Posted on Thursday, May 26th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
If you liked the Green With Envy trailer that premiered in theaters last week, you’re probably also going to dig this spot for The Fuzzy Pack. That’s because it is also a thinly-disguised ad for The Muppets — in this case, it looks like The Fuzzy Pack might have been a movie that was made at Muppet Theater, the outfit seen in decrepit state during the beginning of this teaser. (And it is definitely funnier than The Hangover Part II, which this teaser riffs on.)
The Fuzzy Pack isn’t quite as good as Green With Envy was, but it does boast one of the film’s many cameos. And it is remarkable that just a brief bit of new footage with Muppets can still earn a big, goofy grin. Finally, this seems like an implicit promise that we’re going to see a lot more ads like this for the new Muppet movie. Glad to see Disney is having some fun marketing this, and trying to draw new audiences to The Muppets in the process.
Yahoo gives us this one in HD.
Here’s Green With Envy once more:
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.
The Muppets opens on November 23rd, 2011.