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The Happytime Murders ()


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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.

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Cast

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Detective Connie Edwards
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Jenny
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Bubbles
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Lt. Banning
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Agent Campbell
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Brittenie Marlowe
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Ronovan Scargle
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Tommy
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Tito
Benjamin Cole Royer ...
Rick
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Dick
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Phil
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Robin (as Emily Fortune Feimster)
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Paramedic (as Brian Joseph Palermo)
John Damon Jones ...
Police Station Guard
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Officer Milligan
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Officer Delancey
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Junior
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Caesar
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(as H. Michael Croner)
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Fireman
Steve Mallory ...
Kerry
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Razor
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Sandra's Bodyguard (as Jen Kuo Sung Outerbridge)
Bryan Cartago ...
Sandra's Bodyguard
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Rio
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Carol / Dalmatian / Cara
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Donny
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Phil Philips / Junkyard / Boar
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Sandra
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Bumblypants / Lyle
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Larry / Old Man Puppet
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Goofer / Vinny
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Sexist Thug / Ezra
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Crab
Donna Kimball ...
Roxy / Cow / Rotten Cotton Girl
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Roxy
Alice Dinnean ...
Rotten Cotton Girl
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Octopus / Puppet Doctor
Damon Jones ...
Puppet Doctor
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Fishlike Businessman (uncredited)
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Carol (uncredited)
Billy Concha ...
Cop on Phone (uncredited)
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EMT #2 (uncredited)
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Sweet Corn Vendor (uncredited)
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Emergency Medical Technician (uncredited)
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Beaver (uncredited)
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Beach Goer (uncredited)
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Pedestrian (uncredited)
Nike Kolder ...
Street Witness (uncredited)
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Street Kid (uncredited)
Paul McGinnis ...
Hospital Waiting Room Patient (uncredited)
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Topaz (uncredited)
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Beach Goer #46 (uncredited)
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Pretty Girl (uncredited)
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LAPD Officer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Brian Henson ... (directed by)

Written by

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Todd Berger ... (screenplay by)
 
Todd Berger ... (story by) &
Dee Austin Robertson ... (story by)

Produced by

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Felice Bee ... executive producer
Divya D'Souza ... co-producer
Ben Falcone ... producer (produced by)
Adam Fogelson ... executive producer
Basil Grillo ... co-producer
Jeffrey Hayes ... producer (produced by)
Michael Heimler ... executive producer
Brian Henson ... producer (produced by)
Lisa Henson ... executive producer
John W. Hyde ... executive producer (as John Hyde)
Melissa McCarthy ... producer (produced by)
Vince Raisa ... co-producer (as Vincent J. Raisa)
Dee Austin Robertson ... executive producer
Alex Rockwell ... associate producer
Teddy Schwarzman ... executive producer
Robert Simonds ... executive producer
Ben Stillman ... executive producer
Donald Tang ... executive producer
Zhongjun Wang ... executive producer (as Wang Zhongjun)
Zhonglei Wang ... executive producer (as Wang Zhonglei)

Music by

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Christopher Lennertz ... (music by)

Cinematography by

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Mitchell Amundsen ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Brian Scott Olds ... (edited by) (as Brian OIds)

Editorial Department

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Matt Blackshear ... digital intermediate editor
Andrew Brueck ... digital intermediate administration
Liz Calandrello ... first assistant editor
Monique Eissing ... digital intermediate finishing artist
Sarah Flores ... post-production assistant
Greg Pastore ... colorist dailies
Robert E. Phillips ... digital intermediate producer: Light Iron
Eboni Price ... digital intermediate administration
Brooke Rupe ... assistant editor
Brandee Wyse ... digital intermediate assists
Tom Yamamoto ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Nicole Abellera
Jeanne McCarthy

Production Design by

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Chris L. Spellman

Set Decoration by

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Kelly Berry

Costume Design by

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Arjun Bhasin

Makeup Department

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Ma Kalaadevi Ananda ... Makeup for Melissa McCarthy: Personal MU for MM
Christi Cagle ... key hair stylist
Linda D. Flowers ... hairstylist melissa mccarthy
Michelle Audrina Kim ... key makeup artist
Cheryl Marks ... hair stylist: Elizabeth Banks
Gabriella Pollino Rodman ... hair department head
Gigi Williams ... makeup department head

Production Management

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Ross Fanger ... executive in charge of production
Jennifer Scudder Trent ... post-production supervisor
Gretel Twombly ... production supervisor
Tim Weyers ... Executive in Charge of Post Production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Gigi Bebawi ... assistant to director
Paul Silver ... second assistant director: second unit
Daniel Silverberg ... first assistant director
Jen Willis ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Antonio Andraus ... leadman
Heather Asch ... puppet fabricator: For Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Mary Brehmer ... puppet fabricator: For Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Peter Brooke ... puppet designer: For Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Victoria Ellis ... puppet fabricator: For Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Zak Faust ... art department coordinator
Ethan Goodwin ... assistant set decorator
Brian Haimes ... puppet fabricator: For Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Scott Johnson ... puppet fabricator: For Jim Henson's Creature Shop
James J. Kroupa ... puppet fabricator: For Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Jim Landis ... assistant property master
Lara MacLean ... puppet fabricator: For Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Amanda Maddock ... puppet fabricator: For Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Laura Manns ... puppet builder
Christine Nelson ... props
Giancarlo Roncallo ... on set dresser
Randy Severino ... set dresser
Rafael Somarriba ... set dresser
David Parkinson Valentine ... puppet builder
Russ Walko ... puppet fabricator: For Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Grace Wang ... art department assistant
Amanda Ward ... assistant property master
Jason Weber ... creative supervisor: For Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Lori West ... graphic designer
James Wojtal ... puppet builder

Sound Department

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George H. Anderson ... sound designer / sound: designer
Davi Aquino ... foley recordist
Chelsea Body ... foley recordist
Patrick Christensen ... adr mixer
Anne Couk ... first assistant sound editor
Greg Crawford ... adr mixer
Tammy Fearing ... supervising sound editor/adr supervisor
Alison Fisher ... dialogue editor
Marc Fishman ... re-recording mixer
Judah Getz ... adr mixer
Eric Gotthelf ... ADR Mixer
Andy Hay ... re-recording mixer
Barbara Heller ... adr voice actor
Chris Howland ... additional sound mixer
Eric Huezo ... re-recording mix technician
Michael Kaleta ... sound utility
Willard Overstreet ... foley supervisor
Joe Schiff ... dialogue editor
Kevin Schultz ... foley mixer
Jim Stuebe ... sound mixer
Don White ... foley recording mixer
Pedro Jimenez ... theatrical trailer re-recording mixer (uncredited) / trailer post-production sound services (uncredited)
Victor Mercader ... sound editor/recordist: trailer (uncredited)
Jeffrey Roy ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Nick Stuebe ... y-16 (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Randy Fitzgerald ... special effects foreman
Tom von Badinski ... effects set supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Sean Apple ... 2D compositing supervisor
Matthias Backmann ... compositor: Stargate Studios
Amanda Beals ... cg generalist: Stargate Studios
Daniel Berkowitz ... compositor
Bryan Binder ... visual effects producer: Stargate Studios
Melissa Brockman ... visual effects producer
Jess Brown ... visual effects producer: Stargate Studios
Anthony Cally ... visual effects coordinator
Danny Clark ... visual effects artist
Corey Coates ... compositor
Peter Davis ... vfx associate producer: Stargate Studios
Mehul Desai ... visual effects artist
Karim El-Masry ... lead compositor: Stargate Studios
Garrett Fallin ... digital compositor
Matt Finley ... compositor
Abigail Fredette ... compositor: Stargate Studios
Florian Fueger ... digital supervisor: Stargate Studios
Stephanie Gadsden ... digital compositor: Stargate Studios
Diego Galtieri ... compositor: Stargate Studios
Marcial Gonzalez ... assistant previzion operator: Stargate Studios
Anna Guseva ... visual effects coordinator: Stargate Studios
Christopher Hartt ... visual effects artist: Stargate Studios
Stefan Jähner ... compositor: Stargate Studios
Caleb Knueven ... Compositing Supervisor
Scott Kunysz ... visual effects coordinator: Stargate Studios
Yoga Kurniawan ... compositor: Stargate Studios
Jae-ik Lee ... digital compositor
Mark D. Lee ... visual effects editor: Stargate Studios
Beth Li ... title animation
Paul Maples ... Motion Control Operator
Matt Moyes ... effects technical director
Brendon Murphy ... compositor: Stargate Studios
Jaraad Nageer ... visual effects coordinator: Stargate Studios
Karen M. Nichols ... flame artist
Sam Nicholson ... visual effects supervisor: Stargate Studios
Cafe Noir ... main title design
Anthony Ocampo ... visual effects artist
Patrick Ottinger ... visual effects editor: Stargate Studios
Abhijit Patil ... compositor: Stargate Studios
Eion-Ray Patterson ... digital compositor
Reid Paul ... head of production: Stargate Studios
Julia Pfeffer ... compositor: Stargate Studios
Marcel Pichert ... digital compositor
Bert Poole ... cg supervisor: Stargate Studios
Matt Portner ... visual effects coordinator: Stargate Studios
Efram Potelle ... cg supervisor: Stargate Studios
Nicholas Puhala ... compositor: Stargate Studios
Paul Rio ... compositor: Stargate Studios
Jean Marc Rodrigue ... digital compositor
Randall J. Rosa ... visual effects supervisor: Stargate Studios
Jon Rosenthal ... Creative Services Supervisor
Melissa Rosenzweig ... compositor: Stargate Studios
Jorge Sanchez ... compositor: Stargate Studios
Jennifer Scheffel ... digital compositor: Stargate studios
Natasa Simonson ... visual effects coordinator
Cary Smith ... compositor: Stargate Studios
Robert Tobin ... compositor: Stargate Studios
Arian Van Zyl ... compositor: Stargate Studios
Steven Wood ... CG Generalist: Stargate Studios
Iqbal Zafar ... compositor: Stargate Studios
Brad Lucas ... digital compositor: visual effects (uncredited)
Michael Puglisi ... visual effects consultant (uncredited)
Jon Rhinehardt ... compositor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Hannah Betts ... stunt performer
Joey Box ... stunt coordinator
Bryan Cartago ... stunts
Thomas Dewier ... stunt performer
Jessi Fisher ... stunt double: Elizabeth Banks / stunts
Walter Garcia ... stunt coordinator
Zach Hudson ... stunts
Dennis Keiffer ... stunts
Lauren Mary Kim ... stunt double: Cynthy Wu
Josh Lakatos ... stunts
Jim Palmer ... stunt performer
Heidi Pascoe ... stunt double: Edwards
Ming Qiu ... stunt double: Cynthy Wu
Jade Quon ... stunts
Luci Romberg ... stunt double: Melissa McCarthy
Matt Shadden ... Hemky Madera
Brian Simpson ... utility stunts
Tim Soergel ... stunt double: Michael McDonald
Travis Wong ... stunt previs / stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Nico Bally ... technocrane
Kai Borson-Paine ... d.i.t
Craig Brown ... grip
David N. Castro ... grip
Benjamin H. Crump ... digital loader: vfx unit (as Ben Crump)
Donovan Davis ... drone pilot
Matt Fortlage ... second assistant camera
Marlin George ... video assist: vfx unit
Brian Glassman ... balloon tech
Austin Harris ... aerial camera operator
Josh Hill ... aerial camera operator
Justin Holdsworth ... gaffer
Casey Hotchkiss ... camera operator
Hilary Klym ... key rigging grip
Justin M. Lubin ... still photographer: additional photography
Joe Macaluso ... best boy rigging grip
Eric Munk ... best boy electric: second unit
Miguel Pask ... b camera operator
Alicia Pharris ... second assistant camera: second unit
Bryce Phillis ... video engineer
Renni Pollock ... second assistant camera: vfx unit
Alex Reilly ... grip
Thomas J. Ruffner ... a dolly grip
Todd Schlopy ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Chris Shadley ... key video engineer
Jim Shelton ... key grip
Jay Sheveck ... scorpio head technician
Mike Simko ... grip
David Stellhorn ... camera utility
Hopper Stone ... still photographer
Adam Sudtell ... splinter unit key grip
Jon Sudtell ... best boy grip
Henry Tirl ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
Seaton Trotter ... second assistant camera: vfx unit
Dustin VonLossberg ... b dolly grip
Christopher Warren ... assistant chief lighting technician
Joseph F. Warren ... chief lighting technician: second unit
Marc Wostak ... best boy rigging electric

Animation Department

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Edward Eyth ... character designer
Jennifer Gustafson ... animator: Stargate Studios
Tom Zuber ... animation supervisor

Casting Department

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Christian Bustamante ... casting assistant
Silawn Lewis ... extras casting
Jeff Olan ... extras casting
Leslie Woo ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Emilyna Cullen ... additional costumer
Samantha Dewey-Gartner ... set costumer
Catalina Flores ... costume production assistant
Jamelle Flowers ... set costumer
Mark Galliano ... costume pa
Tania Pacheco ... key costumer
Paige Rentel ... additional costume pa
Paula Truman ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Stephenson Crossley ... location manager
Charles Fagin ... key assistant location manager
Jeanie Farnam ... location coordinator
Peter Gibson ... key assistant location manager
Ted Kim ... key assistant location manager
Stephen Rhodes ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli ... music preparation
Jonathan Bartz ... music preparation
Matt Bowen ... music arranger
Tom Boyd ... oboe soloist
Alexa Collazo ... music clearance
Lauren Danielak ... music coordinator
Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor
George Doering ... musician
Candy Emberley ... music preparation
Shannon Doe Ewing ... music production manager
Nick Fevola ... supervising music copyist
Alex Geringas ... composer: additional music
Jay Gruska ... orchestrator
Riley Hughes ... music preparation
Gregory Jamrok ... music preparation
Steve Juliani ... music preparation
Christopher Lennertz ... conductor
Jason Markey ... music supervisor
Joel McNeely ... orchestrator
Mary Parker ... Additional Music Editor
Annie Rosevear ... music preparation
William Ross ... orchestrator
Andrew Rowan ... music preparation
Karam Salem ... synthestration
Ben Schor ... music editor
Jay Alfred Smith ... music editor
Sally Stevens ... vocal contractor
Susie Stevens-Logan ... singer
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn
Joseph Twist ... music preparation

Transportation Department

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William Ballard ... transportation coordinator
Tommy M. Marquez ... driver
David Oppenheim ... picture car coordinator
Brian Stackhouse ... driver
Miguel Swift ... driver

Other crew

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Nedda Azizian ... second assistant accountant
Grant Baciocco ... additional puppet puppeteer
Greg Ballora ... additional puppet performer
Carles Berot ... marketing and creative services
Tim Blaney ... additional puppet performer
Gregory Bordelon ... production assistant
Brittan Brown ... production finance: Jim Henson Company
Kevin Carlson ... additional puppet performer
Andrew Catania ... assistant production coordinator
Kristin Charney ... additional puppet performer
Kristine Choung ... production intern
Kevin Clash ... puppet captain
Carly Cohen ... additional production assistant
Mike Coughlin ... production coordinator: development
Jason Cox ... epk/bts producer
Alice Dinnean ... additional puppet performer
Soren Blomquist Eggerling ... office intern: pre-production
Spencer Ela ... Executive Assistant, Development & Production
Artie Esposito ... additional puppet performer
Mitchell Fiebernitz ... production assistant
Monika Freeman ... stand-in/photo-double: Elizabeth Banks
Dan Garza ... additional puppet performer
Daniela Giraldo ... set production assistant
James Godwin ... additional puppet performer
Jane Goldsmith ... script supervisor
Cathy Gurvis ... post production accountant
BJ Guyer ... additional puppet performer
Paul Heffernan ... office production assistant
Wes Humphrey ... puppet production assistant: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Kurtis Johnson ... second assistant accountant
Patrick Johnson ... additional puppet performer
Sean W. Johnson ... additional puppet performer
Nicole Jordan-Webber ... production assistant
Sheroum Kim ... production executive
Donna Kimball ... additional puppet performer
James J. Kroupa ... additional puppet performer
Alex Kugelman ... Assistant to Melissa McCarthy
Bruce Lanoil ... additional puppet performer
Teresa Jolene Lee ... set production assistant
Brigette Lester ... production coordinator
Matt Levin ... production assistant: second unit
Len Levitt ... additional puppet performer
Lara MacLean ... additional puppet performer
Paul McGinnis ... additional puppet performer
Julia Moore ... production assistant
Norma Morales ... payroll clerk
Alison Mork ... additional puppet performer
Susan Murphy ... production accountant
Michael Oosterom ... additional puppet performer
Karen Prell ... additional puppet performer
Mike Quinn ... additional puppet performer
Claire Raskind ... unit publicist
Daniel Rios ... production secretary
Ryan Ross ... production assistant
Nicolette Santino ... Puppeteer / additional puppet performer
Frederick Shaibani ... production assistant
Sydney Shore ... accounting clerk
David Skelly ... additional puppet performer
Jackson Smith ... production assistant
Adam M. Stone ... product placement coordinator
Cat Stone ... product placement coordinator
John Tartaglia ... additional puppet performer
Michael N. Turner ... accounting clerk
Lora Umphress ... payroll accountant
Samuel Vargas ... set production assistant
Art Vega ... additional puppet performer
Robert Velo ... production financing
Andrea Ver Meer ... dog trainer
Alex Villa ... additional puppet performer
Michael A. Villegas ... production assistant
Russ Walko ... additional puppet performer
Yue Wang ... second unit
Jeniffer Watkins ... Stand-In: Melissa McCarthy
Shawn Weber ... dog trainer
Kate Vorhoff ... studio executive: STX (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines No Sesame. All Street. See more »
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Parents Guide View content advisory »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Carnage chez les Puppets (France)
  • ¿Quién está matando a los moñecos? (Spain)
  • Игрушки для взрослых (Russia)
  • Pela Hora da Morte (Portugal)
  • ¿Quien mató a los Puppets? (Peru)
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Runtime
  • 91 min
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Box Office

Budget $40,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $9,532,425, 26 Aug 2018

Did You Know?

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Trivia Sesame Workshop sued the team behind the film for the tagline, "No sesame. All street," claiming that the film tarnishes their reputation. The suit was rejected on May 30, 2018. Soon after, STX issued a brief statement, "We fluffing love Sesame Street (1969) and we're obviously very pleased that the ruling reinforced what STX's intention was from the very beginning - to honor the heritage of The Jim Henson Company's previous award-winning creations while drawing a clear distinction between any Muppets or Sesame Street characters and the new world Brian Henson and team created. We believe we accomplished that with the very straightforward NO SESAME, ALL STREET tagline. We look forward to continued happytimes as we prepare to release Happytime Murders this summer." Some TV spots for the film started with "From the studio that was sued by Sesame Street..." See more »
Goofs The Silly String shot on the door of Phil's office changes positions throughout the scene. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Big Comeback (2018). See more »
Quotes Phil Philips: I never knocked a guy out with his own balls before.
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