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The Happytime Murders (New Henson Movie)????

Okay, I know this isn't a Christmas movie, but I am wondering what everyone's response to this new puppet movie is.

Here is a brief plot summary:

The Henson Co. has nabbed a script called THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS. Brian & Lisa Henson will produce the project with Jason Lust. Brian's looking to direct.
Written by Todd Berger from a story by Dee Austin Robertson and Berger, the story takes place in a world where humans and puppets co-exist, with the puppets viewed as second-class citizens. When the puppet cast of an '80s children's TV show called "The Happytime Gang" begins to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet -- with a drinking problem, no less -- takes on the case.


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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The Jim Henson Co. is developing "Happytime Murders," a big-screen noir-ish comedy featuring puppets and aimed at a grown-up audience.

Variety.com said the movie will send up the hard-boiled detective genre and be produced under JHC's Henson Alternative brand, which was created specifically for adult audiences.
Henson Co. heads Brian Henson and Lisa Henson are producing the movie, along with Jason Lust.
Brian Henson, who directed "Muppet Treasure Island" and "A Muppet Christmas Carol," is set to helm the new movie, which will use both human actors and puppets to tell the story of a puppet detective investigating several slayings concerning the Happytime Gang, the cast of a popular children's show, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said.
The late Jim Henson, Brian and Lisa Henson's father, is best known for creating the iconic Muppets characters.

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I don't like the sound of it at all. There is enough negative in the world and now they are taking what is a child's puppet's that has brought joy and laughter to children and grown up's for year's and making it into something about murder .

I bet Jim Henson is rolling over in his grave .

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They may say it's aimed at mature audience but it's still the Muppets and people will take their little ones to see it. It's really sad that they want to use a child's icon to make something that is not for the kids just to line their pockets with cash.
I myself watched the Muppets with my kids and it really makes me sad what they are planning.

I hope it flops.

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The whole idea of this movie is very bizarre..murdering puppets? Sounds awfully twisted to me.
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wow thats a new one!Im never amazed at the new movies that come outta Hollywood. kinda reminds me of who framed roger rabbit.
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to be fair, this is not THE muppets

This is brian henson & co creating new characters ala dark crystal & the like
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there you go

Lets just remember, Brian Henson DOES NOT own the muppets such as Kermit the frog, miss piggy etc. Disney does.
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