Garbage Pail Kids: David Gordon Green, Danny McBride still developing naughty animated series

David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are working on a naughty animated show based on the Garbage Pail Kids cards

David Gordon Green and Danny McBride got their careers started together, with McBride working as the “additional second unit director” on Green’s feature directorial debut, the 2000 drama George Washington. Since then, they have collaborated on many more projects, from comedies that starred McBride (Pineapple Express, Your Highness) to Green films where McBride was listed as executive producer (Joe, Prince Avalanche), and even the recent Halloween trilogy Green directed, where they crafted the story for each film together. Green and McBride also share story credit on the newly released The Exorcist: Believer, which Green directed – and while doing the press rounds for his new movie, Green confirmed that he and McBride are still working on a new animated series based on the Garbage Pail Kids.

Green and McBride’s Garbage Pail Kids reboot was first announced back in 2021, when it was said that it would be a “family friendly” show for the Max streaming service. As it turns out, it might not be so family friendly. During an interview on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Green said, “Right now, McBride and I are trying to do an animated series on the Garbage Pail Kids, if you ever had those cards. So we’re working on that and we’ve got some pretty cool ways we can make a naughty animated show, we’ll see if they’ll have us on that one.

Green and McBride are writing the project with Josh Bycel (Hulu’s Solar Opposites).

Deadline offers the reminder that Garbage Pail Kids trading cards were first released in 1985 as a parody of the popular Cabbage Patch Kids dolls. Each sticker card featured a character with a comical abnormality or suffering something painful with a character name that used humorous wordplay.

The Garbage Pail Kids were previously brought to the screen in the “awfully good” 1987 live-action film The Garbage Pail Kids Movie.

What do you think of David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, and Josh Bycel making a naughty animated show based on the Garbage Pail Kids? Share your thoughts on this one by leaving a comment below.

I’d much rather see Green make stuff like Garbage Pail Kids than any more horror sequels or reboots.

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Source: Deadline

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