Mike Judge (2020)

Beavis and Butthead answer questions about their upcoming new episodes on Comedy Central.

Characters Created & Voiced (Archive) by Mike Judge
Directed, Written & Animated by Steven Anderson
Produced & Additional Voice by Ruhi Bhalla

Comedy Central on Wednesday announced “Beavis and Butt-Head” creator Mike Judge will reimagine the Gen X MTV series in two new seasons. Judge also will create additional spinoffs and specials of the animated series.

“Beavis and Butt-Head,” which first aired in 1993, quickly became a pop culture hit. It centered around two oddball teenage couch potatoes whose commentary is anything but wise.

Judge is set to write, produce and provide voice-over for both characters for Comedy Central.

“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” Chris McCarthy, president of Entertainment & Youth Group, said in a statement. “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.”

“It seemed like the time was right to get stupid again,” Judge said in a statement.

By Marianne Garvey

Fleischer Studios (1933)

An action figure of Betty Boop drops in on a small toy shop. The other toys come to life and crown her their queen. But there’s a big rag doll of King Kong. Based on the titular classical music Written by Rod Crawford.

Animated by Seymour Kneitel & William Henning.

A large factory complex struggles to produce a single package, which is rushed to a toy store. The box opens, and out steps a Betty Boop doll. The other toys come to life, parade around to the music of Parade of the Wooden Soldiers and crown her their queen. But a large stuffed toy of King Kong begins breaking things up by kidnapping Betty. Eventually, the big ape is defeated, and the somewhat damaged toys resume their parade, and afterwards fall still on a counter in a store selling damaged toys.

The instrumental title theme, Parade of the Wooden Soldiers (also known as Parade of the Tin Soldiers), was composed by Leon Jessel.

Frank Tashlin (1942)

This cartoon features a running-gag and a John Barrymore caricature who is mobbed by fans for his autograph during a burlesqued tour of Hollywood. The narrator conducts a tour of Hollywood Boulevard, Malibu Beach, Santa Anita Race Track, the Brown Derby, and Grauman’s Chinese theatre.

“Weird Al” Yankovic (2016)

Straight Outta Lynwood is the twelfth studio album by “Weird Al” Yankovic, released on September 26, 2006. It was the sixth studio album self-produced by Yankovic. The musical styles on the album are built around parodies and pastiches of pop and rock music of the mid-2000s. The album’s lead single, White & Nerdy, is a parody of Chamillionaire’s hit single Ridin’. The single peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100; Canadian Idiot, a parody of Green Day’s American Idiot, also charted, peaking at number 82. The album contains three further parodies, based on Confessions Part II by Usher, Do I Make You Proud by Taylor Hicks, and Trapped in the Closet by R. Kelly. The other half of the album is original material, containing many “style parodies”—musical imitations of existing artists, such as Brian Wilson, Rage Against the Machine, Sparks, animated musical specials, Cake, and 1980s charity songs.

Gorillaz (2018)

Tranz debuted—alongside three others—on June 1st, 2018, at the Rock im Park festival in NĂŒrnberg. It is the second-listed track on Gorillaz’s sixth studio album, The Now Now, which has since released on June 29, 2018.
A music video was released on September 13th, 2018.

Director: Jamie Hewlett

Co-director: Nicos Livesey

Executive Producer: Bart Yates

Producer: Georgina Fillmore

Gorillaz are managed by Eleven Management.

Production Company: Blinkink

Production Company: Eddy

Executive Producers Eddy: Emilie Walmsley, Lars Wagner

Production Coordinator: Maria Kolandawel

Production Manager Eddy: Stella Ramsden

Line Producer: Fabien Cellier

Production Assistants: Lina Houari, Agathe Derosier

Director of Photography: Max Halstead

1st Camera Assistant: Toby Goodyear

Editor: Paul Moth

Animation by: Brunch

Lead Animator: Romain Barriaux

Storyboard and Layout: Julien Perron

Animation: Romain Barriaux, Julien Perron, Leo Schweitzer, Martin Richard, Paul Nivet, Magali Garnier, LĂ©onard Bismuth, Simon Duong van Huyen, Mathilde Loubes, Victor Chagniot (work experience)

Animation Clean-up: Mathilde Loubes, Antoine Carré

Colour and Shadow animation: Meton Joffily d’Alençar, Rohit Kelkar, Antoine CarrĂ©, Constance Bertoux

Compositing: Vincent Ewald

Compositing assistant: Ekin Koca

3D Animators: Erik Ferguson, Oliver Latta, Marco Mori

Analog Synth: Michael Knight

Animation Clips: Lee Hardcastle, Macomoroni, Extraweg, Fergemanden

Animatic: Simone Ghilardotti

Sound FX: Offset Audio

Narmak (2017)

The SpongeBob SquarePants Anime is a web animation by Narmak depicting the cast of SpongeBob SquarePants in a stereotypical anime style as an affectionate parody of both the cartoon and basic anime tropes.

The age-old question has never been answered: what if SpongeBob was made by weeaboo trash? I was brought onto this Earth to answer such a question, and that answer is this video. Enjoy!

Narmak

Pearl Jam (2020)

Superblood Wolfmoon is a song by American alternative rock band Pearl Jam. The song was released on February 18, 2020, as the second single from their eleventh studio album, Gigaton (2020).

Created by: Tiny Concert

Director: Keith Ross

Video Producer: Scott Greer

Post Production: PB&I

Post Producers: Todd Broder, Ryan Duff, Amit Macker

Editor: Gino Gianoli

Studio artist: Joan Heo

Artist Consultant: Talia Handler

Superblood Wolfmoon
Took her away too soon
Superblood Wolfmoon

Took her away too soon

I can hear you singin’ in the distance
I can see you when I close my eyes
Once, you were somewhere and now you’re everywhere
I’m feeling selfish and I want what’s right
I ask for forgiveness
I beg of myself
Feeling every night that I see

Right now I feel a lack of innocence
Searchin’ for reveal hypnotonic residence
I feel not much of anything
And the cause is life or death
A life of hopelessness, focus on you focusness
I’ve been hopin’ and I hope that lasts
I don’t know anything, I question everything
This life I love is going way too fast

Both my eyes are swollen, my face is broken
And I’m hope that I hurt you
Hope that I hurt you
Hope that I hurt you

She was a stunner and I am stunned
And the first thought or second thought “could be the one”
I was a prisoner of keys and the cuffs
Yeah, I was feeling fortunate to be locked up

But the world got to spinnin’
Always felt like it was endin’
And love right, it was standin’
We are each of us

I can hear you singin’ in the distance
I can see you when I close my eyes
Once, you were somewhere and now you’re everywhere
I’m feeling selfish and I want what’s right

I ask for forgiveness
I beg of myself
Feelin’ angry
Now, get off the stage

Superblood Wolfmoon
Took her away too soon
Superblood Wolfmoon
Took her away too soon
Superblood Wolfmoon
Took her away too soon

I can hear you singin’ in the distance
I can see you when I close my eyes
Once, you were somewhere and now you’re everywhere
I’m feeling selfish and I want what’s right
Focus on you focusness, turn around for hopelessness
I’ve been hopin’ and all hope was lost
I don’t know anything, I question everything
This life I love is going way too fast

Run the Jewels feat. Lil Bub, Maceo, Delonte

Directed and animated by Cyriac (2016)

Official music video for “Meowpurrdy” from the Meow The Jewels album by Run The Jewels. Featuring Lil Bub, Maceo, and Delonte.

Animated by British artist Cyriak, the clip features a beastly, three-eyed cat, around which a kaleidoscopic collection of smaller cats gather, multiply and morph extra eyes, legs, tails and heads. This frightening feline, however, is no match for an angelic gray tabby, who descends from the sky and destroys the beast by being swallowed and coughed back up like an explosive hairball.

Killer Mike and El-P have donated all earnings from Meow the Jewels directly to the families of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two high-profile victims of police brutality. Additional profits have gone to the National Lawyers Guild’s Mass Defense Committee.

Directed by Juan Meza-LeĂłn

From the album Run The Jewels 3.

Rick and Morty is Adult Swim’s most scientifically accurate animated comedy. Created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, it catalogues the bizarre misadventures of a bored scientific genius/drunkard and his socially awkward grandson, Morty. Their exploits tend to have unintended consequences for Morty’s dysfunctional family, especially his unfailingly mediocre father, Jerry. Watch Rick and Morty battle everything from interdimensional customs agents to Cronenberg monsters.

Cyriak & Sparks (2020)

The official video for The Existential Threat by rock and pop band Sparks, taken from the album A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip. Listen: https://sparks.lnk.to/dripCY. Animated and directed by Cyriak.

Danger near, danger here! Animator Cyriak is known for his outlandish and trippy visual collages, and they serve as the perfect visual complement to this offbeat track about the end of the world by the enigmatic art rock band Sparks. From the album A Steady Drip Drip Drip.

“When I was asked to make a music video for Sparks I could hardly believe it. They sent me the whole of their new album to choose from, and there was this one song that immediately stood out The Existential Threat.

“Not only did the music fit perfectly with my animation style, but the subject of existential dread is also something I have been fascinated by for as long as I can remember. It was like I could see the whole video inside my head as I listened to the song.

“The brief was totally open, but I felt this track deserved more than just some crazy visuals. It has a psychology driving it, and a feeling that hangs over us all, especially in these modern times of information overload.

“Are these threats real, or imaginary? Are they just a paranoid delusion, or do we ignore them at our peril?

“It was great fun making this video, and I hope it makes people think about their inevitable impending death in a more light-hearted way.”

Cyriak

Walt Disney (1976)

The wonderful thing about Tiggers is that I’m the only one.

Taken from Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, formely I love to laugh.

Trivia: It might interest you to know that in this clip, Paul Winchell provided the original voice of Tigger, while Jim Cummings took over Winchell’s role for the New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh from season 3 until the end of its run (with the exception of the final episode: And Christmas Too, because Winchell made his brief reprise as Tigger). A couple of Winchell’s last performances were for Pooh’s Grand Adventure and the WDW attraction based on the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

Len Lye (1933)

Experimental animation.

Despite the interest generated by his first film, Tusalava (1929), the early 1930s were a difficult time for artist and animator Len Lye. A series of projects were abandoned through lack of funding, and he supported himself by designing book jackets. By 1934 he was doing relatively menial work in the Wembley studios of Associated Sound Film Industries, while trying to convince investors to back his latest project with his long-time friend and collaborator, Jack Ellitt, provisionally titled Quicksilver. Lye had already produced dozens of set and costume designs for this ambitious science-fiction musical comedy but, although an American producer eventually expressed interest, the film that emerged bore little relation to the original concept, and neither Lye nor Ellitt benefited financially.

In the meantime, Lye turned his attention to puppet animation. He scraped together enough funding and borrowed equipment to produce a three-minute short featuring his self-made monkey, singing and dancing to ‘Peanut Vendor’, a 1931 jazz hit for Red Nichols. The two foot high monkey had bolted, moveable joints and some 50 interchangeable mouths to convey the singing. To get the movements right, Lye filmed his new wife, Jane, a prize-winning rumba dancer. Ellitt assisted in synchronizing the animation with the music.

Lye hoped to use the film to interest advertisers, but again had no success. However, on the strength of the film the head of the newly established Shell Film Unit, Jack Beddington, was later persuaded by Lye’s friend Humphrey Jennings to commission Lye to make a short animated advertising film, The Birth of the Robot (1935).

Zbigniew RybczyƄski (1981)

Tango is a 1981 Polish animated short film written and directed by Zbigniew RybczyƄski. The film won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 55th Academy Awards.

Zbigniew RybczyƄski is a Polish filmmaker, director, cinematographer, screenwriter, creator of experimental animated films and multimedia artist who has won numerous prestigious industry awards both in the United States and internationally including the 1982 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film for Tango.

Tim Hill (2021)

This Memorial Day weekend, SpongeBob SquarePants, his best friend Patrick Star and the rest of the gang from Bikini Bottom hit the big screen in the first-ever all CGI SpongeBob motion picture event. After SpongeBob’s beloved pet snail Gary is snail-napped, he and Patrick embark on an epic adventure to The Lost City of Atlantic City to bring Gary home. As they navigate the delights and dangers on this perilous and hilarious rescue mission, SpongeBob and his pals prove there’s nothing stronger than the power of friendship. Starring Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke and Clancy Brown.

Carlos Baena (2018)

From seasoned animator Carlos Baena (ILM, Pixar) and a crowd-sourced community of over 100 people, La Noria tells the tale of a grieving young boy who one day encounters dark creatures that turn his life upside down.

La Noria is an animated short film directed by filmmaker and animator Carlos Baena and produced as an online collaboration with artists from around the world.

Carlos was born and raised in Spain. He moved to the US in 1994 and has been living and working there ever since. La Noria is a very personal story for him and is very different than most animated films that he’s worked on. It combines suspense, horror, and emotion. It’s about a little boy who likes to draw and build toy ferris wheels who after a devastating loss encounters some creatures who turn his life upside down. Having found himself in a dark and difficult emotional situation at one point in his life, Carlos always wanted to tell a story based on the dark and emotional journey in a very visual way.

We wanted to do horror in animation. However, given the dark nature of the story as well as the psychological backstory of the main character, La Noria has a quality that is very different from most animated films. Creatively, we wanted to create a horror film that creates tension through horror rather than making people jump. La Noria has been inspired by the work of great spanish filmmakers such as Victor Erice, Alejandro Almenabar, Guillermo del Toro, and Juan Antonio Bayona. Being from Spain and given the quality of their films, Carlos looked up to their work often. Other filmmakers looked at for inspiration were Tomas Alfredson, Kim Jee-Woon, Ray Harryhausen, Stanley Kubrick, and Roman Polanski. Art wise, we studied the work of artists Clive Barker, Zdzislaw Beksinski, Nirasawa Yasushi, H.R.Giger, and Francisco de Goya to name a few.

We found that when pitching the film to the artists we wanted to collaborate with, that universally everyone could relate to a story of struggle and finding ourselves in a dark place at some point or another in some personal way.  We have all had that moment in our lives when everything went wrong. It’s in those moments when all you see are broken pieces around you, your courage has the ability to turn something dark into something unexpectedly beautiful. That is the essence of La Noria.

La Noria is bringing a new vision to animated films by exploring darker themes, elegant visuals and producing it using online production technology.

a-ha (1984)

At the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards, the video for Take On Me won six awards—Best New Artist in a Video, Best Concept Video, Most Experimental Video, Best Direction, Best Special Effects, and Viewer’s Choice—and was nominated for two others, Best Group Video and Video of the Year. “Take On Me” was also nominated for Favorite Pop/Rock Video at the 13th American Music Awards in 1986.

Take On Me is a song by Norwegian synth-pop band A-ha, first released in 1984. The original version was produced by Tony Mansfield and remixed by John Ratcliff. A new version was released in 1985 and produced by Alan Tarney for the group’s debut studio album Hunting High and Low (1985). The song combines synthpop with a varied instrumentation that includes acoustic guitars, keyboards, and drums. It is considered to be the band’s signature song.

A-ha released a less slick version of the song in 1984, but redid the tune after it proved to be a commercial flop. And despite releasing a revised rendition in 1985, Waaktaar-Savoy says, “it took, like, four months to reach number one in America. And it felt like years. Every week it would go up a spot, up three spots
. It would pick up, then slow down. [It] was a whole process.”

They teamed up with director Steve Barron, who directed Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean, for a short-form piece that mixed live action with rotoscope animation — never before used in a music video. “It was a dream to work with talent like that,” Waaktaar-Savoy says of Barron. “Normally, videos took a week of shooting in a hangar. But for this, we did a whole day that was only to make the comic magazine. Then four months spent doing hand-drawn drawings. It was very thorough stuff.” Illustrator Mike Patterson drew more than 3,000 sketches for the final clip.

Weezer (2019)



Weezer had teamed with Calpurnia – the indie rock band led by Stranger Things‘ Finn Wolfhard – for a nostalgic new video for their cover of a-ha’s Take On Me. The track appears on Weezer’s self-titled covers record, also known as The Teal Album.