Director Peter Jackson's second feature Meet the Feebles offers even more bad taste than his debut. The irreverent, outlandish, part-musical satire is populated almost entirely by puppets, but it is by no means cute. The motley creatures are all members of a variety show that’s working up to a major performance. They include Bletch the two-timing pornographer walrus, an obese hippo femme fatale, a drug-dealing rat, and a heroin-addicted frog — in other words, something to offend everyone. Richard King writes about the creation of New Zealand's first puppet movie here.
Peter Jackson's film sets out to be relentlessly, gratuitiously offensive. Most of the time, fortunately it succeeds.– Philip Kemp in Sight and Sound, May 1992
Made with funding from the New Zealand Film Commission
Composed by Peter Dasent
Original songs by Peter Dasent, with Fane Flaws and Danny Mulheron