Director Peter Jackson's second feature, Meet the Feebles picks up where Bad Taste left off. It is an irreverent, outlandish, part-musical satire on showbiz — and while it is populated almost entirely by puppets, it’s 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, a heroin-addicted frog, a poo-eating tabloid journalist fly — in other words, something to offend everyone.
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