30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Worldwide Release
Do you remember the Garbage Pail Kids?
30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids
In the 1980’s a group of underground cartoonists parodied a popular doll. The result was the iconic Garbage Pail Kids trading cards that were also stickers. This product tapped into the international kid zeitgeist. It spoke against the corporate culture that was being fed to a rebellious generation. There is a cartoon parody history hidden in theses small time capsules known as trading cards. The documentary celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of the Topps Company Garbage Pail Kids. It is filled with interviews with the original creators and artists. It also has interviews with actors from the movie with the same name. People who were young during the 1980’s share nostalgic memories of what it was like to be a part of a world wide sensation in the film. This simple bubble gum collectible was a true art form of the twentieth century.
30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids discusses topics such as the artists’ relationship to the commercial products that they created and the popularity of the controversial kid-targeted art form. It also covers the legendary case of parody copyright lawsuit. It even mentions how today, some of the original trading card art paintings of the puking, zitty and snotty dolls are reaching sky-rocketing monetary value. Joe Simko, current Topps Garbage Pail Kids artist, lead the documentary team as a screen writer and art director. Jeff Zapata, Topps Art Director (1997-2013), acted as a bridge from the veteran 1980’s Garbage Pail Kids artists/creators to current artists. Jeff provided the heart of the film with commentary, historical content, and access to key, essential interviews.
30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Worldwide Release Date
30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids worldwide release date is September 20, 2017. For more info on the documentary you can visit 30yearsofgarbage.com.