The Bazooka Companies Retains Movie and TV Rights to Garbage Pail Kids

After completing the sale of the Topps trading card division to Fanatics earlier today, Michael Eisner and his Tornante Company along with Madison Dearborn Partners announced the formation of The Bazooka Companies Inc. The new company will remain in charge of the remaining candy and gift card businesses that were left from Topps. The big news for GPK collectors is that as part of the press release, the company announced it would have the rights to produce movies and television shows of certain Topps properties such as MechWarrior/BattleTech and Garbage Pail Kids. This should include the upcoming HBO Max animated series being developed by creators Danny McBride, David Gordon Green and Josh Bycel. No release date has been announced for the series. No other information is known such as how long Bazooka will retain the rights, or if Fanatics will have a say in future content decisions.