Kids today may have vague recollections of a show featuring an anorexic Chihuahua and a morbidly obese cat named Ren and Stimpy respectively; they had a brief run on Nickelodeon in the early 1990s. It’s become a cult classic because, quite frankly, there’s nothing else like it! While many cartoons aimed at children include enough humor and satire to entertain certain adults, The Ren & Stimpy Show is perhaps the most inappropriate, subversive show to ever wiggle its way onto television.
The dog and cat duo have always been gross, unhygienic, and smelly, but the cartoon presentation soothed their most extreme edges. Now, sculptor Andrew Freeman of Immortal Masks has brought these crazy characters into our dimension in the form of hyper-real masks that leave nothing to the imagination. It’s proof just how horrifying these characters have always been!
Check out Freeman’s video below which shows how he created and tested these terrifying busts.
Official Synopsis: Sculptor Andrew Freeman shows us his incredible hyper-realistic renditions of Ren and Stimpy, which he made in just one week for an art show. Andrew describes his process for creating these surreal silicone portraits–the same process he uses to sculpt and paint the creatures at Immortal Masks.
The Ren & Stimpy Show, often simply called Ren & Stimpy, is an American animated television series created by John Kricfalusi for Nickelodeon. The series follows the adventures of title characters Ren, an emotionally unstable chihuahua, and Stimpy, a good-natured, dimwitted cat. Throughout its run, the show was controversial for its off-color humor, sexual innuendo, dark humor, adult jokes, and violence. This controversy contributed to the production staff’s altercations with Nickelodeon’s Standards and Practices department. The show ended on December 16, 1995, with a total of five seasons and 52 episodes.
Check out the supercut below from the folks at The Splat: Ren and Stimpy’s Grossest Moments!