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The Muppets (marionettes-puppets-satire)

     (Syndicated, since 1976)

     [The beloved company of marionettes and puppets ("Muppets") were 
      featured on a number of different series before finding their
      own; They had a regular slot on PBS's daily children's series
      "Sesame Street" in the 1960s; But their appeal was wider than
      children's television, and the creators longed to prove that...

      The characters of Kermit The Frog, Miss Piggy, Bert & Ernie,
      Cookie Monster and others were created, animated and voiced by 
      Jim Henson and Frank Oz; But they wanted a chance to create a
      series with wider appeal that had social and political satire... 
      And they got their wish...but had to leave the country to do it;

      Their ambitious ideas for a prime-time series were heard by
      US TV network executives; ABC went the farthest in negotiations,
      but the deal fell apart; So when the concept failed to find an 
      American network, creator Jim Henson and partner Frank Oz 
      accepted an offer from Lew Grade of British ITC to produce 
      the series in England and syndicate it worldwide, which turned
      out to be the best thing they could have done...The series was
      given a generous budget and facilities at famed Pinewood Studios
      in England; Four years of weekly episodes were produced from
      1976 to 1981 and re-run for years after that in many countries.

      Returning to America they had a guest spot on the first season
      of NBC's "Saturday Night Live"; they created a very successful
      merchandising franchise plus a number of spin-offs including
      several TV specials, Muppet Movies and various series revivals
      including "Muppet Babies" (1984), "The Jim Henson Hour" (1989),
      "Muppet Time" (1995) and "Muppets Tonight!" (1996)]


Theme 1 (1963): "The Muppets Theme"

     Composer: Billy Goldenberg (ASCAP/BMI)
              [professional name of William Leon Goldenberg]

     Orig. Publisher: Duchess Music Corp. (BMI)

     2001 Publisher: Universal/Duchess Music Corporation (BMI)
                        c/o Universal Music Publishing Group
                        of Los Angeles, CA

     Copyright Date: July  8, 1963; Eu 779 386.
     Renewal   Date: Jan.  7, 1991; RE-516-877.

     Recordings:


MainTheme 2 (1976): "The Muppet Show Theme"

     [aka: "Muppet Show Opening"; ASCAP title variations...
      aka: "Muppet Show Theme (Signature)"]

     Composers: Sam Pottle (ASCAP)
               [professional name of Samuel H. Pottle], and
                Jim Henson (ASCAP)
               [professional name of James M. Henson] 

     Orig. Publisher: A T V Music Corp. (ASCAP)
                        c/o Warner Bros. Publications
                        of Los Angeles, CA

     2002 Publisher: Jim Henson Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
                        c/o Sony/A T V Tunes, LLC
                        of Nashville, TN

     Copyright Date: June, 8, 1978; PA-6-368.
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:


Closing Theme 3 (1976): "Closing Theme"

     Composers: Sam Pottle (ASCAP)
               [professional name of Samuel H. Pottle], and
                Jim Henson (ASCAP)
               [professional name of James M. Henson] 

     Orig. Publisher: A T V Music, Ltd. (BMI)
                        c/o Warner Bros. Publications
                        of Los Angeles, CA

     2002 Publisher:  Jim Henson Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
                        c/o Sony/A T V Tunes, LLC
                        of Nashville, TN

    [sound recording copyright]:
     Copyright Date: May 14, 1979; PA-54-302.
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:


Theme 4 (1984): "Muppet Babies Theme"

     Composers: Hank Durand Saroyan (BMI) and
                Robert Joseph Walsh (BMI)

     Orig. Publisher:

     2002 Publisher: Nice Noise, Inc. (BMI)
                        c/o Sony/A T V Music
                        of Nashville, TN

     Copyright Date:
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Theme 5 (1985): "Muppet Babies Theme"

     Composers: Charles Fox (BMI) and
                Rich Allan (BMI)

     Publishers: Nelana Music (BMI)
                    of Los Angeles, CA; and
                 Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI)
                    c/o Universal Music Publishing, Inc.
                    div. of Universal Studios
                    of Los Angeles, CA

     Copyright Date:
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Theme 6 (1989): "The Jim Henson Hour Theme (Opening & Closing)"

    [ASCAP title variation aka: "The Jim Henson Hour";
     BMI title variation aka: "Jim Henson Theme Song"]

     Composers: Susan Joy Hamilton (Canadian PROCAN/ASCAP),
                Douglas James Katsaros (BMI), and
                Arthur Willmore Stead (BMI)

     Orig. Publisher:

     2002 Publisher: Jim Henson Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
                        c/o Sony/A T V Tunes, LLC
                        of Nashville, TN; and
                     Nice Noise, Inc. (BMI)
                        c/o Sony/A T V Music
                        of Nashville, TN

     Copyright Date:
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Theme 7 (1995): "Muppet Time (Closing)"

     Composers: James L. Klein (ASCAP) and
                Joseph Bernard Carroll, Jr. (BMI)

     Orig. Publisher:

     2002 Publisher: Jim Henson Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
                        c/o Sony/A T V Tunes, LLC
                        of Nashville, TN

     Copyright Date:
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Theme 8 (1996): "Muppets Tonight! Theme"

    [aka: "Melted Cheeses";
     aka: "The Dancing Cheeses Song"]

     Composers: Richard Kendall Gibbs (BMI),
                Richard Peter Blasucci (BMI),
                Paul Flaherty (ASCAP),
                Darrin Allen Henry (BMI),
                James Paul Lewis (BMI),
                Kirk Randolph Thatcher (BMI), and
                Patric M. Verrone (BMI)

     Orig. Publisher:

     2002 Publisher: Nice Noise, Inc. (BMI)
                        c/o Sony/A T V Music
                        of Nashville, TN

    [music included in videotape]:
     Copyright Date: July 21, 2000; PA-1-075-904.
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:

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