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{{Movie|date=August 24, 2018|runtime=91 minutes|director=Brian Henson|composer=Christopher Lennertz|writer=Todd Berger|studio=STX Entertainment|rating=R}}
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'''''The Happytime Murders''''' is an upcoming film produced by [[the Jim Henson Company]], under their [[Henson Alternative]] branch, to be released in August [[2018]]. The film is directed and produced by [[Brian Henson]].
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'''''The Happytime Murders''''' is a film produced by [[the Jim Henson Company]] under their [[Henson Alternative]] brand. The company announced the project in October of 2008;<ref>Henson.com Press Release [https://www.henson.com/press-releases/2008/2008-10-14.pdf Puppets Go Film Noir with Henson Alternative's Newest Feature Happytime Murders"] October 14, 2008</ref> it was released ten years later on August 24, [[2018]]. The film is directed and produced by [[Brian Henson]].
   
 
Set in downtown [[California|Los Angeles]], the film centers on a pair of police officers, one human ([[Melissa McCarthy]]) and one puppet ([[Bill Barretta]]), as they solve the murders of former puppet stars.
 
Set in downtown [[California|Los Angeles]], the film centers on a pair of police officers, one human ([[Melissa McCarthy]]) and one puppet ([[Bill Barretta]]), as they solve the murders of former puppet stars.
   
 
==Muppet Mentions==
 
==Muppet Mentions==
* The film's marketing launched on May 18th and includes a trailer and poster featuring the tagline "[[Sesame Street|No Sesame, All Street]]". A week later on May 25th, [[Sesame Workshop]] filed a lawsuit against STX Entertainment for "distributing a trailer that deliberately confuses consumers into mistakenly believing that Sesame is associated with, has allowed, or has even endorsed or produced the movie and tarnishes Sesame’s brand."<ref>''SF Gate'' [https://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/the-wrap/article/Sesame-Workshop-Sues-Over-Happytime-Murders-12944451.php "Sesame Workshop Sues Over Happytime Murders Trailer Featuring Ejaculating Puppets"] by Tim Kenneally, May 25, 2018</ref>
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* In a scene where Phil Phillips investigates a puppet pornography shop, for the film, he remarks, "Looks like this mystery's brought to you by the letter [[P]]." The dialogue was used in [https://twitter.com/HappytimeMovie/status/1022599410910285825 a promotional spot] for the film.
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* The film's marketing launched on May 18th and includes a trailer and poster featuring the tagline "[[Sesame Street|No Sesame, All Street]]". A week later on May 25th, [[Sesame Workshop]] filed a lawsuit against STX Entertainment for "distributing a trailer that deliberately confuses consumers into mistakenly believing that Sesame is associated with, has allowed, or has even endorsed or produced the movie and tarnishes Sesame’s brand." They subsequently lost the lawsuit.<ref>''SF Gate'' [https://www.thewrap.com/sesame-workshop-sues-over-happytime-murders-trailer-featuring-ejaculating-puppets/ "Sesame Workshop Sues Over Happytime Murders Trailer Featuring Ejaculating Puppets"] by Tim Kenneally, May 25, 2018</ref> Afterwards a TV spot for the film references the lawsuit with the tagline "From the studio that was sued by ''Sesame Street''."
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*[https://imgur.com/gallery/4wkPaWs A series of memes] created and shared by the movie's promotional Imgur account spoof [[Kermit the Frog memes|two popular Kermit the Frog memes]] (specifically the "None of My Business" and "Evil Kermit" memes).
   
 
==Cast==
 
==Cast==
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;Human Cast
 
*[[Melissa McCarthy]] as Det. Connie Edwards
 
*[[Melissa McCarthy]] as Det. Connie Edwards
 
*[[Maya Rudolph]] as Bubbles
 
*[[Maya Rudolph]] as Bubbles
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*Leslie David Baker as Lt. Banning
 
*Leslie David Baker as Lt. Banning
   
*Puppeteers: [[Bill Barretta]], [[Grant Baciocco]], [[Julianne Buescher]], [[Kevin Clash]], [[Dorien Davies]], [[Drew Massey]], Ted Michaels, Nicolette Santino, [[Colleen Smith]], [[Allan Trautman]], [[Victor Yerrid]]
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*[[Bill Barretta]] as Phil Philips, Junkyard and Boar
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*[[Dorien Davies]] as Sandra
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*[[Kevin Clash]] as Bumblypants and Lyle (also Puppet Captain)
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*[[Victor Yerrid]] as Larry and Old Man Puppet
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*[[Drew Massey]] as Goofer and Vinny
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*[[Colleen Smith]] as Dalmatian and Cara
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*Ted Michaels as Sexist Thug and Ezra
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*[[Brian Henson]] as Crab
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*[[Donna Kimball]] as Roxy (puppetry, voice provided by Patty Guggenheim), Cow and Rotten Cotton Girl
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*[[Alice Dinnean]] as Rotten Cotton Girl
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*[[Allan Trautman]] as Octopus and Puppet Doctor (puppetry, voice provided by Damon Jones)
   
*Several puppets used in the film were previously used on ''[[The Animal Show]]'', ''[[Kermit's Swamp Years]]'', ''Sesame Street'' and other Henson Company productions.
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*Core Puppeteers: Dorien Davies, Alice Dinnean, Jayden Libran, Drew Massey, Ted Michaels, Colleen Smith, Allan Trautman, Victor Yerrid
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*Additional Puppeteers: [[Grant Baciocco]], [[Greg Ballora]], [[Tim Blaney]], [[Kevin Carlson]], [[Kristin Charney]], [[Artie Esposito]], [[Peggy Etra]], Dan Garza, [[Patrick Johnson]], [[Sean Johnson]], [[Tim Lagasse]], [[Bruce Lanoil]], [[Lara MacLean]], [[Amanda Maddock]], [[Paul McGinnis]], [[Alison Mork]], [[Michael Oosterom]], Nicolette Santino, [[John Tartaglia]], Russ Walko
   
=Gallery==
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==Creature Shop Credits==
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*Puppet Designers: [[Peter Brooke]], Brett Bean, [[Ed Eyth]], Casey Miller, Drew Pierce
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*Creative Supervisor (New York): [[Jason Weber]]
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*New York Puppet Fabricators: [[Heather Asch]], David Bizzaro, [[Mary Brehmer]], Jamie Bressler, Brian Carson, Elizabeth Cherry, Benjamin Durocher, Richard W. Dyar, Jonathan Ehrich, [[Victoria Ellis]], [[James Godwin]], Brian Haims, [[Liz Hara]], Arrow Lkeeman, [[Joe Kovacs|Joseph Kovacs]], [[Jim Kroupa]], Sarah Lafferty, Aria Linz, Mica Linz, [[Kari Love]], [[Laura Manns]], [[Anney McKilligan Ozar|Anney Fresh Ozar]], Gabriella N. Padilla, Lily Rosen, [[Stephen Rotondaro]], [[Kate Rusek]], [[Sierra Schoening]], Keely Snook, Mark A. Stys, [[David Valentine]], Matt Witham, [[James Wojtal]]
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*Los Angeles Puppet Fabricators & Wrangling Team: [[Scott Johnson]], Russ Walko, [[Andrea Detwiler]], [[Lara MacLean]], [[Amanda Maddock]], [[Tom Newby]], Pyn King-Sheers, Wes Humphrey, Luke Peters, Robert Pound, Jocelyn Lynch
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==Recycled puppets==
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The film uses a cast of 125 puppets, including 40 made exclusively for the film.<ref>''Collider'' "[http://collider.com/what-is-the-happytime-murders/ ‘The Happytime Murders': 25 Things to Know about the Long-Developing R-Rated Puppet Movie]" by Christina Radish, July 12, 2018</ref> Several of the other puppets used in the film were previously used on ''[[The Animal Show]]'', ''[[Kermit's Swamp Years]]'', ''[[Animal Jam]]'', ''[[Bear in the Big Blue House]]'', and other Henson Company productions prior to the sale of the Muppets to [[the Walt Disney Company]].
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HMRecycledPuppets01.png|[[Hopper]]
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HMRecycledPuppets02.png|[[Pavlov the Pug Dog]]
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HMRecycledPuppets03.png|[[Skippy]]
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HMRecycledPuppets04.png|[[Bunnie Bear]]
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HMRecycledPuppets05.png|[[Morton the Beaver]]
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HM07.png|[[Waffle the Cow-Monkey]]
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HM03.png|[[DJ 2]]
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HM04.png|[[Warren the Warthog]]
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HM05.png|[[Dread]]
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[https://www.thehappytimemurders.movie/ Official site]
 
*[https://www.thehappytimemurders.movie/ Official site]
*[http://henson-alternative.wikia.com/wiki/The_Happytime_Murders Henson Alternative Wiki]
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HM01
Released August 24, 2018
Duration 91 minutes
Director Brian Henson
Written by Todd Berger
Music Christopher Lennertz
Studio STX Entertainment
Rated R
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The Happytime Murders Official Restricted Trailer Coming Soon

The Happytime Murders Official Restricted Trailer Coming Soon

Sued by sesame
Henson happytimemurders

The Happytime Murders is a film produced by the Jim Henson Company under their Henson Alternative brand. The company announced the project in October of 2008;[1] it was released ten years later on August 24, 2018. The film is directed and produced by Brian Henson.

Set in downtown Los Angeles, the film centers on a pair of police officers, one human (Melissa McCarthy) and one puppet (Bill Barretta), as they solve the murders of former puppet stars.

Muppet MentionsEdit

  • In a scene where Phil Phillips investigates a puppet pornography shop, for the film, he remarks, "Looks like this mystery's brought to you by the letter P." The dialogue was used in a promotional spot for the film.
  • The film's marketing launched on May 18th and includes a trailer and poster featuring the tagline "No Sesame, All Street". A week later on May 25th, Sesame Workshop filed a lawsuit against STX Entertainment for "distributing a trailer that deliberately confuses consumers into mistakenly believing that Sesame is associated with, has allowed, or has even endorsed or produced the movie and tarnishes Sesame’s brand." They subsequently lost the lawsuit.[2] Afterwards a TV spot for the film references the lawsuit with the tagline "From the studio that was sued by Sesame Street."

CastEdit

Human Cast
Puppet Cast

Creature Shop CreditsEdit

Recycled puppetsEdit

The film uses a cast of 125 puppets, including 40 made exclusively for the film.[3] Several of the other puppets used in the film were previously used on The Animal Show, Kermit's Swamp Years, Animal Jam, Bear in the Big Blue House, and other Henson Company productions prior to the sale of the Muppets to the Walt Disney Company.

SourcesEdit

  1. Henson.com Press Release Puppets Go Film Noir with Henson Alternative's Newest Feature Happytime Murders" October 14, 2008
  2. SF Gate "Sesame Workshop Sues Over Happytime Murders Trailer Featuring Ejaculating Puppets" by Tim Kenneally, May 25, 2018
  3. Collider "‘The Happytime Murders': 25 Things to Know about the Long-Developing R-Rated Puppet Movie" by Christina Radish, July 12, 2018

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