‘Muppets Most Wanted’ Viral Ad is Totes Da Bomb

'Muppets Most Wanted' PosterWalt Disney Studios has just released this new viral ad on its YouTube page promoting Muppets Most Wanted, most likely the first of many parody ads if 2011′s The Muppetsmarketing is any indication.

Instead of taking shots at other films, however, this particular ad pokes fun at the burgeoning marketing method of using the tweets of ‘ordinary folk,’ not actually reviewing the film, but instead just simply voicing the intent of seeing the film. All of the tweets/accounts named in the ad do actually exist (see embedded below), but they are obviously not genuine and were all generated for the sake of making the ad, embedded below.

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‘Muppets Most Wanted’ to Feature Brand New Muppet? Plus Character Descriptions (Tiny Spoilers)

'Muppets Most Wanted' PosterWhen Disney produced The Muppets in 2011, it introduced a brand new character, Walter. Given Walter’s wide acceptance into the already established Muppet family — by both fans and Muppets alike, it only makes sense that the opportunity is seized in the sequel to introduce another new Muppet to the world (at least one, anyway).

The news comes to us by way of production notes for Muppets Most Wanted provided to us by Walt Disney Studios, who mentions her by name (or at all) just once and in a very manner-of-fact manner. Referring to sets that had to be built that would take all Muppet sizes into consideration, production designer Eve Stewart notes that Muppet sizes range from the seven-foot tall Sweetums to the two-foot tall Carmen. So there you have it, Carmen is two feet tall.

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‘Muppets Most Wanted’ Viral Site to Award Trip to Movie Premiere

DOMINIC BADGUY (Ricky Gervais) and THE MUPPETS. Photo by: Jay Maidment. ©2013 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

In addition to the release of the new trailer for Muppets Most Wanted earlier today, Walt Disney Studios has also launched a small viral-type website for Badguy Management, found at BadguyTalent.com. The site provides a message from Badguy Management CEO, Dominic Badguy (portrayed by Ricky Gervais) and serves as an open call for finding new talent for Badguy (pronouned Bad-GEE — it’s French, afterall) to represent. The website also features a live phone number (213-293-5218) which doles out a small message from Badguy, but it’s not much to write home about to be blunt.

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‘Muppets Most Wanted’ New Trailer, High-Res Stills

DOMINIC BADGUY (Ricky Gervais) and THE MUPPETS. Photo by: Jay Maidment. ©2013 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios released a new trailer earlier today for its upcoming Muppets sequel, Muppets Most Wanted, which you can find embedded below (courtesy of Walt Disney Studios UK).

Additionally, we have received a few new stills from the film which have been added to the beginning of our gallery, also embedded below. As usual, click on any of the thumbnails to see a larger version and then click on the resize arrow to see the image in its original resolution.

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Muppets to Take Center Stage at 2014 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Kermit the Frog will find it is easy being green when his artfully-crafted character topiary debuts during the 21st Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival presented by HGTV March 5 to May 18, 2014 at Walt Disney World Resort. With flamboyance to spare, a floral Miss Piggy will join Kermit and his blooming banjo in the World Showcase topiary display.

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‘Muppets Most Wanted’ First Theatrical Poster (High-Resolution)

'Muppets Most Wanted' Poster

Walt Disney Studios has provided us with the first poster for Muppets Most Wanted in high resolution, which we present here. As always, click the thumbnail to see a larger version, then click the resize arrow to see it in its original size.

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‘Lady Gaga & Muppets Holiday Spectacular’ Airs Thanksgiving on ABC

LADY GAGA, KERMIT THE FROG (ABC/ Rick Rowell) On Thanksgiving night, November 28 at 9:30 pm ET/PT, the ABC Television Network will air the 90-minute special, ‘Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular.’ The broadcast offers an avant-garde twist on the classic holiday variety show as Lady Gaga goes backstage with The Muppets, making a performance dream come true for the multi-platinum singer songwriter when they combine forces to sing holiday favorites and Lady Gaga hits.

‘I was so excited when ABC called me about doing a holiday special this year,’ said Lady Gaga. ‘I knew it just wouldn’t be a complete night of laughter and memories without The Muppets! Can’t wait to see the gang again and I hope Miss Piggy’s still not mad about Kermit. We’re just friends!’

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‘Great Muppet Caper/Treasure Island’ Blu-ray to Feature ‘Most Wanted’ Sneak Peek, Rediscovered Music Video

'Muppet Treasure Island' and 'The Great Muppet Caper' on Blu-rayAs a follow up to introducing the The Muppet Movie: The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray earlier this year, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will bring two more of the Muppet films to Blu-ray on December 10, 2013 as a combo-pack: Muppet Treasure Island and The Great Muppet Caper. The films are now available for pre-order from Amazon.

A treasure trove of hearty laughs is yours when two of the funniest, most action-packed Muppet movies of all time make their Disney Blu-ray debut in a 2-Movie Collection. From the special star-studded lunacy in Muppet Treasure Island to the jewel-heist hilarity of The Great Muppet Caper, these two classic comedy-adventures are packed with mirth, mayhem and, of course, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Animal, Fozzie, Gonzo and all your Muppet favorites.

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‘Muppets Most Wanted’ Teaser Trailer; Hi-Res Stills

(L-R) SAM THE EAGLE and JEAN PIERRE NAPOLEON (Ty Burrell). ©2013 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Photo by: Jay Maidment

Walt Disney Studios has provided us with the new teaser trailer and some initial stills from its upcoming Muppets sequel, Muppets Most Wanted. You can see the trailer embedded below.

Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine — the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit — and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Golden Globe-, Emmy- and SAG Award®-winning actress and writer Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Emmy Award winner Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon. The new film will hit the big screen March 21, 2014.

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‘Muppet Movie’ Soundtrack Re-release on August 13

'The Muppet Movie: The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition'In conjunction with the Blu-ray release of The Muppet Movie: The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition, available to own on August 13, 2013, Amazon.com is now advertising that Walt Disney Records will also be re-issuing the Muppet Movie soundtrack as well. No further details in way of track list or description have yet to be made available so whether it’s a straight release or a special edition remains to be seen.

From the very first ‘plunk!’ of Kermit’s banjo playing ‘The Rainbow Connection’ (Oscar nominee, Best Original Song, 1979), to the hysterical road trip that brings our fearless frog together with Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal and most importantly of all, Miss Piggy, join the jam-packed heartwarming hilarity, outrageous antics and big-shot Hollywood cameos.

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