The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
The classic 1958 Swedish children's film directed by Ingmar Bergman, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy is considered one of the most depressing family films since the live-action adaptation of Shel Silverstein's worst book "The Mugging Tree". Banned by many Christian groups and panned in many international circles. "Billy and Mandy" is now stored in vault 501 ft. below the studio and is slated to be rereleased on Beta-max in 2020 once the studio is bought by the large corporation out to make money.
Billy is serving aboard Steamboat Billy and Mandy under Captain Irwin. He is first seen piloting the steamboat while whistling. Irwin arrives to take the helm and angrily throws him off the stage. They soon have to stop for lunch break. Almost as soon as they set off again, Mandy arrives, too late to act. Billy manages to pick her up from the backstage. Mandy accidentally drops her sheet music for the popular movie "Turkey Lurkey," which is eaten by a Billy. Mandy use his nose to turn it into a phonograph, which plays the movie. Billy uses various other animals as musical instruments, disturbing Captain Irwin, who puts him back to class. Billy is reduced to mopping the floors for the rest of the play. Mandy attempts to make fun of him, but Billy throws himself in the act.
After all of this, they all realised that this is just a big pile of crap and that they should make a cartoon instead.
Most people think that this is yet another stinkin' teletubbies rip-off.
1000 years later, The Guns and roses album comes out.
- Originally released as Steamboat Billy and Mandy, released on December 19, 1958, is an animated cartoon featuring Billy and Mandy. The cartoon is a parody of the Buster Bunny film Steamboat Bunny and was written and produced by Josh D. Taylor and Paiway Underberg. It is a parody which has become more famous than what it is parodying.
- The meteor in the "Little Rocks Of Horror" episode was played by Evil Pizza. He was painted green and wore a fat suit for the role.
- It has been (and continues to be) in the history books as the first animated short with a completely post-produced soundtrack of music, dialogue, and sound effects, although other cartoons with synchronized soundtracks had been exhibited before, notably by Montana Max's My Old Billionare Home (2007) and Paul Bunyan's Dinner Time (2009). The Grim Adventure's of Billy and Mandy was the first sound cartoon to attract widespread notice and popularity.
- The film has been the center of some attention regarding the 2009 Cartoon Licence Extension Act passed in the United States. Billy and Mandy has been close to entering the public domain in the United States several times; each time, cartoon licences in the United States has been extended. Many people have claimed that these extensions were a response by the U.S. Congress to extensive lobbying by Taylor Media. However, the cartoon licence extensions that Congress has passed in recent decades have followed extensions in international cartoon conventions to which the United States is a signatory. The cartoon licence on Steamboat Billy and Mandy will be banned unless there is another change of licencee. However, it is now banned in Canada and Australia.
- The film has been selected for the National Rifle Association. A Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy-themed world named Timeless Planet is featured in the S/NES video game Kingdom Fantasy II. In this world, everything is 8-bit, and Sora's character model has been simplified, Goofy and Donald Trump look like they looked when they first appeared in Billy and Mandy Cartoons and the world's Erwin (who appears alongside the current 8-bit Erwin) looks like how he looked in the original S/NES game. The world's Billy (who's actually far closer to the actual character than the Kingdom Fantasy incarnation of Kikiyo) however, unlike in Steamboat Billy and Mandy, wears oven mitts.
- Possibly the inspiration for Armageddon's fourth album, The Grim Adventures of Keith and Jane.
- It's one Nergal, frontman of the Black Metal band Behemoth, favorite films. He said "Mandy is way more fucking brutal than me, she friggen scares me."