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Muppets Most Wanted Poster (UK and Ireland)

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by JustAMuppetFan, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    What I would have loved to have seen is this poster, but with as many Muppets as they could fit on, front and centre, running over the globe with Kermit right in the middle - or even keep the same idea of the 2 "Kermits" with them face to face and the rest of the Muppets running in the middle, with all many of characters posed as we've never seen them before.

    Many people commented on the first poster for "The Muppets" that it was funny to see them walking. To see the gang all out running and animated in a zany and crazy way would have been very apt for the Muppets. Chickens and chaos everywhere.

    The things I bother me about this poster are the very static nature of Piggy and Gonzo, Animals "Boo!!" pose, Kermits eye focus is too wide and the poser suffers all the problems we've grown to loathe with "fat face Kermit". I agree, its waaaaaaaaay better than the first and has a certain appeal. I just think it's poorly executed and I don't like the use of stock images to reinforce the "global" message of the movie that the globe already does sufficiently.

    With regards to posters, did anyone notice the Muppet Show posters in the trailer?? From what I can see, that looks like a nice poster!!
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  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I feel I have to say this, but this poster is better for not being loaded with Muppets, and having only the key characters. The thing that I really am starting to dislike about the American poster is the fact the characters are all jumbled together in a corner, segregated from the human co-stars. It's cool and all you get to see secondary, tertiary and whatever they call fourth level characters on a poster, but when it's all jumbled up it looks like those posters, puzzles, and calendars they used to photoshop extra characters that weren't there in old stock photos. or worse... that Sesame Street 40th anniversary book cover (why aren't we ever complaining about that? 's a million times worse).
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  3. LaRanaRene

    LaRanaRene Well-Known Member

    I like how Kermit's eye focus is. If you look at real frogs, their eyes are really like that. But I understand your opinion and I should not disagree, but i'm just pointing out that it makes Kermit look more like a frog.

    [​IMG] Edited Costantine's mole out.... hee hee hee

  4. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    Hi, thats really is true, everyone is entitled to their opinion and whilst I have mine, I fully respect yours also :)

    I'll be honest, I do take issue with the eye focus on a lot of the Muppets in the Disney era. The reason is that Jim Henson was VERY specific about the eyes, I think it was referred to as the "Henson Triangle", whereby he would almost make the eyes look cross-eyed so that the puppets appear to be focussed at a person or object. This really did work remarkably well. The worst offender in recent years is Fozzie who has a really glazed/spaced out look to him now that I personally find really off putting.

    That said, there will be people out there who prefer that look - I guess it's just personal opinion.

    Wow...sorry for the double post but that was just my 1000th :)
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  5. CaseytheMuppet

    CaseytheMuppet Well-Known Member

    I think that is two different Animal pictures photoshopped together. The body appears to be from an old shot, while the head looks like one of their new posers.
  6. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    Who knows? Maybe those better ideas are reserved for posters of the fine art variety. :o
  7. Mr Sweetums

    Mr Sweetums Well-Known Member

    I really like this poster, love the fact that it only has Muppets and no humans but I'm very surprised Walter didn't make it on the poster. :):fanatic::)
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  8. LaRanaRene

    LaRanaRene Well-Known Member

    Yes, I do agree with Fozzie. He looks like he hasn't slept since 1992.
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  9. MuppetGuy75

    MuppetGuy75 Well-Known Member

    I loosely collect movie posters and it always amazes me that the UK or Europe get the best designs compared to some of the posters I've seen here in the states. This one is another one that trumps the US version. Love it.
  10. mimitchi33

    mimitchi33 Well-Known Member

    I like this poster better than the American one! It looks very epic.
  11. galagr

    galagr Well-Known Member

    Anyone like the old one? Welp, too bad, because now we get this beauty:

  12. JonnyBMuppetMan

    JonnyBMuppetMan Well-Known Member

    Yeesh, practically everything's out of whack now. The lighting, proportions of the characters, even flaws I could overlook in the previous iteration (sorta small Fozzie) are now completely glorified here.

    I get that Disney wants to establish a bit of unity in their advertising, and not every single Muppet poster has to be art, but I still cannot comprehend WHY they would feel the need to go back and "fix" what wasn't broken to begin with; downgrading what was a cool, epic poster, into a bland, incompetently Photoshopped jumble inferior to even the U.S. poster. :mad:
  13. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    Ooh yeah, now that's really, REALLY awful!! Congratulations Disney!
  14. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    I just don't get it. They have better photos to choose from and they can certainly take wonderful poser shots without having to pay "the actors" a dime.
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  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'd honestly be more annoyed if this was something merchandised that I'd have to pay for. Movie posters are barely a second thought anymore, and even the good ones look completely identical. You'd at least thing there's something to make these appealing enough to sell, but it's the last thing they think about when it comes to movie marketing. More time, money, and effort seems to go to more visual and interactive promotions like websites and movie trailers. And I wouldn't doubt it's because we find out about the movie 3 months before it's even finalized now.

    Still... what's the problem with shooting more posers? I know stock pictures are all the rage with everyone (keep seeing the same Nick TMNT stock artwork on every TMNT merchandise), but maybe another round of poser photos to go on next time?
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  16. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    NO! Nonononono! This is not right! This IS GARBAGE! Completely worng and I liked the one with the black and white background.

    Thanks a lot Disney! Hmph! This is what I got from your publicity. :sigh:

    Have I seen changed movie posters from movie posters? DUHHHHH! Here is the bad part and it is: OVERSTOCKED PHOTOS! GAHHHHHH!

    You can tell from my tone that I am one tough MC member at comments and don't say that I am bad at commenting about Muppet issues.
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  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It looks no worse (heck, better) than the crappy Pokemon-esque The Muppets poster which was a copy of an equally misguided Toy Story 3 poster (which frankly resembled their merchandising push). It's a shame the ruined a pretty good poster with that generic blank background (which is all the rage with kid's movies... ALL of them, so Disney's not the only ones) to shove the stars in.

    Still, the term "Muppets" and "Stock photos" go painfully hand in hand, and have since the late 90's. I'll give Disney credit for creating some new posers instead of shoving the tiny eyed, flathead Kermit no one liked all over everything. But they still use stock photos in certain merchandise. If Disney wants some brand unity thing with a Gonzo poser that looks like the less expressive, more simplistic nosed puppet, why do I still see the cover of Muppets Take Manhattan every so often?
  18. Bridget

    Bridget Well-Known Member

    Was I wrong in the fact of expecting more? You know how you can imagine what something is going to look like before it does? This is EXACTLY how I imagined it would be if they decided to be lazy with it. Sooooo many more photos to choose form. I appreciate the effort- but, this is close to rubbish. The only possible thing I like about it is Piggy's hand-on-hip pose. But even so, they all look like paper cut outs to me.
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  19. galagr

    galagr Well-Known Member

    I wasn't truly dissapointed in this poster until I realized that the Muppet Mindsets' banner looks better than this. And it was made by a fan. Not a multi-billion dollar company like Disney, no, a fan:
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Making something an issue of if fans can do better is always a non-starter. It's always correct, but there's a lot of levels of insane dedication fans will go to that just can't be match by barely enthusiastic marketing departments. And any non-employee or not famous fan involvement is considered "unsolicited material." You can thank the untalented disturbingly obsessive fanboys for that much. Like the hundreds of poorly written Tiny Toons revival scripts all about Fifi out there.

    It's very obvious that it's a shame that there are T-shirt contests with artwork higher quality than these posters that don't even get to become a shirt. And all that other "the fans can do better" stuff out there. It's a real shame they didn't hire bigger fans in the company to make these posters, but it's also pretty obvious that they wanted these done on a budget. And most of that budget went to more viral advertising. What I'd rather stack these up to than fan-made material is SW's involved photoshoots for the DVD release of current Sesame episodes. They bargained to get a new photo of Kermit on a DVD cover. That's a lot more dedication right there. Especially considering the DVD's are essentially just episode compilations slapped together.

    But then again, the one situation where this poster comes off looking better? Check out the merchandise we got from 2002-2005. Newer Piggy heads super imposed on old photos, clumsy additions of supposed fan favorite characters on already crowded stock photos from the 70's (their hearts were in the right place, anyway)... these posters are high art compared to that crap.
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