Barney Wyckoff, John Denver
John Denver chronology
Seasons of the Heart
(1982)
Rocky Mountain Holiday
(1982)
It's About Time
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and The Muppets
Genre Family film
Television Special
Created by Henson Associates
John-Jer Productions
Written by Jon Stone
Joseph A. Bailey
Directed by Jim Henson
Starring John Denver
Muppet performers:
Jim Henson
Frank Oz
Jerry Nelson
Dave Goelz
Richard Hunt
Steve Whitmire
Karen Prell
Kathryn Mullen
Theme music composer John Denver
Country of origin United States
Production
Producer(s) John Denver
Jim Henson
Editor(s) Peter Rudoy
Release
Original network ABC
Original release May 12, 1983 (1983-05-12)

Rocky Mountain Holiday is a television special and a soundtrack album of songs from the show, performed by American singer-songwriter John Denver and The Muppets. The show has Denver playing host to the extended Muppet family; he takes them up into the scenic Rockies for an excursion that includes fishing, hiking, and camping. The soundtrack album was released in November 1982, and the special itself aired May 12, 1983 on ABC. In 1984, the album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Album for Children, but lost to Michael Jackson's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial storybook.

Album track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Hey Old Pal" - John Denver, Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, and the Cast
  2. "Grandma’s Feather Bed" - Kermit the Frog and the Cast
  3. "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain" - Kermit the Frog, Janice, Sgt. Floyd Pepper, Scooter, Gonzo the Great, Miss Piggy, and the Cast
  4. "Catch Another Butterfly" - John Denver
  5. "Down By The Old Mill Stream" John Denver and the Cast
  6. "Durango Mountain Caballero" - John Denver
  7. "Gone Fishin’" John Denver and Sgt. Floyd Pepper

Side two[edit]

  1. "Medley: Tumbling Tumbleweeds; Happy Trails" - John Denver and Miss Piggy
  2. "Poems, Prayers And Promises"- John Denver and the Cast
  3. "Take ‘em Away" - The Jug Band
  4. "Going Camping" - John Denver and the Cast
  5. "Home on the Range" - John Denver and Rowlf the Dog
  6. "No One Like You" - John Denver

Plot[edit]

John Denver takes the Muppets camping.

Cast[edit]

The Muppet performers

Crew[edit]

  • Muppet Performers: With Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, Frank Oz, Steve Whitmire, Kathryn Mullen, Karen Prell, Richard Hunt, Jim Henson
  • Producer: Lawrence S. Mirkin
  • Director: Jim Henson
  • Writers: Jon Stone, Joseph A. Bailey
  • Associate Producers: Al Lowenstein, Martin G. Baker
  • Musical Consultant: Ray Charles
  • Musical Director: Don Gillis
  • Music and Lyrics by: Philip Balsam, Dennis Lee (author)
  • Senior Script Coordinator: Jocelyn Stevenson
  • Art Directors: Gene McAvoy, Robert Hackborn
  • Director of Photography: George Reisenberger
  • Production Manager: Andy Corwin
  • Production Associate: Barney Wyckoff
  • Stage Manager: Carl Lauten
  • Setting Designed by: William Beeton
  • Conceptual Designer: Michael K. Frith
  • Muppet Design Consultant: Bonnie Erickson
  • Muppets by: Caroly Wilcox, Tim Miller, Connie Peterson, Mimi Kingsley, Cheryl Blalock, Rollin Krewson, Polly Smith, Barbara Davis, Deborah Lombardi
  • Muppet Special Effects Directors: Faz Fazakas, Dick Loveless, Tom Newby, Larry Jameson
  • Assistant to Producer: Stephanie Chaffin
  • Editorial Assistant: Susan Juhl
  • Production Coordinator: Gregory J. Gettas
  • CBC Manager: John Dimon
  • Floor Managers: Wayne Moss, Allan Wylie
  • Production Assistants: Ritamarie Peruggi, Heather Casey, Carroll Hicks, Linda Bain
  • Assistant Art Director: David Kelly
  • Technical Supervisors: Tom Kyle, Bob Kaufman
  • Technical Director/Video: John Field
  • Technical Producer: Gerry Lee
  • Switcher: Harley Walker
  • Lighting Director: Gordon Luker
  • Audio: Doug Nelson, Dietmar Niemietz, Brian Radford
  • Recording Engineer: Roger Nichols
  • Sound Effects: Floyd Burrell
  • VTR Editor: Hamilton Walker
  • Cameramen: George Clements, Dave Levisohn, John King, Tim Rohal, Ron Manson
  • Audio Assistant: Murray Siegel
  • Gaffer: Dennis Rudge
  • Videotape Editor: Peter Rudoy
  • Set Decoration: Stephen Finnie, Eric Gilks
  • Special Effects: George Clark, Tim McElcheran
  • Staging Crewleader: Ron Robinson
  • Construction Crew Chiefs: Derrick Eldridge, Robert Liivoja
  • Unit Managers: Barry Smith, Kim Hester
  • Creative Consultants: Jocelyn Stevenson, Duncan Kenworthy
  • Creative Producer: Jerry Juhl
  • Executive in Charge of Production: Diana Birkenfield
  • Executive Producers: Jerry Weintraub, Jim Henson

Home media releases[edit]

The special was released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on VHS and DVD on August 26, 2003. The video is released by Walt Disney Home Video on VHS.

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