Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink in 'the Bathtub', a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe – for a time when he’s no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack – temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink’s health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother.

  1. Benh Zeitlin

    Director, Writer

  2. Lucy Alibar


Top Billed Cast

  1. Quvenzhané Wallis

    Quvenzhané Wallis


  2. Dwight Henry

    Dwight Henry


  3. Levy Easterly

    Levy Easterly

    Jean Battiste

  4. Gina Montana

    Gina Montana

    Miss Bathsheeba

  5. Lowell Landes


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Status Released

Release Information

  • June 29, 2012


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 33m

Budget $1,800,000.00

Revenue $21,107,746.00

Homepage http://www.welcometothebathtub.com



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