The International poster for THE MUPPETS is far better than creepy standing poster we got domestically!
Hey folks, Harry here... It seems that Disney currently is going through a crisis of expectatons... JOHN CARTER OF MARS became JOHN CARTER... because well, let's not get their hopes up for Mars. Then this project started off as THE GREATEST MUPPET MOVIE EVER and became simply... THE MUPPETS. But then, think about the logos for both these properties... JCM for John Carter - and simple block letters with that Kermit "M" - it doesn't do anything to set up the film. I wish they just had the dusty and carnival looking original MUPPET logo - that is in the film... because that gives us the tone and a bit of the magic that the film itself will attempt to give us. BUT check out this international poster...
Now... I love the layout of The Muppets themselves here - but you see the problem with the logo - that M just bleeds into and gets lost on the poster in a way. But what I hate even more is the IN CINEMAS SOON with the url - being photoshopped upon the cardboard... instead of it being written with a marker. Whatever - I'm nitpicking... this looks like a MUPPET movie - and I'm just dying to see it.
And I want Disney to just fully embrace the magic of the characters and properties that they are attempting to bring us. How about you?
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July 11, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST
July 11, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST
BORK BORK BORK
July 11, 2011, 3:43 p.m. CST
July 11, 2011, 3:44 p.m. CST
Christmas 2011 is shaping up to be a GOOD time for films :)
July 11, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST
July 11, 2011, 3:52 p.m. CST
street gang. the story of sesame street came about....
July 11, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST
I just don't understand why they put the word 'THE' over top of that headless Uppet™ instead of having it over the 'U'. Oh well.
July 11, 2011, 3:59 p.m. CST
by eric haislar
he is the coolest of the muppets and where the hell is Floyd?
July 11, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST
Even if it can be done. It's like watching an agile YODA in the prequels. CRAP!
July 11, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST
July 11, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST
Not that good. Oh, it's interesting, if you can tolerate a couple hundred pages about fundraising. And frankly, to bring it up in a Muppet TB is way off-topic. It's more about the show as a whole, with Henson and the Muppets just supporting players in a much larger effort.
July 11, 2011, 4:09 p.m. CST
I thought Ralph the dog was retired when Jim Henson died. But aside from that, I am looking forward to this.
July 11, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST
July 11, 2011, 4:16 p.m. CST
July 11, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST
by eric haislar
July 11, 2011, 4:38 p.m. CST
Bad Photoshop work, bad layout, bad logo. Why didn't they just pose them all together and take a picture rather than shooting them all separately with different light and then cobbling them all together in some kind of digital clusterfuck? This looks like ass.
July 11, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CST
by Mr. Pricklepants
July 11, 2011, 5:14 p.m. CST
July 11, 2011, 5:21 p.m. CST
July 11, 2011, 5:32 p.m. CST
by Bungion Boy
Every member of the Electric Mayhem is featured on the poster but him? This is unacceptable.
July 11, 2011, 5:37 p.m. CST
now I can't unsee it
July 11, 2011, 5:46 p.m. CST
I've always loved the Muppets and basically anything Henson and still do and I'm nearly 30! But why the hell was the character of Skeeter (Scooter's twin sister) only ever in the Muppet Babies cartoon? And where the fuck is Sweetums in this poster?
July 11, 2011, 5:51 p.m. CST
There are a bunch of characters missing. Stop creating new ones!
July 11, 2011, 6:34 p.m. CST
July 11, 2011, 6:43 p.m. CST
Who the hell is that weirdo?
July 11, 2011, 6:50 p.m. CST
July 11, 2011, 7:34 p.m. CST
by Queefer Sutherland
The movie should be ninety minutes of Muppets on fire, running around screaming. The final shot should be all them laying on the ground, charred and motionless, with only a sudden twitch from Miss Piggy before the credits roll.
July 11, 2011, 7:47 p.m. CST
by Quake II
im Hensen doing Kermit for decades I just can't get used to his son doing the voice now (Brian is it?). And without the original puppeteers, all the recent Muppet films have been shite. The magic hasn't been there since the 1980's so why should I care about this movie again?
July 11, 2011, 8:04 p.m. CST
by Gotta have my Pops
I can give or take the Prawn, he was pretty popular at one point, though. But it's unforgivable to exclude Rizzo.
July 11, 2011, 8:06 p.m. CST
The Swedish Chef should be there! Ugh, I bet some ignorant marketing exec told the designer to remove him
by Andy Pandy
because potentially a few European vegetarians might be offended.
July 11, 2011, 8:16 p.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
...so the kiddies aren't distracted & annoyed by herds of loud, spastic fanboys...
July 11, 2011, 8:21 p.m. CST
July 11, 2011, 8:27 p.m. CST
what a handy from a Muppet would feel like.
July 11, 2011, 8:33 p.m. CST
I think Robot Chicken may have already covered this: Skeeter died in the kiddie pool. It may or may not have been an accident.
July 11, 2011, 9:05 p.m. CST
I'm about to pubicize all over again! AND AGAIN!
July 11, 2011, 9:55 p.m. CST
by David Hinson
Is either going to make this movie ok or ruin it. I like him a lot in his movies but he seems like hes reaching a little bit from what ive seen so far. Thoughts?
July 11, 2011, 9:56 p.m. CST
by David Hinson
July 11, 2011, 10:35 p.m. CST
I don't mind Rizzo, but he was never an original Muppet. He came along (as a named character) in the movies, not on the Muppet Show. Of course, the New Guy also wasn't in the original show, but you do need to connect the poster to the new movie somehow. As for Pepe.... No. Just no. He's Rizzo but twice as annoying with an even worse fake accent. And he is rarely funny.
July 12, 2011, 1:03 a.m. CST
Stop mucking around with great titles. Because marketing told them to!
July 12, 2011, 2:13 a.m. CST
Seeing the Disney logo next to the word Muppets.......seems somehow wrong, but thats the business of show I guess.
July 12, 2011, 3:23 a.m. CST
by Carl XVI Gustaf
Was he in the trailer? Hope he's in the movie!
July 12, 2011, 4:46 a.m. CST
July 12, 2011, 8:01 a.m. CST
I don't think so. I thought I heard (SPOILER) he's Segel's Muppet roommate.
July 12, 2011, 11:15 a.m. CST
Miss Piggy looks like she was created by the Muppet Whatnot shop-type-thing. Why are her eyes so small? She was the hot shit during the Muppets' heyday but now, man, looks like sabotage. At least her hair looks nice and she's got cleavage. That's kinda more 70's piggy right there. Still not seeing this movie though. Segel gets too wet about it. Creeps me out.
July 12, 2011, 11:50 a.m. CST
Notice how the M in Muppets is right above Janice and she's reaching for it....like an amphibian shaft . The poster designers are sending the subliminal message of SEX to the audience. Then notice how Animal is just above and tunging at the viewer inviting him to join him in his excitement. They are planting the thought of RAPE to cash in on that built in audience of Muppet fans. Very clever. Look at Miss Piggy's right hand....the one on the bottom right of the poster See how she's holding it. Guess what that is supposed to look like. Yeah, you guessed it. She's about to disrobe. And they put a pin right at her breastline to entice you to look at her tits. See, they can show her cleavage but not her pussy. If you look at her crotch....she has a hand going up there and when it moves, her mouth and body became active..Miss Piggy is controlled only when things are inserted into her. The poster is claiming this is acceptable in today's society. And Fozzie, the bear, usually a tame and submissive role in the homosexual underworld, finally accepts the aggressor role and take Scotter from behind. They both seem to be okay with that switch-up. Of course up top, Statler and Waldorf show disapproval, like the conservative bitches they are, unwavering in their hatred and fearful of change. Look at Gonzo--his nose has always resembled a question mark, which makes you think of his orientation. Gonzo is also giving the interntaional sign of the SHOCKER, indicating he knows how to take care of the ladies. But his attire, way too metero, quickly negates that. The brilliance of this poster is it caters to both sides of the audience. Damaged chicks who want to feel empowered will look at Fozzie and say they want to see this and be just like him. Guys who want to dominate a chick like that will see Miss Piggy with an arm shoved up her like she's his property, and subliminally know her pussy is in his hands and they will want to see this. Plus the black piano player is relegated to top right corner. This poster is a masterful in how it controls the audience.
July 12, 2011, 12:35 p.m. CST
July 12, 2011, 12:37 p.m. CST
and I like the muppets
July 12, 2011, 2:06 p.m. CST
Rizzo and Pepe have earned the right to be in the lineup. The little generic guy has not.
July 12, 2011, 7:31 p.m. CST
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