Spike and Mike’s Festival of Animation will be screening a special “Pop Culture” themed playlist at Northwest Fan Fest, surely for mature audiences only.
The Sick and Twisted Festival began in 1990 as a home for animated pieces which are simply too revolting or adult in nature for the prestigious and tasteful Classic show. The Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation is the birthplace of Beavis and Butthead (Mike Judge, creator of King of the Hill) – Spike and Mike also produced the first two Beavis and Butthead shorts long before the characters debuted on MTV. Spike and Mike also theatrically premiered Spirit of Christmas, the original uncensored South Park short by Matt Stone and Trey Parker and Mutilator by Eric Fogel (creator of MTVâs Celebrity Death match) as well as Whoop Ass Stew by Craig McCracken, the first short film featuring the Powerpuff Girls (No Neck Joe is a staple of the show) and also premiered Na Na & Lil puss from DNA studios the people responsible for Jimmy Neutron.Â Least we forget Happy Tree Friends by Mondo Media.
The Sundance Film Festival, Cannes International Film Festival, Australiaâs Flickerfest Short Film Festival, and the International Festival of Animation in Annecy, France, Slamdance and San Diego Comic-Con have hosted Spike and Mike shows over the past years. Spike and Mike have teamed up with Shout Factory to release âFull Frontalâ and âUnprotectedâ, two brand new DVDâs now available, featuring the very best âtoons of the 2001, 2002 and 2003 festivals. Contagious (2006) is another edition to the Spike & Mike collection and Caught in the Act (2005) just came out a few months before.Â Recently released DVD compiliations were Repulsive (2010), Depraved (2010), Immoral (2010), Blow Me Down (2011), Slash and Burn (2012), and the 2013 Festival of Animation (2013).
Currently, Spike and Mikeâs premieres a new Sick and Twisted show every summer at the San Diego Comic-Con in July and the subsequent Festival tour reaches about 100 cities annually in domestic and international markets.