|Founded||December 10, 1999|
|Headquarters||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Adam Sandler (founder and CEO)|
Jack Giarraputo (president)
|Products||movies and television programs|
|Parent||Happy Madison, Inc.|
|Subsidiaries||Madison 23 Productions|
Scary Madison Productions
Happy Madison Productions is a Los Angeles-based entertainment company. It deals with production of movies and television programs. It was founded by actor and comedian Adam Sandler on December 10, 1999. Sandler is also the CEO and co-owner of Happy Madison, with Jack Giarraputo. The company was named after Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison, two movies starring Sandler. The man on the logo of the company is Sandler's father, Stanley, who says the word "Terrific".
The company used to be headquartered in the Judy Garland Building on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, California. Happy Madison's parent company is Happy Madison Inc. The parent company is headed by Scott, the brother of Adam Sandler, and is based in Manchester, New Hampshire.
List of Happy Madison's productions[change | change source]
Films[change | change source]
- 1999: Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
- 2000: Little Nicky
- 2001: Joe Dirt
- 2001: The Animal
- 2002: Mr. Deeds
- 2002: The Master of Disguise
- 2002: Eight Crazy Nights
- 2002: The Hot Chick
- 2003: Anger Management
- 2003: Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
- 2004: 50 First Dates
- 2005: The Longest Yard
- 2005: Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
- 2006: Grandma's Boy
- 2006: The Benchwarmers
- 2006: Click
- 2007: Reign Over Me (as Madison 23 Productions)
- 2007: I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
- 2008: Strange Wilderness
- 2008: You Don't Mess with the Zohan
- 2008: The House Bunny
- 2008: Bedtime Stories
- 2009: Paul Blart: Mall Cop
- 2009: Funny People (as Madison 23 Productions)
- 2009: The Shortcut (as Scary Madison Productions)
- 2010: Grown Ups
- 2011: Just Go with It
- 2011: Zookeeper
- 2011: Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
- 2011: Jack and Jill
- 2012: That's My Boy
- 2012: Here Comes the Boom
- 2013: Grown Ups 2
- 2014: Blended
- 2015: Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
- 2015: Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser
- 2015: Pixels
- 2015: The Ridiculous 6
- 2016: The Do-Over
- 2017: Sandy Wexler
- 2018: The Week Of
- 2018: Father of the Year
- 2018: 100% Fresh
- 2019: Murder Mystery
- 2020: The Wrong Missy
- 2020: Hubie Halloween
- 2023: Hustle
TV series[change | change source]
- 2007–2013: Rules of Engagement (co-production with Game Six Productions, CBS Television Studios and Sony Pictures Television)
- 2008: The Gong Show with Dave Attell
- 2010–2011: Nick Swardson's Pretend Time (co-production with Culver Entertainment)
- 2011–2012: Breaking In (co-production with Adam F. Goldberg Productions and Sony Pictures Television)
- 2013–present: The Goldbergs (co-production with Adam F. Goldberg Productions, Doug Robinson Productions (season 5–present) and Sony Pictures Television)
- 2017: Imaginary Mary (co-production with Adam F. Goldberg Productions, ABC Studios and Sony Pictures Television)
- 2019–2020: Schooled (co-production with Adam F. Goldberg Productions, Marc Firek Productions, Doug Robinson Productions, ABC Studios and Sony Pictures Television)
Critical reception[change | change source]
Most of the studio's movies received negative reactions from critics. Four of them are considered some of the worst movies of all time. Two of those were rated 0% on Rotten Tomatoes.
References[change | change source]
- ScreenRant: Happy Madison: 10 Things You Never Knew About Adam Sandler's Production Company.
- New Hampshire Secretary of State Corporate Information for Happy Madison, Inc..
- ComingSoon.net: Grown Ups Sequel Planned Archived 2013-12-30 at the Wayback Machine.
- Deadline Hollywood: Adam Sandler Swaps Paramount Western For Blended Family Fare At Warner Bros.
- ComingSoon.net: Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore Comedy Blended Set For May 23, 2014 Archived November 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
- ComingSoon.net: Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Set for April 17, 2015 Archived April 7, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
- ComingSoon.net: David Spade is Back for Joe Dirt 2!.
- Entertainment Weekly: Look out, Adam Sandler! It's Donkey Kong's Space Invading Frogger! Archived 2014-02-22 at the Wayback Machine.
- ComingSoon.net: Michelle Monaghan Joins the Cast of Pixels Archived 2014-05-23 at the Wayback Machine.
- Deadline Hollywood: David Spade, Bridgit Mendler, Nat Faxon, & More Co-Star In 'Who Do You Think Would Win?' For Netflix.
- The Hollywood Reporter: New David Spade-Starring, Adam Sandler-Produced Netflix Movie Finds Director.
- ScreenRant: Adam Sandler's Next Netflix Movie Can Break Happy Madison's Losing Streak.
- Deadline Hollywood: Drama 'Notorious', Comedy 'Imaginary Mary' Picked Up To Series At ABC.
- Salon: The tragedy of Adam Sandler.
- Fox News: Comedy about middle school statutory rape? Does Adam Sandler's That's My Boy go too far?
- Live.drjays.com: Is Adam Sandler Serious With That's My Boy?. archived version
- NCFM: Adam Sandler's new movie That's My Boy exploits child victims of sexual assault. Please boycott the movie
- Rotten Tomatoes: The Ridiculous 6 (2015).
- Rotten Tomatoes: Father of the Year (2018).