Thank you everyone who came out to yesterday's animation night. We had a wonderful time watching some of the work of Mike Judge. Unfortunately we couldn't get a hold of any of his early work like Milton and Frog Baseball or his more interesting projects like the Animation Show and Spike and Mike's. We were limited to Beavis and Butt-Head and King of the Hill.
But it wasn't all bad. Those two shows are both a great example of his drawing and animation style and Mike does most of the voices in B&BH and a few in KOTH too.
Beavis and Butt-Head follows the unexciting adventures of two slacker students in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Beavis and his friend Butt-Head usually have sex on their minds and their 'indestrucable teenager' way of living often gets them into trouble. But these two always come out of it smiling and laughing.
King of the Hill is the second longest running animated series next to the Simpsons. If follows the life of the Hill family in Arlen, Texas and their daily encounters with (usually) un-PC hillbilliy behaivour.
This show stays grounded in reality. The characters although animated do not do many 'cartoony' things. This series could very well be live action.
The character designs are based on Mike's unique style and Mike does the voice for Hank Hill and Boomhauer.
Here is last night's program:
Beavis and Butt-Head - Butt is it Art?
Beavis and Butt-Head - Figure Drawing
Beavis and Butt-Head - Home Improvements
Beavis and Butt-Head - dEUS music video, Suds and Soda
Beavis and Butt-Head - Wilco music video, Box Full of Letters
Beavis and Butt-Head - Pantera, This Love
King of the Hill - Luanne's Saga
King of the Hill - Peggy the Boggle Champ
South Park, Bigger Longer, Uncut - Last scene (Mike is the unmuffled voice of Kenny)
Next animation night: September 26! Be there!