The Happytime Murders

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  91 min.
Release Date: August 24, 2018
DVD: December 4, 2018
Blu-ray: December 4, 2018
VOD: November 20, 2018
Digital: November 20, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 3.04
based on 120 votes and 47 reviews
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Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale, Elizabeth Banks


In a world where puppets co-exist with humans, hard-boiled puppet detective Phil Phillips (Bill Barretta), a former cop, sets off on the trail of the serial killer who murdered his brother. The killer, who is now targeting the cast members of the 1980s television series The Happytime Gang, has set his sights on Phil's former girlfriend, Jenny (Elizabeth Banks).

Phil teams up with his former police partner, Detective Edwards (Melissa McCarthy), to find the culprit, but as more and more clues surface, Phil begins to look like the only possible suspect. Not only does he have to find the killer, but in the process he hopes to clear his name.  

From The Jim Henson Company.

Director: Brian Henson
Studio: VVS Films
Producer(s): Brian Henson, Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, Jeff Hayes
Screenplay: Todd Berger
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  • 5 stars "lots of fun"
  • 5 stars "The year's #1 comedy!"
  • 1 star "It tried too hard, a few laughs, but not too many. Was very disappointing."