A New Garbage Pail Kids Movie on the Way
Posted 03.13.12 by Mandy
Want to know Michael Eisner's new plan for a box office hit? The former CEO of Disney plans to make a movie based on disgusting collectible cards that were popular 25 years ago. How can his plan go wrong?
According to Deadline, Eisner's Tornante Company is developing a feature-length movie based on the Garbage Pail Kids trading cards. Created by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman, the Topps trading cards featured images of Cabbage Patch Kid faces on otherwise horribly disfigured children. The cards were extremely popular with kids in the mid-1980s, and a creepy feature, The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, was made in 1987; it made a whopping $1.5 Million in US theaters. Apparently, the time seems ripe for a Garbage Pail Kids reboot, with collections of cards currently selling for literally dozens of dollars on eBay.
It seems that Eisner, who owns Topps, is hoping the movie will create a new generation of GPK lovers. Considering the movie that was made when the cards were actually popular was not a hit, it seems unlikely that the reboot will be a success.