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The Happytime Murders (2018)

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When the puppet cast of a '90s children's TV show begin to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.

Director:

Brian Henson

Writers:

Todd Berger (screenplay by), Todd Berger (story by) | 1 more credit »
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2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa McCarthy ... Detective Connie Edwards
Elizabeth Banks ... Jenny
Maya Rudolph ... Bubbles
Leslie David Baker ... Lt. Banning
Joel McHale ... Agent Campbell
Cynthy Wu ... Brittenie Marlowe
Michael McDonald ... Ronovan Scargle
Mitch Silpa ... Tommy
Hemky Madera ... Tito
Benjamin Cole Royer Benjamin Cole Royer ... Rick
Brekkan Spens ... Dick
Ryan Tran ... Phil
Fortune Feimster ... Robin
Brian Palermo ... Paramedic (as Brian Joseph Palermo)
Damon Jones ... Police Station Guard John / Puppet Doctor
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Storyline

A murder mystery set in a world where humans and puppets co-exist, but puppets are viewed as second-class citizens. When the puppet cast of an '90s children's TV show begins to get murdered one by one, a former cop, who has since become a private eye, takes on the case. Written by Anonymous

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From the studio that was sued by Sesame Street. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude and sexual content and language throughout, and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Happytime Murders is directed by Brian Henson. Brian Henson is the son of the late famed puppeteer Jim Henson. See more »

Goofs

The character that Edwards refers to as Karen (the red-headed cop played by Colleen Smith whose "carpet doesn't match her drapes") is listed as Carol in the end credits. See more »

Quotes

Connie Edwards: I guess we know the purple carpet doesn't match the drapes.
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Crazy Credits

A series of DVD covers scroll behind the end credits. Promotion stills for "The Happytime gang" Puppet Porn: Happytime playground, Puppet Pussy Playtime, Felt on Felt, etc. Advertising for Signage and photos for the cousins' BBQ Adam's Ribs Puppet Rights protest posters: Felt is Beautiful, etc news Clippings from Phil Phillips' police days PSAs warnings of Sugar Addiction See more »

Connections

Spoofs Basic Instinct (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Never Gonna Give You Up
Written by Mike Stock (as Michael Stock), Matt Aitken (as Matthew Aitken), and Pete Waterman (as Peter Waterman)
Performed by Rick Astley
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited & RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Meet the feebles meets Who framed roger rabbit
25 November 2018 | by adamcomitoSee all my reviews

I know everyone was hating on this movie, to the point where I wasn't going to watch it. But Im glad I did. It was worth a watch atleast once. It's crude and the jokes are not laugh out loud funny, but it is what it is. Puppets doing crude humour. As stated it's like Meet the feebles+who framed roger rabbit. There is much worse movies out at the moment (like 'The Nun', what a stinker).

Probably helps if you get high first, it's not meant to be serious so don't go into it expecting it to be something it was never intended to be..


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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,532,425, 26 August 2018

Gross USA:

$20,706,452

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,506,452
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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