The Happytime Murders is an upcoming 2018 American puppet action black comedy mystery thriller film directed by Brian Henson and written by Todd Berger. The film stars Melissa McCarthy, Bill Barretta, Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale, Leslie David Baker, and Elizabeth Banks. It is scheduled to be released by STXfilms on August 24, 2018.
In the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles, two clashing detectives — one human and the other a puppet — must work together to solve the brutal murders of former cast members of a beloved puppet TV show.
Initial release: August 17, 2018 (United Kingdom)
Director: Brian Henson
Screenplay: Todd Berger
Production companies: The Jim Henson Company,
Producers: Melissa McCarthy, Brian Henson, Ben Falcone