Have you ever found yourself wondering what your favorite cartoon characters would look like in real life? Most animated characters have fairly exaggerated characteristics that would make for some truly weird-looking human beings. With that in mind, special makeup effects artist Kevin Kirkpatrick took it upon himself to create prosthetic models of Beavis and Butt-Head in order to see what they would look like in real life. What resulted is the thing nightmares are made of. Seriously, an entire horror movie could be crafted around these two prosthetic characters.
Kirkpatrick is obviously a talented guy, and he’s worked on everything from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides to Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Lincoln. As disturbed as I am by these images, I can’t help but hope that Kirkpatrick takes on some other famous animated characters next. Imagine how creepy a Kirkpatrick-fied Peter Griffin or Homer Simpson would be. For now, hit the jump to check out Beavis and Butt-Head.
We’ve been hearing about their imminent return since February, and Comic-Con brought a sneak preview of what’s to come from the idiotic duo, but now you get your chance to see a trailer for the comeback of Beavis and Butt-Head for yourself. Fortunately, the animation style is just as it was back in the 90′s, but perhaps looking a little more like the higher budget feature film Beavis and Butt-Head Do America than the original series. It’s been 15 years since they had their series on TV, but the channel surfing couch potatoes still deliver as they find themselves wanting to become vampires and werewolves to impress chicks and riffing on MTV’s reality TV show Jersey Shore. This looks like a triumphant return for Mike Judge’s signature characters on October 27th at 10/9c, but you can decide for yourself by watching the trailer after the jump.
In 1993, show creator Mike Judge and MTV launched Beavis and Butt-Head, an animated series about a couple of idiots that quickly became a pop culture phenomenon. While they spent most of their time sitting on a couch and making fun of MTV’s music videos, fans of the series totally ate it up. Now, the boys are making their triumphant return, unleashing their hilarious and biting commentary on today’s society, music and pop culture, and giving a whole new audience the chance to experience this duo of lunkheads.At the MTV portion of the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, Mike Judge (who also voices both characters) talked about why he decided to bring back Beavis and Butt-Head, and here are the most interesting points of the interview:
- Mike Judge felt like now was the right time to bring the series back to MTV because he enjoys doing it so much, he’s a better director now than he was then, and the resources to do the series are better
- Any talk of how much time has passed will be avoided on the series, but current technology was taken into account
- There will be an episode where Beavis and Butt-Head work tech support, and an episode where they see Twilight and try to become undead
- Even though the animation process has changed, Mike Judge is still using the same model sheets for the show
- Along with reality shows, Beavis and Butt-Head will still be critiquing music videos, which will now have clearance for future DVD releases as well
Check out what he had to say after the jump:
Returning to MTV this fall is Mike Judge’s superb satire of the American idiot, Beavis and Butthead. Originally a short for Liquid Television, Beavis and Butthead became a phenomenon spawning a movie, video games, t-shirts and allegedly even injuries to countless latchkey children. Judge, aided by moderator Johnny Knoxville, came to Room 6A to discuss the return of the show and show the first footage from the re-launch.
Read on for a description of the footage and key quotes from the Q&A.
Earlier this month, we brought you the terrific news that Beavis and Butt-Head would be making its triumphant return to television this summer. Creator Mike Judge had been working on writing new episodes of the show last summer, and now we have some details on what to expect. MTV President Van Toffler recently broke his silence on the subject in an interview with Rolling Stone:
“They’ll be self-contained segments with the boys in different situations like they used to be. But this time around, they’ll watch Jersey Shore, UFC matches and user-generated videos from YouTube, in addition to music videos.”
In a sea of Teen Mom reruns and “reality” shows about pregnant kids, Beavis and Butt-Head should prove to be a refreshing jolt of cynicism and inappropriate humor to MTV’s schedule. Hit the jump for more, including how the return of Beavis and Butt-Head came to pass and how new media will affect the distribution of new B&B episodes.
Big, big news: there may actually be a reason to watch MTV after all. Last we heard, creator Mike Judge was busy outlining 30 new episodes of his classic TV show Beavis and Butt-Head. At the time, it was unknown when or even if those episodes would see the light of day, but Judge had faith. Well, it looks like all that early work paid off because MTV has officially confirmed that Beavis and Butt-Head will be returning to the network later this year! The show premiered in 1993 and maintained a wildly successful run through 1997, spawning numerous videos, DVDs, and one feature-length film. Behind all of this madness was creator/voice artist/genius Mike Judge (Office Space).
MTV’s report doesn’t give any information other than the fact that the show will air “this summer.” When we heard that Judge was working on 30 new episodes of the show, it was confirmed that they would maintain the show’s traditional “ghetto-tech” animation style. The two will also be featured doing what they do best, mocking contemporary music videos (ironic, considering the re-branding of MTV has all but exiled actual music videos on the channel). Hit the jump for more.
In July, we reported the great news that Mike Judge was outlining 30 new episodes of his breakthrough show, Beavis and Butt-Head. However, we’re going to be seeing the idiot duo a lot sooner as /Film reports that the pair make an appearance in Jackass 3D, which opens this weekend. The two will appear in a special animated introduction and talk about 3D. But you don’t need to worry about a CGI Beavis and Butt-Head as “Everything is said to look exactly as it has in the previous 2D animated television series and movie, but with the 3D applied with different panes of depth.” So if you want to see MTV’s original jackasses in 3D, then pick up a ticket to Jackass 3D this weekend.
During the days of my childhood, there were two shows that were surrounded by controversy as they apparently set a bad example for the world’s precious children. They were South Park and Beavis and Butt-Head. While South Park certainly pushed the envelope a lot further, especially in the past few years, Beavis and Butt-Head was the first crude cartoon on the scene as it used two rock-loving idiots to guide us through subversive and hilarious satire and social commentary. Now it looks like series creator and writer (not to mention the voice behind the titular idiots) Mike Judge is looking to have his dynamic duo make a comeback as REVIEWniverse has discovered he is currently outlining 30 brand new episodes of the series. More details after the jump!
Most people use the phrase “the one that got away” to describe a long lost love from years ago. For me, the one that got away has always been Daria Morgendorffer. From 1997 to 2002, Daria — a Beavis and Butt-Head spin-off series about decadence of 90s teen culture and the few, the proud, who quietly and apathetically defied it — entered the homes of MTV fans nationwide. The show gathered somewhat of a cult following before disappearing altogether, save for some censored syndication on The N. Due to music licensing issues, which I’ll get to after the jump, a DVD release of the series has been postponed time and again for the better part of a decade. Today, finally, the complete series of Daria has been released on DVD, and having plowed through the eight discs myself, I can say fans have plenty to rejoice about and a little to bemoan as well. Follow the jump to see whether or not this box set deserves a place on your shelf.
If you’re a fan of Mike Judge (“Office Space”, “Idiocracy”, “King of the Hill”, “Beavis and Butt-head”), you are absolutely going to love the interview I did with this talented writer/director for his new movie “Extract”. That’s because when I sat down for an extended interview last week, we not only discussed his new film and how he managed to get it made with complete artistic control, but what exactly happened on “Office Space” and why did “Idiocracy” not get promoted when it was released back in 2006. While I say you’re about to watch a great interview a lot…this interview with Mike Judge is one of the best I’ve ever done on Collider because Mike was so open and honest about what happened on his previous movies.
I really mean it when I say, if you’re a fan of “Office Space”, “Idiocracy”, or just a fan of Mike Judge, make the time and watch this interview! Of course the reason I got to speak with Mike is for his new movie “Extract”, so make sure you see it this weekend as it’s really funny and if it does well…it could lead to more movies! Here’s the interview. I promise you’ll love it.
Wow. That headline should be enough. I don’t want to spoil any of this clip because it’s such a trip to go back and see these characters again and remember why we loved them so much in the first place. It’s going to make you want to watch the whole series on DVD, which is good since you can buy them online.
In a recent interview Steve did with Mike Judge, he said he always wants to leave the door open for Beavis and Butt-head and now they’ve returned to promote Judge’s excellent new comedy “Extract” which comes out this Friday and stars Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, Kristen Wiig, and Ben Affleck. Okay, I’m done. Hit the jump and watch the clip.
Earlier today I interviewed Mike Judge for almost twenty minutes. As a fan of “Office Space”, “Idiocracy”, “King of the Hill” and “Beavis and Butt-head”, I can honestly say it was awesome being able to ask him questions. Since the interview ran long and covered many subjects, I’m breaking it up into a few parts. Also, not many people want to watch a 20 minute interview. So up first…what he said about “Beavis and Butt-head”.
The good news is…the former kings of MTV might not be dead! According to Mike, “Beavis and Butt-head” is his favorite creation and the one he’s most proud of. More after the jump: