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WATCH Trailer for Happy Happy Joy Joy, the new Ren & Stimpy documentary, looks like it’s not holding back

July 30th, 2020 by Marc Comments

When I found Ren & Stimpy in the early 1990s I was just into my teens and it blew my mind!

Never before had we seen anything as crazy or off the wall as this show and it can’t be argued that between this and bonkers shows like Aeon Flux, this was a turning point for animation and it seems new documentary Happy Happy Joy Joy is going to explore this darkness and insanity that floated just beneath the show’s surface… and around its creation.

In the early 1990s, the animated show Ren & Stimpy broke rating records and was a touchstone for a generation of fans and artists. Creator John Kricfalusi was celebrated as a visionary, but even though his personality suffused the show, dozens of artists and network executives were just as responsible for the show’s meteoric rise. As Kricfalusi’s worst impulses were let loose at the workplace and new allegations about even more disturbing behavior have surfaced, his reputation now threatens to taint the show forever.

Releasing: August 14
Directed by: Ron Cicero & Kimo Easterwood

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….