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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.

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What the "spider-pit" sequence from the original King Kong (1933) probably looked like (the original sequence was cut out of the original movie because it was deemed "too gruesome" and was subsequently lost).

Director: Peter Jackson
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Complete credited cast:
... Heidi the Hippo
Donna Akersten ... Samantha the Cat / The Sheep (voice)
... Sebastian / Dr. Quack / Daisy the Cow / Sandy the Chicken (voice)
... Heidi / Robert / Barry the Bulldog (voice)
Ross Jolly ... (voice)
... Wynyard the Frog / Trevor the Rat / The Fly (voice)
... Bletch / Arfur the Worm (voice) (as Peter Vere Jones)
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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Puppet spunk hits the fan! See more »

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Comedy | Music | Musical

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1 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Conheça os Feebles  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

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

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Featured in Reaction & Review: Meet the Feebles (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Hot Potato
Music by Peter Dasent and Fane Flaws
Lyrics by Arthur Baysting and Fane Flaws
Performed by Mark Hadlow
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Wonderfully perverse
25 April 2004 | by See 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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