The Ripping Friends (film)
After John Kricfalusi was fired from Ren & Stimpy on September 25, 1992, he tried to pitch a film feature of The Ripping Friends to various Hollywood studios.
The Ripping Friends live in a superindustrialized complex that they built with their own sweat and blood called R.I.P.C.O.T., which stands for the Really Impressive Prototype City of Next Tuesday. The only thing that ever defeated the Ripping Friends is the laws of nature. They can't break through time, and they are trying to find a way to get through it.
Why It Was Cancelled
- Just like the show in the 1980s, various studios refused the film for being extreme.
- Disney-owned Hollywood Pictures called John Kricfalusi for a pitch session, while they loved the film's idea, a deal was never made.
- At one point, the film was going to be live-action, with James Cameron directing, but it wouldn't work. John K. didn't like the idea to give up the rights of the characters and not having creative input into the film.
- The film was permanently cancelled.
- The TV show was greenlit instead, but this time by Fox. It originally was going to premiere on Fox Family, along with other never made Spümcø show, The Heartaches in September 2000, however, The Ripping Friends premiered on Fox Kids on September 15, 2001 and ended on January 26, 2002, lasting only one season.