New ‘Muppets’ Posters Target ‘The Twilight Saga’ Trio

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Thankfully The Muppets are almost in theaters, because the PR campaign for the film – which started off brilliantly with a string of movie trailer spoofs – is, I dare say, dangerously close to wearing out its welcome.

That’s not to say that today’s crop of Muppets posters aren’t as whimsical and amusing as their trailer counterparts, it’s just that at this point, this is all beginning to feel a little too familiar…albeit a cute, Muppet sort of way.

The plot of the new Muppets movie involves Gary (Jason Segel, who also co-wrote the script), his girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) and brother Walter (a Muppet) discovering that Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) wants to drill under the Muppet theater for oil. To save the theater, Gary, Mary and Walter set out to find the Muppets who have been split up for years: Kermit lives in his own mansion depressed in Hollywood; Gonzo is a high class plumber at Gonzo’s Royal Flush; Fozzie performs with a tribute band called The Moopets; Miss Piggy is the plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris; and Animal is at a celebrity anger managment rehab center in Santa Barbara.

Now that you know what the actual Muppets movie is about, three guesses which popular teenage movie franchise phenomenon they’re taking down a peg in these new posters:

An easy target if ever there was one, and once again the minds behind The Muppets manage to hit the bullseye. Or should we say ‘manage to hit the bullseye again,’ seeing how they already took a shot at Twilight in the so-called final parody trailer – the one that came before the Bollywood parody trailer.

If you haven’t seen them, be sure to check out these other Muppet promos:

The Muppets will be in theaters on November 23, 2011. Hopefully the film lives up to the quality of the marketing campaign.

Source: Disney

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  1. Anyone else notice the dot on the i in the Bella Swine poster?

    • OH MY GOD o_o

    • Hahahahahahaha

    • The Muppets 2011 New Parody Twilight Trailer Video here.

      http://tiny.cc/Muppets-Twilight-Trailer

    • Great n hats off to your hawkeyes

    • You Pig. ;)

    • Are you sure you’re not Ignur Rant? :-P

  2. I love the Muppets but they need to tone down the PR. Or at least know where to pop up. Statler and Waldorf on ESPN’s SportsNation was very irrelevant.
    Miss Piggy’s late-night show appearances are coming off as incredibly bitchy and unfunny. Her “character” is deviating from what it used to be.

    • Don’t you think this PR is important though?
      I mean, the movie is coming out on Thanksgiving, one of the busiest movie days of the year, and it’ll open against a Martin scorsese movie for kids, the new Aardman animation movie, and the week after the new Twilight movie and Happy Feet 2. They’re just trying to attract a lot of the Thanksgiving moviegoing crowd and if that means doing all these ads (which I’ve personally heard little complaints about0 then fine.

  3. Actually Alex, she has always been like that. Check out the Muppet Show to see what i’m referring to.

    • Right right, no, I know. I used to watch the show, love the movies… most of ‘em. But you should YouTube some of her appearances. Something’s off. She’s not funny mean. She’s a bit of a b*tch and people seem to laugh just because it’s Miss Piggy.
      I still love all of The Muppets, though.

  4. I love anything against Twilight