Three weeks ago, The Muppets released what was promised to be their last parody trailer... but they didn't say anything about not doing more parody posters.
With The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 opening midnight on Friday, the Muppets decided to go vampire. Three new posters were released featuring Muppets as Twilight characters, including the first poster to feature everybody's favorite piano-playing canine, Rowlf the dog. Unsurprisingly WereRowlf is the fuzzy version of Jacob Black, with Kermit as the Vamphibian Edward, and Miss Piggy as the "Muppetaga's" Bella Swine. Unlike Twilight's Bella Swan, Piggy's Bella is apparently not at all afraid of makeup, low-cut dresses and jewelry.
Check out the new posters in our Muppet photo gallery. Posted 11.16.11 by Mandy
UPDATE: As many predicted, Brian Grazer was able to convince his friend Billy Crystal to host the awards show. Crystal tweeted the news: "Am doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions. Looking forward to the show."
Recently announced Oscars producer Brian Grazer is on the hunt for a new host since Eddie Murphy dropped out. Now some of our favorite childhood characters are up for consideration. The Muppets have been nominated for the big task via Facebook.
This may be the fresh, new spark the Oscars have been looking for — not to mention a great spark of publicity given the November 23 release of The Muppets movie. But is it coincidental? The Oscars are run through ABC, which is owned by Disney, which in turn owns the Muppets. Either way, the followers of "The Muppets as Oscar Hosts?" Facebook group is growing, and with three months until the big evening, those numbers could sky rocket, further encouraging the appearance of our favorite fuzzy characters.
Also being mentioned is comedian Billy Crystal, who last hosted the Oscars in 2004. With his good guy charm and friendly demeanour, he may give other considered hosts a run for their money. Posted 11.10.11 by reelz
It's been nearly thirty years since a traditional Muppet movie has been released in theaters. More recently, Jim Henson's Muppets have been featured in remakes of classic novels or made-for-TV Christmas specials, but this month's The Muppets seems to be far more in keeping with fuzzy classics like The Muppet Movie and The Great Muppet Caper. And while some may think that with so many clips out there the whole movie has been given away, we're always excited to catch another glimpse of Muppet mayhem. watch two new clips >> Posted 11.09.11 by Mandy
Up until now, much of what we've seen from The Muppets have been parody trailers — and we mean a lot of parody trailers. But with the movie heading to theaters in just a few weeks, we're beginning to see actual clips of the first Muppets movie in more than a decade. Last week, we saw two new preview clips from the movie, and now Disney has released the movie's opening dance number starring a lot of puppets and the one of the movie's human stars (and co-writer) Jason Segel. We also meet the newest Muppet, Walter.
Segel plays Gary, who along with girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams), team up with Walter to save the Muppet Theater from baddie Chris Cooper, who wants to tear down the theater to drill for oil. This means bringing the Muppet gang together to save their home. watch the opening dance scene >> Posted 11.08.11 by Chris
In the first preview clip released yesterday, Muppets fans had their first real introduction to the newest fuzzy family member, Walter. Though the clip was less than a minute in length, it was enough to learn that Walter has a sweet disposition but he's not gullible. After all, it's not like he believes everything he reads online.
In two more brand-new clips, we discover even more. First, we learn that being an editor at Paris Vogue hasn't kept Miss Piggy from keeping up with her martial arts training or from going to brunch regularly. In the second clip, we come to understand that some people still talk like prohibition-era mobsters and that newcomer Walter can always be counted on to come up with a great plan in a pinch. watch the clips >> Posted 11.03.11 by Mandy
The promotional campaign for The Muppets has largely focused on parody trailers. But, with the parodies now out of the way, the first preview clip has been released.
The movie follows Jason Segel as Gary, who travels with his girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) and his roommate Walter, the world's biggest Muppets fan, to Los Angeles to tour Muppets Studio. There, the three reunite the Muppets and help to save their theater from a wealthy oilman (Chris Cooper) who is intent on drilling for oil beneath the theater. In the clip, Gary lets Walter know that he is invited to come along on their trip to Muppets Studio. watch the clip >> Posted 11.02.11 by Ryan
Okay, so maybe Walt Disney Pictures has decided that they've put out enough parody trailers for The Muppets, but that doesn't mean that we're tired of seeing them...even if they're fan-made. While not a true "parody" trailer like Disney's "Green with Envy" (rom-com), "The Pig with the Froggy Tattoo" (thriller), "Being Green" (superhero), and "Fuzzy Pack" (raunchy comedy) trailers, the trailer ScreenRant put together for The Muppets made us chuckle enough to want to share it with you. All of the footage is from the previous trailers for the movie, but the dialogue and music come from the trailer for Marvel Studios' super-team movie, The Avengers. Enjoy! watch the Mup-vengers mash-up trailer >> Posted 10.29.11 by BrentJS
Back in May, the first trailer for The Muppets was released and was a sneakily disguised as a rom-com titled Green with Envy. That was followed by several parody trailers such as "The Pig with the Froggy Tattoo", the Green Lantern-esque "Being Green", and the hungover "Fuzzy Pack."
Now they have released what they're claiming as the final parody trailer for The Muppets and they start off by doing a parody of... their own first parody trailer? It's a little confusing and sorta made us feel like we're living in a strange Matrix-type world and there's a glitch in the code. After that, they go on to tackle a few other fall movies, including Breaking Dawn and Paranormal Activity 3, and they aren't afraid to explain their own jokes on the way. Watch the meta parody trailer >> Posted 10.28.11 by Mandy
What can audiences expect from The Muppets? Four new posters were released a few days ago on the movie's Facebook page that suggest there will be a little bit of everything in the new Muppets movie out next month.
According to the posters, The Muppets will have Attitude (represented by Statler and Waldorf), Comedy (Fozzie and the Swedish chef), Excitement (Animal and Gonzo), and Romance (Kermit and Miss Piggy, of course.) Though puppeteer Frank Oz is not involved because he was reportedly unhappy with the script, this movie sounds like it has everything anyone could want in a fuzzy flick.
These new posters aren't the only news in Muppets publicity. Style icon Miss Piggy has been making the rounds, using her fashionista status to get the word out about The Muppets. More on Miss Piggy >> Posted 10.25.11 by Mandy
Just when you think the Muppets have reached the pinnacle of sweet, charming humor with their trailers, it turns out they haven't. This newest trailer for The Muppets is straightforward, not a parody of another movie, and though their parodies are amazing, the Muppets are the best when they are doing their own thing.
Though we enjoy Amy Adam's daintiness at declining to take a seat, and a bunch of chickens singing Cee Lo's "(Forget) You" is pretty amazing, our favorite bit is when they decide to take Indiana Jones' usual mode of travel when they go to Paris.
Though this is writers Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller's first foray into the world of fuzzy comedy, it's clear that they know what they're doing here. Watch the trailer >> Posted 10.13.11 by Mandy