The remaking of The Mash: A Monster Miracle
After decades apart, the world’s most popular monster supergroup is back together: Boo Berry, Franken Berry, Count Chocula, Yummy Mummy and Frute Brute.
But what exactly are the monsters planning?
“Why are we back together? Why now? It’s the Mash!” says Boo Berry.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Monster Cereals, all five of our monsters have reunited to remake the greatest monster anthem of all time, the “Monster Mash.”
“The Monster Mash didn’t just capture the monster zeitgeist; it became the song of a generation!” says Frute Brute.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the remaking of The Mash, with special appearances from their friends Lucky the Leprechaun, the Trix Rabbit and Travis Barker.
Choc, Frank, Boo, Frute and Yummy – the world’s most popular monster super group – have reunited for the first time in decades to remake the greatest monster…
“As I knew would be the case, once we started playing, it was like we had never lost it,” says Count Chocula.
“If this crew – a vampire, Frankenstein, a ghoul, a mummy, a wolf that weres, can mash together, maybe there’s hope for us all,” says Franken Berry.
Monster Mash cereal and partnerships
The monsters are also coming together for a 50th anniversary limited-edition Monster Mash cereal.
This is the first time ever that pieces from all five Monster Cereals will be in one bowl!
Count Chocula, Franken Berry and Boo Berry will also be available in retro packaging this fall.
And to make this Halloween a “Funkoween,” the monsters are teaming up with Funko to release three new collaborations this fall:
- Vinyl SODA products with a limited-edition vinyl figure and collectible disc inside the can-shaped packaging. Count Chocula will be metallic, Boo Berry will glow in the dark and Frute Brute will be flocked. Only 5,000 pieces will be released of each monster.
- POP! Funko Vinyl Foodies characters.
- POP! Watches. These are the first Funko Halloween watches ever made!
All products will be available this fall exclusively at Funko.com
But this isn’t all the monsters have planned.
Stay tuned for even more spooky-good surprises coming to stores this Halloween season.
The history of our monsters
The Monster Cereals debuted in 1971 with the introduction of Count Chocula and Franken Berry.
Inspired by classic horror film characters, they were unlike any other cereal at the time.
Fun fact: Minnesota illustrator and cartoonist George Karn, who drew the original Trix Rabbit in 1959, also sketched the first images of Count Chocula.
Boo Berry joined the monster crew a year later in 1972 and expanded nationally in the U.S. in 1973.
The first three Monster Cereals have been in production ever since, now appearing just in time for Halloween.
Frute Brute (formerly Fruit Brute) hit store shelves with the “howlin’-good taste of fruit” in 1974. He was sent back to our cereal vault in 1982.
Frute Brute is considered by many collectors to be the most sought-after vintage cereal box. (Likely because the cereal was used by movie director Quentin Tarantino in both “Reservoir Dogs” and “Pulp Fiction.”)
Fruity Yummy Mummy made his debut in 1988 with a similar fruity flavor to Frute Brute. But the cereal was only around until 1992.
In 2013, both cereals came back from the dead for a limited time. This was the first time all five of our Monster Cereals were available at the same time.
Learn more about the history of the Monster Cereals here.
Editor’s note: Media can download images here.
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