Happy Tree Friends
|Happy Tree Friends|
|Creative director(s)||Dean MacDonald|
|No. of seasons||6 (total: 6)|
|No. of episodes||143 (total: 150+) (list of episodes)|
|Running time||1–5 minutes|
|Original release||December 24, 1999 –|
December 22, 2016[nb 1]
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. Montijo, Navarro, Graff, Ankrum serving as showrunners.
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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- 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]
- Humphrey, Michael (November 11, 2011). "Mondo Interview: Happy Tree Friends Join Eminem, RWJ In YouTube's Billion Views Club". Forbes.