Editor: Please help me welcome back our latest guest author Amanda Correia.
Ladies, Gentlemen, and Muppet-kind,
In less than four short months, one of the most highly anticipated and best-marketed films of the year will finally hit theaters. That’s right, folks, we’re talking The Muppets, the brilliance and magic of Jim Henson’s vision reborn with the help of some very creative minds. The film has an impressive list of celebrities who will make an appearance, including co-stars Jason Segel and Amy Adams, Jack Black, Emily Blunt, Neil Patrick Harris, Kathy Griffin, Ben Stiller, Mila Kunis, Lady Gaga, and the list goes on. These celebs are faced with the challenge of bringing the classic Muppets, some of the most distinct characters of the century, to life in a way that is true to their original identities but also relevant in today’s society. Basically, they have to bring “it”. And solely based on the marketing that has been released thus far, I personally see no indication of anything less than the best.
It all started with a poster and a “Kermit Cam”, strategically placed on the Internet in early May, officially launching their 6-month campaign. This teaser poster can only be described in one word: epic. Only a few days prior, Kermit the Frog showed up at the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides premiere (for what would Disney be without some good ol’ cross-promotions?), and played black carpet correspondent for the night. This video is hilarious and brilliant. You must watch it for yourself.