Published Mar 21, 2017In a world full of reboots, there are still properties that can't seem to make a comeback. Take, for example, John Kricfalusi's Ren and Stimpy. They're beloved characters who helped bring children's cartoons into a weird post-modern era, but they can't seem to make their way back into pop culture.
Last year, we learned that Jared Hess was working on a Who Framed Roger Rabbit? style movie with Nickelodeon's cartoon characters. Now, we're sad to announce that Ren and Stimpy will not be involved. As if that weren't bad enough, the characters had a standalone movie rejected too.
Screen Geek interviewed Ren & Stimpy Show co-creator Bob Camp, who revealed that Paramount Pictures shot down an idea for a standalone film with the characters. Like most bad things involving these characters, the reasoning was the disastrous 2003 reboot Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon, which was cancelled after five episodes.
"They're rebooting the Nicktoons without Ren and Stimpy," Camp said. "We actually pitched a Ren and Stimpy movie to Paramount, they wanted nothing to do with it. [Adult Party Cartoon] poisoned the well. I think it really left a sour taste in everyone's mouth. I had nothing to do with that one. And now, someone [at Paramount] doesn't want anything to do with Ren and Stimpy."
Camp added that he can't seem to get anyone else on board for more from the fat cat and chihuahua. "I'm always interested – but no one else seems to be," he said.
We're interested, Bob.