I noticed that there is very few, if any, entries about cheerful kind of insanity. As this blog is intended to cover all variations and types of craziness (almost always fictional), this grave oversight must be fixed, pronto!
So… today we have Happy Tree Friends on plate. Cute animals with even cuter heart-shaped noses, diabetes-inducing big heads, looking like sweet, innocent characters from kid cartoon with sweet voices and happy music. But this is not for kids, oh no. Most, if not all of cartoons begins peacefully describing typical play, work or other activites that will inevitably go horribly, horribly wrong. Hands (paws?) and legs will fly, eyes pop out, innards everywhere, brains splatted on walls…
Reasons for these calamities are various, but cause of catastrophe is very often from everyday appliances and objects, making it a little more disturbing. Aside of obvious things (like axes, fire, electric sockets or cars), who would expect carousel spin, Christmas tree decorating, fishing or boat ride being that deadly?
About 20 cartoonish animals are featured, with very different look and personality. Many of them are as aldut or childish as script require, though some fulfill always same roles: dad and child, retarded moose, ineffectual beaver, literally inanimated Cro-Marmot in block of ice and finally deranged war weteran that is for some reason most popular character…
Beside main flash animations, there are many spinoffs, like smoochies (my favorite – first HTF flash I ever seen so long ago – is of course this valentine card) and kringles.
Grotesque crash of cute and gore is entire point of these movies and source of disturbing hilarity for alduts (and, we can imagine, lots and lots of nightmare fuel for very unintended audience).
Guresome deaths can’t be this cute!