In what is perhaps the first wholly non-ironic bit of promotion for the movie so far, Disney has released a brand new poster for the upcoming all-singing, all-dancing The Muppets. Reminiscent of last year’s Toy Story 3 poster (which saw the gang gathered around a giant number 3), the image below features Gonzo, Ralph, Animal, Fozzy Bear et al gathered around a large ‘M’, styled to resemble Kermit the Frog’s felt, green torso – admittedly a disturbing image if put in those terms.
Whilst we’ve all enjoyed* the comedy trailers – specifically the “Green With Envy” rom-com parody – it is nice to see Disney starting to promote the movie in its own right before the whole thing got boring. In the last joke-trailer (Green Lantern spoof “Being Green”) they even had star and writer Jason Segel asking “is this another Muppet trailer parody? Can’t we just show a real trailer?” Maybe this poster is a sign that the real deal will soon be forthcoming.
*And yes I know not everyone enjoyed it, with commenter “Yellow Zonker” moved to opine on seeing one faux trailer: “It was bad before the Muppets turned up. Then it got worse.” But he/she has no soul**.
**Sorry “Yellow Zonker”.
The poster may only say “coming soon”, but The Muppets is scheduled for a much more concrete release date – apparently November 23rd in the USA. And apparently “not in Swedish”.