MTV Classic

Right now Nickelodeon is enjoying a dip back into the nostalgia of the ’90s with the programming block known as The Splat and the developing of projects such as the NickToons movie and a TV movie based on Legends of the Hidden Temple. Now it looks like MTV has been bitten by the nostalgia bug as the network is preparing to debut MTV Classic.

In what is a full-on revamp of VH1 Classic, the new channel will put a focus on the 1990s original programming that helped make the network a success in that decade and into the 2000s. This includes Beavis and Butt-Head, Daria, Cribs, Punk’d and much more, but there’s plenty of other awesome retrospective programming coming to this new channel as well. Find out about all the shows you’ll be able to see on MTV Classic and other nostalgic programming in the works after the jump. Read More »

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I’m not sure how long this has been online, but judging by the reaction I see it getting on Twitter today, either it hasn’t been long or no one realized what MTV had done. But for those who spent late nights with MTV in the early ’90s, when the channel celebrated the unusual corners of pop culture as well as the fat, chewy center, this is going to be one hell of a trip. And for younger animation fans that haven’t had a chance to experience some of these shorts, it’s a goldmine.

Liquid Television was a ground-breaking animation anthology that featured some very early computer animation and very strange and funny shorts by noted animators and designers such as Charles Burns, Richard Sala, David Daniels, and Bill Plympton. It ran from 1991 to 1994; some of the included shorts were new, and others, like Mike Judge‘s Frog Baseball (the introduction of Beavis and Butthead) were sourced from traveling animation festivals like Spike and Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation. Liquid Television was also the home for the original Aeon Flux series.

The series has been collected in a couple of VHS and DVD releases over the years, but those are all long out of print. Now a great deal of the show is archived online, and presented in great quality. Check out a few clips below. Read More »