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Get Ready for some Muppet Nightmare Fuel

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Drtooth, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Thinking about it now, maybe this was intended. Okay, okay, hear me out. Most of you guys probably remembers that weird Big Boy comic that promoted the first Muppet Movie, right?

    The illustrator of that comic got a lot of bashing from Muppet fans, that I really think were a bit harsh at times. Truthfully, the odd way that illustrator Manny Stallman drew his comics were his style. In a way, he's sort of like Gonzo. He's an artist, but a very different one. In fact, one of Stallman's colleagues remembers an incident in which Stallman got a nasty letter from a Big Boy customer about his illustration style. The letter basically said "please change your style", and apparently it really crushed poor Stallman. I think it even made him cry a little bit.

    So what does this have to do with the topic at hand? Well, there is a possibility that whoever was in charge of this cover was just another Manny Stallman. Maybe this weird design is just someone's unique style. How it wound up on a bootleg DVD is anybody's guess. I don't know, maybe somebody lazily got the image off of Google.

    And here's a look at Stallman's comic:
    http://toughpigs.com/journalbigboy01.htm
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  2. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry but this artwork holds no merit at all. Like the title of it says it's one big Muppet Nightmare! And actually I like those comics better myself! No their not great but their not horrible like this cover mess is. LOL!
  3. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    *shrugs* Oh well, it was just a theory.
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  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That's giving it too much credit. I've seen my fair share of odd bootleggs in my day. My favorite was a Chef from South park sticker that was Caucasian! Even the stickers made out of Chicken Little Screen grabs with the caption "Sea Life" on the cover.

    I guess whoever did this traced the artwork, got lazy, and copied a Kermit. And for some reason just copied or redrew Animal's Head on Pepe. If this truly is a bootleg, that's up to debate. It does seem to have official copyright info on it. And they could just as easily photocopied the poster anyway. That's what most bootleg DVD's do.

    However, when they released it on Blu-Ray, they thankfully... nay... mercifully just took the original artwork and added Chinese to it.

    [​IMG]
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  5. Vincent Liu

    Vincent Liu Well-Known Member

    The Chinese translation is different now: "The adventures of wooden puppets in space"
  6. Monstermaster

    Monstermaster New Member

    Well at least they fixed it.
  7. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Wow...I never noticed just how bad the actual cover was to begin with O_0
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  8. TheWeirdoGirl

    TheWeirdoGirl Well-Known Member

    ...wha...how...?!?!
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Poser puppets.

    Yeah. MFS was the first Muppet movie to not have an illustrated movie poster.

    At least they weren't half taking off their glasses and staring at the camera. Or air kissing like an Italian Chef.
  10. Vincent Liu

    Vincent Liu Well-Known Member

    I never knew what the original poster looked like. (and I call myself a Muppet fan...)
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  11. Powerstars

    Powerstars Active Member

    We need more Muppet Nightmare Fuel, let's try to find some.
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    To 1970's Sesame Street!

    [​IMG]

    ...yeah, that's why no one's really asking for more.
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  13. Vincent Liu

    Vincent Liu Well-Known Member

    Eek! And I'm reading this at 11 pm. *shivers*

    (what's going on in the picture, anyway?)
  14. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Snuffy looks possessed O_O
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  15. Powerstars

    Powerstars Active Member

    MORE NIGHTMARE FUEL!
  16. galagr

    galagr Well-Known Member

    Whatever you say.......
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    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

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