The Great Muppet Caper
As is so often the case in Hollywood, when the second Muppet movie
ready for the advertising they wanted "something different". So
went to photography as the solution for the poster. Well, they
a really nice photograph but it didn't really work. As Jim Henson
knew, without movement and voices the Muppets look like puppets, not
living characters we know and love. So they came back to Drew who
could breath life into them as he had done before. The finished
has a more rendered appearance, in Drew's view, rather than is Drew's
choice. This is because of the photographic beginning for the
This really cinched it for Drew, Jim Henson turning to him to do all
Muppet work that he could bear from that point on.
Technical note: Drew did not paint in all the typography on the poster. He painted the Muppets and the tear in the newspaper and the background of newsprint color and texture. The type was over printed in the poster printing process.