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The Banana Splits Movie (2019)

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A boy named Harley and his family (brother Austin, mother Beth, and step-father Mitch) attends a taping of The Banana Splits TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dani Kind ... Beth
Steve Lund ... Mitch
Celina Martin ... Poppy
Finlay Wojtak-Hissong ... Harley
Sara Canning ... Rebecca
Romeo Carere Romeo Carere ... Austin
Maria Nash ... Zoe
Naledi Majola ... Paige
Richard White Richard White ... Stevie
Kiroshan Naidoo ... Thadd
Keeno Lee Hector Keeno Lee Hector ... Jonathan
Lia Sachs Lia Sachs ... Parker
Lionel Newton Lionel Newton ... Karl
Daniel Fox ... Andy
Vash Singh ... Doug


A boy named Harley and his family (brother Austin, mother Beth, and step-father Mitch) attends a taping of The Banana Splits TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley and business as usual for Rebecca, the producer of the series. But things take an unexpected turn -- and the body count quickly rises. Can Harley, his mom and their new pals safely escape?

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and gore | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Banana Splits Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa

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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for horror violence and gore, marking it as the first R-rated movie adaptation of a Hanna-Barbera or Sid & Marty Krofft property. See more »


Sometimes when the voice actor for the Splits is heard, the Splits' mouths flop/move up and down. But other times, their mouths are stationary despite the voices being heard. See more »


Mitch: Honey. I got, I got hit by a car. It was awful. But it made me realize something. I don't wanna be with Kara. I want you. I love you, Beth.
Beth: I want a divorce.
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Crazy Credits

During the first half of the end credits, the Banana Splits "perform" their theme song. (Though it's a cover by Fallout Boy's Patrick Stump who also composed the instrumentals throughout the movie) See more »

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What insanity! What genius!
30 August 2019 | by getconedproductions09See all my reviews

The Banana Splits Directed by Danishka Esterhazy. Written by Scott Thomas and Jed Elinoff

Whose idea was this? I want to be a fly on the wall during this meeting. I want to hear what transpired during the green lighting process. It must have been magical. This show hasn't been on the air in over 50 years. We're going to take it and turn it into a horror movie. This is brilliant. Not a bunch of money brilliant but genius enough to throw out there.

It was way more cynical than that. They really wanted to make a Five Nights at Freddy's movie but lost the rights to Blumhouse. Warner Brothers said to hell with it. We're going to do something similar but we will use an obscure Hanna-Barbera show from the 60s in its place. What?! Usually when an idea like this comes down the turnpike, cocaine is to blame. Now I'm not so sure.

This is quite the oddity. It takes some time to get into the groove of it. It is also not trying to be scary in any way. It is goofy and over the top. But of course it's goofy and over the top. It's a killer kiddie show. It has to embrace it's wild roots. Silly cartoon voices for the robot characters. Glowing red eyes to indicate when they've switched to the dark side.

The gore set pieces are cartoonish in exaggeration. We've got them making use of a giant lollipop. We got the good old fashioned saw someone in half magic trick. They run the obstacle course. Death in the ball pit. They are supposed to be robots but they basically move like people in costumes. The weapons are flimsy. You laugh at it. You have to laugh at it at least a little bit.

The best part is the last twenty minutes or so. The movie takes the entire Banana Splits show and starts to make it grungy and dirty and nasty. They descend into the bowels of the studio into a hidden theater to uncover the robots have taken over everything and are unleashing gory hell. It is a magical moment. Those last twenty minutes really helped this movie get over the lack of atmosphere that permeates the beginning of the film. It is a flat looking movie until then but you can tell they made this movie quickly and for cheap. No problems here.

The acting is atrocious. The concept is goofy and laughable right from the get go. It bears all the tell tale hallmarks of a rip off. But once the Banana Splits start killing off members of the audience and the crew, it becomes a good time. The show at the end with the producer who is canceling them enacting their namesake is a treat to behold. I give this movie a C. It is worth checking out if you like your horror on the comedic side.

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