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"The Muppets" Official US Poster and Standee

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Barry Lee, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    That person who showed us the cool Muppet muffins/cupcakes (and I used them as a background for an award here on MC) ... I hope they're getting paid, 'cause it looks like those. :)

    Still ... that pad is awesome, considering how often Muppets complain about not getting paid enough.
  2. jacobsnchz

    jacobsnchz Well-Known Member

    Guess what JUST became my new desktop wallpaper? ;-) That awesome standee image!! This movie will rock my world!
  3. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    I believe I quote Conan O'Brien when I say, "LOOKS GOOOOD!"
  4. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Holy frog what a fun pic! WHY is Link outside in the bushes acting all TMZ with what appears to be a random frog? Who are the dapper rats on the balcony? Are the cupcakes chocolate or white or red velvet (or all of those, plus jellybean peanut fish)?

    *gearing up for special investigation*
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately it's the last big kid's movie of the year, and I still think if anyone had any sense they'd just avoid that one and go to Pooh (lovely, lovely little film), but it seems logical. I'm not buying a ticket to see it, not even the Muppet trailer. I couldn't live with myself if I knew 10 bucks of my money would go to okay a second one where they run around, make pop culture jokes, and fall into toilets again(I despise myself for paying 6.75 for that dang live action/CGI bear thing).

    But I love the standee. I mean, sure, it's stock footage pictures... but there's just something so epic about it, even more so than the new official poster.
  6. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I've noticed the Moopets hidden in the poster, Miss Poogy and the Rowlf Moopet being most noticable. The Kermit Moopet seems to be squashed at the bottom. And yet it looks like the Janice Moopet is there twice. There's one instance where we can see a little of her face, by Scooter, and then it seems we can see her arm and I think part of her face (again) at the bottom, right by the Snowths.

    And underneath the Rowlf Moopet we see some green fur and teeth. I'm not sure who this character is.

    And despite assiting the villian Uncle Deadley and Bobo are not in the poster or standee.
  7. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    FINALLY a Muppet 2011 poster I like. This has "wow" all over it. Yeah, it sucks that they refuse to do actual filmed on location group shots, and instead just shop' every character in. We just have to accept it. But I detested the first two posters, so Im VERY glad they nailed it with this one. Im also hoping the new trailer wipes away the bad taste I got from the last full length trailer.Wait, Mo Frackle on a muppet poster? Suhhhweeet!

    The standee poster is interesting, love the colors. Again, sucks its all cgi/fake, but so many characters(many I don't even know the names of) Ha, a hidden Snowth cupcake.
    So good to see Snowths and frackles featured.

    @Dr Tooth: Oh Ive been pretending the Smurfs franchise hasnt existed since I was little, so no problem there:) I just fail to see why anyone would find something enjoyable from it, regardless if its original Peyo comics or the 80's cartoon. But Im not allowed to use words on here in which to describe any of the cgi/live action kids movies of the last few years. I sure wouldnt take my kid to see them no matter how much they begged, especially when there's a lot of quality kids cgi and live action coming out(Hugo, Tin Tin, etc)
  8. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

  9. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

  10. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Wow is it me or does Thog just look like the perfect stuffed doll. I would just want to sit, and hold my Thog doll. I sure do hope he has a big role in this here movie!
    Barry Lee likes this.
  11. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    It may actually be possible for a Thog plush, but we will just find out soon enough if he does indeed have a big role, I mean who would've even thought of him being in the poster and standee? :cluck::zany:
  12. Frogster

    Frogster Well-Known Member

    It looks good and all, I just think the characters they use for the posters and standees just look robotic and one-dimensional. Piggy probably looks the worst, she doesn't even look like herself. The poster and standee still look good (some characters look great in it), but personally I like the older posters where it looks like an artist drew up the characters.
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Again, I must say I rarely see a good kid's movie poster out there. The last one I found beautiful was Princess and the Frog. It's always the same clip art/ stock photos/ bad photo shoots. I still find these good in a sea of mediocrity. But NOTHING comes close to those great TMM, GMC, MTI, and MCC posters.
  14. beakerboy12

    beakerboy12 Well-Known Member

    Oh my... I L:flirt:VE this!!! I love this so much! I see so many rare Muppets (I think I even spot Quongo), so many Muppet goodies, I just think these are the best posters so far! :):eek::D:excited:
    Barry Lee likes this.
  15. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    I would honestly love to do a poster for this movie FOR FREE, just to show the marketing people at Disney what a decent Muppet poster could look like. I have had so many enquiries from people asking if they can buy prints of my illustration, if I'd charged £10 a pop, I would be a very happy man and that was just a fan piece! If I did a commercial piece for this movie, I would create something so much better than my previous illustration! Seriously Disney, a FREE poster - take me up on my offer!

    All the promotional images so far, really look half hearted at best and it's such a massive shame. This is supposed to be the Muppet HUGE comeback yet the quality of the marketing material is shocking...but I agree that this does not necessarily mean bad things for the movie.
    newsmanfan likes this.
  16. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    This is the problem with the new fans. They don't realize what a lot of us fans have been through over the past 11 to 12 years with the Muppets. It has been such a rocky road, and now that it seems that Disney is going in the right direction, they point the finger at every little mistake (Like photshoped Muppets) and forget the big picture...They are makeing a Movie FOR US!
    SSLFan and Duke Remington like this.
  17. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    sorry to pick on you but ive seen you basically say this every time a poster comes up, so my challenge to you is Do it, "Put up or shut up" as they say, you say you can do better than show us all how YOU would make a poster for the new movie and put us in our place
  18. Nick22

    Nick22 Well-Known Member

    I seriously love this. More than the other one. This one is fantastic and I like it a lot. I am SSOO SO SO SO SO SO excited for this movie!!! :D :)
    Duke Remington and beakerboy12 like this.
  19. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I agree, it's disheartening. Imagine if HP or LOTR had bottom of the barrel poster art.
    Fans wouldnt stand for it. I do like the new poster more than the others. But as a longtime photoshop designer like Frogboy, it's hard to overlook the cheap job.

    I wish true talent like you could be hired. I guess Hollywood just doesnt work like that.
    Thats why I advocate using youtube, etsy, twitter, and any viral marketing to aggressively get your art/music/film/media/whatever out there to as wide as audience as possible without a company or contract. I'm working on an animated series I plan on putting on youtube, as I see that as the best way to go.

    Now while I criticize the poster art, and the first full length trailer, Im trying to be optimistic. I am genuinely worried about the film...it looks a bit sappy and tv special quality for my tastes and nothing like the original films(if thats the intention) But I have to remain optimistic...the fact Disney is making this their main movie now is a dream come true. As the Xfiles theme went, "I want to believe"
  20. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    People who claim the Muppets have lost their edge or havent been good/entertaining in the modern period have probably not seen the Muppets.com or youtube videos. I can't see how even a casual/non fan wouldnt be thrilled by those.

    The Muppets were created to be around forever. It wasn't one guy doing everything, like Charles Schultz. The Muppets began in 1955, and will hopefully be around in 2055. It encompasses endless worlds...from The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock and Bear in the Big Blue House to The Hoobs, Mopatop, Dinosaurs, Animal Jam, etc.
    I don't see the Muppets as some nostalgic trip from the 70's, always disliked that angle. Heck my favorite Muppet period is the late 80's(86-90)

    I know there's Disneyana fans that do not like anything post Walt Disney's passing, and that's fine. And I admit it's been quite a rough patch...at times, a train wreck hard to watch(Oz, a lot of MFS, the EMTV thing, the 5 years Disney didnt do anything for the Muppets, etc) I've been on this site since the late 90's hoping for this day to come that Disney is giving us...but I also am realistic that the movie and reception might fall way short/be disappointing. But I'm excited, it's quite extrordinary actually

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