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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


    by RedLeaderStandingBy

  • July 11, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST


    by Dhaemon


  • July 11, 2011, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Miss Piggy = Lady Gaga

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

  • July 11, 2011, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Can't Wait!

    by Lazerman21

    Christmas 2011 is shaping up to be a GOOD time for films :)

  • July 11, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Da. Iz better than creepy standing poster in states

    by H20x

  • July 11, 2011, 3:52 p.m. CST

    I would recommend

    by emeraldboy

    street gang. the story of sesame street came about....

  • July 11, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    I LOVE the UPPETS™!

    by Twisk

    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

    Dr. Teeth shoudl be front and center

    by eric haislar

    he is the coolest of the muppets and where the hell is Floyd?

  • July 11, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Muppets should never be seen walking

    by gaygoonie

    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


    by CreepyThinMan

  • July 11, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST

    I read Street Gang based on recommendations here

    by bah

    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

    Awesome poster!

    by bubcus

    I thought Ralph the dog was retired when Jim Henson died. But aside from that, I am looking forward to this.

  • July 11, 2011, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Still love the Electric Mayhem - Behind the Music spoof...

    by impossibledreamers

  • July 11, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Fuck you Howard!

    by eric haislar

    I'm dying!

  • July 11, 2011, 4:38 p.m. CST


    by Sodomy_Joe_Shitpants

    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

    I like it. It reminds me of the Toy Story 3 poster with all the characters.

    by Mr. Pricklepants

  • July 11, 2011, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Where is Floyd?

    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

    goddammit melgibsoncalledmethenword

    by SilentP

    now I can't unsee it

  • July 11, 2011, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Something that always bothered me.

    by Morgan

    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

    And where's the Swedish Chef, too!?

    by Morgan

    There are a bunch of characters missing. Stop creating new ones!

  • July 11, 2011, 6:34 p.m. CST

    fucking awesome

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    love it

  • July 11, 2011, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Who is that guy between Beaker and Dr. Teeth?

    by GeneralKael

    Who the hell is that weirdo?

  • July 11, 2011, 6:50 p.m. CST

    creepy standing poster?

    by Evil_Homer45

  • July 11, 2011, 7:34 p.m. CST

    I don't give a shit

    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

    Kermit's new voice never worked for me.

    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

    Where the hell are Rizzo and Pepe?

    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.

  • because potentially a few European vegetarians might be offended.

  • July 11, 2011, 8:16 p.m. CST

    I hope parents know to skip opening night....

    by Nice Marmot the kiddies aren't distracted & annoyed by herds of loud, spastic fanboys...

  • July 11, 2011, 8:21 p.m. CST

    @gottahavemypops pretty sure i saw both in the trailer

    by sunwukong86

  • July 11, 2011, 8:27 p.m. CST

    I always wondered.....

    by Loosejerk

    what a handy from a Muppet would feel like.

  • July 11, 2011, 8:33 p.m. CST


    by nyj_et

    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

    Did Janice always have those lush, cocksucking lips?!

    by DickBallsworth

    I'm about to pubicize all over again! AND AGAIN!

  • July 11, 2011, 9:55 p.m. CST

    I feel like Jason Siegel.....

    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

    Segel rather.

    by David Hinson

  • July 11, 2011, 10:35 p.m. CST

    No Rizzo, no Pepe = good

    by mrgray

    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

    You are right Harry.

    by hallmitchell

    Stop mucking around with great titles. Because marketing told them to!

  • July 12, 2011, 3:23 a.m. CST

    I'm offended by the lack of Swedish Chef.

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Was he in the trailer? Hope he's in the movie!

  • July 12, 2011, 4:46 a.m. CST

    I like beaker's face, it's like, who the hell is this guy???

    by zapano

  • July 12, 2011, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Muppetized Segel

    by bah

    I don't think so. I thought I heard (SPOILER) he's Segel's Muppet roommate.

  • July 12, 2011, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Who makes the puppets now?

    by FeralAngel

    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

    In Cinemas Soon


    Notice how the M in Muppets is right above Janice and she's reaching for 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

    M for merkin?

    by v3d

  • July 12, 2011, 12:37 p.m. CST

    I see a bunch of puppets with grown mens' hands shoved up their asses

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    and I like the muppets

  • July 12, 2011, 2:06 p.m. CST

    I'm a prawn, hokay?

    by daggor

    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

    Now that's old school!

    by Triple_J_72