[06/02/22 - 12:30 PM] "Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe" to Premiere Exclusively on Paramount+ Thursday, June 23 In addition to the new movie, the full library of over 200 remastered "Beavis and Butt-Head" episodes will stream exclusively on the service, along with a new series coming later this year.
[via press release from CBS]
"BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD DO THE UNIVERSE" TO PREMIERE EXCLUSIVELY ON PARAMOUNT+ THURSDAY, JUNE 23
From Creator Mike Judge and MTV Entertainment Studios, the Movie Features Beavis and Butt-Head's First On-Screen Appearance in More Than 10 Years
Full Library of Over 200 Remastered "Beavis and Butt-Head" Episodes to Stream Exclusively on the Service
June 2, 2022 - Paramount+ today announced that its upcoming original movie BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD DO THE UNIVERSE will premiere on the service Thursday, June 23, marking the duo's first on-screen appearance in more than 10 years. The movie will also be available to stream internationally in all territories where the service is available. In addition to the new movie, the full library of over 200 remastered "Beavis and Butt-Head" episodes will stream exclusively on the service, along with a new series coming later this year.
A tale that technically spans two centuries, BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD DO THE UNIVERSE promises to sit atop all future lists of the Dumbest Science Fiction Movies Ever Made. The saga begins when Beavis and Butt-Head wind up at space camp through "creative sentencing" from a juvenile court judge in 1998. Mistaking a docking simulator for something else (huh huh), Beavis and Butt-Head excel at it and are asked to join the space shuttle mission in a PR move. After ruining the mission, they are left for dead in space and end up going through a black hole and reemerging back on Earth in 2022, only to discover a very different world - and find themselves considered Buttholes of Interest by the NSA, the governor of Texas, and a highly intelligent version of themselves from a parallel universe. Also they almost lose their virginity, but don't.
"Beavis and Butt-Head were defining voices of a generation, and to this day, the show is one of the most well-known and beloved animated IPs of all time," said Chris McCarthy, president/CEO, Paramount Media Networks and MTV Entertainment Studios. "Mike Judge has reimagined this dynamic duo in a way that is sure to have both old fans and new ones alike laughing out loud - and we couldn't be more excited to bring them back into our rapidly expanding arsenal of hit adult animation."
"Reuniting Beavis and Butt-Head is the smartest dumb move one could make, and we jumped at the opportunity," said Tanya Giles, chief programming officer of streaming for Paramount+. "Only a duo this iconic would bring us to space and back and we're so excited to share their epic, nacho-filled journey with audiences."
BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD DO THE UNIVERSE features the voices of Mike Judge, Gary Cole, Chris Diamantopoulos, Nat Faxon, Brian Huskey, Chi McBride, Tig Notaro, Stephen Root, Andrea Savage, Martin Starr and Jimmy O. Yang.
An exclusive look at the new movie will debut during the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards, which air live Sunday, June 5, at 8PM, ET/PT.
Created and voiced by writer, producer and director Mike Judge, the characters of Beavis and Butt-Head originated in Judge's 1992 short film "Frog Baseball," which was broadcast by MTV's animation showcase "Liquid Television." After MTV commissioned a full series around the characters, "Beavis and Butt-Head" ran for seven seasons from March 8, 1993, to Nov. 28, 1997. The series was revived in 2011 with an eighth season airing on MTV. During its initial run, "Beavis and Butt-Head" received widespread critical acclaim for its satirical, scathing commentary on society. The show's popularity spawned various related media, including the theatrical film "Beavis and Butt-Head Do America" in 1996.
BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD DO THE UNIVERSE is executive-produced by Mike Judge, Lew Morton and Michael Rotenberg, and Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski, Ben Kalina, and Antonio Canobbio for Titmouse.
Paramount+ combines live sports, breaking news and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world's biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis and ET Live for entertainment coverage.
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About MTV Entertainment
MTV Entertainment Group is one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world that connects with global audiences through its nine iconic brands - MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Network and TV Land - as well as MTV Entertainment Studios which produces acclaimed series and movies and the award-winning, Oscar nominated MTV Documentary Films.
Titmouse is an independent Emmy award-winning animation production company. Our artist-run studios in Los Angeles, New York City, and Vancouver keep the most talented people in the industry pushing creative boundaries. Writers, producers, directors, storyboard artists, animators, compositors, editors, and artists of all kinds are right here, in house. Titmouse founders Chris and Shannon Prynoski launched Titmouse in Los Angeles, the birthplace of the American entertainment industry. Known for series such as "The Venture Bros.," "Big Mouth," "The Legend of Vox Machina," "Midnight Gospel," "Star Trek: Lower Decks" and "Metalocalypse," Titmouse creates high-quality cartoons for all ages and interests. Visit us online at titmouse.net
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