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Topic: Muppets

10 Ad Mascots You Probably Didn't Know Were Related to Kermit the Frog The many commercial creations of Jim Henson's Creature Studio

Jim Henson creations have a storied history in advertising, going back to the 1950s, when a violent proto-Kermit pitched Wilkins Coffee with 10-second TV spots. Tappy, the latest creation from Jim…

November 15, 2014, 8:21 AM EST

Disney Acquires Maker Studios $450 million earn-out possible on top of $500 million base

Disney has acquired Maker Studios, the digital video network that distributes such strange hits as PewDiePie and Shay Carl (the work of co-founder Shay Carl Butler), as well as a series…

March 24, 2014, 6:03 PM EDT

The Muppets of Madison Avenue [Video] What wouldn't you buy if Kermit the Frog told you to?

When you're a Muppet and there's a new movie coming out, chances are you'll find yourself in a simultaneous ad campaign or two. So is it a surprise to find…

March 17, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

Brands Are Really Jumping On the Upcoming Muppets Movie Release What works and what doesn’t with Toyota, Lipton, Subway

It’s hard to predict how Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted will fare at the box office in its opening weekend, but the run-up to Friday’s nationwide launch has been nothing short…

March 17, 2014, 6:21 AM EDT

Kia, Toyota Push Out Their 2014 Super Bowl Commercials The Matrix and the Muppets

Following Volkswagen earlier today, and Audi and Hyundai yesterday, two more automakers released their 2014 Super Bowl spots Tuesday—with Toyota rolling out its 60-second ad with the Muppets and Terry…

January 28, 2014, 12:49 PM EST

Trailers for New Muppets Movie Hilariously Take Down Peanut Gallery of Online Commenters 'I don't even wanna no'

Want to see a Muppets movie trailer that skewers illiterate Twitter spats? Of course you do. This new parody promo for the forthcoming feature Muppets Most Wanted does a double…

January 15, 2014, 9:32 AM EST

Latest Muppets Spoof: 'The Pig With the Froggy Tattoo' Enjoy yet another parody trailer

The Muppets can spoof True Blood and keep it clean, so it stands to reason they can tackle the R-rated Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Kermit, Miss Piggy and the…

September 16, 2011, 9:09 AM EDT

Muppets Take on 'Green Lantern' in Latest Parody Trailer

The Muppets haven't stopped with the parody trailers. Since we blogged about Green With Envy, they released another, The Fuzzy Pack. But the best one just came out yesterday. It…

June 17, 2011, 1:34 PM EDT

Next Muppets Movie Wrapped in Ads for Fake Romantic Comedy

Because fictional marketing is all the rage, Disney is building buzz for the next Muppets movie by pretending to advertise a (fake) romantic comedy called Green With Envy. The whole…

May 24, 2011, 9:10 AM EDT

Muppets sort out whether Santa has e-mail

Macy's might have staked its entire Christmas ad campaign around ''Yes, Virginia," the 19th-century newspaper editorial, now a holiday classic, that answered a young girl's question about the existence…

December 17, 2008, 5:58 AM EST

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