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If this is a dream, you’d better not wake my ass up. Word around the proverbial water cooler is that Michael Eisner’s The Tornante Company will produce a big-screen adaptation of the popular 80′s trading cards, a feature that will be directed by “Roof Sex” mastermind Pes. That’s right — Pes. What, exactly, is a Pes? I’m not entirely sure what he is, but you might want to take a look at his short films if you like weird, bite-sized animated flicks. They’re actually pretty spiffy. Pes will be working from a script penned by Michael Vukadinovich. Anyway, most kids these days probably have no idea what a Garbage Pail Kid is. The trading cards first appeared way back in the year that was 1985, a parody of the insanely popular Cabbage Patch Kids toys that were all the rage with little girls at the time. I »
- Todd Rigney
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.
Those of us who lived through the '80s thought we'd left those stomach-turning collectibles far behind, but alas, the Garbage Pail Kids are back ... and they're coming to the big screen.
Like baseball cards with a significant ick factor, the Garbage Pail Kids were both highly collectible and awesome ways to gross out the boy or girl you had a crush on in third grade. Is it possible that a wildly creative writer/director team could make this idea fresh for the multiplex?
Short film director Pes and screenwriter Michael Vukadinovich are taking on the task of making the Kids a viable feature film. Pes (a.k.a. Adam Pesapane) has a pretty cool pedigree when it comes to making stop-motion short films like "Fresh Guacamole," "Roof Sex," "Game Over" and "Western Spaghetti," as well as commercials for companies like Sprint and Bacardi. One of his most famous fans »
- Jenni Miller
Exclusive: Michael Eisner’s The Tornante Company will finance and produce the development of a feature film based on Garbage Pail Kids, the trading card line published by Topps. Eisner bought the card company in 2007 and this is his first feature spinoff project. Toby Ascher is producing. Pes (that is what he goes by) will direct the film, which will be scripted by Michael Vukadinovich, who most recently set his Black List script The Three Misfortunes Of Geppetto at Fox and Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps. Pes, an award winning creator of shorts, developed the story with Vukadinovich. His latest film is Fresh Guacamole, and his other shorts include Roof Sex and Western Spaghetti. All of them have been wildly popular viral videos. Hatched in 1985, the Garbage Pail Kids launched as an irreverent parody of the Cabbage Patch Kids (Topps eventually settled a lawsuit brought by Cabbage Patch-maker Coleco). Hatched by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman, »
- MIKE FLEMING
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