If you take Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and put it in a blender with Babes in Toyland, you'd probably get Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, the new film starring Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman and Jason Bateman. Just the other day, Erik Davis shared the trailer, which debuted over at Moviefone. If you've seen either of the first films pre-blenderization, you can imagine what it's going to be like -- crazy colors, wacky shenanigans, non-believers and then magic for those who do. Now we've got a new poster to check out, courtesy from the folks over at Rope of Silicon. Before this, we had one of Hoffman's wild, white hair, and there's also one with him sitting amongst his store's wonders. Now we've got the same backdrop, lightened up a whole bunch, with some very plastic-looking stars.

While the last looked like an interesting Jumanji dream, all I can wonder with the new one is: What are they on? I shouldn't be surprised -- movie marketers do this all the time -- slapping up faces that are a little too airbrushed and stiff. And, is it just me, or did they use the same head from the other one, just slapped onto a standing Hoffman body? While the latest poster isn't making me chomp at the bit to see it, I'm sure that a bunch of kids will be begging and throwing tantrums to see this over the Thanksgiving holiday, while their parents suffer from turkey comas.
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