No Sesame. All Street.

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.

  • Pre-show and trailers run for approximately 20 minutes before the movie starts.1 hr 31 minR
  • Comedy
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See the R-Rated Life of Puppets

To prepare for the release of THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS August 24, we visited the Ink Hole, an exclusive night club for puppets and people. Get an inside peek and get your tickets to the film at AMC.

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Rated R: ‘The Happytime Murders’

'The Happytime Murders' pushes puppets from The Jim Henson Company into brand-new territory, and we're excited about the film's unique blend of comedy and R-rated shenanigans.

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Don’t Let the Felt Fool Ya

Though there are puppets, THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS is not intended for young audiences. Take it from Detective Philips and get your tickets, if you’re 18 and over.

Cast & Crew

  • Melissa McCarthy

    Melissa McCarthyDetective Connie Edwards

    Melissa McCarthy was born in Plainfield, Illinois, to Sandra and Michael McCarthy, and was raised on her family's corn and soybean farm. She began her performing career as a stand-up comedian in New York where she appeared at the famous clubs, Stand Up New York and The Improv. She worked on her acting skills at The Actors Studio and appeared in many stage productions in the city before moving to Los Angeles in the late-1990s. She made a number of TV and movie appearances before making her big breakthrough as Sookie in Gilmore Girls (2000). A steady stream of comedy performances followed, leading to her starring role in the sitcom Mike & Molly (2010). In the 2010s, McCarthy became known for her starring roles in the films Bridesmaids (2011), The Heat (2013), St. Vincent (2014), Spy (2015), Ghostbusters (2016), and Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018).
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  • JOEL MCHALE

    JOEL MCHALEAgent Campbell

    Joel Edward McHale was born in Rome, Italy, to a Canadian-born mother, Laurie (Jackson), and an American-born father, Jack McHale. His father, from Chicago, is of Irish descent, and his mother, from Vancouver, has Norwegian, Finnish, and English ancestry. Joel was raised in Seattle, Washington, and graduated from Mercer Island High School. He was a history major at the University of Washington, where he was a member of the championship football team. In addition, Joel received his master's of fine arts from UW's Actor's Training Program. Joel was a cast member on KING-TV's Almost Live! (1984). He moved to LA after graduating college and quickly landed parts in Will & Grace (1998) and Oliver Beene (2003). 2004 was a big year for Joel, as he booked roles in Spider-Man 2 (2004), The Onion Movie (2008), and Lords of Dogtown (2005). In addition, that year he began writing, producing and starring in The Soup (2004) on E! in which he counted down the most absurd, hysterical, wacky, and surreal moments in the world of reality TV and celebrities each week. Joel's quick wit and sharp comedic timing made "The Soup" a pop-culture phenomenon. Joel starred on the hit comedy series Community (2009). He also appeared opposite Matt Damon in Steven Soderbergh's comedic thriller The Informant! (2009). He hosted the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards, and co-starred in Robert Rodriguez's Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World (2011), opposite Jessica Alba, in which he played a spy-hunting reporter married to Alba's character, the stepmother of his children. In 2011, he also had a role in What's Your Number? (2011) with Anna Faris and The Big Year (2011) with Steve Martin, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson. McHale appeared in Seth MacFarlane's Ted (2012), a live-action tale of a boy and his teddy bear. Co-starring with Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, and Seth MacFarlane, he played a charming but sleazy boss of Mila Kunis' character. In 2016, Joel was cast as the main character on the sitcom The Great Indoors (2016). He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their two sons. He performs stand-up comedy around the country to sold-out audiences.
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  • BILL BARRETTA

    BILL BARRETTAPhil Philips

    Bill Barretta was born on June 19, 1964 in Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA as William Paul Barretta. He is an actor and producer, known for The Muppets (2011), Muppets Most Wanted (2014) and Muppets from Space (1999). He is married to Cristina Campbell. They have one child.
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  • Elizabeth Banks

    Elizabeth BanksJenny

  • Maya Rudolph

    Maya RudolphBubbles

  • MITCH SILPA

    MITCH SILPATommy

    Mitch also is known for his impersonation of magician David Blaine in the famous six part Youtube series David Blaine: Street Magic (2006), where he finds the same two guys and tortures them with his street magic, always beginning the video with, "All right, these guys. Hey, fellas. I'm taping a street magic special; you wanna see some magic?" The series was vastly popular to where the first video had over 39 million views, with the next two getting around 16 million.
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