Adults that grew up in the 80’s & 90’s are witnessing a resurgence of cartoons from those eras being remade for today’s audience. Shows like He-Man, Beavis & Butt-head, Clone High & Shera are a couple that have been touched by the reboot button. News hit today that Comedy Central will be welcoming the return of Ren & Stimpy as a reboot!
ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group president Chris McCarthy had this to say:
“We are excited to reinvent this iconic franchise with a new creative team and our partners at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio. Ren & Stimpy joins our rapidly expanding roster of adult animation including South Park, Beavis and Butt-Head and Clone High as we continue to reimagine our treasure chest of beloved IP for new generations.”
There’s no release date or word on whether or not John Kricfalusi or Billy West will be returning, but it’s most definitely guaranteed.
The Ren & Stimpy Show is an American animated television series created by John Kricfalusi for Nickelodeon. The series follows the adventures of title characters Ren, an emotionally unstable Chihuahua, and Stimpy, a good-natured yet dimwitted cat. The show on Nickelodeon from August 11, 1991 to October 20, 1996 & jumped to Spike TV with Ren & Stimpy “Adult Party Cartoon”, which was definitely aimed at adults.