Meet the Feebles
An adult fantasy film, Meet the Feebles relates the events that lead up to the infamous 'Feebles Variety Massacre' - the day that rocked the puppet world.
The film is set in a contemporary world like ours, with one major difference. There are no human beings. The Feebles world is populated entirely by puppets - living, breathing, eating puppets, with larger than life human characteristics and weaknesses. Meet the Feelbes is a darkly comic satire on greed, lust and jealousy. A rich variety of characters form the basis of the multi-layered plot - a frog with a drug addiction, a rat making promo films starring cows and cockroaches, a journalist fly and many others.
Meet the Feebles was director Peter Jackson's second feature film. He describes the film as "a kind of Rodger Rabbit meets Brazil". Says Jackson, "I decided from the outset to make exactly the sort of puppet film that I would enjoy. It was a challenge to make myself laugh, and since I still chuckle whenever I see Meet the Feebles, I guess I succeeded."