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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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Puppet spunk hits the fan! See more »

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Comedy | Music | Musical

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Served as inspiration for the Australian children's television series The Ferals (1994) according to one of the creators Wendy Gray. Peter Dasent, who composed the film, also provided the score for this series. See more »

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[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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Music and Lyrics by Danny Mulheron
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Imagine "The Muppet Show" On Crack!!!
25 October 2005 | by EVOL666See all my reviews

MEET THE FEEBLES is one of the most outrageously insane films I've ever seen, and I mean that in the BEST possible way...Another home-run from Peter Jackson (BRAINDEAD, BAD TASTE, and most recently LORD OF THE RINGS). FEEBLES is a gleefully perverse film where all the actors are Muppet-like puppets or people in full costume.

The very basic story is that the FEEBLES is a variety show similar to the Muppets and that they are getting prepared for their first live telecast, when everything goes horribly wrong. So much happens in this film that I can't even begin to explain the story any more than that. Characters include (but are not limited to) a heroin-addicted frog, an over-sexed rabbit, a hippo with low self-esteem (and a short fuse...), a cow and insect porn film-making duo, a sleazy fly tabloid reporter...and a lovable and friendly porcupine.

MEET THE FEEBLES is a gleefully twisted comedy that is often shocking and strangely endearing at the same time. Many will be offended so this film IS NOT FOR EVERYONE. But if you are a sick bastard like me and have a twisted sense of humor, this film is absolute genius!!! Very Highly Recommended 9.5/10


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