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Tim Schafer and Cookie Monster talk zombies in clever Once Upon a Monster trailer

Though we still have fun with them, you must admit that around 2009 or so zombies became pretty inescapable in gaming. Nazi zombies, island zombies, dancing zombies, space zombies; the brain eaters are everywhere. Many have expressed zombie fatigue, though we hardly expected to see it coming from the Muppet maw of Cookie Monster. But that’s just what happens between CM and Tim Schafer in this funny new video for Double Fine’s Once Upon a Monster.

This cute video probably won’t sell any children on the game, but us industry nerds love seeing the iconic Cookie Monster hanging out with gaming genius/human Muppet Tim Schafer. And if they can make a subversive point about the generic state of games today while selling you on their family friendly Kinect title, all the better. If only every kiddy game had this kind of marketing.

Sep 9, 2011

Henry Gilbert is a former GamesRadar+ Editor, having spent seven years at the site helping to navigate our readers through the PS3 and Xbox 360 generation. Henry is now following another passion of his besides video games, working as the producer and podcast cohost of the popular Talking Simpsons and What a Cartoon podcasts.