The Banana Splits Movie (film)

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The Banana Splits Movie
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This ain't your daddy's old-fashioned Banana Splits.
Production company Blue Ribbon Content
Blue Ice Pictures
Distributor Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Release date July 18, 2019 (San Diego Comic-Con International)
August 13, 2019 (VOD)
Run time 89 minutes
Starring Dani Kind
Steve Lund
Celina Martin
Finlay Wotjak-Hissong
Sara Canning
Romeo Carere
Maria Nash
Eric Bauza
Executive producer(s) Daniel Iron
Lance Samuels
Producer(s) Adam Friedlander
Music composed by Patrick Stump
Screenplay by Jed Elinoff
Scott Thomas
Director(s) Danishka Esterhazy
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The Banana Splits is an American comedy horror film, and a reimagining of Hanna-Barbera's The Banana Splits Adventure Hour television series. The film was produced by Blue Ribbon Content and Blue Ice Pictures. It made its premiere at San Diego Comic-Con on July 18, 2019, and was released through video on demand on August 13, 2019 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. It was directed by Danishka Esterhazy from a screenplay written by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas.

As part of young Harley's birthday, his family surprises him to a live taping of the The Banana Splits TV show, hosted by the titular group (potrayed in the film as animatronics). The situation goes south when the Banana Splits malfunction, sending Harley's family and the show's crew in deep peril as their body count skyrockets to bloody extremes.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes


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In order of appearance:

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Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: July 18, 2019 at San Diego Comic-Con International; August 13, 2019 on digital VOD; October 12, 2019 on Syfy

Behind the scenes


Marketing and promotion

Everlasting influence

After the film's release, the Banana Splits would get a similarly antagonistic role in the web television series Jellystone!, where they are portrayed as a group of criminals who have been washed up from their former glory.

Critical reception

Prior to its release, the film received a small cult following due to comparisons with the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise. It received mixed to positive reviews from critics, with praise for the performances and concept.

Home availability


Official trailer: