The Ren & Stimpy Show was one of the most influential and daring cartoons of the 1990s, and paved the way for a bold new generation of creator-driven animation like South Park, SpongeBob SquarePants and Rick and Morty. Providing a fascinating account of how the show got off the ground, and the radical creatives that made it happen, Happy Happy Joy Joy offers an essential insight into this major cultural touchstone. There is a dark side to the Ren & Stimpy story, however, in the shape of the show’s controversial creator, John Kricfalusi. As disturbing reports of John K’s abuse and sexual misconduct surfaced in 2018, fans of the show were left to reckon with its complicated legacy.
“Very entertaining… both an homage to an inspired endeavour and a cautionary tale” — Variety
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