Love the days of the old web of yore, when the spread of crazy was limited by, well, the limitations of dial-up Internet?
Then check out the new Apple TV Plus movie The Beanie Bubble, a comedy that will tell you all about the beanie baby craze of the early nineties.
Demand for the Beanie Babies toys surged much, it almost broke the internet – or at least eBay, where people were trading Beanie Babies for as much as 10 times more the MSRP.
The Beanie Bubble movie premiere
The Beanie Bubble will debut in select theatres on July 21st. If you can’t see it there, catch up with it on Apple TV+ on July 28.
The first trailer gives you a great scoop on what this movie is all about but we’ll leave you with a few cool documentaries you can watch until then.
What’s The Beanie Bubble about?
“Why did the world suddenly treat stuffed animals like gold? Ty Warner was a frustrated toy salesman until his collaboration with three women grew his masterstroke of an idea into the biggest toy craze in history. “The Beanie Bubble” is an inventive story about what and who we value, and the unsung heroes whose names didn’t appear on the heart-shaped tag,” is the official synopsis.
For those who weren’t around in the 90s to witness the beanie mania firsthand, you can also get up to speed with a documentary on HBO Max. Released on December 2021, the Beanie Mania documentary is a great overview of the facts.
The Beanie Babies go bust documentary made by Vice Media is also a fascinating watch – check it out below, then see who is playing in the Apple TV+ movie.
The Beanie Bubble cast
That should give you a great jumping point into the Beanie Bubble movie on Apple TV+, which has an absolutely stacked cast.
Zach Galifianakis, Elizabeth Banks, Sarah Snook, and Geraldine Viswanathan are the headliners in this movie. Julia Farino, last seen in Foundation, another Apple TV Plus exclusive, as well as Tracey Bonner, who you probably saw in Kobra Kai.
The Beanie Bubble movie is directed by Damian Kulash, known from The Amazing Spiderman 2 and Joss Whedon’s The Cabin in the Woods, and Kristin Gore, a former SNL writer and producer on Foxcatcher.