HBO Max, McBride & Green Team for the animated series
It’s time to head to the attic or basement and blow the dust off those collectible card binders, as the Garbage Pail Kids are making a comeback and heading to HBO Max. On Wednesday, the streaming service announced (exclusively via THR) that he teamed up with Topps, Tornante and Danny mcbrideof (The right gems) Rough House Pictures to bring the beloved and wonderfully ‘tasteless’ 1980s collectible card line to life as a streaming animated series. McBride, partner of Rough House Pictures David Gordon Green, and Josh Bycel (Solar opposites) are set up to write and co-create the HBO Max series. Tornante TVs Noel Bright and Steven A. Cohen will executive produce alongside Rough House Brandon james (The Righteous Gems), McBride, Green and Bycel. Whether or not McBride will lend his voice to any of the characters was not included in the initial report. Inspired by McBride and Green’s love for Garbage Pail Kids and old school Saturday morning cartoons, the animated series should provide a viewing experience suitable for families and all ages (hopefully, as the original “Rocky & Bullwinkle”, but with more boogers).
Established in 1985 by Topps baseball card company (part of Michael eisner‘s Tornante portfolio), the Garbage Pail Kids started out as a parody of the Cabbage Patch Kids doll line, but went on to find its own enduring success with its disgusting humor and subversive demeanor, making it a well-known icon. beloved of pop culture it’s still in demand (and commanding decent prices) today. The collectible card line would spawn a live-action feature film and an animated series from 1987, a series that would never see the light of day in the United States due to its “controversial themes.” The Garbage Pail Kids celebrated their 35th anniversary with a new line of collectible cards. For Tornante, the project joins an impressive animated slate that includes the Netflix hit BoJack Rider, From Amazon Factand swimming for adults Tuca and Bertie– especially in terms of more family viewing.