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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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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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Welcome To The Jungle See more »

Genres:

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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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

When "The Feebles Variety Hour" finally goes live, one of the audience members is wearing the alien costume from director Peter Jackson's previous movie, Bad Taste (1987). 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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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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Spoofs Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Robert's Serenade
Music by Peter Dasent
Lyrics by Danny Mulheron and Fran Walsh (as Frances Walsh)
Performed by Mark Hadlow
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Unbelievable, yet headache inducing...
9 October 2003 | by ElijahCSkuggsSee all my reviews

Great puppetry and a whacked out plot make this New Zealand effort on par with some of the best cult films today. There are animals of all shapes, sizes, colors, and ethnicities(?); some are into money, others are into dancing, and then there are others who are into porn, coke, and feces. This film is rude, gross, demented, and hilarious. The end is really cool, and when Peter Jackson made this, he must've been on something. The voices and the lighting were probably the main producers of the major headache I received while watching this phenomenon of a movie. I mean, ordinary people just don't make this, and then wrap up one of the best trilogies off all time! This guy is a genius, pure and simple. I really hope Jackson goes back to his gory film making roots. Overall: *** out of ****


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