News: Garbage Pail Kids Documentary Gets Theatrical And VOD Release Dates

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of the Topps trading card line Garbage Pail Kids, a documentary about the pop culture phenomenon will be hitting theaters and VOD soon. 30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story will be in select theaters beginning August 18, 2018.It will continue to play in various theaters through September and will then be released on VOD and DVD on September 20, 2017. Check out the full synopsis below.

"In the 1980′s some eclectic underground cartoonists parodied a popular doll craze. The resulting trading cards/stickers tapped into an international zeitgeist that was brewing in a young generation who felt that this product spoke to the revulsion they had for the corporate junk that was being fed to them. Learn the truth behind the myth of The Garbage Pail Kids, the lawsuit that ensued and the resulting iconic status!

This documentary revisits the artists who made these collectibles famous, showing a rare glimpse into the corporate culture of Topps as they launched Garbage Pail Kids through the height of the cards fame, the downfall from the legal battle with the Cabbage Patch kids and their untimely demise. The film is jam packed with interviews of over a half dozen artists. Each artist penned these counter-culture trading cards and each artist shares the inside stories.

30 Years of Garbage also interviews actors from the film, Garbage Pail Kids the Movie (1987). Interviews take place with: Mackenzie Astin, Debbie Lee Carrington and others. It also includes interviews with Pulitzer-prize winning novelist Art Spiegelman, Pumpkinhead screenwriter Gary Gerani, and comic book artists Tom Bunk and John Pound. It even includes an interview with TV producer Adam F. Goldberg (creator of the Goldbergs TV Series). The film also chats with collectors of the cards, who share their nostalgic memories and collections with the world."