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Meet the Feebles (1989)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Music, Musical | 1 September 1995 (USA)
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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Taglines:

Sex, drugs and soft toys. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Conheça os 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The production team could not get hold of blank rounds for the M60 machine gun used in the film, and therefore the gun was firing live ammunition. 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

Spoofs The Muppet Show (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Garden of Love
Music by Peter Dasent
Lyrics by Arthur Baysting and Fane Flaws
Performed by Mark Hadlow
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Wonderfully perverse
25 April 2004 | by Tom HollySee all my reviews

This movie is crazy!. It's a puppet flick full of drugs, sex, guns and porn. As an early Peter "Lord of the Rings" Jackson flick it also features a bit of gore. The puppets don't just die, they get mushed.

I really liked it however I imagine some people would be repelled by it. Jackson himself said in his Oscars speech that it was 'wisely overlooked' by the Academy. He's the first to admit that this type of movie simply aint going to be to everyones taste!

However if your open minded and looking for something a little 'out there' then I would check it out.

8/10


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