It all began with a little drawing on a rough piece of paper, with Resistance Is Futile written underneath it. Thus came into existence a yellow rabbit that was to grow to become the famous Cuddles. Utilizing the full potential of flash animation and his own skills, Rhode Montijo gave birth to an idea that was to revolutionize the idea of entertainment on internet. And thus came into being, a large cast of cute characters that also had something horribly wrong with themselves.
Each of the is a half an hour affair that basically comprises of three seven minute long segments. While the host of cute looking critters on Happy Tree Friends may give an idea that the show is just about humor, a closer examination would reveal an atypical truth. The episodes often depict death or dismemberment of the characters in a variety of ways, ranging from a quick trip to heaven to brutal executions. However, the show is such that it can be easily be enjoyed by kids, teenagers and of course adults, who would be able to appreciate the darkly comic nature of the situations.
Created by Rhode Montijo, Ken Navarro and Aubrey Ankrum, Happy Tree Friends TV show became an undisputed hit after it debuted on the internet in 2000. Today, the show can be seen across the world, from Russia to America, and from Philippines to Europe. The characters of Happy Tree Friends are basically anthropomorphic mammals, implying they are mammals that behave like human beings. However, these characters mostly speak gibberish and the episodes have hardly any dialogues. Most of the characters have pink, heart shaped noses. While in the earlier episodes, most of the characters were children, who also behaved like them, this concept was dropped after the series gained in popularity.
The episodes of can be understood as a morality tale. Every episode of this brilliant show begins harmlessly enough, showing the characters engaged in everyday activities. However, the events escalate soon enough, often resulting in bloodshed and extreme violence. The thrilling sequence of events that follows causes the death of one or more characters, which sometimes goes unnoticed by the other characters in the TV show. But what follows death? It isnt the afterlife, heaven or hell, but reincarnation in the next episode that awaits the cuddly creatures.
While the graphic content of the show has often resulted in the show getting mired into controversies, the brilliance of the dark absurdities that arise out of everyday situations, is undeniable. to catch up on those brilliant episodes of animated brilliance that you missed at the time of their original airing. The malware free content provided by the subscription based websites are enough to lift the dark clouds hovering over your gloomy days.