Disney’s holiday musical extravaganza, Into The Woods, is scaring away its December 25th competitors by upping the marketing game. Thus far, we’ve been treated to teasers, stills, a behind-the-scenes preview, and of course, a series of posters. But none of the aforementioned images have the capacity to move as much as this latest batch. Hyperbole be damned – I mean it! These posters actually move!
While at first glance, this wealth of posters seem like your typical character-centric one sheets, spend a moment and you’ll notice they’re motion pictures. Literally. While they don’t sing and dance, the actors appear to be unaware of the swaying trees, puffs of smoke and other random animated features highlighted in the surrounding environs. It’s a fun play on the usual yawn-inducing character headshots that have become all the rage for major releases that boast big casts.
Set to arrive on Christmas Day, Into The Woods is directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago) and stars Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine. Based on Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning play, the story revolves around a young couple who are cursed by a witch which makes them unable to bear children. In order to reverse the affect of the dreaded curse, they venture into the woods to call on a host of fairytale favourites to help them take down the witch.
Have a gander at the latest crop of motion posters below, before Into The Woods hits cinemas on December 25th, and let us know if you spotted any other unsightly movements.
“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.
Source: First Showing