The Happytime Murders is an R-rated muppet movie from the son of Jim Henson, Brian Henson.
In a world where puppets and humans live side-by-side the puppet stars of the iconic TV show The Happytime Gang are some of the biggest celebrities around. But off camera, the family-friendly cast leads the kinds of lives that would make a tabloid writer blush.
When the stars of “The Happytime Gang” are mysteriously murdered, two mismatched detectives – one a type-A, take-no-prisoners human with a secret (Melissa McCarthy), and the other a crass, hard-drinking puppet with a connection to one of the victims – must put aside their huge differences to stop the killings and catch the culprit, while resisting the temptation to murder each other.
Elizabeth Banks and Maya Rudolph are two more of the human stars of the movie The Happytime Murders.