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Meet the Feebles (1989)

Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Music | 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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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 »


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Trivia

Made on an extremely low budget considering the time-consuming process of working with puppets, the film went over budget and schedule. 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 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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User Reviews

"Bad Taste" was just the beginning...
26 June 2001 | by DJ InfernoSee all my reviews

I can understand all those people who gave bad reviews on "Meet the Feebles", because this film is far beyond political correctness and not suited for highly sensitive! Obviously shot with a higher budget director Peter Jackson made all the things possible he was not able to do in his predecessor "Bad Taste". The humor in this movie is insulting, gory and often repulsive, so Muppets-inventor Jim Henson would turn in his grave for this. Nevertheless "Meet the Feebles" is a real cult movie because of its unique character and his inimitable sense for dark humor. Many people hate this film, others love it. I belong to the last mentioned... Just don´t let your children watch this!!!


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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1995 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Wellington, New Zealand

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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WingNut Films See more »
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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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