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Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by TheMonsterAteMe, May 26, 2011.
With footage of the muppets in jail!
Under the fake name "The Fuzzy Pack!"
I love it!
I know it's a teaser trailer so the beginning footage is meant to fool us, but it's interesting how the closed studio didn't have any Muppet references I could notice.
As a teaser, I think this one is a bit more obvious as to what it's advertising, due to some of the magazine names ("Being Green Magazine").
I wonder why the Muppets are in jail (those who have read the script, I do not mind spoilers). Since they are in tuxedos, I guess it had something to do with the telethon (I guess the bad guy either framed them or they unintentionally didn't do something legit).
Interesting that Sam is actually in jail. And The Swedish Chef isn't wearing his hat.
Awesome! Thanks for the post.
can you belive it 2 trailers in less than a month...its quite awesome
Anyone know what movie this is gonna play with? Bet it's with Panda, since it opened up today and it just got leaked today.
Nice, the derelict theatre looks creepy!
Piggy looks great in the final clip! When's the next trailer.
I loved it! The Fuzzy pack is backy back! LOL
The perfect kind of viral campaign that we know works well with the Muppets. Disney was smart to cease the Muppets.com clips for a while until unveiling this movie effort. They really know what they're doing.
This is funny stuff! I hope they don't give too much away, but this looks cram-packed with goodness so I'm not too worried.
One thing that hasn't been addressed on the forums much yet is the puppet building. Now please don't jump down my throat about this. As a fan we nit-pick so just take it in stride like that. Make no mistake, I am extremely excited and my comments are merely about personal preference and not the overall value of the movie. So if you don't want to discuss that portion, please stop reading. But if you're a fan who enjoys geeking out on the details then read on...
I must admit that my keen eye isn't blown away by all the puppet rebuilds. Most of them look nice and it's great to see Thog back in action. It appears that they've settled on this new Gonzo design. I think he looked his best in the years between MCC and LTS. Why change him now? I'm still not impressed with the Pig. She looks better, but not great. I still think they should chuck the whole design and go back to the GMC pattern. Characters like Janice, Rowlf, Sweetums, Kermit and Sam look awesome. For some reason some of them look slightly off. After taking a second look at Scooter, Floyd, Fozzie, Swedish Chef and a few of the others, they look a little less refined than the top quality results from the Henson Company years. It's almost like the patterns have been simplified to enable longer durability and easier replication. Or maybe they just had a tall order of cast members to fill. Just to be clear - I'm not saying these puppet efforts are bad in any way. I'm saying they look more like a B+ effort than an A+ effort. This is more of an observation than a complaint. Harry is kind of funny because to me he appears to be almost too clean and well made. What a beautiful puppet! One thing I am blown away with is just how emotive the Walter puppet can be! I didn't expect that. Any thoughts on the character design?
And still no Pepe or other of Bill's characters in sight. Weirdness.
I don't like how they changed Fozzie back to weird overbite Fozzie, like they did in the last decade. Gonzo looks a might strange... but then again, I could say the same for some Sesame Street character rebuilds. They keep flip flopping on shaggy and matted fur Grover.
Oh man, I love the attitude with this one. This is essentially a big middle flipper to anyone who said the "muppets are dead", "the muppets are baby stuff", "the muppets died when JH died", etc. I just love the attitude oozing from this hangover spoof. They even have the shades of gansta rap...brilliant stuff
I often automatically notice and take issue with puppet builds that seem off, guess it comes with being one of those obsessive fans. But all the footage and pix I've seen, the Muppets couldn't look any better. I mean Thog, his fur is better than ever. No complaints from here!
"Hey!...I'm a Muppet". Oh man, too much. There's a certain tone that is just perfect.
"This Week Monthy" HA!
already two trailers in almost the same week great and more cameos in this one did i see the newsman when they were in the jail and i chuckled at waste of time magazine very funny
I guess they look a little bit simplified and the colors a bit brighter on some of them. Thog, however, has never looked better!
On the puppets, I will say that the Gonzo they're using looks a lot more expressive than the one they had at D23. Same big head, yes, but it looks like Gonzo's lower jaw can actually move now.
I really enjoyed it!
Granted, nobody (outside of the company) knows what Jim Henson's 'magic triangle' is, but I can't help thinking it wasn't followed with these designs.
In front-on shots, Gonzo's nose curve is so dominating that it doesn't give the mouth much chance to express much. And Miss Piggy's head seems to be shaped to give the glamorous image that she always thought she had, but the snout and ears are too out of proportion with the rest of the head.
Sadly not as strange as it seems. The Australian Women's Weekly magazine has been monthly since 1982, and its name has never changed.
Cherry "No, I can't see a double-meaning to Women's Monthly" Pizza
i'm just happy they are back on the big screen were they belong
OH yes, in the midst of getting our nerd on, we can't forget the big "Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay" that the new movie brings out in us.
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