The film will be a follow-up to Paramount Pictures' 1996 film, 'Beavis and Butt-Head Do America'
The boys are back! They said so themselves in a recent clip shared online this week. According to Loud Wire, the film will be a follow-up to Paramount Pictures' Beavis and Butt-Head Do America from 1996. This time around you'll be able to catch the animated headbangers on Paramount+, the studio's upcoming streaming service soon to take over for CBS All Access. Beavis and Butt-Head is an American animated series created and voiced by Mike Judge in 1993 that ran for 8 seasons.
In their recent announcement, the two seem to be teleconferencing with each other via Zoom... a modern reference to how the world has changed since the pandemic with many turning to get in touch through virtual means. The two can be spotted on their iconic couch where they often spent time critiquing music during their episodes in the 90s on MTV. "So like, eh…we're making a movie," Butt-Head says in the clip. "And it's gonna be on Paramount+ — kick-ass," Beavis says."You said mount," Butt-Head snickers. Some things don't change, eh?
Comedy Central had previously announced a two-season deal for a reboot for the show. Series creator Mike Judge will be involved as the writer, producer, and voice actor. It'll be interesting to see the 90s characters move from a Gen X to Gen Z world and from MTV to Comedy Central. According to Deadline, there will also be additional spinoffs and specials. Comedy Central and MTV both are part of ViacomCBS’ Entertainment & Youth Group run by Chris McCarthy. “We are thrilled to be working with Mike Judge and the great team at 3 Arts again as we double down on adult Animation at Comedy Central,” said McCarthy. “Beavis and Butt-Head were a defining voice of a generation, and we can’t wait to watch as they navigate the treacherous waters of a world light-years from their own.”
The characters were a significant part of 90s pop culture. The show centered around the teenage couch potatoes and also took on social issues including teen obesity, workers’ rights, and media trends. Judge went on to co-create shows like Silicon Valley and King of the Hill and do movies including Office Space and Idiocracy. With the upcoming reboot, he'll be returning to animation. As for reboots in the past, MTV revived Beavis and Butt-Head with Judge for one season in 2011. In 1996, a feature-length film Beavis and Butt-Head Do America was released by Paramount Pictures. The upcoming film is a follow-up to the 1996 movie. Looks like there's quite a lot in store for Beavis and Butt-Head fans. “It seemed like the time was right to get stupid again,” Judge quipped.