Beavis And Butt-Head Movie - What We Know So Far

MTV in the '90s was an interesting time, to say the least. The cable network was just beginning to stray from its roots as a source for music videos to the home of adult animation and reality TV, yet with an aim for the teen demographic. Out of this came one of the network's most well-known series — a show about two dim-witted deviants called Beavis and Butt-Head. The animated series about two teenage metalheads and their crude sense of humor was a huge hit, despite the controversy it often caused among censors and angry parents.

Now it looks like the duo of destruction is making a comeback in a new movie, as announced in a teaser video via Comedy Central's YouTube channel. The video shows the friends together in an animated Zoom call (using two different cameras, because of course) and back to their regular antics. While the details are scarce as of yet, here's what we know about the upcoming Beavis and Butt-Head movie so far.

What is the release date for the Beavis and Butt-Head movie?

Unfortunately, an official release date for the new Beavis and Butt-Head feature has yet to be announced — however, we do know that the film will be released on Paramount+, the new streaming service derived from CBS All Access, and that the new platform will be available on May 4. 

We also know that series creator Mike Judge struck a deal last year with Comedy Central, which is owned by ViacomCBS. According to ViacomCBS president Chris McCarthy (via The Hollywood Reporter), new episodes of Beavis and Butt-Head are set to air in the third quarter of 2021. So what can we estimate from that? It's entirely possible that the new Beavis and Butt-Head movie could be available either at the Paramount+ launch date or shortly after, in order to ring in the new series reboot. So an educated guess could be to expect the movie's release in late summer or early fall of 2021.

Who is in the cast of the Beavis and Butt-Head movie?

It is fairly common knowledge that Mike Judge, the creator of the Beavis and Butt-Head characters and original TV series, voices both of the main characters and will return to do so again for the movie. As for other cast members, no one else has been confirmed yet, but we can offer some speculation.

Along with the original Beavis and Butt-Head series came the successful spin-off, Daria, about an apathetic teenage girl who copes with the banality of life through ironic quips delivered in monotone. As announced last year (via People), a new spin-off series called Jodie was purchased by Comedy Central, featuring the main character Jodie Landon, a friend of Daria's in the original show. Jodie will be voiced by Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross, who will also serve as the show's executive producer.

Because Jodie derives from the same universe as Beavis and Butt-Head, and since both properties are now under the wings of Comedy Central and ViacomCBS, it's not totally out of the question that Ross could possibly have a role in the new Beavis and Butt-Head movie. While there has been no word of a release date for Jodie, the Beavis and Butt-Head movie on Paramount+ could be a chance to showcase the company's plans for these MTV-spawned titles.

It could also be taken into account that the first Beavis and Butt-Head feature film, Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996), featured voice work by big-name celebrities such as Demi Moore and Bruce Willis. So will the new movie have its own cast of A-list celebrities? It's possible — and even probable.

How to watch the new Beavis and Butt-Head movie

The Beavis and Butt-Head movie will be available on Paramount+, as announced by the animated characters themselves (accompanied by snickering over the word "mount") in their video. ViacomCBS has been heavily advertising its new streaming service, as audiences may have witnessed during Super Bowl LV through various TV spots. The new streaming platform has provided a home for such networks as CBS, Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, Comedy Central, and the Smithsonian Channel.

Paramount+ has already announced an impressive lineup of new and classic shows and films, including a reboot of popular CBS sitcom Frasier and a new Rugrats series. The platform will be replacing Viacom's current streaming site, CBS All Access, and will offer two subscription options: $4.99 per month with ads, $9.99 per month without. 

Whether or not ViacomCBS's newest endeavor into the streaming world will pay off has yet to be seen, but with such big-name properties — including the promise of new Beavis and Butt-Head content — it's likely that the service will make it to the top of the mountain without too much trouble.