Ren & Stimpy (1991-1996): Unappreciated Cartoon of Our Generation (+Crazy Idea for a Reboot)

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Ren and Stimpy are Some of the Most Unappreciated Cartoon Characters Ever

When the classic Ren & Stimpy show was taken off air in 1996 and no one could find it online, i was devastated because it was one of my favorite shows back then. however, I was happy to find out that the show had a huge following and many people are calling for a reboot of the show.

Ren & Stimpy is a cartoon show that aired on Nickelodeon from 1991-1996. It was one of the most popular cartoons during its time and was created by John Kricfalusi, who is now known for creating the show "SpongeBob SquarePants".

Ren & Stimpy are some of the most underappreciated cartoon characters ever. They are also considered as one of the greatest cartoons in history. The show had a cult following and many people were sad to see it go off the air.

In this article, I will be outlining my idea for a possible reboot of Ren & Stimpy with new episodes that will feature new content and have a more modern feel to them. I hope that you enjoy reading this article!

Ren and Stimpy's Origin Story

Ren and Stimpy is a cartoon created by the American animation studio Nickelodeon. It was originally aired from 1991 to 1996. Ren and Stimpy's creator, John Kricfalusi, has always been outspoken about his dislike for the show. He has said that it was a "difficult" show to work on because of its dark themes.
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The original show was canceled in 1996 due to low ratings and controversy over its content which led to the creation of Ren & Stimpy's "Adult Party Cartoon." The show centers on Ren Höek, an overweight and delinquent cat, and Stimpson J. Cat, a talkative and cynical rat, who are the last surviving members of their species.

They have adventures in various surrealistic settings and often use schemes to get what they want. In 1992, Nickelodeon purchased the production studio that created "The Ren and Stimpy Show", which developed "Rugrats" and "The Wild Thornberrys".During the development of "The Ren and Stimpy Show", Nickelodeon was faced with difficulty in finding a new target audience for their shows, so the studio decided to create a show that would cater to young children.

The show became one of Nickelodeon's most loved and acclaimed series, spawning six seasons and a movie. The series was based on John Kricfalusi's animation style and his own graphic novel, "The Ren & Stimpy Show" (1990). Kricfalusi created the characters for Nickelodeon in 1989, developing the idea of a "man-child" who would live in a dirty, dilapidated house.

The original series was created for "The Nightman" and produced with animation cels, clay figures, and cutouts." The Ren & Stimpy Show" was a success with its risqué humor, and subversive storylines, and surreal atmosphere that made it popular among children and young adults.

Adult contemporary satirist George Carlin referred to the series as "Some of the best half-hour cartoons ever made."In 1996, Nickelodeon produced a revival of "The Ren & Stimpy Show", which lasted until 2003.

"The Ren & Stimpy Show" was nominated for six Annie Awards, including two wins for Best Animated Television Production in 1992 and 1993. It was also nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in 1994, which it lost to "Garfield and Friends", and was nominated for the Environmental Media Award in 1997.

After creating "Ren & Stimpy", Parkinson's and Groening worked together on additional animated series. They created "Futurama" in 1999, which ran from 1999 to 2013, but had a long-term hiatus from September 2004 to June 2009. It was revived by Adult Swim in 2010."

How Ren and Stimpy Became One of the Kids' Favorite Cartoons

Ren and Stimpy is still seen as a cult favorite today, even though it has been off the air for more than 20 years. In recent years, Ren and Stimpy has been revived on different platforms such as Hulu and Adult Swim.
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It is often seen as a bad show, but it’s actually got some really good moments that should be recognized. Ren and Stimpy were just ahead of their time, which makes them relevant even today! The show was canceled after many years because of the negative response that it got.

It was unorthodox, but it still has a vast number of fans out there. Ren and Stimpy is not an easy show to watch for some people, but there are many moments that will make an impact on you, and I just want to point that out - Ren and Stimpy should be recognized as a good show with some really good moments.

There are some people that disagree, but I think that Ren and Stimpy were on another level in terms of quality. You could only compare it with the likes of The Simpsons or Rick and Morty. The animation was just so different, the music was unique, it had a tone of its own, and it had a way of telling stories in an unconventional way. It's worth a reboot. Especially with advanced technology currently in the movie-making industry.

Ren And Stimpy's Legacy & The Crazy Idea for a Reboot

The show was popular among children because of its surreal humor and gross-out gags that were often accompanied by violence. It has since become widely known as one of the most controversial cartoons in history.
The Crazy Idea for a Reboot: A group of fans has come together to create the Ren & Stimpy show reboot. Their idea was to take the original show and derive a reboot from it with a totally new storyline but the same characters. I found this an awesome idea. The reboot will also feature some cool, new characters that fans would love.

I hope the reboot will be made in a way that it will appeal to a wider range of audience than it did before. The action-oriented reboot script gives it an edge over its rivals. I can’t wait.

Adaptations of the Ren & Stimpy Show.

The Ren & Stimpy show had several adaptations including:
  • The 1 hour Tv Show
  • 90-minutes animated film
  • As a full stand-alone TV-Series
  • As a comic book series

Who are the Top 10 Best Characters in Ren And Stimpy Show?

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The top 10 best characters in Ren & Stimpy show are:

  • Ren Höek
  • Stimpy (aka. Stimpson) J. Cat
  • Mr. Horse
  • Muddy Mudskipper
  • Mr. and Mrs. Pipe
  • The Announcer Salesman
  • Haggis McHaggis
  • Wilbur Cobb
  • The Fire Chief
  • Mrs. Buttloaves

Ren & Stimpy's Most Popular Moments & The Episode That Changed Animation Forever

The episode that changed animation forever is "Ren's New Friend." This episode was released on November 18th, 1991. It was produced by John Kricfalusi and was his first cartoon as a director.
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The episode features Ren trying to teach Stimpy how to use the toilet, but instead, Stimpy uses it as a toilet paper holder, eats it, and then throws upon himself. This is one of the funniest moments in cartoon history.

Another is "The Great Outdoors" which was first released in America on February 3, 1996. It is the second episode of Ren & Stimpy's Adult Party Cartoon, and it is about Stimpy going camping with Ren. This episode has one of the most famous scenes that made this cartoon famous for making fun of other cartoons- when Ren is fighting a wolverine and the wolverine snarls at Ren, "You're-a you're-a you're nothin' but a bully!" This episode was created and written Kricfalusi.

What are 8 Great 'Ren And Stimpy' Episodes to watch with your kids?

It's hard to narrow down the best episodes from this popular cartoon, but these are some of the most popular ones for kids:
  • "The Night Before Caveman Day"
  • "The Cat Came Back"
  • "Ren Seeks Help From His Friends"
  • "Stimpy's Invention: The Flying Catapult!"
  • "I Love You, Mr. Fish."
  • One of the most popular episodes is "The Night Before Caveman Day." In this episode, Ren tries to get his prehistoric friends out of hibernation. He wakes up Stimpy, who mistakes Ren for a caveman and proceeds to chase him around the house.
  • The episode "I Love You, Mr. Fish" has had a significant impact on the series' popularity since its original airing.
  • The episode was written to be a parody of "I Love Lucy," and is often considered one of the series' best episodes

Final Thoughts

Ren And Stimpy is one of the best-animated shows ever made in the 90's. It has been a part of our childhood and it will always be. Ren And Stimpy is amazing and i would love to watch a reboot of the show. However, I would wish for the writer to find ways to get Ren some new friends. This would make the show more interesting.

In conclusion, Ren and Stimpy was a funny show that can make people laugh. It is also a good example of how humor writers can make intellectual jokes that would be appreciated by kids and adults. The show was ahead of its time and had unique characters and high-quality animation at the time.

This was by far the most enjoyable classic show I wouldn’t mind re-watching.

What is your memories of the Ren & Stimpy show?

Did you get a chance to watch it back in the early to mid-’90s?

Would you love to see a modern reboot of the show?
 
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Abizaga

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Lol I loved this show. I actually got it on dvd but I haven't really put it to much use sadly.
 
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I love this show! Definitely one of the funniest cartoons in the 90's. You can get it on Amazon, but I'll only buy it if it has the "missing episode".