Happy Tree Friends

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Happy Tree Friends
GenreBlack comedy
Splatter
Comedy horror
Created by
Developed by
  • Rhode Montijo
  • Kenn Navarro
  • Jeremy Viet Duong
Directed by
  • Seasons 1–2:
  • Rhode Montijo
  • Seasons 2–5:
  • Kenn Navarro
Creative director(s)Dean MacDonald
Starring
Composer(s)
  • RJ Eleven
  • Jim Lively
  • Winn Winn Situation
  • Ashsha Kin
  • Kadet Kuhne
  • Jonathan Bach
  • Jerome Rossen
No. of seasons6 (total: 6)
No. of episodes143 (total: 150+) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • John Evershed
  • Deirdre O'Malley
  • Edward Noeltner
Producer(s)David Ichioka
Animator(s)
Running time1–5 minutes
Production company(s)Fatkat
Mondo Media
DistributorYouTube
Release
Original network
Picture format
Original releaseDecember 24, 1999 (1999-12-24) –
December 22, 2016 (2016-12-22)[nb 1]
Other websites
Website

Happy Tree Friends is an American adult animated web series. It was created by Aubrey Ankrum, Rhode Montijo, and Kenn Navarro, The series wasdeveloped by Montijo, Navarro, and Jeremy Viet Duong for NBCUniversal Television. It had achieved a cult following on G4 and YouTube.[1] Montijo, Navarro, Graff, Ankrum serving as showrunners.


Happy Tree Friends is a flash cartoon. It was made by Mondo Media. Since it first came out, the series has become popular on the internet. It has many fans.

Despite the child-like form of the series and having cute characters, the show is very violent and not for young children, It is aimed at young adults..

The music videos are comparable to that of Nirvana (the short cartoon featured on Smells Like Teen Spirit), Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam. The portrayal of death in Happy Tree Friends is usually very extreme and anatomically correct, The special effects are oftem more vivid and of exaggerated detail.

The program has very little speech. When the characters do speak, their words are severely garbled. It is easy to tell what each character's reaction is, but their words are very hard to understand. According to itswebsite, the idea for Happy Tree Friends was created by Rhode Montijo when he drew a yellow volkswagon Rabbit that slightly looked like the character Cuddles on a piece of paper and wrote "Resistance Is Futile" underneath it..

A Happy Tree Friends spin-off called Ka-Pow! premiered on September 2, 2008.

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Notes[change | change source]

  1. While the latest official episode "In Over Your Hedge" was uploaded for purchase, it was not made available for free until December 24, 2018.

References[change | change source]

  1. Humphrey, Michael (November 11, 2011). "Mondo Interview: Happy Tree Friends Join Eminem, RWJ In YouTube's Billion Views Club". Forbes.