OT: Michigan Ice Tigers Movie Tee?

Submitted by Volverine on December 24th, 2011 at 9:12 AM

So I was browsing the M Den yesterday and came across this T-shirt. My fiancee asked me what it's about, and I had no clue. She's been talking smack ever since because she thinks she has pointed out the ONE obscure Michigan fact I didn't know about. 

Can any of my fellow Mgobloggers help me out here?


EDIT: Got it guys. Thanks for the help (and to Elizabeth at M Den for helping me when I called). Apparently the movie comes out on DVD on January 10th. Sounds like something I'll want to check out.




December 24th, 2011 at 9:18 AM ^

Nevermind guys, I just called the M Den on Campus. It's from a movie called Answer This, which is the first movie the University has ever licensed to use its name. 


December 24th, 2011 at 11:22 AM ^

I'm no expert on this stuff, but I would imagine that showing footage of a Michigan football game is more of a licensing issue with ESPN or ABC (or whoever showed the game). Also, our athletic department is financially independant of the University, and, therefore, probably a different legal entity.

From what Elizabeth from M Den explained on the phone, this is the first time the University itself licensed its rights to a movie for use. In the trailer, everything is blue and maize, every shot is on campus, and it seems clear that the university cooperated with the film crew a lot.

Like I said, that legal analysis might not be accurate since I haven't taken those topics yet, but take that for what it's worth I guess.


December 24th, 2011 at 9:45 AM ^

answer this is a pretty good movie featuring a lot of campus locations and also Ralph Williams, a revered university professor. the problem with the tshirt is that it's not the same color as in the movie, otherwise that would've been everyone's Xmas present.


December 24th, 2011 at 10:38 AM ^

It's from a movie called Answer This, which was filmed in Ann Arbor and was officially supported by the school. They even allowed them to film part of the movie during the 2009 Michigan game. The movie comes out on DVD in the middle of January if anyone is interested in seeing it.

I wouldn't consider it a fact about Michigan that you should know.


December 24th, 2011 at 4:20 PM ^

when they filmed the game, my daughter and I were right on the aisle where the main characters were sitting and being filmed. Missed the on campus premier but we thought it was pretty cool...supposedly the lead character is part of a bar trivia contest and falls for a girl, blah blah blah and I believe it's set on campus at UM...it was orginally called trivial pursuits, but they changed it to answer this. should be cool. Thanks for the heads up on the release date =)





Westside Wolverine

December 24th, 2011 at 3:28 PM ^

As a huge trivia buff and UM alumnus, I had to go to the movie premiere. The T-Shirt was sold at the premiere, I had to get one, especially because my dog looks exactly like the tiger. The name of the movie is one the back, "Answer This!".