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Meet the Feebles (1989)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Music, Musical | 1 September 1995 (USA)
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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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Hell hath no fury like a hippo with a machine gun. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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

(Director's trademark) All of the vehicles in this movie are based on Morris Minors. 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

animal treatment disclaimer: "The producers wish to advise that no puppets were killed or maimed during the production of this film." See more »

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References Bad Taste (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Meet the Feebles
Music by Peter Dasent and Fane Flaws
Lyrics by Arthur Baysting and Fane Flaws
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One of Peter Jackson's best!
28 March 1999 | by eric-144See all my reviews

This is one hilarious sick movie that looks at puppets in a whole new way. This has everything from a chicken and an elephant involved in a paternity suit, a rabbit with STD, a drug addicted lizard, and a walrus cheating on his hippo girlfriend with a siamese cat. Well, watch out for Heidi!!! Excellent movie that will have you laughing so hard you won't know what hit you. If you have not seen this then see it!! Hopefully this will get the credit it highly deserves. Highly recommended!!!


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