Happy Tree Friends
Happy Tree Friends is a Flash cartoon series by Mondo Mini Shows, created by Rhode Montijo, Kenn Navarro, Warren Graff, and Aubrey Ankrum. The show has become a popular internet phenomenon since its debut and has also won a cult following. As indicated on the official site, it is “not recommended for small children”. Despite its childish appearance, the show is extremely violent, with every episode featuring graphic deaths and/or pain. The portrayal of death in Happy Tree Friends is usually graphic and anatomically correct, depicting bloodshed and dismemberment in a vivid manner. The episodes last from between 1 to 2 minutes to 6 to 7 minutes. The show carries a TV-14 rating. The show is nearly free of dialogue; however, when the characters do speak, their words are severely garbled. According to the website, the idea for Happy Tree Friends was conceived by Rhode Montijo when he drew a yellow rabbit slightly resembling the character Cuddles on a piece of paper and wrote “Resistance is futile” underneath it. This jittery squirrel with the wobbly eye always gets into sticky situations because of his sweet-toothed cravings.
Always the odd-man-out, this dim-witted blue moose is all heart and all thumbs.
This sweet smelling skunk never raises a stink. You won’t have to hold your nose around this friendly critter.
This brainy anteater loves to eat ants! Any way you add it up, he’s always getting his nose into trouble.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a flying squirrel! This hero of the skies is always ready to swoop in for the rescue. Not knowing his own strength, he always does more wrong than right.
Whenever there’s prickly situation, this dandruff-laden porcupine is sure to be far, far away.
Keep your eye out for this blind mole. He manages to work his way out of the most perilous situations.
Emotionally tattered, this bear veteran will warm your home and leave no witnesses.
Pop, the fatherly bear, teaches us that there’s always room for inability in parental responsibility.
There’s nothing softer than this cute rabbit’s fur. and unfortunately there’s always lots of it flying around in every Cuddles episode.
Shy and sweet, this little chipmunk’s trademark is her bubbly personality and giggly attitude. You’ll want to squeeze her to death!
The only thing bigger than this freckle-faced beaver’s tail his big buckteeth. He always ends up biting off more than he can chew.