Amazing Red Band Trailer for Puppet Movie 'The Happytime Murders'

May 18, 2018
Source: YouTube

The Happytime Murders Trailer

"Someone out there is killing puppets." OMFG. STX has released the first official red band trailer for The Happytime Murders, an R-rated puppet murder mystery neo-noir movie and it's going to knock your socks off. This has been in the works for a longtime, as it took them a while to get funding and actually make this, since it is so edgy and ridiculous. But it looks awesome! Directed by Jim Henson's son Brian Henson, the film is basically like Who Framed Roger Rabbit but with puppets and even more lewd humor. The full cast mixing live-action actors with puppets includes Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale, Jimmy O. Yang, Leslie David Baker, Ryan Gaul, and Elizabeth Banks. This looks totally NUTS oh man, I'm so glad they launched with a red band trailer. The gag at the end - wow. Now this is a must watch.

Here's the first red band trailer for Brian Henson's The Happytime Murders, from YouTube:

The Happytime Murders Movie Trailer

The Happytime Murders Movie Trailer

Starring Melissa McCarthy, The Happytime Murders is set in the underbelly of Los Angeles where puppets and humans coexist. Two clashing detectives, one human and one puppet, are forced to work together to try and solve who is brutally murdering the former cast of 'The Happytime Gang', a beloved classic puppet show. The Happytime Murders is directed by American filmmaker Brian Henson, famed puppet master Jim Henson's son, and the director of Muppet Treasure Island and Muppet Christmas Carol previously as well as lots of TV work. The screenplay is written by Todd Berger, based on a story by Todd Berger and Dee Austin Robertson. STX Entertainment will open Henson's The Happytime Murders in theaters everywhere starting August 24th at the end of the summer season. First impression? Who's already excited to watch?

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CyraNOSE on May 18, 2018


"If sh*t gets crazy, I'm gonna go crazy as sh*t..." I was never impressed with "Meet the Feebles", but this....looks ridiculous and fun. And man, that gag the end was just....nuts. LITERALLY.

THE_RAW_ on May 18, 2018


What did I just watch??

TheOct8pus on May 18, 2018


I liked it better when Dave Chappelle did it.

Dan Hibiki on May 18, 2018


So in for this.

Michael Wolff on May 18, 2018


So in for this.

Imani on May 18, 2018


Not a prude, but no thanks, I'll just watch "The Muppet Movie" again...

kitano0 on May 18, 2018


Nice. Probably great. I wish McCarthy was replaced with another actress.

DAVIDPD on May 18, 2018


And replace the script with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang or The Other Guys.

Akirakorn on May 18, 2018


I'm pro political correctness, WLM, SJW, LGBT, animal rights, conservative correctness... AND THIS IS STILL F****ING HILARIOUS!!!!!!

whoafilms on May 18, 2018


We are indeed nothing but children in grown up bodies... I'd say come on back to you! Have a little fun. This is edgy and provocative and shaking things up in a refreshing way. I really dig it.

Alex Billington on May 18, 2018


I'm sorry Alex, I don't see it. "an R-rated puppet murder mystery neo-noir movie and it's going to knock your socks off"... "edgy and provocative and shaking things up in a refreshing way" It looks like another generic "raunchy comedy", but they just swapped 1/2 the people with puppets. Ted was genuinely funny buddy comedy with some heart, and Team America was edgy (at the time) with it's political humor. This looks like another Melissa McCarthy phoned-in gag-fest. I do hope I am wrong, and to be fair I hear McCarthy's Life of the Party is actually really good. But this trailer felt flatter than Judge Doom.

Akirakorn on May 18, 2018


Okay, fine. But don't judge a book by its cover. Go see the movie and it's still as bad and generic as you say, then have it. But give it a real chance first... Trailers don't always perfectly represent the real film.

Alex Billington on May 19, 2018


Then don't watch it, others find this hilarious. Can't please everyone.

Lin Group on May 18, 2018


"This is edgy and provocative and shaking things up in a refreshing way." This movie is on par with parody movies such as "Disaster Movie" and "Date Movie". If you want to take something meant for kids and make it more mature, don't make it a raunchy comedy without any actual wit to it. Who Framed Roger Rabbit did this better, a murder story with dark and mature themes without the unnecessary sex and language. Just because people think that's what a movie needs to be mature completely misunderstand what it means to be mature. THAT'S a movie that was "edgy and provocative and shaking things up in a refreshing way."

4chan on May 19, 2018


You HAVEN'T SEEN THIS MOVIE. So how can you judge it by a 2 minute trailer, come on?! This is ridiculous. You're upset over nothing just because you don't like what you see in this trailer, which says more about your discomfort than any of your actual claims. This is absurd.

Alex Billington on May 19, 2018


Yeah, I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say you probably think Food Fight is a good movie.

4chan on May 19, 2018


I don't even know what you're talking about? Food Fight? Ugh. Come on...

Alex Billington on May 20, 2018


This trailer looks like advertising just another trailer, a longer one ...

shiboleth on May 18, 2018


Dumb. Really dumb and it's not like this kind of thing is new. I don't get it at all, but movies suck so hard anymore nothing surprises me.

Charles Knowlton on May 18, 2018


I haven't laughed this hard at a trailer in a very long time. I about screamed out at the end. This looks foolishly delightful, and very lowbrow. Love it.

Mark on May 18, 2018


My man!!!!

whoafilms on May 18, 2018


There is at least a positive side: Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen aren't part of this. Or else they would have turned it into the first Muppet Porn show.

tarek on May 19, 2018


thats what allows me to like this too lol

Derek NOLA on May 19, 2018


I was actually okay with it until the last scene. Way to infantile and low class and frankly unfunny. I'm not a prude by any means but that was just dumb. I was chuckling up until that.

LightningB on May 19, 2018


That's one Photoshop fail of a poster...

cuckoozey on May 20, 2018


Melissa McCarthy's head looks like Chunk from The Goonies!

El_MUERkO on May 21, 2018

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