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: th-vision.net/detail/%E0%B8%A7%E0%B8%B5%E0%B8%94%E0%B8%B5%E0%B9%82%E0%B8%AD-KQpyzxk5NkM.html & th-vision.net/detail/%E0%B8%A7%E0%B8%B5%E0%B8%94%E0%B8%B5%E0%B9%82%E0%B8%AD-t9KEP5M4r6k.html
-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: th-vision.net/detail/%E0%B8%A7%E0%B8%B5%E0%B8%94%E0%B8%B5%E0%B9%82%E0%B8%AD-0tRmgo_U2Zs.html
-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 th-vision.net/detail/%E0%B8%A7%E0%B8%B5%E0%B8%94%E0%B8%B5%E0%B9%82%E0%B8%AD-0eMhuhBOllE.html
-Incredible 'New Shrek' footage: th-vision.net/detail/%E0%B8%A7%E0%B8%B5%E0%B8%94%E0%B8%B5%E0%B9%82%E0%B8%AD-wJ_KtphhZ9g.html
-Footage of the Aqua Teen Hunger Force Boston scare: th-vision.net/detail/%E0%B8%A7%E0%B8%B5%E0%B8%94%E0%B8%B5%E0%B9%82%E0%B8%AD-diTkfnxHFHc.html
-Chronicle's flying people stunt: th-vision.net/detail/%E0%B8%A7%E0%B8%B5%E0%B8%94%E0%B8%B5%E0%B9%82%E0%B8%AD-dcDN409ZBv4.html
-Aqua Teen Movie April Fools' prank: th-vision.net/detail/%E0%B8%A7%E0%B8%B5%E0%B8%94%E0%B8%B5%E0%B9%82%E0%B8%AD--fzYGOsz9Jk.html
-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.



  • No one: Joey drew if he owned paramount pictures and saw the original sonic design: I get it was a first attempt but damn it, imagine if the press caught sight of that! What ever that thing is, you keep that thing locked up tight!

    Yay man plays ReturnedYay man plays Returned9 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Hey patmac make video about pucca stuff please

    Gilbert WijayaGilbert Wijaya23 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • ok PatMac I know this is random but I was able to find the prototype sleeping sonic plush on ebay and I can send the link.

    Trainer RedTrainer Red2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 18:30 I like how you said “The police”

    The Mini YosshiThe Mini Yosshi2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • There is a statue of Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr Freeze in Batman in Australia Victoria Ave place called Mill Market for sale

    fallout cosplayfallout cosplay3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The huge Alvin statue is at my local hospital and has been there for years watching this makes me see it in a new light it’s actually really cool to see

    GKidDGKidD3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I gotta thank you, PatMac. Your videos are amazingly educational and I really enjoy seeing the kinds of obscure merchandises that exist or have existed. Your content is a great help for me, as I'm starting a collection of rare plushes.

    Robyn S.Robyn S.3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Looking back at the legend if zelda ocorina of tike plush set

    Luca EstebanLuca Esteban3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i didnt expect to get attacked both via ears and eyes with shrek doing the donkey and freestyling

    TerrifiedFilmTerrifiedFilm3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Imagine movie theatres in 2020....nope those don't exist anymore

    doktorscam5000doktorscam50003 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Do you remember the bootleg sonic the fighter plush so the purple sonic is fated and i know because I saw a picture of a bootleg sonic the fighter plush and it was blue and purple

    Diego FernandezDiego Fernandez4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Patmac knows his plushies he knows bootlegs and officals thx for teaching me which is knock off an oficcal

    Anthony BacchiocchiAnthony Bacchiocchi4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Former movie theater employee. In regard to poster and cardboard based standees, lots of theaters let the employees claim dibs on them.

    Zin StoneZin Stone5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 0:49 Wet Dry World after the incident

    Oshabot 16Oshabot 165 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • my parents and i collected ALL the simpsons movie burger king toys and still have them after over 10 years displayed on a wall in our house haha. they're actually pretty awesome toys

    Mary HornMary Horn5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 1:58 At my local cinema they give them away, I have a Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 poster in my room from there

    Spring LeonSpring Leon5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love going to the movies it’s so sad they’re all closed

    Human OpeeHuman Opee5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i found the boston episode m.wcostream.com/aqua-teen-hunger-force-season-5-episode-1-boston

    yorgee smorgeeyorgee smorgee5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why hasn't he posted in 1 month?

    SH4DOWSH4DOW6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The buzz cola was good, I miss it

    Seth McWeebSeth McWeeb6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Funny, for me, that Sonic movie was the opposite. It was a lousy experience. The movie wasn't redone though. Only Sonic's VFX was redone.

    HanskahHanskah6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I have a giant sonic movie poster. The one after the release.

    DishoneredDBDishoneredDB6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Did you know that ge is making a infinite plush

    Hyper Sonic TeamHyper Sonic Team6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I can't believe I gave away the blue muppet character (sorry I forgot his name) plush that I got from the movie theatre back around in 2012, I believe when one of the Muppet movies came out in theatres.

    Ludwig The Country guyLudwig The Country guy7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My brother used to work for Cinemark when he was in high school. One of the perks was that he could keep the popcorn that they would throw away at the end of the bight. He would also get to bring home the occasional movie poster as well. The Phantom Menace 3D Movie Poster was one of the ones he took home.

    Jermster_91Jermster_917 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I never go the the theatres because of how damned expensive it is, so the intro went over my head and I'm sad and don't know why.

    AeronauticsNut970 Formerly MineCRFTFreak970AeronauticsNut970 Formerly MineCRFTFreak9707 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • it’s an honor to have a shitty burger king hoodwinked toy. i got the grandma.

    XxstrawberryfieldsxXXxstrawberryfieldsxX8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hey I know you’re away and I hope you enjoy the time off BUT I sent you a certain message about a red blanket and I just want to make sure I get into contact with ya for an answer;) (on eBay btw)

    RadicalFoxRadicalFox9 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Unrelated to your comment, but do you know when he'll be back?

      Ellis HeckberEllis Heckber9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Make another vid pls

    Elida Galan109Elida Galan1099 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • And it's not a movie promo, but I took home a giant Stranger Things 3 poloroid display from work last year. I'm planning on trimming it down and sticking Xmas lights around the border.

    TheSpaceBetweenOurHousesTheSpaceBetweenOurHouses9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I worked at a mom and pop video store all through high school (late 90s/early 00s) and I took home tons of promos. Mostly posters and those VHS tapes with "not for public use" scrolling along the bottom, but one of the coolest things I got was an apron that was a promo for the release of "Hannibal," and it had something like "your mother always told you to try new thinga" written in red on it. Sadly, I think it disintegrated years ago, or it got lost during moving.

    TheSpaceBetweenOurHousesTheSpaceBetweenOurHouses9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The SpongeBob Movie Sponge on the Run is coming to netflix

    Ryan mccorkellRyan mccorkell10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • PCO needs to figure out how the internet works and sell those theater intended items online

    Dragonrider1227Dragonrider122710 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Food, water, atmosphere

    GiGi E.X.GiGi E.X.10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • do a face reveal at 150k subs

  • I LIVE for things like these! Also, I remember the Kwik-E-Mart promo, but unfortunately I couldn't experience it bcs I don't live in North America.

    James LawnerJames Lawner11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • When I first saw kong skull island I got a free poster

    Twilightgaming2006Twilightgaming200611 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • mcdonalds released the minions rise of gru happy meal toys which now when you think about it is really awkward......currently they have marvel studios toys which includes a black widow toy promoting the black widow film

    Austin CooperAustin Cooper12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You should download sonic runners revival

    Noah r s1768Noah r s176812 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hey patmac, I doubt you'll see this comment but I have this Kirby plushie that I can’t find anything about online, It’s him on a warp star with a chain on top, I Got it from a game store in a mall that’s now closed, I thought it may be a bootleg but there’s Nintendo branding on the back of its tag, It was made by a company called “Sk japan”

    DexrayDexray12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Umm You Forgot The Sonic Head Water Deposite (IDK How To Write Them In English)(Im Mexican)

    Santy GuevaMar 213Santy GuevaMar 21312 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My friend just showed me there is still a location of a kwikemart in myrtle beach

    SuperCaleb360SuperCaleb36012 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Sonic is the last high grossing film before covid-19. I enjoyed it.

    Eva SuitEva Suit13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 1:55 WHAT IS THAT?!?!

    Carlos GloverCarlos Glover13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Canada being lucky as fuck

    Kermit the frogKermit the frog13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You know? A friend of my Grandmother gave me a big Shrek cardboard cutout that was used for the stands advertising Shrek Forever After.

    Michael DiazMichael Diaz13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Video request: sonic boom development

    Ben Gameplay videosBen Gameplay videos13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • im in canada when the movie announced and didnt even see it (spongebob movie)

    PancakePancake13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Boston with LED lights promo: ITS A BOMB ARREST THESE MEN WE WILL ALL DIE! boston when there is an actual bomb: lol wut

    makenna shutermakenna shuter14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 8:52 somebody towel diamondbolt about this please

    Brendon BethellBrendon Bethell14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Even though you make vids on animation you should of mentioned the time that Warner bros spent probably tons of money to make a A-R-G to promote the dark knight Oh you put it in I made this when I didn’t see it yet

    Jayden BlamireJayden Blamire14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I Remembered When I Watched The Angry Birds Movie And I Got A Red Bird Bottle But Its Gone.

    Cowboy HatCowboy Hat14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love sonic sonic is my favorite character In the game experience

    Steven CavceySteven Cavcey14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Did you know that Jakks Pacific is now the master toy company for Sonic the Hedgehog? Have you bought any of their Sonic toys yet? Speaking of, I haven't seen any videos on merchandise (what you focus on) in months. I'm glad you're going the safe route and staying home, though. Keep it coming, PatMac!

    Roger McIntyreRoger McIntyre14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I found a kuiki mart

    Juriel EscamillaJuriel Escamilla14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I read the title wrong

    sk3dlesk3dle14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Am I the only person who realizes that the video started with a song from super monkey ball

    baby mikasababy mikasa15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Just think of painting your whole neighborhood for a movie that wasn't even that good

    Trash PandaTrash Panda15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I remember I was Going to this movie theater for the live action lion King and I gotten a toy story four bucket for popcorn

    Micah PyraMicah Pyra15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 1:31 holy shi* when I was entering a french fries restaurant (in belgium, i'm belgian) I've seen this HUGE same Sulli statue, it looks awesome!

    sheppardpat47sheppardpat4715 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • one time i went to a diner in pennsylvania and got to see the simpsons couch statue it was awesome

    samdotjpgsamdotjpg15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Spongebob is my favorite! XDD

    Heather DrawsHeather Draws16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Coziest channel

    Joseph JamesJoseph James16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I grew up in a really small and boring town but the weirdest thing that my friends and I found was a large Theodore statue for the 2nd live action film's theatre release in somebody's backyard. Just imagine, you're walking down the street in a suburban town and you see a sun faded giant Theodore with sunglasses in a backyard like an obelisk of some kind. We thought it was the funniest thing ever.

    L GL G16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 10:26 why is mr krabs so buff here

    ShardyShardy17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You forgot this: Thomas and the magic railroad had the life-size lady prop used for filming the movie outside the theatre for the world premiere of the film during the event. Sadly the prop is currently abandoned in florida

    damian hendriksdamian hendriks17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 21:52 nice

    MiningDonutsMiningDonuts17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    SpringBonnie Dc2 & MoreSpringBonnie Dc2 & More17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Movie theaters always make seeing a film more special and exciting. These promotions and merchandise proves just that. It's just a shame that the pandemic caused people's mindset towards them to change in favor of just watching the newest films on streaming. I'd hate for theaters to go away especially since the experience is very special in my opinion.

    Dusk RaccoonDusk Raccoon17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This was a super fun and informative video. I enjoyed it a lot.

    KótaKóta17 วันที่ผ่านมา
A Look at Movie Merchandise & Promotions - SpongeBob, Shrek, Sonic & More!