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Written by Leslie Bricusse
Anthony Newley
Source Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Pure Imagination was sung by Ben Vereen in The Muppet Show episode 117, to cheer up a depressed Droop. As Ben sang, one of the Small Bossmen did a dance in the sky, while a group of Muppaphone floated in the air and sang. At the end of the song, they were joined by a variety of creatures, including one of the Bossmen, one of The Gawky Birds, Timmy Monster, and some of The Four Fazoobs.

Vereen's performance was used over a montage of imaginative characters and moments in The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years.

Music video

In 2015, the Muppets starred in a music video for the song as performed by Josh Groban and Lindsey Stirling, released on Sterling's YouTube channel on May 7th, 2015.

Muppet characters in the video include Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear, Scooter, Lew Zealand, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beaker, Animal, Sweetums, Rowlf the Dog, the Swedish Chef, Bubba the Rat, Rizzo the Rat, and Alphonso D'Abruzzo.

The video, written by Jim Lewis, was co-directed by Dan Carr and Bobby Mosser. Bill Barretta served as consulting producer. The video was recorded on March 23, 2015 as a part of The Muppets at YouTube Space LA series.[1]