The theatrical release of The Muppets – the first big screen adventure for Jim Henson's soulful, hilarious puppet creations since 1999's Muppets in Space – is less than a month away. Today, to my heathen sensibilities, the best holiday on the calendar, and Disney has taken the opportunity to promote the film with a seasonally-appropriate image that fits right in with the string of The Muppets parody promotional material we've seen over the last six months.
Just last week, we saw the last parody-minded trailer for the film, which upped the ante on the self-awareness even higher, cramming in spoofy moments for Paranormal Activity 3, Puss in Boots, Happy Feet Two, and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1. That followed the fake-out announcement trailer for a nonexistent movie called Green With Envy and a series of trailers spoofing The Hangover Part II, Green Lantern, and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
Now, on Halloween, we present this image referencing Bride of Frankenstein:
Jason Segel stars in the film and co-wrote the screenplay with his Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nicholas Stoller. In addition to Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Gonzo, the Swedish Chef, and the rest of the Muppets, Segel's costars here include Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones, and a procession of familiar cameos. James Bobin directs, with Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie acting as music supervisor.
The Muppets arrives in theaters on November 23rd.