The reason why a movie like The Muppets works so well is the characters and ideas are something many of us grew up with. From as far back as we can remember, humans interacting with puppets was no big thing. In fact, it was something many of us dreamed about. Characters like Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and Fozzy were more than just puppets, they were living things and a part of our lives.

Since The Muppets is now in theaters (read the review here), it seems like a good time to post a similarly themed short film co-directed by one of /Film’s favorite artists, Daniel Danger (he of awesome art like this, this and this). Created for the Boston 2011 48 Hour Film Festival, How They Felt is seven minute movie about a man’s troubled marriage to a muppet and how certain things in life supersede those problems.

Thanks to @tinymediaempire for the heads up. Here’s How They Felt. And trust me, it’s worth watching to the end.

The fact that film was made in 48 hours is pretty remarkable, especially considering the logistics of working with a puppet. Also, I’ll admit the ending kind of devastated me. I’m a huge softy (no pun intended) but the way a tragedy can just make everything else in the world melt away was, I thought, a beautiful message to an otherwise straightforward film.

For the record though, as downbeat and dark as How They Felt is, The Muppets is completely the opposite.

What did you think of this film?

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