When we reported that 15 MTV International channels were airing the new Happy Tree Friends holiday special, we were wondering if any U.S. broadcasters would have the cajones to broadcast the gruesomely funny show about cute, catastrophe-prone woodland creatures. Today there’s good news form producer Mondo Media Prods., which announced that Happy Tree Friends Winter Break will run eight times on MTV-2 starting Christmas Eve.
MTV-2 will be the first U.S. broadcaster to air the adult-targeted Happy Tree Friends, which became a cult hit on the festival circuit and with its three DVD releases. The property has even spawned a line of licensed products sold at major music retailers around the world.
The Christmas special will feature the debut of three brand-new holiday-themed episodes, in addition to existing installments such as last year’s Yule Tide hit, “Class Act,” and the “Christmas Kringles” animated greeting cards.
All MTV International channels currently airing the Happy Tree Friends series of animated shorts, including MTV’s various European, Latin American and Asian channels, will air the holiday special.
Happy Tree Friends Winter Break will premiere on MTV-2 on Friday, Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m., with rebroadcasts on Saturday, Dec. 25, at 12:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 26, at 1 a.m., Monday, Dec. 27, at 10 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 12:30 a.m.; Thursday, Dec. 29, at 10:30 p.m.; and Friday, Dec. 30, at 2:30 a.m. A portion of the program will be available for viewing online at www.happytreefriends.com.