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Want to know Michael Eisner's new plan for a box office hit? The former CEO of Disney plans to make a movie based on disgusting collectible cards that were popular 25 years ago. How can his plan go wrong?
According to Deadline, Eisner's Tornante Company is developing a feature-length movie based on the Garbage Pail Kids trading cards. Created by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman, the Topps trading cards featured images of Cabbage Patch Kid faces on otherwise horribly disfigured children. The cards were extremely popular with kids in the mid-1980s, and a creepy feature, The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, was made in 1987; it made a whopping $1.5 Million in Us theaters. Apparently, the time seems ripe for a Garbage Pail Kids reboot, with collections of cards currently selling for literally dozens of dollars on eBay.
It seems that Eisner, who owns Topps, is hoping the movie will create a new generation of Gpk lovers. »
- Mandy McAdoo
Seeing as 1987’s The Garbage Pail Kids Movie is widely considered one of the weirdest and worst movie adaptations of all time, you might think that ever getting another live action film about gross little doll-like kids who mutilate themselves would be too much of a long shot to actually happen. But, in thinking this, you would be giving Hollywood too much credit. The Garbage Pail Kids are something that people vaguely remember from the 80s, and Transformers proved that something people vaguely remember from the 80s could theoretically translate to box office dollars, so we’re all going to get another chance to spend time with beloved characters like Greaser Greg and Valerie Vomit. Those whose history doesn’t go as far back as the 80s might be wondering what the heck The Garbage Pail Kids are. Well, they were a series of trading cards launched back in 1985 that parodied the Cabbage Patch Kids phenomenon of »
- Nathan Adams
The Garbage Pail Kids are returning to the big screen. Deadline has word that Pes, an artist best known for his short films, will direct an all-new feature-length adaptation through The Tornante Company. Relative newcomer Michael Vukadinovich will provide the screenplay.
First released by the Topps Company in 1985, Garbage Pail Kids were a series of trading card stickers that, parodying the popular line of "Cabbage Patch Kids" dolls, offered gross-out character designs based on simple puns.
Turned into a film in 1987, the original The Garbage Pail Kids Movie was directed by Rod Amateau and featured dwarf actors in puppet costumes as the Garbage Pail kids themselves. There's no word on what approach Pes will be taking, but his below film, "Fresh Guacamole", offers a solid example of what he's been working on recently...
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- email@example.com (Ryan Turek)
If you go back in time to the late 80’s there was an absolutely brutal movie called The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, based on, what no doubt some of you collected, the stickers and the gum. Now, and if you’re waiting on something to send you over the edge, this is it. Another Garbage Pail Kids movie is currently in development, funded and produced by The Tornante Company, which is owned by Michael Eisner. Obviously Eisner and co see a market for this drivel and no doubt the movie will come with a whole host of merchandising including stickers and that god awful chewing gum. Somethings are better off left alone, and in my book, this is it!
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
Michael Eisner will produce through his The Tornante Company, which purchased the trading card company Topps back in 2007. Topps first put out the Garbage Pail Kids trading card stickers in 1985, which spoofed the popular Cabbage Patch Kids dolls. The cards spawned the 1987 live-action feature The Garbage Pail Kids Movie.
Pes has directed short films such as Western Spaghetti, Roof Sex, and The Animation Show 4. You can take a look at his latest short, Fresh Guacamole below, which was featured on Showtime's Short Stories.
Just when you thought that Hollywood's obsession with '80s nostalgia couldn't get any worse, well... someone goes and decides to make a new movie based on the the Garbage Pail Kids. As you may know, Garbage Pail Kids were a series of collectible trading cards produced in the '80s that parodied the wildly popular Cabbage Patch Kids dolls. They were the brainchild of Art Spiegelman and had pun-oriented names like Up Chuck, Fartin' Martin and Potty Scotty, accompanied by grotesque and sometimes controversial imagery. They were so popular that they eventually spawned a feature film, The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, which is still hailed to this day as one of the worst movies ever made. Now Michael Eisner's The Tornante Company is setting up a brand new Garbage Pail Kids movie. It seems unlikely that it will be a direct remake, but it is possible that it »
Well, this certainly qualifies as horrific. I know you're all familiar with the Topps line of trading cards but have you actually seen The Garbage Pail Kids Movie? Holy sh*t is it awful. And weird. And kinda scary. But mostly it's the kind of gross that makes you want to throw your TV out the window and move somewhere cold, clean and untouched. The Yukon, maybe. So it comes as a great surprise that it's being remade. And that Michael Eisner, the former CEO of Disney, is behind it. The film will be written by Michael Vukadinovich and directed by Pes (to be fair, I wouldn't want to direct this under my own name either). Per Deadline, "Michael Eisners The Tornante Company will finance and produce development of a feature film based on Garbage Pail Kids.. »
The Garbage Pail Kids are returning to the big screen. Deadline has word that Pes, an artist best known for his short films, will direct an all-new feature-length adaptation through The Tornante Company. Relative newcomer Michael Vukadinovich will provide the screenplay. First released by the Topps Company in 1985, Garbage Pail Kids were a series of trading card stickers that, parodying the popular line of "Cabbage Patch Kids" dolls, offered gross-out character designs based on simple puns. Turned into a film in 1987, the original The Garbage Pail Kids Movie was directed by Rod Amateau and featured dwarf actors in puppet costumes as the Garbage Pail kids themselves. There's no word on what approach Pes will be taking, but his below film, "Fresh »
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