In the UK, Muppets sing about crumpets

Bakery chain Warburtons enlists the troupe in a new spot by WCRS

LONDON — What do you do after getting Sylvester Stallone to star in one of your ads?

If you’re UK bakery Warburtons, you enlist the Muppets to sing about your new giant crumpet. In the 120-second spot, which was created by the countrys WCRS agency, Kermit the Frog approaches CEO Jonathan Warburton with an idea for a new program, "The Giant Crumpet Show," and gets his Muppets crew to sing the "Muppet Show" theme tune but with crumpet-related lyrics. It launched Nov. 14 on British television. The work was created by Andy Lee and Jonny Porthouse, and directed by Declan Lowney and Crash Davenport through Soapbox Films.

Campaign credits

Brand: Warburtons
Agency: WCRS
Executive creative director: Billy Faithfull
Creatives: Andy Lee + Jonny Porthouse
Production companies: Another Film Company + Soapbox
Directors: Crash Davenport + Declan Lowney
Producers: Richard Berman + Simon Monhemius
Agency producer: Helen Powlette
Editing: Stitch
Editor: Leo King
Post-production: Finish
VFX producer: Louise Unwin
VFX supervisor/lead Flame: Jason Watts
Colour grading: Paul Harrison
Flame: Andy Copping
Nuke: Kayley Fernandes
CGI: Alaric Holberton + Kirsty Gillmore
Music publishing: Warner Chappell
Music arrangement: Eddy Mitchell
Sound studio: GCRS
Sound engineer: Ben Leaves
Account handling: Louise Davidson + Gemma Dodds + Sally Borda + Charlotte Robison + Louis Lunts
Planning: Liz Baines + Angharad Thomas
Media agency: Mindshare
PR agency: Freuds

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