News Bites

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Here’s an interesting project to kick off today’s news bites. 30 Years of Garbage is a documentary currently crowdfunding for a target of $75,000. The goal of the documentary is to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Topps’ Garbage Pail Kids Cards. It will feature interviews from the creators of the surprisingly controversial and explosively popular 80’s card series. Grown-up kids will share nostalgic memories of what it was like to be a part of an international phenomena. Superfans will give us a peek at what a 30-year amassment of Garbage Pail Kids memorabilia looks like. The money raised from crowd funding will be spent on travel expenses, crew, and camera equipment rental for creator/artist interviews. Interviews have already been confirmed from original Garbage Pail Kids Creators, including: Art Spiegelman,Len Brown, Mark Newgarden, John Pound, Tom Bunk, Jay Lynch and others.

There are a number of rewards for getting involved, including promo cards, t-shirts and DVDs. If you were a slightly twisted kid like us, you’ll want to check this out.


Also this week, it was announced that Cooties will be playing as part of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, taking place January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

World Premiering in the “Park City at Midnight” section, Saw and Insidious‘s Leigh Whannell writes and stars in the film with Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer, Leigh Whannell, and Nasim Pedrad. Here’s the official synopsis – “A cautionary tale of a school lunch program gone horribly wrong, “Cooties” tells the story of a young girl who eats a chicken nugget infected with a virulent disease. She begins to transform into a violent, murderous flesh-ripping juvenile who transmits the disease, which only affects the pre-pubescent. As it quickly spreads, the teachers find themselves trapped in the school, faced with a horde of rampaging adolescents, and must come up with an immediate lesson plan to save their very lives. Wood portrays Clint Hadson, a substitute teacher who must deal with a little more than the usual classroom hijinks. Alison Pill is Lucy, an eternally optimistic 4th grade teacher and Clint’s childhood crush. Wilson portrays Wade, a former high school all-star athlete whose dashed dreams have landed him the position of PE teacher.”