Are we ready for the big Generation X animation comeback? | The Guardian

Recently announced reboots of 90s hits Beavis and Butthead, The Ren & Stimpy Show and Daria will be launched into a very different cultureLet us take a moment for Generation X, the forgotten middle child buttressed by the primary combatants in the great schism currently defining American culture. Trend-charting magazine articles have left them stuck between the Boomers, desperately clinging to the last vestiges of a disappearing status quo, and the Millennials, ushering in a brave and confusing new world with the help of the ascendant Gen Z. As dominant forces in the mainstream, they’ve accordingly enjoyed the spoils of the nostalgia market, with Disney cranking out live-action remakes of 90s favorites for twenty-to-thirtysomethings while Rolling Stone and other legacy publications continue to prop up the musical tastes of people in their 60s. Will no one think of the eye-rollers, the alt-rock pioneers, the disaffected masses that slagged consumerist ambitions decades before the first meme joking about the utter brokenness of capitalism? Related: People opened up because I’m the Beavis and Butt-head guy’: Mike Judge on his new funk direction Continue reading…

Recently announced reboots of 90s hits Beavis and Butthead, The Ren & Stimpy Show and Daria will be launched into a very different culture

Let us take a moment for Generation X, the forgotten middle child buttressed by the primary combatants in the great schism currently defining American culture. Trend-charting magazine articles have left them stuck between the Boomers, desperately clinging to the last vestiges of a disappearing status quo, and the Millennials, ushering in a brave and confusing new world with the help of the ascendant Gen Z. As dominant forces in the mainstream, they’ve accordingly enjoyed the spoils of the nostalgia market, with Disney cranking out live-action remakes of 90s favorites for twenty-to-thirtysomethings while Rolling Stone and other legacy publications continue to prop up the musical tastes of people in their 60s. Will no one think of the eye-rollers, the alt-rock pioneers, the disaffected masses that slagged consumerist ambitions decades before the first meme joking about the utter brokenness of capitalism?

Related: People opened up because I’m the Beavis and Butt-head guy’: Mike Judge on his new funk direction

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