The Sundance premiere Happy Happy Joy Joy - The Ren & Stimpy Story is the feature documentary revealing the art and turmoil behind the iconic 90's cartoon.
It is the journey of the rise and fall of one of the most influential animated series in the history of television. It’s the story of a group of talented and dedicated artists whose incredible work brought to life two of the most beloved characters of all time - Ren & Stimpy.
Happy Happy Joy Joy is also a cautionary tale of artistic genius gone awry. The controversial creator of the groundbreaking show, John Kricfalusi, both caused and experienced trauma that deeply affected his work and relationships.
Through archival footage, show artwork, and interviews with the artists, actors, and executives behind the show, co-directors Ron Cicero and Kimo Easterwood artfully illuminate the joy, beauty, and lasting impact of Ren & Stimpy, as well as the dual sides of the show’s creator, a man who is both brilliant and deeply flawed.
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Runtime: 104 min
Picture: Color, 4k HD
Release Date (US & Canada): August, 2020
Distributor (US & CA): Gravitas Ventures