Happy Happy Joy Joy!
Hands down one of the most hilarious, anarchic and artistically brilliant series of all time. The adventures of Ren and Stimpy helped put Nickelodeon Animation Studios on the map, and remains as talked about today as it was in its heyday. The life and times of the hyperactive Chihuahua and the dopey cat are not always “happy happy joy joy”, but their adventures are not soon forgotten.
• John •
Like many animators, John was hugely influenced by Tex Avery, Chuck Jones and Bob Clampett. Unlike many animators, John was also inspired by Hollywood movie icons. For his groundbreaking series, John used movie tough-guy Peter Lorre as the inspiration for Ren’s voice, and the absurdly chiseled, super macho Kirk Douglas inspired the design of Powdered Toast Man and other characters.
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