Happytime Murders Uses a Puppet for Response to Sesame Street Lawsuit

<img src="https://https://static1.srcdn.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Melissa-McCarthy-in-The-Happytime-Murders-1.jpg" /><p><a href="https://screenrant.com/sesame-street-sues-happytime-murders/"><em>Sesame Street </em>has filed a lawsuit</a> against the R-rated Muppet comedy <strong><em><a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/happytime-murders/">The Happytime Murders</a> </em></strong>due to copyright infringement; in response, the movie's creators have issued a statement from a puppet lawyer who represents them.</p><p>Though the Jim Henson Company has been typically geared at releasing kid-friendly entertainment over the years with movies like <a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/labyrinth/"><i>Labyrinth</i></a> and <em><a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/muppet-movie/">The Muppet Movie</a>, </em>the upcoming <em>The Happytime Murders </em>is being released by one of the studio's sister companies Henson Alternative, which is aimed at producing entertainment for an older audience. In the movie, Melissa McCarthy plays a detective tasked with solving a string of murders aimed at the Muppet cast members of a popular '80s television show called <em>The Happytime Gang</em>. Reunited with her Muppet partner Phil Phillips (voiced by Bill Barretta), the two explore a seedy underbelly of crime and corruption in order to solve the case. However, after the <a href="https://screenrant.com/happytime-murders-trailer-red-band/">first official trailer for <em>The Happytime Murders</em></a> was released, Sesame Workshop<em> </em>filed a lawsuit against the movie due to alleged copyright infringement, and <em>Happytime </em>producers STX Entertainment responded by using a Muppet lawyer named Fred, Esq. to handle the proceedings.</p> <strong>Click to continue reading <a href="https://screenrant.com/happytime-murders-sesame-street-lawsuit-response/">Happytime Murders Uses a Puppet for Response to Sesame Street Lawsuit</a></strong><br /><br /> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://screenrant.com/happytime-murders-sesame-street-lawsuit-response/">Happytime Murders Uses a Puppet for Response to Sesame Street Lawsuit</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://screenrant.com/">ScreenRant</a>

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