Trailer For The Documentary 30 YEARS OF GARBAGE: THE GARBAGE PAIL KIDS STORY
I loved collecting Garbage Pail Kids cards when I was growing up. I had so many of them! My parents hated them, but that didn't stop me from sneaking off to the corner shop to buy them. I thought they were freakin' hilarious and I still do. I even still have a few of the original cards.
Today I have a trailer for a great looking documentary for you to check out called 30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story. The doc explores how the Garbage Pail Kids cards came into existence and what happened after they became a huge success. As a fan of these counter-culture cards, something like this doc is fascinating to me.
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 that this product spoke to the revulsion they had for the corporate pop culture that was being fed to them.
We are currently seeing a huge resurgence of 80s greatness, and as someone who grew up in the 80s, I'm enjoying this current radcore movement. I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot more of it in the future.
The doc was directed by directed by Jeff Zapata and Joe Simko. Check out the trailer and let us know if you have any memories of collecting Garbage Pail Kids cards!