So, at the start of this year, I thought that The Happytime Murders might be a one of those surprising, no-one-saw-it-coming Oscar nominees. The film takes place in a world where both humans and puppets co-exist, though puppets are treated like second class citizens. The film is a murder mystery but, obviously, the plot would seem to suggest that there’s a possibility that there could be a lot more going on underneath the surface.
Then I watched the trailer.
And … yeah, it’s probably not going to be an Oscar nominee. The Academy has changed a lot of over the last few years but I still don’t know if they’re ready to embrace a film that features muppet jizz. The trailer for this one so reminded me of Sausage Party that I was shocked to discover that Seth Rogen is not in the film.
However, Joel McHale is! He’s so adorable.
Also, I noticed that the trailer bragged about being from the same people behind the recent Muppets TV show. Uhmm … I’ll have to ask Leonard for sure, because I think he’s the only TSLer who regularly watched it, but didn’t everyone hate that show?
Anyway, here’s the red band trailer for The Happytime Murders! If you have kids, be sure to take them. You know how much kids love puppets…