Over the past few days, a plethora of new promotional videos for The Muppets have surfaced in what we can only hope is the beginning of the massive Muppet merchandising machine rolling its way out of the starting gate. First up, a brand new mini-trailer for The Muppets is the featured video on Disney.com today. Thanks to our awesome friend Matt at Muppet Musings, we now have the video on YouTube as well! Check it out below:
Excited yet? Wait, there's more! A couple new promos for The Muppets are currently airing on Disney Channel in what appear to be extremely sporadic rotations. I was lucky enough to catch one of them yesterday morning during a Disney West broadcast of Phineas and Ferb. Lucky for you, I recorded it on my cell phone and stuck it up on YouTube. The quality is shoddy, but it gets the point across. Check it out!
Isn't that awesome? Note Gonzo's seemingly iron-fisted way of running his plumbing company, the fact that Sam Eagle is working for, what appears to be, a FOX News knockoff, Sweetums and Sam in a balcony box for some reason, rats skating on toothbrushes, and just a general air of awesome. If you happen to be watching Disney Channel and catch one of the TV spots, email, Facebook, or tweet us and let us know so we can catch the West Coast feed and record it!
But there is still more! Yesterday The Muppets Studio on YouTube debuted a brand new video for AMC Theaters in which Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Swedish Chef, Pepe, Animal, and more tell us the theater policy of cell phones, talking, and drumming during a movie. It's hysterical, classic, and awesome. Watch it!
Fun, no? Be on the lookout for the policy video in front of movies at your local theater. It's already running in front of such movies as The Lion King 3-D.
Finally, we leave you with four new international posters for The Muppets featuring Animal, Gonzo, Statler, Waldorf, Fozzie, The Swedish Chef, Kermit, and Miss Piggy. Unfortunately, no higher resolution images are available yet, but as soon as they are they'll be posted here! Enjoy!
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier, firstname.lastname@example.org