Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story​

Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story​

Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story​

The influential and groundbreaking animated series ​Ren & Stimpy, as well as the rise and fall of its controversial creator John Kricfalusi, are explored through archival footage and extensive interviews in this documentary.

2020104 minsUSA
AnimatedDocumentary

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Film Threat

Film Threat

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he story of the show Ren & Stimpy is a fascinating one, especially for fans and anyone who wants to push boundaries in Hollywood. It also doesn’t make a hero out of John Kricfalusi, who still desires admiration and sympathy. In fact, when given a chance to redeem himself, he sort of blows it…big time.

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Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story is at once a love letter to the classic Nicktoon that paved the way for creator-driven content over the last 30 years and is also an exploration of the personal demons that can drive an artist to both fame and failure.

Variety

Variety

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“Happy Happy Joy Joy” is predominantly fast-paced fun that will be catnip for animation fans, despite the admittedly gruesome (yet engrossing) dark side to this tale.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A cliched portrait of difficult genius undermines a layered portrait of a classic TV show.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

“Happy Happy Joy Joy” is a story of immense creativity destroyed by the ego of one man. And then it becomes even more tragic when the story of Kricfalusi’s disturbing behavior with young women, which came to light over the last few years.

Film Threat

Film Threat

press

he story of the show Ren & Stimpy is a fascinating one, especially for fans and anyone who wants to push boundaries in Hollywood. It also doesn’t make a hero out of John Kricfalusi, who still desires admiration and sympathy. In fact, when given a chance to redeem himself, he sort of blows it…big time.

Collider

Collider

press

Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story is at once a love letter to the classic Nicktoon that paved the way for creator-driven content over the last 30 years and is also an exploration of the personal demons that can drive an artist to both fame and failure.

Variety

Variety

press

“Happy Happy Joy Joy” is predominantly fast-paced fun that will be catnip for animation fans, despite the admittedly gruesome (yet engrossing) dark side to this tale.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A cliched portrait of difficult genius undermines a layered portrait of a classic TV show.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

“Happy Happy Joy Joy” is a story of immense creativity destroyed by the ego of one man. And then it becomes even more tragic when the story of Kricfalusi’s disturbing behavior with young women, which came to light over the last few years.

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