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The 10 Least Essential Character Posters Of 2012

Photo of Oliver Lyttelton By Oliver Lyttelton | The Playlist December 5, 2012 at 10:22AM

There's been a plague in the movie marketing world of late. Virtually every major release -- and seemingly most minor ones as well -- is going far beyond single one-sheet artwork to sell its wares. Along with teasers, arty Mondo-type versions, IMAX editions and everything else in between, posters are released showcasing seemingly every last cast member in the movie.
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6. Toshiaki in "Frankenweenie"
Are your kids fans of crude, sour racial caricatures? The perfect Christmas gift has arrived in the form of this one-sheet featuring Toshiaki, the deeply offensive throwback villain of double-offender Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie." In the film's defense, it's sort of redeemed by the cool B-movie poster you'll find below. And it was far from the only other film to give an offensive Asian character poster time -- "Pitch Perfect" managed one too.

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This article is related to: Features, Cloud Atlas, Hunger Games, Mirror Mirror, Argo, Gangster Squad, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Seven Psychopaths, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Dark Shadows, Frankenweenie


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