Ren & Stimpy the movie
I was watching SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS the other day (alright, let the teasing begin) and it dawned on me how much modern cartoons owe REN AND STIMPY. Everything was so boring and generic before they came along and turned animation upside-down with the bizarre humor and oddly appealing animation style. Unfortunately, the idiots at Nickelodeon at the time screwed up by firing creator John Kricfalusi halfway into the second season and the show went to shit. But in an effort to make amends, Nickelodeon's parent company, Viacom, has brought back John K. to create brand new episodes of the series for cable channel TNN, kicking off with a full-length movie to air in 2003. The network will air the new episodes, as well as all the older episodes, as part of a new "adult" animation block to air during prime-time. Happy, happy! Joy, joy!