Jim Henson’s Son Creating R-rated Puppet Noire Murder Mystery “Happytime Murders”


This dark comedy project has been in the works for a few years now, but it’s easy to see why this film would be hard to greenlight. Though very little could outdo the cult status of Peter Jackson’s 1989 R-rated muppet/puppet comedy “Meet the Feebles,” there’s not much competition when it comes to a unique genre like this.

CraveOnline reports that test puppets have already been created, and visual renderings can be found all over the web, but there is still no confirmation the project will go through.

You can find images and a short synopsis for the (hopeful) future film “Happytime Murders” here:

“In a world where puppets co-exist with humans as second class citizens, puppet private eye and disgraced ex-cop, Phil Phillips, is hot on the trail of the serial killer who murdered his brother and is now targeting the cast members of the famous 80s television show, “The Happytime Gang.” As the killings continue, Phil’s former flame, Jenny, is next on the list. It’s up to Phil and his ex-partner, Detective Edwards, to find the culprit, but as bad blood and old resentments resurface the clues start pointing to the only viable suspect, Phil himself. Now he’s on the run with only his wits and hard headed determination, as he tries to solve, “The Happytime Murders.”