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
ReleasedNovember 1982
LabelRCA Records
ProducerMilton 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
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]
Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and The Muppets
GenreFamily film
Television Special
Created byHenson Associates
John-Jer Productions
Written byJon Stone
Joseph A. Bailey
Directed byJim Henson
StarringJohn Denver
Muppet performers:
Jim Henson
Frank Oz
Jerry Nelson
Dave Goelz
Richard Hunt
Steve Whitmire
Karen Prell
Kathryn Mullen
Theme music composerJohn Denver
Country of originUnited States
Production
Producer(s)John Denver
Jim Henson
Editor(s)Peter Rudoy
Production company(s)The Jim Henson Company
DistributorDisney-ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original networkABC
Original releaseMay 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

Credits[edit]

  • Rocky Mountain Holiday
  • The Muppet Performers: Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, Richard Hunt, Steve Whitmire, Kathryn Mullen, Karen Prell, Jim Henson
  • Produced by: John Denver and Jim Henson
  • Directed by: Jim Henson
  • Written by: Jon Stone and Joseph A. Bailey
  • Associate Producer: Al Lowenstein
  • Musical Consultant: Ray Charles
  • Art Director: Gene McAvoy
  • Director of Photography (E): George Reisenberger
  • Production Consultant: Martin Baker
  • Production Manager: Andy Corwin
  • Production Associate: Barney Wyckoff
  • Stage Manager: Carl Lauten
  • Muppet Builders: Caroly Wilcox, Tim Miller, Connie Peterson, Mimi Kingsley, Cheryl Blalock, Rollin Krewson
  • Muppet Special Effects: Faz Fazakas, Dick Loveless, Tom Newby, Larry Jameson
  • Muppet Costumes: Polly Smith, Barbara Davis, Deborah Lombardi
  • Assistant To The Producer: Stephanie Chaffin
  • Production Assistant: Ritamarie Peruggi
  • Assistant Art Director: David Kelly
  • Technical Supervisors: Tom Kyle and Bob Kaufman
  • Technical Director/Video: John Field
  • Audio: Doug Nelson
  • Recording Engineer: Roger Nichols
  • Cameramen: Dave Levisohn and John King
  • Audio Assistant: Murray Siegel
  • Gaffer: Dennis Rudge
  • Videotape Editor: Peter Rudoy
  • Executive Producer: Jerry Weintraub
  • © 1982 Henson Associates, Inc.
  • John-Jer Productions

Home media releases[edit]

Rocky Mountain Holiday was released by Sony Pictures Entertainment's Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment division on VHS and DVD on August 26, 2003.

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