by Dionne Buxton
Disney has been on a binge with the publicity of the new "Muppets" movie, previously poking fun at "The Hangover 2" with "The Fuzzy Pack" and "Green Lantern" through "Being Green." Now, the haywire marketing extravaganza continues with a new trailer called "The Pig with the Froggy Tattoo," toying around with -- you guessed it -- David Fincher's "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."
This upbeat trailer is oozing with celebrity appearances from the likes of Chris Cooper, Neil Patrick Harris, and Sarah Silverman to name a few. And it’s packed with random scenes and intrepid blinking text that takes jabs not just at the "Dragon Tattoo" trailer, but at their own use of parodies to publicize the movie.
The "Muppets" team even went the extra mile in writing their own soundtrack for the trailer that sends you on an adrenaline rush as soon as you press play. But, of course, in true gentleman-like form, they had to include the writer of the catchy song in his two second (maybe one) theatrical debut.
The entire trailer is a thrilling rollercoaster that literally makes your heart beat a tad too fast. It sends you in a scene by scene tornado full of action, love and comedy that at the end has you wondering what just happened in the last minute of your life. Oh, and did we mention singing dancing, and “blatant cross promotion”?
Yeah, plenty of that.
The movie, which is set for release on November 23, is in true fashion to the rest of this action packed series. Of course there’s a hero, a bad guy, and most importantly the diva herself, Miss Piggie.
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