From Butt-Head to Stimpy, animated TV classics get a makeover

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LOS ANGELES – Beavis and his sidekick Butt-Head are all grown-up, while dim-witted feline Stimpy is getting new worlds to explore.

Animated comedies for adults that were first aired in the 1990s are getting 21st century reboots as television companies seek to attract old and new fans with content that is both familiar and easier to make in a global pandemic.

“The Ren & Stimpy Show,” the dark Nickelodeon series about a Chihuahua and a cat that was known for its sexual and political humor, is the latest to be re-imagined for a new era for Comedy Central, the network said on Wednesday.

“We are going to give them the edgy, irreverent, comedic voice that defined them but we’re going to tell all new stories and bring in new characters,” Chris McCarthy, president of the ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group, told Reuters.

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