Funny Or Die Releases “Muppets Most Wanted” Music Video Featuring Bret McKenzie And Miss Piggy

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Funny or Die content has a habit of going viral. Especially their videos. Recent hits like the HUVr and President Obama’s appearance on In Between Two Ferns show that original hilarious content is the best way to use viral marketing.

Now just in time for the release of Muppets Most Wanted – read our review -, Funny or Die and Disney have teamed up to release a music video for “I’ll Get What You Want” featuring Bret McKenzie, Constantine, and Miss Piggy. Hit the jump to check it out. [Read more...]

“Muppets Most Wanted” Review

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Muppets Most Wanted opens up with a number called The Sequel Song that contains the lyric: “The sequel’s never quite as good” That can be true for most of the sequels that are released, and there are a lot of them. But those lyrics just shows how meta Muppets Most Wanted really is, because it’s true, this sequel isn’t as good as the first. Still the film is not a complete and total loss for it still packs that Muppet punch with catchy tunes, hilarious cameos from humans and Muppets alike, and clever gags. Hit the jump to read the full review. [Read more...]

Top 10 Things Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, And The Muppets Said At The “Muppets Most Wanted” Press Day

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The Muppets are back, and after their triumphant return to the big screen in 2011, they are now going on a world tour to spread the news. Unfortunately, two of the most dangerous criminals plan to infiltrate their tour and use it to pull off some of the biggest heists the world has ever seen.

We were invited to join the Muppets Most Wanted press day to talk to Kermit the Frog, Sam Eagle, Miss Piggy, and newcomer Constantine about what it was like to work with fellow human co-stars Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, and Ricky Gervais. All of them talked about any off screen antics, working with other celebrities, who inspires who, and much more. Hit the jump to read the top ten things that were said at the Muppets Most Wanted press conference. [Read more...]

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Top 10 Things We Learned During The “Muppets Most Wanted” Press Day

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Muppets Most Wanted is the sequel to the hit reboot that was released in 2011. Both Director James Bobin and music and songwriter Bret McKenzie return to continue to make childhood memories or make us reminisce our own memories of the Muppets. But which ever side you sit on, the Muppets are back, and are continuing to put smiles on our faces through comedy and song. MovieViral was invited to one of the press junkets for the film, where we sat down with fellow journalists to talk to director James Bobin, music supervisor Bret McKenzie, and producer Todd Lieberman.

The three talked about the process of making the film, creating the music in a hole in the hole store, filming on stage vs filming on location, and much more. Hit the jump to read the top 10 things we learned about what it was like to make the film. [Read more...]

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Scott Waugh Talks Directing “Need For Speed,” Visulizing Stunts, Car Crashes, Bets With Aaron Paul, And More

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Born into the stunt and action movie business, you can say that big movie stunts runs in Need For Speed director Scott Waugh‘s veins. His experience working with his father was at the golden age of stunts, where no CGI or green screen was necessary. Now Scott wants to bring that all back with Need For Speed, a love letter of sorts to films like Bullet, Smokey and the Bandit, and the French Connection. We were able to sit down with a few journalists to talk to Scott about what it was like to collaborate with long time friend and stunt coordinator Lance Gilbert, which cars they pushed to the limit, which cars they babied, translating what was on script to the big screen, and how he and Aaron Paul ended up fighting over a Gran Torino. Hit the jump to read the full interview. [Read more...]

“Muppets Most Wanted” Wishes You A Happy Valentine’s Day

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This Valentine’s Day may be filled with romantic dinners, chocolate, sparkling alcohol, flowers, and everything else in between. But the Muppets celebrate the most romantic day a little differently. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, as well as promote the upcoming Muppets Most Wanted, Disney has sent us two Valentine’s Day e-cards, plus a hilarious video of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and the third wheel and Kermit’s evil doppleganger: Constantine. Hit the jump to check them out. [Read more...]

“Muppets Most Wanted” Super Bowl Spot Hacks Your Computer

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It almost seemed too fitting to see a Muppets Most Wanted ad right under the Fox Broadcasters just before the game kicked off. Kermit and the gang are experiencing a resurgence after the events of The Muppets. Taking their act to Europe, Kermit gets caught in a crime caper when he is mistaken for another frog who is actually one of the world’s most notorious criminals.

Featuring everyone’s favorite Muppets, plus human actors like Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, and Ty Burrell, plus cameos by Danny Trejo, Tom Hiddleston, and more, hit the jump to see the Super Bowl Spot For Muppets Most Wanted. [Read more...]

“Muppets Most Wanted” TV Spot Sees The Internet Outraged Over New Muppets Film’s Zero Nominations

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The Golden Globes are just one of the many Hollywood award ceremonies that precedes the big show, the Academy Awards. We’ve seen many TV spots for Golden Globe nominated films in the past few weeks. But one film wasn’t feeling the love, and that film isn’t even out in theaters yet.

Off the heels of the Twitter Overhype internet spot that hit the web last week, the Disney marketing team debuted a new Muppets Most Wanted TV spot that targeted (in jest) and aired on the Golden Globes. Hit the jump to check it out. [Read more...]

Year In Review: Top 15 Viral Campaigns Of 2013

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Here at, we cover any thing from viral campaigns to the social media aspects of a movie or television show. Here in the U.S. and overseas, viral marketing has given fans the opportunity to be a part of the movie going experience in more ways than just purchasing a ticket. You can vote for outcomes, read interviews from the characters in the film, take part in scavenger hunts, decode a mystery message, and more. If it has anything to do with a viral campaign, we are going to be there to cover it.

Now with the year coming to an end, we are looking back at some of the most memorable viral campaigns of the year. For some of these movies haven’t even come out yet, but they have already left their mark with strong and extensive viral marketing. So hit the jump to see what our favorites of the year are. [Read more...]

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“Saving Mr. Banks” Review: Emma Thompson’s Charming Cantankerous Energy Stands Out In This Sentimental Biopic

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It’s never easy to write about writers writing about a movie as iconic as Mary Poppins, but in some odd and charming way Saving Mr. Banks accomplished that. In a day an age where Hollywood producers are vying for the vision and the writer’s are losing it, this film is not only a look back at the wheeling and dealing of getting projects off the ground and Hollywood tycoons like Disney convincing P.L. Travers to sell the rights to the book, it is also a look at how much we hold on to the past and how that may prevent us with moving on with our lives.

That kinds of sentimentality works for any kind of audience because of their attachment to family. Okay not necessarily selling the rights to their book (because that’s enough stress as it is), but the kind of sentimentality that tells us that there is more to a person than what we read in the papers (again I speak in terms of times before the age of social media). Hit the jump for the full review. [Read more...]