Comedy Central Greenlights “Ren & Stimpy Show” Reboot
It looks like fans of the classic 90s Nickelodeon cartoon The Ren & Stimpy Show are in luck. Cartoon Network has approved a reimagined take on the old adult animated series.
Nearly 25 years after wrapping up its original run, the ViacomCBS-owned cable network announced that it would be rebooting the animated series. This announcement comes a month after the network announced it would be also rebooting the widely popular 90s classics Beavis and Butthead in addition to producing a Daria spinoff series titled Jodie. While details for the project are scarce, the network plans to hire a new creative team for the update the show for an entirely new generation.
“We are excited to reinvent this iconic franchise with a new creative team and our partners at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio,” said Cartoon Network president Chris McCarthy. “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.”
In a press release, President of Content and Chief Creative Officer for Viacom CBS Nina L. Diaz raved, “I want to thank our partners at Nick Animation as we re-imagine these iconic characters with a new creative team.”
The reimagining of TheRen & Stimpy Show comes as an attempt for the network to ramp up their adult animation offerings. ViacomCBS even has a new adult animation division headed by Grant Gish to lead the movement.
“His vision is exactly what we’re looking for to lead our adult animation unit,” Diaz said regarding Gish.
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