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"The Muppets" Official Movie Trailer

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Frogpuppeteer, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Thanks. I just filed both harassment and plagiarism offenses with the RedBubble people. I tried to be nice to him first, but that was a mistake! Now he's pretending to report my link of proof because he somehow believes it to be in the same boat as his copyright infringement and plagiarism. It's not. You'd at least think this guy would acknowledge that this is my sweat that he tagged some tacky Photoshop bits onto and is passing off as his own.

    I drew that picture of Fozzie at a difficult time in my life when someone had broken my right hand so this and one other piece were largely drawn with my left one. This was an artschool piece that signified perseverance and he's so cheapened it. I guess that's what upsets me the most.

    Of course, that piece was merely the practice for this piece of pencil art:
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    I know we're off-topic, but a pic of Jim and Kermit is always on-topic at MC! :)
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  2. Mr.Penguin

    Mr.Penguin Member

    Good luck with that. He's being ridiculous, he doesn't have a chance with that. On the other hand, your art is beautiful! :D That's really amazing you did it at that time too, and I think the art still represents perseverance, especially that beautiful Jim Henson piece. It's annoying, but you shouldn't let that jerk cheapen it....from the sounds of his claim, he's obviously insane. Insane. :concern: And your portfolio, you did professional work for the Muppet figures, that's really awesome! :excited:
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  3. Muppetfan44

    Muppetfan44 Active Member

    frogboy4- awesome job on the henson drawing- it looks amazing! Also loved your kermit shoes from the previous page- sooo jealous!

    I never knew that redbubble site ever existed I can't believe some of the designs on there!! Some of them are awesome (the ones that are not plagierized of course)

    I love the "I'm bringing Skeksis back" one. That is one is soo muppet-nerdy that I just might have to buy it. Wish there were more and better Piggy shirts on there but oh well.

    I wish I had a MR to have and possibly take to the screening but because I'm not a puppeteer (I'll be a lawyer and health policy analyst by then) even if I had a Master Replica I probably wouldn't take it because it would be awkward. It'll be hard picking from all of my awesome Muppet shirts to find the one I will wear to the screening and of course my awesome Miss Piggy tote bag, Muppet pins and Fozzie Bear earrings will be coming with me! I'll definitely post a pic of my Muppet fan-ness the night of the screening! I might even go to the Cars 2 movie just to see the trailer again, lol!
  4. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Thanks. I kind of got a non-apology apology from him. Yeah, they do have some cool shirts on there. Labyrinth Worm!!!!

    I saw "Cars 2" yesterday even though the first film didn't do much for me. It was beautiful, of course. The rest of it was okay. The only thing that bothered me was how disposable it was. This is the first Pixar film to leave me with that feeling. I'm glad I saw it. I just hope it serves as a wake-up call for the story writers. No Muppets preview. That was the only real disappointment. The surprise was how funny the "Puss in Boots" trailer was. I was planning to skip that. Not anymore.
  5. ryan19

    ryan19 Member

    hi fellow fans ,
    im kinda new here & am a huge fan too ... (just thought i do a lil intro)
    never had the chance to watch a muppet film on the big screen & im hoping that its shown here in my country , Cant wait =]
  6. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    seriously banana, i'd just print out my own. I mean Kohls, Walmart and Target all have Muppet/Fraggle/Sesame shirts for $9, but these days I enjoy printing my own and using sticky paper or fabric glue on black shirts. I so wanna make a Digit or Big Mean Carl shirt
  7. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    While I dont buy unofficial Muppet stuff(I guess they get away with it under "parody"?) I may have to buy some of those redbubble stuff. I just dont know how legally they get away with it(like all those unofficial mario or gamer shirts)
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    A) No preview? That's total BS. How come we have 4 trailers and only one was shown theatrically?

    B) I am frightened to death of Puss In Boots and the competition that one poses. I want to want to see it, but I just don't think I could financially make that happen, since I clearly want to see Muppets on opening day and maybe one or two more times after.
  9. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Gah...Puss in Boots looks rather like an epic fail to me, although I could be proven wrong.
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Dreamworks movies have been steadily getting better... but PIB still seems like an old concept that they only made for the sake of making. Actually, they pretty much rolled out plans for PIB spinoff movie when they were still threatening to do like 7 Shrek films. Luckily, they decided to kill it on the fourth one.

    Besides, I've already seen a more superior Puss in Boots film:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPk-zNCdPOM
  11. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Active Member

    Personally, I felt that "Cars 2" was better than the original.

    I thought that was the case. Thanks for the confirmation.
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That puts me in an awkward situation. I definitely want to see Cars 2... and the ONLY time I like going to 3-D films is when they're animated... and even then, I ONLY do Pixar and Dreamworks. Seems for some reason, it's the ONLY thing that works that way (especially since I was forced to see Green Lantern in 3-D and it just made it come across muddled and dark). There's basically a 2-3 dollar price difference I'd overlook (I wind up seeing these things less than 10 bucks each anyway) and seeing the Muppet Trailer on the Big screen with an audience seems to be an arm twister.

    That said, VERY disappointed they didn't put the Muppet Green Lantern parody trailer BEFORE Green Lantern.
  13. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I'm usually and advocate for 2D, but if you are to see the new Cars, see it in 3D. It's not a bad film, but it is more gimmick than movie and 3D glasses are part of the point. It is the worst reviewed film in Pixar history. Still, that's like complaining about the quality of mediocre caviar to fine caviar. The box office figures were strong and solid even though they fell below expectations. This movie was always about the toys and those will sell like crazy. I have no doubt they'll make a Cars 3 someday.

    No Muppet trailer, but the Pooh one was fantastic!
  14. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Wait, so that ho hum muppets trailer aimed at little kids...wasnt shown for Cars 2? I thought that's why it was cut like that?

    Oh man I cant stand Dreamworks animation or most other non Pixar animation.
    Though I will say Im a HUUUUGE Monsters vs Aliens fan...sadly, their least well performing film I think. I just think DWA animation is sub par and I just never been able to get into it. Well, to be fair as bad as the animation is(or I should say, massively dated) I kind of liked Madagascar 1 and 2.Speaking of bare bones generic animation, how is Ice Age so popular?

    Puss n Boots is coming out? What is that, like the tenth Shrek movie?(if you include the tv movies, 3d film from years ago, etc) Ive never seen a Shrek film and never plan to either. Just something about the look and the whole vibe of it puts me off.

    Also sadly Cars 2 will have to be the first Pixar film I avoid...just nothing about it appeals to me.
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Okay, poverty and cheapness won out and I saw the 2-D version. Plus, there was this whole thing where they ran BOTH versions of the movie in one theater in the place I wanted to see it, so I'd have to have seen it REALLY early (1:00, meaning I'd have to leave at 11:00 to get there) or go somewhere else. I hate to admit it, but I RULLY dug it. I liked it a decent amount more that the first, if NOTHING else for the fact they got out of that dirty old town and showed some great universe re-designed scenery. And The Japanese toilet scene was just...and remember, I usually hate toilet sequences and immature stuff like that, but it actually killed me. I laughed at a toilet scene! I'm not proud.

    Anyway... Muppet trailer:

    There WAS one... just... it WASN'T the new one. It was still the Green with Envy trailer... I'm mixed about it... I find it stronger and more grabbing than the actual official one (though not as intriguing as Green Lantern). But really, the 3 films I've seen (Kung Fu Panda, Green Lantern, and Cars 2) I've seen that Furshluggener Puss in Boots Trailer all three times and the Muppet one only twice. It's not that I wouldn't like to see Puss in Boots, but I don't like the fact it's the main competition.

    Now, I gotta talk about that other trailer....

    Crappy... err Happy Feet 2. Now, as much as I LOVE Robin Williams I outright refuse to watch the first one. But I really felt visually and audibly assaulted by how terrible that looks. Songs that were briefly popular 3-4 years ago? Penguins "Bringing sexy Back?" NOOOOO Thank you! No no no! Just no. I'll be depressed if PIB takes a bite out of the Muppet movie BO sure... but if a bunch of crappy hip hop animals that AREN'T even popular anymore makes a dent, I'll NEVER let it down. The only Penguins I want to see dance on the big screen are :zany:... or maybe that disturbing one that Japanese Beer company did.... (PM me if you want to know)...

    I hope everyone suffers 3-D fatigue from that one and sees good ol' fashion Muppets.
  16. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    How will Puss in Boots take away from the Muppets? It comes out over two weeks before it.
  17. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    i think his fear is that Puss will over shadow Muppets in its time frame...its a legit ffear happens with summer block busters all the time
  18. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Dr Tooth: Wait, you didnt see Happy Feet? While this new one doesnt interest me, I actually was really impressed by the first one. Heck I thought Surfs Up was fun too

    But by far the BEST looking cgi in a kids film, and one of the best all around cgi film period: Rango. I forget what studio house did it, but the cgi in that film is jaw droppingly good.

    I cant fault Dr Tooth for seeing Green Lantern, as I got dragged to see Thor "3d", Pirates 4 "3d", and Xmen...none of which I really enjoyed(tho Xmen had its moments)
    I was so so on Super 8 and Tree of Life, but LOVED Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen. I just dont see that many kids films that interest me as much these days.
  19. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    Rango was done by ILM, beautiful animation. Though the obnoxious restless little kids in the theater completely ruined the movie for me, especially the baby who was crying from the second the movie started until his parents took him out 80 minutes later - and he had the happiest look on his face when he realized he was leaving. I'll have to re-watch it when the Blu-ray comes out and see if I enjoy it more than the little kids who were dreading it.

    I got dragged to Green Lantern by a friend (I wanted to see X-Men but he refused to see it saying it getting positive reviews was bull...). The whole movie was literally just this over and over until the climax:
    Hal: "You have to check this out. In brighest day, in blackest night..." (Hal Jordan turns into Green Lantern)
    Other character: "OMG!"
    Hal: "I KNOW, RIGHT!"

    I really liked Thor and I'm seeing X-Men this week. I'm seeing Cars 2 on Tuesday, at this point I'm just hoping it's satisfactory enough. I can't believe I don't have any eexcitement for a Pixar movie.
  20. Muppetfan44

    Muppetfan44 Active Member

    Totally watched the trailer for like the 100th time and I can't believe I spotted something that I didn't see before: If you watch during the car scene, I think that Jason is performing Dr. Teeth because the way that Jason is moving and that way that Dr. Teeth moves. It also looks like that Jason keeps looking at the camera when he's not supposed to. Totally didn't notice it until now but I thought it was funny and something neat to point out!

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