Billion Dollar Babies: The True Story of the Cabbage Patch Kids

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FEATURE | United States | 90 MINUTES | English | (No Subtitles) subtitles

BILLION DOLLAR BABIES: THE TRUE STORY OF THE CABBAGE PATCH KIDS

Documentary

With spending money in parents’ wallets, the end of the early ‘80s recession was the perfect time for the Cabbage Patch Kids to debut. Each soft, cuddly Kid, “born” with a unique name, appearance and adoption certificate, engaged the hearts of countless children, and became a media sensation. They initiated a collecting frenzy, bred Black Friday mayhem, inspired knockoffs and generated billions of dollars in a time before anyone could imagine a shopping trip to K-Mart culminating with a bloody nose and a call to the police. 

Andrew Jenks’ entertaining and touching new documentary follows this saga of modern American consumerism, from its folk art origins to mass production, from Appalachian craft fairs to big box stores, from TV movies to inevitable flameout. Jenks also gets to the heart of the dolls' original conception to underscore this unique story of how the Cabbage Patch Kids, for a time, resonated in that sweet spot between innocence, entrepreneurism, and greed.--Brian Gordon

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Sat June 11 - 8:00 PM
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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Andrew Jenks

Director
Andrew Jenks
Producer
Dan Goodman, Brian Hunt
Production Companies
Believe Entertainment Group, NBCUniversal Syndication Studios
Screenwriter
Andrew Jenks
Cinematographer
Alex Cullen
Editor
Joe Vele, Brandon Faris, AMPeters
Executive Producer
Dan Goodman, Brian Hunt, William H. Masterson III, Neil Patrick Harris
Associate Producer
Stephanie Madison
Cast
Neil Patrick Harris

CONTACTS

US Sales Contact
Scott Iason
CAA
Los Angeles, 90067
Phone: 424-288-2000
scott.iason@caa.com
International Sales Contact
Scott Iason
CAA
Los Angeles, 90067
Phone: 424-288-2000
scott.iason@caa.com
Press Contact
Christel Wheeler
NBC Universal
Universal City, 91608
Phone: 818-684-4874
christel.wheeler@nbcuni.com
International Sales Contact
Dan Goodman
Believe Entertainment
Southampton,dan@believeent.com
US Sales Contact
Dan Goodman
Believe Entertainment
Southampton,dan@believeent.com
Press Contact
Dan Goodman
Believe Entertainment
Southampton,dan@believeent.com
Print Source
Dan Goodman
Believe Entertainment
Southampton,dan@believeent.com