Multiple animals and insects experience the sleazier side of show business while working on a variety show.

Director:

Peter Jackson

Writers:

Fran Walsh (as Frances Walsh), Stephen Sinclair | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Danny Mulheron ... Heidi the Hippo
Donna Akersten Donna Akersten ... Samantha the Cat / The Sheep (voice)
Stuart Devenie ... Sebastian / Dr. Quack / Daisy the Cow / Sandy the Chicken (voice)
Mark Hadlow ... Heidi / Robert / Barry the Bulldog (voice)
Ross Jolly Ross Jolly ... (voice)
Brian Sergent ... Wynyard the Frog / Trevor the Rat / The Fly (voice)
Peter Vere-Jones ... Bletch / Arfur the Worm (voice) (as Peter Vere Jones)
Mark Wright Mark Wright ... Sid the Elephant / The Cockroach / Louie the Fish (voice)
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Storyline

Heidi, the star of the "Meet The Feebles Variety Hour" discovers her lover Bletch, The Walrus, is cheating on her, and with all the world waiting for the show the assorted co-stars must contend with their own problems. These include drug addiction, extortion, robbery, disease, Drug dealing, and even murder. While this is happening the love between two of the stars is threatened by the devious Trevor the Rat, who wishes to exploit the young starlet for use in his porno movie business. Written by The Losman (corrections by GTS)

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Sex, drugs and soft toys. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film was originally conceived as part of a television series, and only belatedly became a feature after Japanese investors proposed expanding it; as such, the script was hastily re-written. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
anouncer: Ladies and gentlemen. Your attention please. Welcome to the newest, the greatest, the most spectacular in entertainment history. Put your hands together for the fabulous Feebles variety hour.
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Crazy Credits

Aside from "Wingnut Films Presents", there are no opening credits - the "title card" is part of a neon stage light display. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Russian Hobbit (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

One Leg Missing
Music by Peter Dasent
Lyrics by Garth Frost
Performed by Fane Flaws
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Puppetry Gone Haywire
4 August 2003 | by gierranSee all my reviews

This is a really odd film for people who have always wanted to see the Muppets covered in doo doo or at least seriously injured by being hit by a bus. I like offensive, mean-spirited movies so this was right up my alley. Warning: do not show to children unless they are as warped as you are.


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Details

Country:

New Zealand | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meet the Feebles See more »

Filming Locations:

Wellington, New Zealand

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

WingNut Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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