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South Park Creators Reveal The Truth Behind Their Movies On Paramount+

As "South Park" celebrates its 25th anniversary of being on air, the classic cartoon is still a hit amongst its fans. For creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the raunchy cartoon series is just the tip of the iceberg. Throughout the years, in addition to the "South Park" series, Parker and Stone created the feature-length movie, "South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut," plus other, unrelated comedy projects like the film "Team America: World Police," as well as the Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon." So what does the creative duo have planned for the future?

In an interview with The Los Angeles Times, Parker and Stone revealed that before the pandemic hit, they had begun working on a feature-length "deep fake" film about Donald Trump, where they superimpose his face onto another actor. They were supposed to begin filming the movie on the day the pandemic shut everything down, so they said "it's sort of on hold" for now. However, the project could be picked back up in the future but would require some updates. 

While that's on hold, Parker and Stone are busy working on a series of "South Park" movies as part of a seven-year deal with ViacomCBS

The Paramount+ movies will be longer than South Park episodes

In the summer of 2021, Trey Parker and Matt Stone signed a deal with ViacomCBS to create 14 made-for-TV "South Park" films in seven years, specifically for the Paramount+ streaming service. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Parker and Stone clarified that these are not feature-length films, but they are also not the long "South Park" specials released on Comedy Central (although they might be similar in length). Parker said, "With Viacom, we realized we could make them as long or as short as we needed. And they then went and called them movies. They are the ones who said we are giving them 14 movies in seven years. All I can say is for me, personally, I am 52 years old, and I have made three movies in my life. So you do the math." Despite Parker's pessimism about getting the projects done in time, two of the films are already available to stream on Paramount+. 

Stone was more optimistic about getting the projects done in time. "We're trying to make what's on Paramount+ different from anywhere else, so hourlong made-for-TV movies is where our head is at. We'll do two made-for-TV movies every year. They will be big, but they are not quite movie scale." So, while the "movies" on Paramount+ may not be as long as regular movies, "South Park" viewers will almost certainly still enjoy them, as it seems they will contain all the elements fans love about the series.