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Year: 2018
Original Title: The Happytime Murders
Length: 91 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Action
Studios: STX Entertainment, Huayi Brothers Media
Distributor: STX Entertainment
Age rating: Suitable only for 15 years and over
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: August 27 2018

United States: August 24 2018


Ranking: 5,126 out of 15,273 movies (up 1305)


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The film is developed around a mysterious murder located in a world where humans live with puppets, who are seen as second class citizens. This is the reason why Phil Phillips, an ex-police puppet, has fallen out of favor and dedicates himself to drinking. However, the murder of his brother will force him to take the world of research seriously again. The members of 'The Happytime Gang', a famous cast known for its children's show in the 1980s, are being massacred one by one. Phil must team up once again with Detective Edwards, but the resentment between them will come to the surface while they try to solve this complicated case. 'Happytime Murders' is directed by Brian Henson ('Muppet Treasure Island').


Cast The Happytime Murders

Leslie David Baker

Leslie David Baker

Lt. Banning

Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy

Connie Edwards

Maya Rudolph

Maya Rudolph


Joel McHale

Joel McHale

Agent Campbell



Trivia The Happytime Murders

The film is directed by Brian Henson, son of Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets and director of the film 'Labyrinth'. This is the first feature film directed by Brian Henson from 'Muppet Treasure Island' of 1996. Katherine Heigl was going to be in charge of starring in the film.