A Look at Movie Merchandise & Promotions - SpongeBob, Shrek, Sonic & More!
There's nothing quite like movie theaters. Going to the movies is always such a great experience. The atmosphere, the concessions, and of course, the movie displays! Whenever a movie is released in theaters, companies produce tons of extra material made to promote the films. Posters, standees, statues, and even publicity stunts are just some of the creative forms these can take.
There is a lot more to the release of a movie than the film itself. Lots of promo items and material is prepared and released to help boost the movie's chances of being a success. Almost any film you can think of has its own material. Alvin & The Chipmunks, Kung Fu Panda, Sonic The Hedgehog, Spider-Man, The Smurfs, and much more!
In this video, I talk about movie promotional items, statues, tie-ins, a marketing stunt gone horribly wrong, and more! Do you remember the time 7-Eleven became the Kwik-E-Mart for The Simpsons Movie? Or the time a Cartoon Network movie sent an entire city into panic? All of this and more is discussed in today's video. Let's take a look at some of the most fascinating pieces of promotion from some of our favorite movies!
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-Info on the real life Smurfs village: www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/spains-blue-village-home-smurfs
-Company that produces and sells movie statues: www.lmtreasures.com/
-Footage of The Emoji Movie premiere: uzworld.info/player/video/hIrVsd2um5awnYA & uzworld.info/player/video/rXKwfbNrfZXUaJ4
-PCO Group's website: www.pco-group.com/our-products/movie-promos.html
-PCO page about Sonic products: www.pco-group.com/our-products/movie-promos/sonic-the-hedgehog-1.html
-Source of the Sonic plush prototype images: www.trapeza.ru/catalog/vendors/snapcreative/
-Deleted scene from the original SpongeBob Movie 3: uzworld.info/player/video/aa23pcqlj7aUjKY
-Info on Foodfight!: lostmediawiki.com/Foodfight!_(partially_found_early_version_of_CGI_animated_film;_2002)
-Sponge On The Run standee photo: twitter.com/itsnicktendo/status/1228427230885404672
-PCO page about SpongeBob Sponge On The Run products: www.pco-group.com/our-products/movie-promos/the-spongebob-movie-it-s-a-wonderful-sponge.html
-Shrek shredding it up in Tony Hawk uzworld.info/player/video/aZ6yoNiecrDOnng
-Incredible 'New Shrek' footage: uzworld.info/player/video/sIPEg9emmMm8a5o
-Footage of the Aqua Teen Hunger Force Boston scare: uzworld.info/player/video/naK5o8mkqKmoepY
-Chronicle's flying people stunt: uzworld.info/player/video/nZyphpdmabukqGc
-Aqua Teen Movie April Fools' prank: uzworld.info/player/video/Zp_fkaqFo9ubfJ4
-Dragon Ball Z toys in American movie theater arcades
-Info of the 7-Eleven Kwik-e-Mart promotion: www.denverpost.com/2007/07/01/life-imitates-bart-7-11-now-a-kwik-e-mart/
-World 3 Ocean - Super Monkey Ball 2
-Monkey Mall - Super Monkey Ball
-Empire City Skyscraper Scamper Night - Sonic Unleashed
-Fish Hooks Park - SpongeBob SquarePants: SuperSponge (PS1)
-Molasses Sewers - Shrek/Shrek Extra Large
-Grenade Man - Mega Man 8
-Dust Devil - D-Code
-SEGA Carnival - Sonic Riders
-Downtown Springfield, Stage 1 - The Simpsons Arcade Game
-Staff Roll (Credits) - Sonic The Hedgehog 3 (Prototype)
This video was made for educational, archival, and entertainment purposes. Made out of a love to the mediums involved and to spread awareness. No copyright infringement intended.