Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins
Film run time: 1hr 49m
No Sesame. All Street. The Happytime Murders is a dark comedy set in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles where puppets and humans coexist.
When members of the puppet cast from a 1980s children’s TV show are murdered one by one, a disgraced puppet private eye takes on the case.
Directed by Brian Henson, son of legendary Muppets creator Jim Henson – but The Muppets, this is not! This edgy and hilarious adult comedy stars Elizabeth Banks, Melissa McCarthy, and Maya Rudolph.
Set in a world where puppets and humans coexist, puppet private eye, Phil Phillips (voiced and puppeteered by Bill Barretta) is on the hunt for the serial killer who murdered his brother and is now murdering cast members from the 1980s children’s beloved puppet programme “The Happy Time Gang”.
Phil soon discovers that his former girlfriend, Jenny (Elizabeth Banks) is the next target and must cooperate with his ex-partner, Detective Edwards (Melissa McCarthy) to stop the killings.
Fuelled with hatred for one another, the duo must put their differences aside to catch the perpetrator.