Pippin & Merry: The True Heroes sign now

Dear New Line Cinema and Peter Jackson,

We, the fans of thus-far released films Fellowship of The Ring and The Two Towers would like to respectfully complain about the lack of acknowledgement given to hobbits Pippin Took and Merry Brandybuck.
This is particularity evident in regards to The Two Towers. Pippin and Merry have substantially shorter, rushed scenes than other characters, yet they feature prominently in the book of the same title. While it is understood that in order to move the story along not everything in the book can be incorporated into the film, we feel that it was Pippin and Merry who suffered the most, being forced to give way to other characters.

In regards to merchandising, we would like to draw your attention to the following:
Pippin and Merry appear in only a single Two Towers poster, which features the entire main cast.
At the end of Fellowship of The Ring the Company was splintered into three groups: Frodo & Sam; Legolas, Gimli & Aragorn; Pippin & Merry. There is a poster featuring Frodo and Sam alone, as there is of the Three Hunters. Pippin and Merry are the only members of the broken Fellowship that do not have their own poster.
Character posters for new, minor characters are available, for example Eomer and the Lorien Elves, despite these characters featuring in only a fraction of the film.
Pippin and Merry do not feature in the official poster used in cinema promotion, but have been blacked out, having previously appeared between Legolas and Sam on a banner used for The Two Towers film premiere.
Pippin and Merry do not appear in the Cadburys Card collection or the Royal Mail card collection, yet these cards feature multiple images of Frodo, as well as single cards of Eomer, Faramir and Eowyn.
In the 2003 calendar released in the UK, Pippin and Merry feature in the month of February. However, they appear on a mere one-quarter of a page, with the rest of the page, as well as the smaller pictures for the same month, being of Frodo and Sam.
The Two Towers saw the release of a number of postcards featuring many of the characters, such as Frodo & Sam, Legolas, Eomer, Gandalf, Saruman, Orcs, and Elves. Yet Pippin and Merry do not appear on any postcard available in stores, save the postcard depicting the same image as the single poster they are in. By contrast, there are five different Legolas postcards available.
Those Two Towers items that do feature Pippin and Merry use the same image, from pencil tins to calendars to the single Valentines Day card, while other characters have large numbers of different images available.

We therefore request that Pippin and Merry be given their own poster, and the recognition they deserve as the true heroes of The Lord Of The Rings.

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  • 12 December 2015850. Christian Wilkinson
    I support this petition
  • 07 December 2015849. Sonja K
    youre ABSOULUTLY right
  • 29 November 2015848. Kaitlin Owens
    Merry and Pippin rock!
  • 25 November 2015847. Willow Bridges
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  • 12 November 2015845. Laurelin Fisher
    Merry and Pippin are cool!
  • 05 November 2015844. Katie R
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  • 15 October 2015843. Kelsey Gates
    I believe that this is a good cause. The actors Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd worked just as hard as the rest of the cast,and deserve just as much credit.
  • 10 October 2015842. Jessica R
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  • 08 October 2015841. Robert B
    I support this petition
  • 04 October 2015840. Alicia Salinas
    Merry and Pippin deserve more!
  • 27 September 2015839. Teshawna C
    Being a fan, it's disappointing that these major characters don't get any product recognition
  • 24 September 2015838. Aimee G
    for the next movie Billy and Dom need more recognition on and off the screen they need more merry and pip merchandise.
  • 24 September 2015837. Amariah H
    I support this petition
  • 20 September 2015836. Anny Wong
    I totally agree. They should get the recognition they deserve.
  • 19 September 2015835. Rachel Orozco
    Agreed! They had much more of a part in 'The Two Towers' than was revealed to viewers of the movie. It would be a shame to let such valiant parts go to waste!
  • 14 September 2015834. Sara Moore
    I support this petition
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  • 27 August 2015832. Holly Russo
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  • 24 August 2015830. Emeline West
    I totally agree with the terms of the petition
  • 04 August 2015829. Melissa B
    go pip and merry!
  • 03 August 2015828. Sarah M
    I support this petition
  • 26 July 2015827. Jenn K
    Merry and Pippin for President's!!!!
  • 21 July 2015826. Tina Dennis
    MERRY AND PIPPIN RULE!!
  • 16 July 2015825. Alicia Potts
    At least more inclusion in the special extended dvd would also be appreciated.
  • 16 July 2015824. Francis H
    they deserve more recognition

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