Disney has seen a very enthusiastic reception for The Muppets teaser trailers that parody romcoms, The Hangover Part II, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Green Lantern. So why not release one more? This final Muppets parody teaser takes aim at several films rather than just one — you’ll see gags based on Twilight, Happy Feet, Paranormal Activity, this weekend’s Puss in Boots, and even The Muppets.
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Disney has offered up quite a few trailer for The Muppets, but very few of them actually tell audiences anything about the story. Small point, I know, especially when the characters have been put to such good use poking fun at romcoms, The Hangover, Green Lantern and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
But if you want to (a) see more Muppets and (b) get an idea of what this new film is actually about, then this new, supposedly final trailer, is the way to go. Check it out below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 3rd, 2011 by Angie Han
I’ve loved all the goofy parody trailers, eaten up every plot detail, and followed each bit of celebrity casting, but at the end of the day, the real reason I’m so eager to see The Muppets doesn’t have a whole lot to do with famous stars or pop culture gags. My excitement all boils down to the something much more basic: the Muppets themselves are just plain freakin’ lovable. So I wholeheartedly approve of the new, scaled-back posters that have just hit the Web. No Academy Award nominees, no David Fincher references, just Kermit, Miss Piggy, Animal, and a couple of their other friends against a plain white backdrop. Check them out after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 by Angie Han
Okay, the headline of this post may be a tad misleading. Only one of the two videos we have is an actual ad for The Muppets movie; the other’s just a delightful commercial for Wonderful Pistachios featuring a Muppet. But both fit the characters to a T. Miss Piggy takes on the glamorous job of working the Emmy red carpet, Statler and Waldorf get sassy about the film they’re in, and Kermit snacks on some bright green pistachios. And the TV spot for the movie actually contains some interesting new footage. Watch both videos after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, September 15th, 2011 by Angie Han
A few lucky movie fans were surprised yesterday with an 8-minute extended trailer for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but sadly, the video has yet to be released for the general public. On the bright side, the rest of us can now make do with “The Girl with the Froggy Tattoo” — yup, another amusing parody teaser for The Muppets. Watch Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the rest of the gang get gritty and tough after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 by Angie Han
Now that we have a pretty good idea of who and what will be in The Muppets, we have some disappointing news about who won’t be: Steve Carell. The actor was originally lined up for a cameo, but has since had to pull out due to scheduling issues. More details, including a description of what Carell would’ve been doing, after the jump.
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It has been fun to watch Disney remind audiences about The Muppets as it prepares to release a new feature starring Jim Henson’s classic characters. There have been some creative, playful trailers and a poster that was a little bit unusual as Muppet depictions tend to go — Muppets with legs! But this new international poster is a pure and simple old-school look at the crew, with no humans allowed. You’ll probably love it. Read More »
In January, I had the awesome opportunity to visit the set of The Muppets. Over the course of the week, I’ll be posting some of the round table interviews we conducted on set with the cast and crew. We’ve posted interviews with Jason Segel, Amy Adams, co-writer Nicholas Stoller and now we bring you director James Bobin (Ali G, The Flight of the Conchords). Here is a short excerpted quote:
The joy of puppetry is that it is very simple and low-fi, which I love. I never want to make a movie which is going to be CG filled, cold, and computerized. It Is what I like about it. Especially with this beautiful RED camera that we have, you can see Kermit’s felt and Fozzy’s fur. You can almost touch it. That is what I absolutely love about it. It is just guys doing this [does puppeteering motions] and it just feels so organic, natural, and real. So you treat them as any actor because they are doing the mouth at the same time they are doing the hands. That is the great thing and you can do that rather than having voice over or having it animated. It is very different.
After the jump you can read the entire interview. Enjoy!
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