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Welcome to the End Times, people. In a further attempt to resurrect absolutely anything from the 80s, former Disney CEO Michael Eisner and indie animator PES (real name Adam Pesapane) are teaming up to create a feature length film based on the kitschy line of collectible cards, 'The Garbage Pail Kids'. For those of you who are under 30, The Garbage Pail Kids were a line of parody cards mocking another 80s fad, The Cabbage Patch Kids. However, instead of cute, lemon-headed adoptable children, the Garbage Pail Kids were lewd and often raunchy pun-fueled versions such as "Adam Bomb", "Dee Faced", and "Phony Lisa". At the height of their "fame", they even spawned a 1987 live-action film starring MacKenzie Astin (from 'The Facts of Life'). If you're ever in dire need of some serious nightmare fuel, I highly recommend tracking it down on Netflix - it has some of the ookiest-looking puppets this side of 'Meet the Feebles'.
To be honest, are Garbage Pail Kids even still a thing? I realize that they hold a very particular place of nostalgia among people who were alive during the era, but I can't imagine them making a return to popularity any time soon. The added whammy of this project being the feature debut of both PES as a director and Eisner as a producer (through his post-Disney project, The Tornante Company) firmly places this film in the "not boding well" category. PES is best known for his stop-motion viral videos and ads, such as 'Roof Sex', 'Game Over', and 'Human Skateboard' (seen below):
Chime in, Spillios - is this something you'd be interested in, or is this just another cash grab tugging at the nostalgic heartstrings of our collective childhood? To see more work from PES, you can visit his YouTube channel HERE. And, if for whatever reason you decide to check out the 1987 Garbage Pail Kids movie... may Galactus have mercy on your soul.