Will We See A Live-Action Beavis and Butt-Head Movie?

Published 6 years ago by , Updated June 15th, 2008 at 11:36 am,

MikeJudge Will We See A Live Action Beavis and Butt Head Movie?Eh-heh… heh…

Butt-head: “This bowling ball isn’t human! It doesn’t feel pain! It can’t be reasoned with!”

After the “Frog Baseball” short that helped spark the show, Beavis and Butt-head, went on to last from 1993 to 1997 on MTV and accumulated quite the following.

In a recent article over on MTV.com, Mike Judge, creator of Beavis and Butt-head says he is THINKING about the idea of a live action movie version of the totally cool, slow to spark pair of America’s favorite teens in wasting.

Judge has brought us King of the Hill on Fox, (which I sometimes wonder if this wasn’t Judge’s idea of Butt-head all grown up and off of caffeine). In addition, he’s brought us the flick Office Space, the biting social satire Ideocracy (which was unfortunately a box office flop) and once he’s done with his most recent project, the comedy Extract, he says he might turn his attention back to the two that got it all going for him, but in a live action film.


The idea might have been sparked by a conversation he had with Johnny Depp some years ago who said he’d love to play Beavis.

Judge made note that:

“I haven’t yet said, ‘OK, I wanna make a live-action ‘Beavis and Butt-head’ movie, and here’s the idea.’ But for some reason, I used to hate the idea for years, and now I think maybe there’s something there.”

I think he should still hate the idea. For the hard core fan I don’t think actor portrayals are going to cut it. If they had to, my first thought was of the iconic part Sean Penn played some years back: The infamous Spicoli and his nemesis, Mr. Hand. (For those who can remember, do you know of which movie I speaketh of?)

It was the magic of animation that made a lot of events, settings and occurrences possible in the TV version. I’ve yet to see too many cartoons translate well to non-animation – maybe the Flintstones, but it was still distracting to see elements of a cartoon try to translate to photo-real CGI or special effects.

So in the end, while he torments us with his thoughts on the possibility, I hope he does come back to a B&B continuance, but in the same format it has excelled so well in previously.

If there’s one saving grace, Judge doesn’t think he can sit through a lengthy casting session trying to find the perfect actors for the roles. (That’s because you’re supposed to make a new animated extension of the pair Mike!)

Until then, we’ll just have to wait for literary gems like: “I hate when mimes get in your face and don’t say anything.”

TAGS: beavis and butt-head

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  1. I agree….BAD idea for live action B&B. THe only reason I see him doing this is for a quick buck.

    I would love to see another Beavis and Butthead animated film, though. The first one was HYSTERICAL.

  2. Unless its stars (bush and cheney), no I won’t be seeing Beavis and Butthead.

  3. ok, I am a huge beavis and butthead fan but it is a horrible idea to make them into a live action film. the whole concept if beavis and buthead would just never fit the live action world.

    they planned a second animated film, why not finish that idea? personally I feel the franchise is dead. I love all of mike judge’s work but lately he his work has really flopped.

  4. Idiocracy was good.
    Did you see that one Stan? ;-)
    Hee hee

  5. I could get could understand doing another animated feature of B&B but a live action version is a BAD IDEA !!!!!!! Can you hear me Mike Judge ??? A BAD IDEA !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Phew! Goodness! I almost thought the picture was showing Uwe Boll and we had to expect another shameless & brainless attack of the German filmmaker-mutant! ;)

    ZAR.

  7. no

  8. yeah do it i think these people saying no their going to be more excited when they see the tralier

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