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:
I had the good fortune of sitting at a relatively small roundtable discussion with Beavis & Butthead creator Mike Judge on Thursday at Comic-Con. Fourteen years after the series has ended, Judge has decided to revamp it with twenty-four original episodes, still airing on its original network MTV. Though the original audience in the mid ’90’s may not have MTV’s current queue set for DVR, Judge feels confident that if people want to watch something, they don’t care what channel it’s on. Furthermore, now the eternal-teenagers are using MTV’s new programming as fodder for, er…discussion. Though Judge says he’s gotten into a few spats about harping on Sixteen and Pregnant too much, he isn’t too fazed, delightfully vowing to “put it up online” if producers have a real issue with it. In addition, we also asked him about directing again. Hit the jump for more.
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.
MTV is coming to Comic-Con, and today they announced what shows they’ll be bringing. Celebrating the triumphant return of Beavis and Butthead, Mike Judge will be on-hand for a panel focusing on the all new episodes with Johnny Knoxville acting as moderator. The cast and producers of Teen Wolf will appear for the new series’ panel, and Wes Craven will talk to the cast and producers of the new horror-comedy Death Valley.
In addition, there will be a panel for David Gordon Green’s (Pineapple Express) new animated series Good Vibes, with voice-cast members Adam Brody, Alan Tudyuk, Tony Hale, Debi Mazar and Jake Busey making an appearance alongside Green. Finally, a panel entitled “MTV Geek!” will feature Stan Lee revealing the story behind the new MTV Comics title The Seekers. Hit the jump to read the full press release, which includes the schedule and location for each panel.
There are two sides to Mike Judge in Hollywood. There’s the TV star, who took a ton of heat but came out as one of the most daring and biting voices of satire in the 1990′s with Beavis and Butthead, and the successful maistream animator with a thirteen season run of the folksy and engaging King of the Hill. Then there’s the film director, who was cajoled into the theatrical Beavis and Butthead Do America, but has worked in live action ever since. He made two films for 20th Century Fox to see them abandoned theatrically, only for both 1999′s Office Space and 2006′s Idiocracy to now be regaled as cult classics. His most recent film, 2009′s Extract did not set the film world afire (Extract is now available on DVD and Blu-ray), but it showed a less biting Judge doing what he does best: everyday life comedy. Perhaps that’s why it wasn’t abandoned, but it’s also a film that may find more of an audience on home video. My dinner with Mike Judge after the jump.
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: