Multimedia Muppets: Narrative in ‘Ancillary’ Franchise Texts



In May of 2011 a trailer appeared online for the ‘film’ Green with Envy (2011). In the first half of the trailer, the narrator signals the genre of the film, which appears to be a typical romantic comedy, introduces Jason Segel and Amy Adams as playing the romantic leads, then stumbles over Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, becoming more than a bit confused by their presence. Jason Segel ‘stops’ the trailer, turning to the camera and saying, ‘Wait, wait, wait, stop. Are there Muppets in this movie?’ This trailer is then revealed to be the first preview for the 2011 film The Muppets.


Picture Book Media Object Comic Book Online Video Media Text 
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