Happytime Murders, A Puppet Film Noir by The Jim Henson Company

Concept artwork for Happytime Murders

Concept artwork for Happytime Murders

First announced in 2008, Happytime Murders is an in-production puppet film noir project by The Jim Henson Company’s adult brand, Henson Alternative. It is based on a story by filmmakers Todd Berger and Dee Austin Robertson and is being directed by Brian Henson. The film is a comedy and will star Katherine Heigl.

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.”

Concept artwork for Happytime Murders

Concept artwork for Happytime Murders

Concept artwork for Happytime Murders

via The Disney Blog and The Mary Sue

images via Flixist and Henson Alternative Wiki

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