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The Muppets Reimagined

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The Muppets will no longer be for the kiddies.

The Jim Henson Co. has just picked up a script - starring the furry creatures - targeting an adult audience.

The movie, currently titled The Happytime Murders, is a mystery flick that will be made by the company's Henson Alternative deparment, which is a division of Henson's that basically develops projects not for kids.

Set on board to direct is Brian Henson, co-CEO of Jim Henson Co, and one of the late Jim Henson's sons. As for the script, it was written by Todd Berger.

Though this isn't the first 'adult' film Henson makes. Back in 1982 the company made The Dark Crystal, "which featured a dark tone and, in one scene, nudity."

As for The Happytime Murders , it takes place in a special type of world where humans co-exist with puppets.

However, the puppets are viewed as second-class citizens.

And then, when members of the famous '80s The Happytime Gang start to get murdered one by one, "a disgraced puppet LAPD detective turned private eye — with a drinking problem, no less — takes on the case."

Sounds sort of like Who Framed Roger Rabbit doesn't it?

The movie is being described as also having a comedy side to it, sort of like Broadway's Avenue Q.

Sounds interesting!

Will U go watch The Happytime Murders ?

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53 comments to “The Muppets Reimagined”

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    MUPPETS RULE!!!! I am so going to see this!

  3. 3

    perez wherez the dramzz today this is boring…. !!! :)

  4. 4

    I can't wait. The Dark Crystal was great. Muppets make everything better.

  5. 5

    I love Kermit. Little green bastard!

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  8. Joce says – reply to this


    Thats Greg The Bunny with muppets instead of puppets.

    do your homework, perez

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  10. 10

    sounds very interesting..and different..will have to wait and see what the trailers look like…then we'll see..

  11. 11

    I'm so fucking there. I must have seen Muppets Take Manhattan a hundred times as a kid. Adult themed muppet movie? Fucking sweet.

  12. 12

    BBD….whaddya think?

  13. 13

    Sounds kinda like avenue Q

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  15. Zip says – reply to this


    I wrote something like this years ago. No one ever saw it so it isn't a rip-off, but I thought it was interesting, the coincidence of the similarities. Makes me feel good that I was onto something clever!!!

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    Do you people even watch movies this is gonna blow!!! For realz!!! No way. Not gonna watch it. sorry not for me.

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    I wouldnt pay to see it, but would watch on dvd

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    I would so go to see this.. I used to love the Muppets lmao =P.. Animal is soo bad ass.. they are prob. better off targeting an older audience anyways, majority rule of everyone who still adores them isn't a kid anymore lol and most kids, although they know who the "Muppets" are, just aren't that into them lol Can't wait to see how it turns out!

  21. 21

    YES! Absolutely! I love Muppets!

  22. 22

    Re: MRS.RICKY MARTIN – How the fuck is Jim Henson turning in his grave if "Dark Crystal" was produced in 1982 and he died in 1990.. obviously he had no problem with the dark tone or nudity, if this is done properly, I doubt he would have an issue with this…

  23. 23

    Pigez, drawing jizz on Kermit is lower than low. I expect nothing more from you, but that is just horrible!

  24. 24

    someday we'll find, the rainbow connection, the lover, the dreamer in me…lalaaladeeelalala

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  26. catsy says – reply to this


    this sounds craptastic

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    Ummm…yeah, Perez, you forgot LABYRINTH!!!! The Dark Crystal wasn't the ONLY 'adult' movie by the Jim Henson Co. How could you possible forget David Bowie in all his tight pant splendiferousness!!! I loooved Labyrinth, still do, and am saddened that you didn't mention it. Also, FYI, they're making a Dark Crystal sequel…just so you know. :P

  28. 28

    I can't wait!! I love the muppets!!

  29. 29

    Jim Henson will be rolling in his grave.

  30. 30

    haha adult muppet film what is it gonna be like muppet porn hahahahha LOL i love the muppets tho waka waka waka lol

  31. 31

    I can't wait to see it!

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    OMG. This is a TOTAL TAKE OFF of The CHocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse!

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    *The hollow chocolate bunnies of the apocalypse

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    Fuck Yes!!! THe dark Crystal rocks still, The Labyrinth and dAVid Bowie…Immortal. This will be something to see with a nice bowl of kush by my side!

  36. 36

    OH and The KIng Prawn better be in it ! :)

  37. 37

    I'd rather to watch The Dark Crystal. I heard that they re doing the sequel to The Dark Crystal. That'd be cool!


  38. 38

    uhh, the dark crystal definitely isn't a porno.
    it's a kid's film. crappy, yes, but no 'adult film'.

  39. 39

    loves it already

  40. Lesa says – reply to this


    I'm sorry but can someone refresh my memory please? What nude scene in The Dark Crystal? I don't remember that!

  41. MRSB says – reply to this


    I love Avenue Q. I hope this is true.

  42. 42

    Sounds sic..yeah I'd check it out!!

  43. 43

    U think there will be cameos of our favorite muppets???

  44. 44

    love it.

  45. 45

    hell to the NO!!! how lame!

  46. 46

    HELLS YES I will see it!!

  47. 47

    heck yes I will….and Animal must have a role.

  48. 48

    I LOVE Muppets!!! Thank you for bringing them back!!!

  49. 49

    HAHA!! i will TOTALLY see it.

  50. 50

    Youtube, Puppet Rapist. I saw this last year and when I read this description it made me think of it.

  51. 51

    muppets ROCK!

  52. 52

    Actually, Jim Henson began his career with entertaining adults in mind, not children. (See his short films from the '60s or his plans for a "rave" type nightclub). It was only after he was approached by the creator's of "Sesame Street" to become involved with the program that he altered his direction for age appropriate audiences. He did try to go back to adult-themed material in the '80s, just with limited success ("Muppets Tonight", for example).

    I think he would be quite proud of this project, and I for one, will definitely go see it.

  53. 53

    I doubt its going to be as crazy as "Meet the Feebles". Peter Jackson directed it years ago. Its like muppets on acid