30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story Theatrical Trailer (2016)
Theatrical trailer for the documentary 30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story.
In the 1980s a bunch of underground cartoonists parodied a popular doll. The resulting commercial product tapped into the international kid zeitgeist. That young generation felt, rather than knew, that this product spoke to the rebellious nature they had for the corporate pop culture that was being fed to them. To quote Art Spiegelman, "We were bringing the counter culture to a new generation of kids, only it was the candy counter."
Bubble gum cards, wax packs, cigarette cards: yard sale trash or treasure? There’s a rich cartoon, parody history hidden in these small time capsules known as trading cards. How and why did Garbage Pail Kids trading cards become a colossal, 1980’s pop-cultural phenomenon? Let’s celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Topps Company Garbage Pail Kids with a documentary that is jam-packed with interviews with the original creators, artists and actors of the movie with the same name. Grown-up kids share nostalgic memories of what it was like to be a part of an international sensation. Superfans give us a peek of a 30-year amassment of Garbage Pail Kids memorabilia. We will mark this simple bubble gum collectible as a true art form of the 20th century.
2 min 54 sec
August 21, 2017
July 1, 2016
Aaron J. Booton
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