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2012-03-14 12:05:37 AM
Smile Time!
 
2012-03-14 12:10:02 AM
No way this is real.
 
2012-03-14 12:10:18 AM
One scene has a character opening the wrong door at the "Puppet Pleasureland," and finding a cow puppet on a massage table having all of its teats milked by an octopus puppet. Reads the stage direction: "The cow MOOS in ecstasy. MILK is just SQUIRTING EVERYWHERE."

Er....not sure if the kids will be ready for that one. Otherwise, I'M IN!
 
2012-03-14 12:16:13 AM
I dunnooo. The quoted blurbs say "puppet." There is a very distinct difference between muppets and puppets.
 
2012-03-14 12:18:11 AM
IMDB's preliminary page: Linky

I *really* hope that this is real.
 
2012-03-14 12:19:15 AM
Dark, adult-oriented puppet movies, you don't see too many of those.

"Meet the Feebles" comes to mind. There's kind of a "Greg the Bunny" feel in there too (I know, TV show not movie, but the second class citizens thing sounds a lot like that show).

/Would "Saw" count?
 
2012-03-14 12:20:39 AM

Lor M. Ipsum: I dunnooo. The quoted blurbs say "puppet." There is a very distinct difference between muppets and puppets.

"Todd Berger wrote the screenplay, after Dee Austin Robertson, and Brian Henson is directing. Hopefully cameras will get rolling soon - I can't wait to see what the actual puppets look like."


I think that's just the fault of the writer.
 
2012-03-14 12:20:52 AM
Yes, please?
 
2012-03-14 12:30:25 AM
Additional concept art can be found here (new window)
 
2012-03-14 12:43:14 AM

natmar_76: Yes, please?


+1
 
2012-03-14 12:47:43 AM
I have been hoping for a PG-13 Muppet action or buddy cop movie. I also wouldn't mind a "serious" Muppet biopic with Kermit as JFK or something.
 
2012-03-14 12:49:11 AM
So are they going to make a full length feature about

THE PUPPET RAPIST: Link (new window)


Oddly, that is a very good show
 
2012-03-14 12:53:40 AM
"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."

Ok, who else read that in Don LaFontaine's voice?
 
2012-03-14 12:57:45 AM
I remember when they announced this project a few years ago. I thought no way would that get off the ground. I get a hugely successful new Muppets movie can open up some doors you never thought possible.
 
2012-03-14 12:59:58 AM
static3.aintitcool.com

This sounds vewy, vewy good.
 
2012-03-14 01:02:59 AM

TommyDeuce: "Meet the Feebles" comes to mind. There's kind of a "Greg the Bunny" feel in there too (I know, TV show not movie, but the second class citizens thing sounds a lot like that show).


Great, now I have the Greg theme song in my head.
 
2012-03-14 01:05:20 AM
Greg the Bunny was great. That and the live-action Tick are two shows that I'd still happily watch today. (although didn't Greg get really weird by the end? I only vaguely remember)
 
2012-03-14 01:08:13 AM
Meh. Roger Rabbit already did it.
 
2012-03-14 01:39:28 AM
[shutupandtakemymoney.jpg]
 
2012-03-14 01:45:52 AM
And the only toy they sell in the puppet sex shop:

images1.opticsplanet.com



JPINFV: "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."

Ok, who else read that in Don LaFontaine's voice?


You start it with 'in a world', you get it projected in LaFontaine-orama.
 
2012-03-14 01:56:59 AM
Came for references to Meet The Feebles, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-03-14 02:36:33 AM

Confabulat: I remember when they announced this project a few years ago. I thought no way would that get off the ground. I get a hugely successful new Muppets movie can open up some doors you never thought possible.


Yeah, I would think that an Avenue Q movie would have gotten off the ground first.
 
2012-03-14 02:38:40 AM

TommyDeuce: Dark, adult-oriented puppet movies, you don't see too many of those.

"Meet the Feebles" comes to mind. There's kind of a "Greg the Bunny" feel in there too (I know, TV show not movie, but the second class citizens thing sounds a lot like that show).

/Would "Saw" count?


Came for "Meet The Feebles." Leaving satisfied.

/would totally go see this.
//LOVED "Meet The Feebles"
 
2012-03-14 02:43:32 AM
So Princeton finally found his purpose, and that purpose was "hard-boiled police detective."
 
2012-03-14 03:30:40 AM
I hope this is real. "milk everywhere' just sounds hilariously awesome.
 
2012-03-14 03:41:21 AM
I can't tell if this is awesome, or a screamingly bad idea - regardless, I'm there opening day.
 
Skr
2012-03-14 04:55:28 AM
I won't lie. The thought of an adult themed Muppet movie titillates me in a most delightful way.
 
2012-03-14 06:27:38 AM
Bhasayate:
Smile Time!

"I'll carve you a new puppet-hole, biatch!"

The detective even looks a bit like muppet-Angel.
 
2012-03-14 08:40:15 AM
It actually seems a little too similar to Greg the Bunny, like they'd need to steal a lot of material from the show.
 
2012-03-14 08:42:13 AM
api.ning.com
 
2012-03-14 08:43:19 AM

JPINFV: "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."

Ok, who else read that in Don LaFontaine's voice?


I did.
Aloud.
To the entire office.
And I actually sound like Don.
 
2012-03-14 09:13:06 AM
I'd watch it

But, in a world populated by puppets, there needs to be one that sounds like Don LaFontaine
 
2012-03-14 09:14:18 AM
Has this been mentioned yet? And if not, why?

2log.biz

Seriously, though, I'm looking forward to this. It's the first thing Brian Henson has done that isn't deeply rooted in his dad's work, and I'd be very interested in hearing HIS voice.
 
2012-03-14 09:32:11 AM
Does that mean the guy on American Idol will be doing the voice of the muppet with his name? It will have music in it right? Every muppet movie has music.
 
2012-03-14 09:54:48 AM
So it will be like Who Framed Roger Rabbit but with muppets?
 
2012-03-14 11:10:56 AM

TommyDeuce: "Meet the Feebles" comes to mind.


Sodomy
You must think it's very odd of me
That I enjoy the act of sodomy
You might call the wrath of God on me
But if you try it, then you might agree
That you enjoy the act of sodomy...
 
2012-03-14 11:25:29 AM
"Rule 34, The Movie"?
 
2012-03-14 11:49:54 AM

Makh: Lor M. Ipsum: I dunnooo. The quoted blurbs say "puppet." There is a very distinct difference between muppets and puppets.

"Todd Berger wrote the screenplay, after Dee Austin Robertson, and Brian Henson is directing. Hopefully cameras will get rolling soon - I can't wait to see what the actual puppets look like."

I think that's just the fault of the writer.


It could also be that this is Henson only, not Disney, who owns the Muppets now.

Henson still does Henson Puppet work, they just can't use the word Muppet or any established Muppet Character (they still have Sam and Friends characters).

I saw an off broadway show put on by them called Stuffed and Unstrung (new window) a while back, they were very careful to not use the Muppet word. It was also more Adult oriented.
 
2012-03-14 12:30:42 PM
"Forget it Jake......it's Muppettown"
 
2012-03-14 01:38:07 PM

natmar_76: Yes, please?

 
2012-03-14 02:03:57 PM
Through a fog of rage, darkness, and rasinettes, I tried to remember a movie idea I was more exited about...
 
2012-03-14 03:49:07 PM

dekko:
Seriously, though, I'm looking forward to this. It's the first thing Brian Henson has done that isn't deeply rooted in his dad's work, and I'd be very interested in hearing HIS voice.


LOL, WUT?

www.toplessrobot.com
 
2012-03-14 04:17:50 PM

TommyDeuce: Dark, adult-oriented puppet movies, you don't see too many of those.

"Meet the Feebles" comes to mind. There's kind of a "Greg the Bunny" feel in there too (I know, TV show not movie, but the second class citizens thing sounds a lot like that show).

/Would "Saw" count?


Another show - Mongrels. Worth checking out if you're into that sort of humour!
 
2012-03-14 06:07:54 PM

UNC_Samurai: TommyDeuce: "Meet the Feebles" comes to mind.

Sodomy
You must think it's very odd of me
That I enjoy the act of sodomy
You might call the wrath of God on me
But if you try it, then you might agree
That you enjoy the act of sodomy...


Is that the missing verse from this song? (new window)
 
2012-03-14 06:36:24 PM
Is it Dog City?
 
2012-03-14 06:37:56 PM
Anyone else notice what appears to be Beaker looking over a naked (at best thong covered) hiney on the "Buty" magazine cover?
 
2012-03-14 11:22:47 PM

Malacon: I saw an off broadway show put on by them called Stuffed and Unstrung (new window) a while back, they were very careful to not use the Muppet word. It was also more Adult oriented.


Good link. Ok fine, they are puppets because the muppet trademark, but they are still a Henson production non muppet brand muppets.

Aaaaand... from that link they wrote this.

Henson Alternative is The Jim Henson Company's label for content created specifically and exclusively for adult audiences. Previous credits include Tinseltown for Logo, Puppet Up! - Uncensored for TBS and the upcoming feature film Happytime Murders currently in development.

So it confirms quite a bit.
 
2012-03-15 08:38:11 AM

Bhasayate: Smile Time!


Done in one...
 
2012-03-15 08:38:23 AM

maximum_jack: dekko:
Seriously, though, I'm looking forward to this. It's the first thing Brian Henson has done that isn't deeply rooted in his dad's work, and I'd be very interested in hearing HIS voice.

LOL, WUT?


Hah, fair point. I never got into Farscape for whatever reason, so I think of it as a Rockne Obannon project. Pardon the ignorance.

Doesn't change the fact that I'm looking forward to this because it's NOT a Muppet project.
 
2012-03-15 09:53:49 AM

Blackbrain: Is it Dog City?


I love that movie
 
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